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Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews
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NEVER BOOK EARLY UNLESS MONEY IS NO OBJECT
"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..."Read More
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2tripahoy8

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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28 Day Celtic/ Norwegian Holland America Cruise

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Wapak

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I had been wanting to visit these countries for the Outlander Tours (wife and Viking interests. Celtic portion, 14 Days: We enjoyed our foray to Jersey and visited the castle and enjoyed local food. Many of the towns that Holland America Line chose to stop at were small and quaint. We found some had absolutely nothing to do except to walk around have a beer and a bite of local ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Dublin


Small ship, Little fun!

Review for Prinsendam to Caribbean - Southern

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UTEXEX

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are 4 star HAL cruisers which means we are on HAL more than others. We were offered a great fantastic package by HAL for this cruise. A Neptune suite is the ultimate, and the room was beautiful, however it was next to the Observation deck way forward. Being a small ship, we were bounced around pretty bad, never like this on any other ship, and the seas were not that rough. Everyone on this ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

6 Helpful Votes


NEVER BOOK EARLY UNLESS MONEY IS NO OBJECT

Review for Prinsendam to Caribbean - Southern

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2tripahoy8

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 "excursions.") On Board met so many couples with fascinating stories. Ship's staff was 5-star. (I did not attend entertainment so no review there.) All in all, never a dull ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

11 Helpful Votes


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


Never say never

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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ruetartin

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

After 28 days of sailing on the MS Prinsendam I could not wait to get home to eat decent food. The only meal that gets stars is breakfast. Although the crew smiles a lot (unlike the cruise we took on the MS Westerdam where NO ONE smiled) and the crew in the LaFontaine dining room works hard on service, they cannot make up for the poor menu selection, overcooked, over spiced, just plain not good ...
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Sail Date: August 2012

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Transatlantic

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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rbrad

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have done 8 HA Line cruises in a variety of ships, the most recent was Nieux Amsterdam in the western med last year. Felt that ship was too big, with too many commercial activities like art auctions, photo gallery, lots of shopping space, etc. The Prinsendam looked perfect with most of the activities without 12 decks and 2400 other passengers. Plus the trans atlantic itinerary had 2 days in ...
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Sail Date: May 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Poor Prinsendam! An older ship but not looked after...

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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RosieRuby

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

The first thing we noticed about HAL was how much it has changed in the 10 years since we travelled with them ....and not for the better. Our paper, cut out labels and the long wait for the HAL transfer from the airport to the ship were just the start! We had travelled on Princedom when it was with Seabourn Sun and remembered a lovely ship. To be fair our balcony cabin was well laid out and ...
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Sail Date: September 2009

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

2 Helpful Votes


Black Sea Nightmare

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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tyforu

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Through HollAm coordinated flights to Rome we arrived at their recommended Visconti Palace for 2 nights. The rate was high but the location great. The room was small but clean, the cold morning buffet good. We did not see or hear from a HollAM rep until 2nd night when we found her leaving a room. We noticed a board with optional Rome tours but it was too late. She said she tried to contact us yet ...
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Sail Date: October 2008

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez


Holland drops the ball

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Ottawa_Guy

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Embarkation was slow and could have been done better. Public rooms Basic at best. Cabin nice size and loads of room but dated. Cabin service was good but we found dirt from previous guests. Dinning Room good to a few very good meals but nothing great. Open seating not working should so back to old two seating format. Lido deck buffet was OK but nothing more than that. Entertainment was poor, only ...
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Sail Date: July 2008

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

3 Helpful Votes


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