Holland America Prinsendam Cruise Reviews

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Pickle14
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Great time of the year weather wise. Be sure to pre-order tickets to visit Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. In Madeira we had an excellent tour in a van. There were 6 of us and the price was very reasonable. Because the ship is small , ... Read more
One eyed
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2016
This is our second time on Prinsendam. Love the size no long lines to disembark . Staff very friendly and polite . . We had a signature suite very roomy. Dining was good not enough vegetables for my liking in dining room , salads etc in ... Read more
YTOcruisers
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on the Prinsendam because of the variety of large and small ports and because of the great reviews we had read about the Prinsendam. We were not disappointed! Embarkation in Barcelona was a breeze - very few people ... Read more
jos12
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Oktober 2015 we did a cruise with the Volendam which was terrible. You really should read my review: Volendam, Oktober 2015, trans-pacific. Only because we got a future cruise credit, we decided to try HAL for one more time. It should ... Read more
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EnverCleland
Member Since 2016
1 review
We love the Prinsendam. Sailed on it a few years ago in the Med Sea area. Like a smaller ship , as we would rock climb or ice skate...Capt Tim Roberts is an amazing Captain. He instills confidence yet shows a keen sense off humor. He ... Read more
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39-0-13
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Second trip on Prinsendam from Ijmuiden. This time (after a cruise to Northern Europe and the Kiel Canal previously), a cruise to Norway, Iceland, and Scotland. After days at sea, we came to Norway and were astonished at the beauty ... Read more
catsdavs
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We stayed in Amsterdam prior to the cruise. We did the hop-on, hop-off bus and the canal bout tour. The bus tour was very interesting. We did get off the bus and tour Gasson diamonds. There we were given a description of how the ... Read more
rocky beach
Member Since 2010
1 review
85 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We wanted to see Norway, and what better way than more than a dozen ports in 20 days, in addition to Copenhagen and IJmuiden. Both embarkation and disembarkation went well, and we used HAL's transfers, since IJmuiden is a bit difficult ... Read more
Vobogeck
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
60 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Background This was our eighth cruise on HAL but our first cruise on the Prinsendam. We were a little apprehensive because we had talked to people on previous cruises who either loved or hated this smaller ship. A couple we had met ... Read more
kahtrav
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
972 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We often, but not exclusively, cruise with Holland America. We chose this specific cruise because we enjoy the Prinsendam and we wanted to connect a trans-Atlantic with northern Europe. Ultimately we sailed three segments, the TA, then the ... Read more
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murraycr
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Many of our cruises have beenon Holland America (almost 4 stars) and we had heard good things about the Prinsendam, the smallest ship in the Holland America fleet. There was a pair of cruises that we combined. One crossed the Atlantic, ... Read more
elmar59
Member Since 2008
1 review
59 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise new. it was RT from Ft. Lauderdale and had many sea days.We usually cruise Seaboard and I must admit ,I was very apprehensive about Prinsenda. A friend had cautioned me against booking a smaller cain(no hot water,leaks ... Read more
chambly
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The Prisendam is an old ship however its size (840 passagers) and cabin layout makes it perfect for long cruises and visiting certain ports where large ship cannot go. There are almost no children and passager are well traveled. Crew was ... Read more
Catella54
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 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
37 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
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Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,409 forum post
7 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
193 forum posts
4 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
5 helpful votes
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
Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
16 reviews
28 forum posts
7 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
suziehugo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
I wanted a cruise through the mediterrean and black sea. A friend recommended Holland America. The price was not bad on vacationstogo.com. Everything was great. The entertainment started to repeat after three weeks. Four weeks was ... Read more
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durtynurse
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Great time. This cruise was very port intensive...29 days and 20 post of call. Had to miss one port due to a storm but because of this we had to stay two days in Rome...no problem with that!! Over all cruise was great with no major ... Read more
katididnt
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
41 forum posts
5 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
13 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
4 helpful votes
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
7 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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