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Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Prinsendam
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25 Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews


VikingExplorer avatar

VikingExplorer

17 Reviews Written

111 Helpful Votes

Interesting UK and European ports and lovely traditional small ship

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I am an active, adventurous mature adult who has seen the world on 56 cruises to date. I travel solo (with the constant wish that more cruise lines would offer better rates for solo travelers!). I love the sea and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


cyzanzubi avatar

cyzanzubi

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

I actually lost three pounds!!!

I really wanted to try the Prinsendam while she is still under the HAL flag. Everything I heard about the passengers and the staff was spot on. Everyone was friendly and approachable. The staff was competent and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


roaming_kiwi58 avatar

roaming_kiwi58

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

An ordinary cruise

This was our second cruise with Holland America, and first on Prinsendam. We have also cruised with Azamara, Oceania, NCL, Windstar, Louis, Katarina and several river cruise operators. This cruise was 20 nights, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


mick41 avatar

mick41

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not My favorite Cruise

I had a great time on the 2016 World Cruise and expected a similar experience on this Grand Voyage. I enjoyed most of the ports but food quality and dining room service were not up to the usual HAL standards. On at ...
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Sail Date March 2017


AdamRozyskie avatar

AdamRozyskie

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A good time was had if you overlooked the details.

We (my wife & I) choose the Holland America cruise up the Amazon as it was a Bucket List Item and the Prinsendam is a small (800 passenger) ship. The Prinsendam is an older ship showing her age with rusted through ...
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Sail Date November 2016


catsdavs avatar

catsdavs

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

28 Days on the Prinsendam

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2016


murraycr avatar

murraycr

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

A good cruise let down by Shore Excursions.

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


katididnt avatar

katididnt

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise on Prinsendam

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


ddspokgy avatar

ddspokgy

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mediocre Ship; Over Rated

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


fairfax travel guy avatar

fairfax travel guy

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Shame on Holland America

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


9000 avatar

9000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hidden Costs

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


tommcs avatar

tommcs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

14 day Celtic Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


jay76 avatar

jay76

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time, maybe last!

My wife and I, embarked in Fort lauderdale for a 39-day Grang Voyage ending in Venice. The ocean behaved perfectly during the whole voyage with temperature highs in the upper 60s during the 5-day crossing, the upper ...
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Sail Date March 2014


islandhopper100 avatar

islandhopper100

1 Review Written

The Great the good and the Ugly...

It was our first cruise on the HAL or the Prinsendam, it is a well travelled ship but well looked after over the years, the GREAT Best ever service ever from the crew, comfortable interior cabin best has was modern ...
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Sail Date December 2013


Jalex63 avatar

Jalex63

3 Reviews Written

Prinsendam Holiday cruise

I once read a question on the HAL forum about why it was that the Prinsendam cruises were more expensive than other HAL cruises and the answer was because they can get it. Having sailed many HAL cruises on other ...
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Sail Date December 2013


marcb71a avatar

marcb71a

5 Reviews Written

HAL has made some changes, not all good

We celebrated our 100th day with HAL on this cruise. We started sailing with them about 10 years ago and they, along with Oceania have remained our favorite cruise line. Unfortunately as the fares have decreased, ...
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Sail Date September 2013


July_Cruiser avatar

July_Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Prinsendam B2B

Public Areas Very Cold definitely bring a sweater, Brrr… Nice size only tendered 2 times. Missed a tender port, Hendaye, due to weather. Felt like a ship not a hotel. Lacked glitz but we appreciated the small ...
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Sail Date September 2013


JoeJ avatar

JoeJ

2 Reviews Written

A mixed bag

We booked this cruise for the itinerary and looked forward to the small ship experience which we like but which is harder and harder to find as the lines compete with the "make it big and they will come" concept. ...
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Sail Date July 2013


Sweetie and Big G avatar

Sweetie and Big G

2 Reviews Written

Princendam, perhaps over-rated

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2013


ClevelandOhio avatar

ClevelandOhio

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Highs and Lows with Lots of Odors

We just returned from our third lengthy cruise on the Prinsendam. We have sailed on her about 100 days in the last three years. There was a time when we would say that the Prinsendam was our favorite ship but now ...
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Sail Date November 2011


Xwordgal avatar

Xwordgal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Prinsendam - NOT SO GOOD with some exceptions

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2011


Bushy H. avatar

Bushy H.

6 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantasy in my own mind.

My husband of thirty-six years and I, both in our fifties, in medium good health, nonsmokers, and light drinkers, we stayed in the Deluxe Suite which we try to do every time since once you have tried them you can't ...
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Sail Date October 2010


mycruisedirector avatar

mycruisedirector

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

My, Oh My Where to I start!

Well, I will start with Embarkation. This was the most disorganized embarkation we have ever experienced with any cruise line. This ship had less than 800 passengers and it took us 3 times longer to get onto than ...
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Sail Date July 2008


marcb71a avatar

marcb71a

5 Reviews Written

It's Raining in the British Isles

First a word about our trip there. US Airways from Phoenix, 6 hours delayed to Philadelphia. Missed Amsterdam connection re-routed to Frankfurt. We were supposed to arrive 8 am day of cruising (I know that is ...
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Sail Date July 2008


Jim T avatar

Jim T

1 Review Written

Baltic Sea In The Springtime

PRINSENDAM The MS Prinsendam is one of Holland America's smaller ships that carry 793 passengers and a crew of 443. It was built in 1988 as the Royal Viking Sun for the Royal Viking Line and in less than two years ...
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Sail Date June 2008


Prinsendam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment5.03.7
Service5.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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