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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:45 PM
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I have a ps suite booked and I noticed when I look at the luggage tags on Edocs they do not say VIP. The spa suite is a Cat 11, so it is a VIP boarding cabin, so whassup wit dat?

Also, Long Beach, when is the earliest one can board the ship?

Muchos Gracias, Merci, thanks!
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I have a ps suite booked and I noticed when I look at the luggage tags on Edocs they do not say VIP. The spa suite is a Cat 11, so it is a VIP boarding cabin, so whassup wit dat?

Also, Long Beach, when is the earliest one can board the ship?

Muchos Gracias, Merci, thanks!
Can't help on the Long Beach BUT I would be on the phone about the VIP status... that makes a big difference!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 08:21 AM
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According to Carnival's website earliest boarding at Long Beach is 12:30
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What do luggage VIP tags mean anyway? You can board in a VIP line but your luggage still gets the steerage treatment as far as I know. I had VIP boarding tags and I didnt get my bags delivered to my room until after dinner. Its your boarding docs you want as VIP, the luggage tags mean nothing. Dont sweat it.
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As far as boarding... we boarded around 11:30 I think the first time and 12 noon the second time...

Yes, yes, yes... definately briguy is right about the luggage thing, but you definately want to make sure you are considered VIP... boarding is a breeze....
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According to the deck plans, there are 4 SS (Spa Suites) on the Splendor 1024, 1025, 1028, 1029.

So if your Spa Suite is one of these, you should have VIP on your tags.

This is important because if the luggage tags do not say VIP, then you won't have VIP on your Fun Pass.

Be aware that this is a SS (not technically as Cat 11 or 12) in their system and since this is a FIRST for Carnival (since this was suppose to be a Costa ship)....their system may not be recognizing the SS as a VIP SUITE.

Definately call and get this corrected or your won't get the VIP Check In. And since Long Beach has you standing outside until the doors open, you definately want VIP if you paid for it!!
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Also, I spoke with my Carnival Rep and she assured me that a Spa Suite is the same as cat 11. So make sure you get that cleared up and let us know how it goes.
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My Edocs do not have VIP on it anywhere. I darn well want the VIP treatment since it is costing me $3410 to get a spa suite, and I am cruising SOLO!!!! So, yes, the VIP means quite a bit to me!!!!

I have to call them anyhow to get my January cruise info emailed to me again as they somehow were sent to some email address that isn't mine and disappeared into that vastness unknown spare known as Email land!!!!

At least I know I can get on the ship early because I really would like to be on the the ship by 1pm at the very latest!!! Even if I can't get to the cabin until after 2, that is fine, I can hang on Lido and eat lunch!!!

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On the pride in Sept. we got to the port at 10am and they started boarding people at 11am. On board and eating lunch by 11:30
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My Edocs do not have VIP on it anywhere. I darn well want the VIP treatment since it is costing me $3410 to get a spa suite, and I am cruising SOLO!!!! So, yes, the VIP means quite a bit to me!!!!

I have to call them anyhow to get my January cruise info emailed to me again as they somehow were sent to some email address that isn't mine and disappeared into that vastness unknown spare known as Email land!!!!

At least I know I can get on the ship early because I really would like to be on the the ship by 1pm at the very latest!!! Even if I can't get to the cabin until after 2, that is fine, I can hang on Lido and eat lunch!!!

Thanks for the replies!!!
Why the high price.. Is it because your cabin holds more than one person??
Because the prices I saw were around 1300 per person.
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