Posted July 12th, 2018, 03:44 AM
In the UK boarding will be different than in the US. As a Platinum you get priority check in but if you are too early to board the ship then you will be directed to a dedicated area of waiting area and if you are lucky you might get onboard by 12 at the earliest because Elite and Suites will board before you. If you arrive much earlier than 11am you will have a long wait.
It used to be that way in the U.S. but changed within the past year. I bet Princess figured out that the earlier passengers can get on board, the earlier they will start spending $$$. So now they allow boarding soon after the ship has been cleared of passengers.
It may have also changed in the UK. Have you had a recent boarding experience there?