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Prinsendam, Holland America's smallest vessel, is considered its pathfinder. This is the ship to choose if far-away destinations, longer-than-usual itineraries and superb value for money are key factors in ...
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Catella54
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It's been 2 1/2 years since I did a long cruise with Holland America and overall the experience was very good. I've read other reviews of the Prinsendam which talked about its age and the breakdowns - while it is certainly an older ... Read more
ss FLANDRE
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
18 helpful votes
For starters, my husband and I love 'Prinsendam'. This shapely vessel, launched in 1988 as ‘Royal Viking Sun’, is an anomaly within the 14-ship fleet of Holland America Line, carrying only 835 guests, whereas her 13 fleet-mates ... Read more
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,261 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We spent the evening before at the Hotel Miramare in Civitavecchia and it was very good indeed. Getting to the port required taking our bags to the train station and buying a shuttle bus ticket at the small store in the train station for ... Read more
DCParky
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
192 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on the Prinsendam. I have always wanted to sail on her, although I was a bit apprehensive of sailing on an older and smaller ship, especially after reading some of the reviews. Thankfully, there was no need for ... Read more
brwydave
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took Prinsendam back to the USA after a two week tour of Israel. We were allowed to board in Haifa, although the cruise started in Athens. This was our third cruise aboard this ship and we noticed that she was getting tired. ... Read more

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Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
While we have sailed on various Holland America ships, this was our first on the Prinsendam. In reading other reviews before departure, I was somewhat nervous about what the condition of the ship would be. I don't know if the ship has ... Read more
katididnt
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We were really looking forward to this trip & we have sailed with Holland previously. It was our first cruise in the northern hemisphere. We chose this cruise for the ports it was going to & because it was a small ship. The ... Read more
ddspokgy
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This cruise was called "Celtic & Gaelic Explorer". We actually embarked at Ijmuiden which you need to be aware of because if you stay in Amsterdam, the taxi fare to the port is substantial. We had heard great things ... Read more
robynraymer
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was my third and favorite HAL cruise. Every stop was a joy. Every excursion was very good to excellent. I love the Prinsendam--it's smaller than HAL other ships, and that's a good thing. All of the comforts and amenities of bigger ... Read more
Logistigr8r
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
129 forum posts
3 helpful votes
MS Prinsendam 19 Aug – 2 Sep 2015 Kiel Canal and Baltic Cruise The Prinsendam is the “elegant old classic” of the HAL fleet. Originally built in 1988, it was acquired by HAL in 2002. It is a beautiful ship with ... Read more

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showme15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Recently returned from the Baltic cruise aboard Holland America's Prisendam and must say the entire cruise was the best ever. The itinerary was a select, well thought out selection of ports and countries. The service was untouchable. ... Read more
fairfax travel guy
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This is my 3rd time sailing on the Prinsendam,and I am sorry to say might be my last. I have seen cutbacks everywhere,yet Holland America keeps touting her.....and raising her cruise fare.....A cruise on her is not cheap. My main ... Read more
rjwaxman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd time on the ship, though the 2nd within less than a year--we sailed on a Norway cruise last summer--. Somewhat surprised at the turnover of staff: almost no one was on staff from last summer. However, had good experiences ... Read more
guyjud
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We have previously done cruises on Regent, Seabourne, and Uniworld so while not a cruise snob, I have been fortunate to experience some of the top cruise lines. I chose Prinsendam because the itinerary was interesting; the boat was small; ... Read more
9000
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The itinerary for this cruise was excellent but I would recommend organising your own tours as the organised tours are very over priced. The staterooms are comfortable and the walk in wardrobe is great. The food was disappointing and ... Read more
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artnuvo
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
14-day Prinsendam North Cape Explorer The small ship,792 passengers, is ideal for going in and out of fjords. We took this cruise and not the back to back Baltic cruise that others also took. We are very active seniors,low 70s. ... Read more
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
14 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise over a year in advance because of the itinerary and wanted a smaller ship. Whilst we have sailed HAL 4 times prior , it generally is not our favorite. We were very pleasantly surprised. We knew the ship was older ... Read more
Bpriscud
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
It was wonderful to be able to see ports that are not usually visited by cruise ships. Who knew that Alicante, Spain even existed, let alone that it is one of the major cities of Spain. Equal thoughts for Porto and Portofioro Thanks to ... Read more
longtime cruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed on the intimate Prinsendam under the impression we would have an "elegant" experience on an "intimate" ship. The ship was "intimate" because of the size and not very elegant. Ship is old and HAL works ... Read more
canoncruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I booked this cruise because I wanted a way to experience as much of Latin America as possible. It was great! I lucked out on a wonderful table for all 68 days;a well traveled Canadian couple;ditto Australian couple and ditto fellow ... Read more

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Captain Ricky
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just completed the 68 day Prinsendam Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage. It was our first cruise since the 1990s and it was MUCH better than we expected. We loved it and would sail on the Prinsendam again in a heartbeat. We ... Read more
bobs@palmharbor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
With the exception of the Prinsendam's condition and the dining room menu, this voyage met all our expectations. The ship has been in service since 1997 and is showing its age, wear, and tear. It is time for HAL to retire or completely ... Read more
shadowdog1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We eat all of our meals in the Lido as I don't like to change my clothes just for a meal. I must say the crew working in the Lido were the finest crew I have ever seen. They were very friendly and quite efficient. To counterbalance the ... Read more
2tripahoy8
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was travelling solo and took what I was given for 16 days with 11 ports. At ports I went off solo and re-discovered some favorite places from the past as well as some new places, people, and adventures. (I rarely if ever do ... Read more
texaswillie
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed November 2014
This review and these opinions are based upon my cruise which originated in Ft Lauderdale on November 20th and ended in Ft Lauderdale on December 18, 2014. Your experience on the same cruise may or may not have been the same as my ... Read more

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