We were on the same cruise. Took us all of about 10 minutes from walking in the terminal to walking on to the ship
quickest ever! Eating luch in the windjammer at 12.20 Apparently others had to Q for 90 minutes.
At the C&A party we were told that they had set up a new system for boarding for gold and upwards, that makes it far quicker gold and upwards to board. To be rolled out on all Royal C ships.