Posted March 9th, 2018, 10:49 AM
We never get it for a few reasons.
First DH needs wheelchair assistance to embark and disembark at the start and end of the cruise so early boarding isn't an issue We don't have to wait long in special line to check-in with the first chair/pusher BUT ... we're then dropped off in a special needs area where we have to wait for a 2nd chair and pusher to be available to a board. We never beat others we entered the terminal with getting aboard.
(although DH couldn't cruise without the assistance so it's totally not a problem for us)
Secondly, we check all bags except for a rolling tote bag which is not a problem to take it with us to have lunch and then an umbrella drink waiting for the cabins to be ready around 1:30.
If I have an issue that I need to go to Guest Services I try to drop by when it's not likely to be busy and it's never a long wait in that case. I use the kiosks every couple of days to check the accuracy of my bill.