We are Elite status. Completed a back to back in July (20 days) on the Golden Princess. Had our laundry done about every four days, it was great. Had my shirts washed and ironed when needed. Had our mini bar changed to all Vodka when we boarded, no problem. Just call room service. Our first experiences with Elite and our first cruise of the back to back, we received a corsage and boutiniere on the first formal night. On the second cruise of our back to back we were told that perk was discontinued? Received our canapes on formal nights and some extras during the trip, be sure to tip room service people. Just learned on some of the boards that each Elite person is entitled to a mini bar set up????? Leaving on the Island Princess next Tuesday for Hawaii, will test that out. Let you know if you are intersted.
Used the preferred tender boarding many times, be careful going to the front of the line, you get some dirty looks and remarks, but what , we earned it. Make sure you get your upgraded ammenties in your cabin, remind your room steward (a litle tip won't hurt).
Enjoy your new status, my parents took their last cruise at age 83. Keep cruising