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Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews

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83 Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews


hal84 avatar

hal84

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

PRINSENDAM FAREWELL

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We wanted to cruise on prinsendam one last time before she was sold. We flew to lisbon and was very surprised on what a nice city it is. Saw jeronimos monastery which is over 1000 years old. alfama area tiles, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Alexander1942

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Iceland and the North Sea

We chose this cruise because it had more stops around Iceland than any other and because it was on the Prinsendam, which I have always wanted to experience. We were not disappointed, quite the contrary. We sailed ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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pirasea

17 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise

We’ve been on several HAL cruises and this one was just what we expected – excellent food and service and a good time over all, despite a few things that could be tweaked. Embarkation The transfer was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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JeffElizabeth

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small Boat Visiting Small Towns

We love visiting the British Isles and love the Prinsendam. We found this cruise as a great way to see many new places and avoid a long flight across the Atlantic. The Prinsendam is our favorite ship and this will ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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kazu

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A great 28 days on the Elegant Explorer.

This cruise began in FLL where we spent a couple of days pre cruise and crossed the Atlantic. Days at sea beat flying any time to get to Europe and we loved the ports on the first leg of Bermuda, Azores, Cherbourg, ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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babs711

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Celtic Explorer

Chose this cruise based on itinerary. Had 4 ports scheduled for Ireland but wound up with 5 ports because the ship was not able to dock in Bristol. Prinsendam is the smallest HAL ship which makes it possible to ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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travl4fun

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great adventure

The Amazon experience was fantastic. You have to be adventurous to enjoy this cruise and we booked almost all private tours not ship tours to get the most out of it. The ports are quirky and varied - HEY it's the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Travelgal2015

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Prinsendam Amazon Explorer

Husband and I rate this trip is one of the best we have ever taken. Mostly because of the service of the Holland America staff was amazing? All staff including our Captain to the carpenters who built last minute ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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TheLowes

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Small ship atmosphere

Thirty day cruise to the Amazon River from Port Everglades. Passenger load 716, average age 71, most friendly and helpful crew of any previous cruise. Cozy atmosphere with plenty of public space, quick and easy ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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floatbee

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Classic transatlantic voyage.

We sailed on this ship at the beginning of Nov., from Rome back to Ft. Lauderdale. That was 16 days (many of them sea days) so we really felt like we had a chance to get into the ocean voyage frame of mind. It was a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Hunt1530

14 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Magical Mystery Tour

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Captain Ricky

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Vikings, Greenland, Isolation, and Global Warming

Iceland, Greenland and Scotland explorer, August 18, 2018. This cruise is not for everyone, but it certainly was for us. You need to enjoy smaller ports of call and visiting isolated communities to really enjoy ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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librarygirl

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Coast of Norway and 3 Danish Ports on Prinsendam

This was our 2nd Prinsendam cruise and we like a smaller ship like Prinsendam with 670 pax. Exterior cabin is comfortable with a walk in closet and a bathtub. Furniture shows some wear and tear but the bed is ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Griffindorf

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

This was our 12th sailing on HAL, the second on the Prinsendam. We choose HAL because their ships tend to be smaller - the Prinsendam is the smallest in the fleet. The fleet is immaculately well maintained, always ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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carolpardun

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Relaxing Way to Get to Europe

Our 14-day crossing was step 1 of our Epic Anniversary trip. My husband has only been on one cruise before and it did not go well, so I was concerned about whether he would like this one, but I'm happy to report ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Teufelhund

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Transatlantic Trip

We chose this trip because of days at sea. We enjoyed the restfulness of the trip and the activities on board. Food and service were excellent. Crew bent over backwards to please. Embarkation and debarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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pnica

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Atlantic crossing on a real ship

I chose this cruise mainly because the timing suited me - I couldn't go until the last day of April or early May - last day of April was RCL and the ship was way too big, so it was Prinsendam or Cunard or Pulmantur ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Jeanneb81

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Grand Mediterranean Voyage

The Prinsendam is a small cruise ship that can dock in ports that the larger ships can't. The itinerary was great. The 56 day cruise is a must if you really want to see the Mediterranean. 850 people when full. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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gail h

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

An Amazing Time on the Prinsendam

We had always wanted to go to South America and the Amazon. Also most of the Caribbean ports we had never visited. We went to Fort Lauderdale two days early to rest up before our cruise. Stayed at the Extended ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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YTOcruisers

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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39-0-13

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

HAL's smallest ship, but a favorite for frequent cruisers.

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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rocky beach

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Prinsendam to the Land of the Midnight Sun

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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kahtrav

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Love the Prinsendam

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Vobogeck

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Prinsendam North Cape Explorer: Seeing the Arctic in Style

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. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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durtynurse

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Europe and Black Sea Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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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