I've never had a problem with them not having my Platinum card. I must say the Tampa port was under staffed a few years ago, my non-VIP friends were checked in before I was. You shouldn't have needed your S&S from the previous cruise. The FunPass's should have said VIP on them then. I haven't tried the priority Debarkation yet. I came out the wrong entrance once to get in the regular line as I wasn't in a hurry. The Debarkation staff saw me and escorted me as next to debark. Maybe they wanted me off the ship or something? It is so interesting to read all the different experiences with this.