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Barcelona Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews
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Prinsendam does not disappoint !
"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..."Read More
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Great "Adriatic Explorer" adventure on the "Elegant Explorer"

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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StartrainDD

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Prinsendam 10-5-17 “Adriatic Explorer” This is a long and detailed "Log style" review. If you just want the summary scroll down to the bottom! We flew out nonstop on American on Wednesday evening 10-4, arriving in Barcelona at 8:50 AM on 10-5. The flight was as good as it gets in coach as the three of us all had isle seats and DW was very lucky to have no one in the seat next to ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

128 Helpful Votes


Magical Mystery Tour

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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Hunt1530

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed on the Prinsendam on a cruise through the Mediterranean between October 5 and 19, 2017. This was our first HAL cruise in more than two years, so we were curious to see how the experience compared to our previous time, not to mention the last time we sailed on the Prinsendam itself in 2011. I am happy to say therefore that both the cruise company and the ship met our expectations, ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

52 Helpful Votes


Excellent Cruise

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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One eyed

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 Lido very good.Ports were enjoyable . As the itinerary was changed some disapointed cruisers but replacement ports were great. Safety due to problems in Turkey ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Prinsendam does not disappoint !

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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YTOcruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 checking in and we were onboard in a matter of minutes. CABIN We checked out our cabin which had two port holes. The configuration of the cabins on this ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

23 Helpful Votes


Prinsendam through the Mediterranean and Black Sea October 2015

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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suziehugo

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 really almost too long a cruise. The entertainers would be out in the public areas and converse with guests. We missed two ports because of the Serbian Refugee Crisis ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Great Europe and Black Sea Cruise

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - Black Sea

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durtynurse

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 problems. The staff is always wonderful. No problems with the staff in the dinning room and the food was always good. I do wish the entertainment was better ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Fabulous Ship and Cruise

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - Black Sea

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SweetSunny

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I can't say enough about the Europe-Black Sea cruise we took on the Prinsendam in September/October, 2013. The small ship was absolutely fabulous: service, crew, ports of call, entertainment and food were outstanding. We have sailed on several of the Holland America cruise ships, and while all of them have been lovely, the Prinsendam is, without a doubt, truly special. They treated us like family ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Departure Port: Ketchikan


Princendam, perhaps over-rated

Review for Prinsendam to U.S.A.

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Sweetie and Big G

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The Prinsendam was billed by both the HA rep on the phone and the on board cruise consultant as a high end experience. We were told "It is good that you are travelling on the Noordam first, because you will be spoiled after travelling on the Prinsendam." It was quite the reverse because of gaps in food/beverage service, some shortcomings in activities, and the level of ship maintenance (which did ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Not so elegant ship

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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usually happy cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

In September 2012 I travelled with Holland America cruise line. It was a disaster and I totally recommend that you find another company to travel with. I fully recommend Princess cruise line which I have travelled with many times before. To begin, I was travelling with a family group and had 3 cabins booked. One of my sisters had to cancel out due a family emergency. (Fortunately we did have ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


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