They even put a small pink circle sticker on my pass. No idea what that was for.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08
Yes, you will be able to use VIP check-in. VIP check-in is for anyone who booked a suite (including a junior suite) and anyone who is a platinum, diamond, or diamond plus member.
Have a great cruise!
Explorer of the Seas - X6
Liberty of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas - X2
Empress of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Monarch of the Seas
Sovereign of the Seas
We got VIP boarding treatment with a JS on the Liberty OTS. But it seem consistency is not RCCL's strong suit.
On our Liberty cruise 4 weeks ago, there were two pool areas reserved for suite guests only (the two platforms on the right and left just below the Pool Bar on deck eleven). A JS guest is NOT considered a suite guest there. We asked at the Customer Relations desk and at the Future Cruise reps and both were very puzzled, made a phone call (to where/who I don't know) and said those areas were reserved for guests with concierge lounge access (suites, but not JS). But a JS gets the 2 cruise credits like "regular" suites... Go figure. Anyone else run into this or is this particular to the Liberty OTS? My wife was not happy since these seats were generally the only ones open most of the day.
Also there were two full rows of seats in the Platinum Theater reserved for suite guests and...you got it... these did not include JS guests.
Still... a WONDERFUL cruise!
Ron and Lee
RCCL C & A Platinum Members
10 total cruises on Carnival, Princess & RCCL
2009 - Undetermined yet, but looking
2010 - April 17 - Oasis OTS
2011 - Asia - THE 14 Day Big One...
I agree it can be confusing but it's a great category. The additional floor space and a tub really make it a "deluxe/superior balcony" but "RCI" already labeled the "D" category with that tag. So just like the "mini-suites" on "Princess," you get a spacious, well appointed cabin, but not really a suite.