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Old February 11th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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We dont know how it happend but Carnival gave us the V.I.P. status for our cruise on the Sensation on the 14th of this month. This is our 7th cruise we have two more planned for this year. Our Travel agent contacted Carnival for us and they said its a taste for whats to come. God we always wished we were those people that just walked right on and didnt have to wait in line and did I mention free laundry service. Too bad we only booked a 3 day cruise. Has this ever happend to anyone else and does it really make that much of a difference? We are excited as you can tell.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 12:35 AM
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Wow, great for you. Enjoy.
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Wow! Iv'e never had it happen.. I'm leaving the day you return (Sensation)......
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We call this the "mysterious" VIP Check In.

From time to time folks who are not Platinum and who have not booked a Cat 11 or 12....get this mysterious VIP Check In.

However, be prepared that it may only be for embarkation like the Cat 11 and 12's get. I believe you would have to show your Platinum card to get the rest of the goodies.

But VIP check in is still a big plus!!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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It depends what port you are going from. Some you just are put in a different line and some have a nice seperate area to sit in. Sometimes you are first to go onboard and sometimes you are not. VIP ends there unless your platinum.
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By chance did you book a Guarantee and are going to have a cat 11 ot 12 room? That happened to us on the Elation. Our Docs said proceed to the V.I.P. checkin upon arrival. I called out PVP at Carnival and he just laughed and saidd you'll see when you get there..sure enough we had been upgraded to a cat 12 suite.

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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:42 AM
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By chance did you book a Guarantee and are going to have a cat 11 ot 12 room? That happened to us on the Elation. Our Docs said proceed to the V.I.P. checkin upon arrival. I called out PVP at Carnival and he just laughed and saidd you'll see when you get there..sure enough we had been upgraded to a cat 12 suite.

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Great point...I had not thought about that.

Also, some ports like New York don't have a separate VIP room....you are simply escorted to the regular Carnival Rep stations first and then seated upfront to get on the ship first.
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All our edocs have said to "proceed to VIP check-in". We only did once and there were no other perks that came with it. Now we're platinum so get the "extras" on each cruise. It seems there's no rhyme or reason as to why sometimes the edocs have the VIP thing on them. It's only since we actually reached platinum that our luggage tags in the edocs say VIP.
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We just got back. Our luggage tags did say V.I.P. Very quick check in sat down in private room was on board in five minutes. That was the only perk. But that was enough for me to say I LOVE CARNIVAL all over again.
We will be back on her in Oct for a back to back sailing. The ship can use a dry dock but we still had sooooooo much fun.
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getting platnium is like my life achievement....
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Our goal is platinum too! We have seven in and are doing the back to back in Oct. which will be nine. We are getting closer. The 3 day deal is not bad pretty in-expensive. Not much time off work.
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I think it is wonderful.

Congratulations!!!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 04:06 PM
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once you get to the VIP status you will love the perks
from fast check in all the way to the extras such as little gifts and other goodies left in your stateroom every night. As well the attention to service was most noticed as we never seem to wait for anything we request.
I only wish i lived in Fla. as i would cruise once a month instead of 4x's a year...
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