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We just made diamond status with our last cruise. On our last cruise we had a suite and had prioity departure and were first off the ship. On our next cruise we have a junior suite and were wondering if we still get a number one to depart or get just early departure since we our not in a suite? It was really nice having a suite and getting off that quickly almost makes it worthwhile!!

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We just made diamond status with our last cruise. On our last cruise we had a suite and had prioity departure and were first off the ship. On our next cruise we have a junior suite and were wondering if we still get a number one to depart or get just early departure since we our not in a suite? It was really nice having a suite and getting off that quickly almost makes it worthwhile!!

I copied the following from the D/D+ Chat thread that can be found in the Floataway Lounge. Karen (Travelgoddess) just returned from the 46 day repo on Mariner, then stayed on for the pre-inaugural and inaugural cruise and this is what she posted about D/D+ priority debarkation.............

 

 

"Here is a piece of information you may not like to hear -- as you know, Mariner of the Seas is now doing 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises out of Los Angeles. I was given several different excuses for this, but as of today, March 1, they are not giving priority departure to Diamond/Diamond Plus. At all. Our tags, Yellow 3, were several colors down the priority list.:("

 

"Having just returned from Mariner a few hours ago, I haven't had a chance to copy and paste the letter we received, but this is a good place to get opinions, and I'd appreciate some feedback. Am I wrong to think that this is yet another erosion of Diamond/D+ benefits? Are we being treated like first-time cruisers? "

 

I have to tell you that we have been D+ since August of 2005 and we have never had priority debarkation on any cruise we have done since then............have never been escorted off the ship by the LA either.

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I got off the Jewel in Jan 2009 and we had a lounge for Diamonds to wait but the colored tags went by the time of your flights!

 

I have been Diamond since 2006 and NEVER got colored (white)tags to get off the Ship 1st. I have cruised 13 times since becoming Diamond and Never once did I receive white tags! If I needed to get off early I did self disembarking!

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Sorry to hear about the new (non) priority departure program for D and D+ on the Mariner. We've always had priority departure and have been escorted off of the ship most of the time by the LA including the Mariner. Our most recent was a couple of months ago on the Grandeur. If they keep pecking away at our Diamond perks it might just give us the incentive to try other lines.:(

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Just got off the Mariner yesterday.

No priority only suite guest.

We got Red 3 and got off the ship 9.15am.

We are in Jr suite and diamond,

Also there is no Suite, Diamond/+ lounge in the building where the Mariner docks.

I question the front desk and the reason was: To many Pax having a flight before 12.

Every one should know not to book a flight before 1pm lucky the fog was not near LA.

Many would have missed their flight as it happen in October with the Vision.

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Wow, I just came off the Monarch on Feb 6th and even they had a platinum/diamond lounge for disembarking. They had coffee/pastires and we were escorted off immediately when the ship was cleared, about 7:00 AM. Our steward gave us the white tags the night before, and we just had an outside.

 

Sounds inconsistent.

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I have to tell you that we have been D+ since August of 2005 and we have never had priority debarkation on any cruise we have done since then............have never been escorted off the ship by the LA either.

 

We have been D+ since about the same time and have never had priority debarkation in the form of being led off first by the LA....but we have gotten first off (after self-carry luggage) several times. Guess it must depend on the ship. We got NOTHING on Mariner around the horn after the second leg...not even a special room with coffee, etc. Actually we pretty much got nothing in the way of benefits on that cruise at all--no galley tour, no bridge tour, etc.

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I was thinking we would have priority departure on our Mariner cruise, since we are diamond. We have an 11:30 flight back to SF...is self departure the only way to go?

 

I plan on getting a primetime private van so we don't need to wait to head to the airport. Any opinions are welcome:)

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I understand what everyone has stated here, however, I don't see where anyone as actually ASKED either

a) the purser's desk for "white" or "1" tags or

b) the Concierge.

 

In both cases, this is assuming you actually need them.

 

Priority disembarkation has long been a Diamond benefit, but I assure you we have never automatically received first off luggage tags to our room. If we asked, we always have received them.

 

Just wondering??

 

Jay

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Our experience has been that it really varies from ship to ship. Our best luck of all has been on Majesty of the Seas. We've been escorted off that ship both times we sailed her after being Diamond. We had good luck on Brilliance too, a year ago.

 

We had white tags on Independence but some how got mixed up in the crowd of folks on self-disembarkation so we didn't really benefit at all. I will cut some slack here because it was Indy's first full seven-night sailing from Fort Lauderdale.

 

I think you need to be pro-active. Talk with the concierge in the lounge and ask if you might be given white tags. Even with white tags, you might not actually get off first, but you never know. It is worth the try.

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On our last NOS cruise we were given a letter explaining that everyone Platinum and up could use the priority disembarkation lounge. It stated that as soon as the self-embarkation was completed that everyone in the lounge would be escorted off of the ship. The loyalty ambassador came to the lounge and got the group but I don't know if she stayed with the group because I was towards the back of the line. The room was really full so the only reason I knew that she had come herself is because I had stepped into the corrider at the moment that she had arrived. On our last Enchantment cruise in September, Platinum members were left waiting in the lounge while Diamond and up were sent to disembark.

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