Originally Posted by LizandPhil
The last time we.checked in, they let the entire group check in with us. They did not have to be cabin mates, just traveling with us.
You got "lucky" with that one. That's really against the rules. Either VIP check in was very quiet, or you got a check in agent who didn't know the rules.
Can you imagine how the speed of VIP check in would be diminished if every Platinum guest was allowed to bring all their friends through with them.
For each guest that is not platinum, the agent has to go to regular check in to get their sail and sign cards, where those for platinum guests are located at VIP check in.