This is in regards to being on the dock and waiting to board the ship on embarkation day.
Not that I want to sound snooty, but is there actually a 'Platinum check-in' on the dock? We just learned that we're Platinum, whatever that means??? Would that mean the line of people waiting to board the ship be smaller and, therefore, quicker? I've been told that we should arrive at the dock a couple hours early and get in line, regardless.
Anyone know of this? And, by the way, what are the advantages of being "Platinum"?
Thank you! Sailing in 10 days~whoopie (do I sound Platinum? Don't think so!!!!)
Kukana, Yes their is Platinum check in and I recomend getting to the dock by
11:30- noon. You'll get right on. I've done Princess 20 times and they have the best embarkation system. Go onto the Princess web and see your new benefits. We are Elite having sailed 16+ times. I believe to be Platinum, you must sail 5+ times.
thanks, 3 times does make you a cruise veteran (smile). I am a huge fan of the eastern caribbean also..I have diamond status on RCL but have never cruised on Princess so I'll be interested in how you enjoy your platinum status
Platnum members have five or more cruises with Princess. There is a platnum check-in station which is much faster. We have attended "platnum only" coctail parties on several cruises. You will be charged for the computer cafe, but it will be deducted from your bill. There is also a platnum waiting area for debarkation waiting, (which can be a long time) with food, drinks, etc. We also had a breakfast with the captain and crew on one cruise.
As stated above, there is indeed a Platinum check in, (we're Platinum), however in FLL at least, the normal check in is very, very good, and usually takes only a few minutes if, and only if, you've done all your pre-boarding immigration forms either on line, or by mail. If that's all done, you won't spend much time at all on the dock, and you'll be sitting by the pool with me and the lovely Mrs., drinking pina colodas and listening to the island music.
See you on board!