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fairfax travel guy
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 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
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
10 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews
21 forum posts
7 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
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ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
16 reviews
3 helpful votes
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
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
5 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
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Captain Ricky
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
45 forum posts
5 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
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bobs@palmharbor
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes
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
5 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
navybankerteacher
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
10,207 forum posts
Sailed November 2014
Embarkation at Civitacecchia on November 4 was the easiest and smoothest of any of our more than twenty sailings. The fact that Prinsendam only carries about 840 passengers, and that there were a fair number staying on board from a ... Read more
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WisRiver
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
285 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
We (a group of six) were on the Prinsendam on the October, 2014 Black Sea Explorer. This was our fifth HAL cruise in the past six year each on a different ship. We have been on the Zaandam (Alaska), Nieuw Amersterdam (TA repositioning), ... Read more
madera1
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
1,309 forum post
2 helpful votes
We traveled with 5 other friends who agreed that this particular itinerary was very port intensive and included ports that were new to us. We arrived in Amsterdam 2 days prior to the cruise and had a great time exploring this city. We ... Read more
btoohill
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
174 forum posts
Cruising the Norwegian Fjords has been on our bucket list so the itinerary for this cruise was a big draw as was the ship. We enjoy smaller, more intimate ships and the Prinsendam was perfect. We sailed her a few years ago around England, ... Read more
stewcall
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
654 forum posts
We have always wanted to cruise on the Prinsendam. The size of the ship and it's unique itinerary has always been appealing. 60 days before sailing a good deal came via email for the trip around the British Isles and we jumped on it. Let ... Read more
tommcs
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
This was our first cruise and probably our last on the Prinsendam. We have been on 3 other Holland America ships and really enjoyed the ship and the customer service, but sadly not this time. For being Holland America's Flagship, it is a ... Read more
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pramsay111@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
We embarked at the Ijmuiden port, it is a little out of the way. We booked our transfers privately and this worked very well and not expensive, we were a group of 8. Embarkation worked well and our luggage was delivered in a timely ... Read more
Bessa63
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
My sister and I booked this trip because it was the itinerary we had long wanted and a terrific price point. The Prinsendam is a lovely ship, just the right size, not one of the behemoths where you don't see people you know. Yes, it may ... Read more
travel09
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
129 forum posts
Sailed June 2014
Our cruise was Norway/Celtic experience, 34 days from Ijumiden, 23rd June.2014. This was our 6th cruise with Holland America, and the itinerary was outstanding. The weather was also a contributing factor, in making this a wonderful ... Read more
StaciaMarie1
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2014
This was our third cruise aboard Holland America and it was WONDERFUL! Our Veranda room was perfect for the two weeks at sea. The staff is exceptional from room stewards to Officers, everyone is focused on the Customer's Experience. We ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
21 reviews
1,635 forum post
1 helpful vote
Prinsendam 5-24-14 Kiel Canal & Baltics  Departure & arrival in the Netherlands, 5-22 & 5-23: Our flight on United from Newark to Amsterdam was delayed by two hours due to a variety of factors. This made our arrival late ... Read more
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