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Prinsendam Cruise Review by Xwordgal: Prinsendam - NOT SO GOOD with some exceptions


Xwordgal
1 Review
Member Since 2008
523 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 1.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Prinsendam - NOT SO GOOD with some exceptions

Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Cabin: Excellent - large size with 2 entrances to the bathroom, and a walk-in closet

Cabin Attendants: Good, but it wasn't until the next-to-last day that I realized that were supposed to have been given bathrobes - NEVER HAPPENED

Ship's overall appearance - very worn

Ship's personnel - very good, but some didn't know answers to basic questions

Happy Hour - Excellent & Happy Hour personnel were professional & fun

Entertainment - Way below average. Out of 9 cruises taken, this was the worst entertainment provided. Also, the daily info bulletin would post what the entertainment would be without a description of the entertainer's background info.

Excursions - Average. The ship waited to last minute to provide information about free shuttle service available, so if you had booked an excursion not knowing this info, it was too late to get a refund. VERY UNFAIR & BAD TIMING

Food: Way below average, with a few More exceptions. Specialty Restaurants were good. All desserts way below average, and sometimes too sweet.

Laundry Room - available on our level (10th Floor) but 2 out of 3 washers were out-of-service !!!

Additional: Phone in room did not work!!!

Overall opinion: This particular cruise has soured my feelings about ever taking a HAL trip again. Less


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Cabin review: Prinsendam Penthouse Verandah Suite Sports 35

Cabin 035 - Verandah on Level 10 Excellent cabin & location very quiet (Laundry room also available on this level) Walk-in closet Large bathroom with 2 entrances, and a door separating the toilet area (with sink)from the tub/shower area - with 2 sinks Vanity desk with lighted vanity mirror & separate credenza on opposite side of the room. Large curved sofa & small dining table. Large balcony Flat screen TV and video player

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