Originally Posted by Jim C.
Well welcome to the Platinum club CruiseDad. While yes, you would have gotten VIP boarding with the suite anyway, that is ALL you would have received.
As a three-time Carnival cruiser who recently sailed in a suite, Jim is spot-on as to how this is done in practice. We benefited from VIP boarding and the larger cabin -- that's about it, and that's what we expected given our Gold status.
List of Past Guest Recognition benefits is HERE.
Congrats on your booking, and also for reaching this milestone!