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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • TA - Tahitian Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
The list and the Princess website page now reflect the fact that when Tahitian Princess becomes Ocean Princess in December 2009, she will get a new designator after all.
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#23
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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
Tahitian Princess has been removed from the list, now that she has become Ocean Princess and taken on her new designator.
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#24
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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
Royal Princess has been removed from the list, now that she has left the fleet. No doubt the designator will return to the list before long.
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#25
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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
Royal Princess has now returned to the fleet list, and goes back into the main fleet section.
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#26
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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • GP - Regal Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
Regal Princess has been added to the fleet list.
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#28
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Unfortunately no one gets any say in what would be good to be Sticky.

Globaliser: Eight Years of looking after the "Ship Designations" topic. Nice job!

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#29
Avon Park FL
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Is this still current? Do the Regal and Royal Princess have the same letters? Someone was asking about the designations on a current 2014 thread and I am researching it.

Thanks!!

Lynne
#30
COLORADO
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Joined Jan 2004
Originally posted by lynwar
Is this still current? Do the Regal and Royal Princess have the same letters? Someone was asking about the designations on a current 2014 thread and I am researching it.

Thanks!!

Lynne
No they don't and can't.

Regal is GP and the Royal is RP
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#31
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A quick way to see the designation is on the Princess website.
Go to ships and when you pick a particular ship look in the web address bar and the 2 letter designation will be there.
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#32
London
22,104 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by lynwar
Is this still current?
Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
A quick way to see the designation is on the Princess website.
Go to ships and when you pick a particular ship look in the web address bar and the 2 letter designation will be there.
And to make sure, I've just checked all the URLs again (as I also mention in the opening lines of each iteration of this post).
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#33
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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • MJ - Majestic Princess
  • GP - Regal Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
Majestic Princess has been added to the fleet list.
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#34
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Originally posted by Globaliser
Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • MJ - Majestic Princess
  • GP - Regal Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
The Small Ships of Princess:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
  • OP - Ocean Princess
Majestic Princess has been added to the fleet list.

Thanks for the update!
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#35
London
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Joined Feb 2004
Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DP - Dawn Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • MJ - Majestic Princess
  • GP - Regal Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
Small Ship:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
Ocean Princess has been removed from the fleet list.
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#37
London
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Updated: This is the current list of official two-letter ship designators, in the same order as on the Princess website page. You can see the designator in the URL for each ship's page.

Main fleet:-
  • CB - Caribbean Princess
  • CO - Coral Princess
  • KP - Crown Princess
  • DI - Diamond Princess
  • EP - Emerald Princess
  • NP - Golden Princess
  • AP - Grand Princess
  • IP - Island Princess
  • MJ - Majestic Princess
  • GP - Regal Princess
  • RP - Royal Princess
  • RU - Ruby Princess
  • SA - Sapphire Princess
  • CP - Sea Princess
  • TP - Star Princess
  • SP - Sun Princess
Small Ship:-
  • PA - Pacific Princess
Dawn Princess has been removed from the fleet list.
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#38
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Then there might be some Cruise Critic forum readers who would prefer that posters would not risk causing confusion by using abbreviations. They may think that anyone who doesn't have time to type out the full word, doesn't have time to be posting on a non-essential forum.
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Originally posted by nukesubsailor
Then there might be some Cruise Critic forum readers who would prefer that posters would not risk causing confusion by using abbreviations. They may think that anyone who doesn't have time to type out the full word, doesn't have time to be posting on a non-essential forum.

I was on a Broadway forum recently, the discussion was on shows which we thought were our Favorite Flops, and long time posters were referencing show titles by abbreviations (DOTV instead of Dance of the Vampires) and not the shows full names. As a relative newcomer it was way more than confusing to me.

I think that we forget not all of us here on the Princess Cruises Forum have the names and two-letter codes memorized by heart. I certainly don't.

I agree that if you don't have time to type out the ships correct name, or at least the main part that's recognizable (i.e. Coral, Island, Regal, Diamond, etc.) don't bother. You'll just end up having someone else doing your job for you because you'll mistakenly call the Caribbean Princess "CP", or we'll all be confused while we wait for you to sort it out for us.

#40
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Originally posted by nukesubsailor
Then there might be some Cruise Critic forum readers who would prefer that posters would not risk causing confusion by using abbreviations. They may think that anyone who doesn't have time to type out the full word, doesn't have time to be posting on a non-essential forum.
I almost always type out the name. It isn't difficult (especially since I use an actual keyboard rather than my phone). However, I do sometimes use the abbreviations but it is generally in a thread that is already filled with the abbreviation or in order to correct someones incorrect abbreviation. I don't correct them to be a turd but it is important if you are going to use the abbreviation to use the right one since many of the "obvious" abbreviations don't actually refer to the ship being referenced which, of course, is another great reason to use the actual name of the ship.
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