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#1
SYDNEY
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We have only done short cruises before but have now booked three longer cruises and joined the roll calls. I am really perplexed by some of the abbreviations used such as: 'doing the TP on the Solstice' followed by another TA on the Reflection'.

I get the meaning of B 2 B but the above two have left me scratching my head. Can someone please clue me in?
Many thanks
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#2
Virginia
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Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by missskybird
We have only done short cruises before but have now booked three longer cruises and joined the roll calls. I am really perplexed by some of the abbreviations used such as: 'doing the TP on the Solstice' followed by another TA on the Reflection'.

I get the meaning of B 2 B but the above two have left me scratching my head. Can someone please clue me in?
Many thanks
Here is a list of some of the ones you'll find on Cruise Critic.

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#3
Coastal GA USA
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TP appears to be Trans-Pacific, while TA can be Trans-Atlantic, or Travel Agent. EM
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#4
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If you aren't certain what an abbreviation means, don't hesitate to ask.
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#5
6,362 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
I have used Cruise critic for several years and still often find the Alphabet soup hard to translate. And I am also guilty of using those shortcuts.
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#6
SYDNEY
62 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Thank you everyone for your input! I am a little wiser
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Celebrity Solstice, New Zealand 3rd April 2017
Celebrity Solstice, Alaska 26th August 2016
Celebrity Equinox, Western Med 29th April 2016
Celebrity Solstice, South Pacific 26th November 2015
Celebrity Reflection, Eastern Med 27th April 2015
Celebrity Solstice, New Zealand 10th December 2013
Celebrity Solstice 9th December 2012
Voyager of the Seas 23rd November 2012
Radiance of the Seas, Coastal Australia 18th November 2011
Dawn Princess, Melbourne 7th November 2010
Dawn Princess, Auckland NZ 5th July 2009
Sun Princess, Australia 18th November 2008