am a Gold member of the Princess Captains circle. This Suimmer I am going on my first Celebrity cruise, does the Princess card have any advantages on a Celebrity ship??
Unfortunately, no. I effectively lost credit for thirteen cruises with Princess when I changed to Celebrity in 2003.
Backing up a step, each cruise line has its own program for repeat passengers, so you generally have to earn your standing on each line separately. Nonetheless, the two largest cruise companies have programs whereby passengers who have earned standing on one of their lines receive some benefits on their other lines.
>> IIRC, Carnival Corporation, which now controls Princess Cruises through a merger of operations with the Princess's parent company, has a uniform package of benefits that go with each level of standing across all of its lines, so you would receive some benefits if you were to cruise, say, with Carnival Cruises or Holland America Lines.
>> Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. equates the levels of membership between the "Crown & Anchor Society" (Royal Caribbean International) and the "Captain's Club" (Celebrity Cruises), then gives the benefits equivalent to one's highest level of membership. By way of example, a "Platinum" member of the "Crown & Anchor Society" would receive the benefits of "Select" membership in the "Captain's Club" on a Celebrity cruise.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08
It's part of a fairly standard shorthand for common expressions that you'll see on message board across many sites, and often in e-mail messages as well. Here are some of the more common abbreviations that come to mind at the moment.
BTW = By The Way
FYI = For Your Information
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
FWIW = For What It's Worth
JM$.02 = Just My Two Cents
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
ROFLOL = Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud
BRB = Be Right Back
C U L8R = See You Later
@C = At Sea
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
I'm missing a bunch more, but I hope that this list helps!