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An almost perfect Atlantic crossing
"For starters, my husband and I love 'Prinsendam'. This shapely vessel, launched in 1988 as ‘Royal Viking Sun’, is an anomaly within the 14-ship fleet of Holland America Line, carrying only 835 guests, whereas..."Read More
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ss FLANDRE

10+ Cruises

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Goodby Old Friend. We will miss you.

Review for Prinsendam to Baltic Sea

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Captain Ricky

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Prinsendam is going out of Holland America Service on July 1. I wondered if I should write these reviews, but since Veendam is taking over some of the Prinsendam itineraries in 2020 I’ve decided this might still help future cruisers. We took two back to back itineraries, Celtic Explorer and Norwegian Fjords Explorer on the MS Prinsendam. The 14 day Norwegian Fjords Explorer started with a sea ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

45 Helpful Votes


This cruise packs a lot into 2 weeks, perhaps too much.

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Captain Ricky

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Celtic Explorer started in Dover and traveled to Jersey, Falmouth, Fishguard, Greenock, Skye, Mull, Dublin (2 days), Zebrugge, Antwerp (2 days) and Amsterdam. The main problem with this 12-day itinerary was that with only two sea days, ports came fast and furious. There was no sea day between embarkation and Jersey. For folks flying directly from the States there was no time to recover ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Dublin

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

45 Helpful Votes


Very enjoyable cruise in a lovely ship

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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kiwikaye

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Had sailed on Prinsendam 10 years ago and many other HAL ships since, but always intended to come back to the Prinsendam. When we heard it had been sold we got on with booking (travelling with friends we had met on the ship 10 years ago and travelled with many times since). We enjoyed the trans-Atlantic and western Mediterranean cruise, especially 3 ports in Morocco. Pretty much everything was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


"River Explorer" gave us incredible port experiences! (Long - log style review)

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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StartrainDD

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Prinsendam European River Explorer 4-24-19 Note this is a long; log-style review. For just the summary scroll on down to the end. We left Pennsylvania on Monday evening April 22 on American non-stop to Rome. The flight was on time and arrived 35 minutes early into Rome. We met one of our fellow cruisers at the airport and had arranged a shared transfer to Civitavecchia. Despite some ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

128 Helpful Votes


SMALL, but lovely

Review for Prinsendam to South America

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Beach Basket

10+ Cruises

The Prinsendam is a small ship that has the capacity of about 800 passengers. We were on board for a 28 day Amazon River Cruise and found the ship to be very well maintained. The dining room area and the Ocean bar are small, but lovely. We were on the promenade deck in and ocean view stateroom which had a walk in closet and walk in shower. We enjoyed this room because it was easy to get out on ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

11 Helpful Votes


This was a great cruise on a great cruise line.

Review for Prinsendam to South America

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Umbarger

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We didn't really care for Brazil but the cruise was first rate. This ship is wonderful and small. It didn't take me 30 minutes to walk to the front of the ship. I loved this ship and am sad we are losing it. A few weeks before the cruise we decided to upgrade to a balcony cabin. It was the best thing we could have done. We were always out on the balcony. It made our cruise so much more ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

29 Helpful Votes


Wonderful cruise with the best crew ever on the Prinsendam!

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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StartrainDD

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is a long, "Log style" review. If you just want the summary scroll all the way down. Prinsendam 8-19-18; Scottish highlands and Icelandic Fiords We left Pennsylvania for Newark airport a little after noon on Friday August 17. We enjoyed an uneventful drive to our reserved off-airport parking and they quickly took us to terminal B. There was no line at Aer Lingus check in and we ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

128 Helpful Votes


Lovely older ship, great service

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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ETSanJose

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this trip for the itinerary--Cornwall in England, especially (Fowey)--small Irish ports and then crossing to Belgium and Amsterdam. Our porthole cabin, 421, was smaller than we expected (hard to walk past the foot of the bed) but comfortable and we liked the bathroom--we had a bathtub, although all porthole cabins do not, so check if you prefer a shower or bath. The service onboard ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Dublin

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Good experience with friends experiencing the Amazon together.

Review for Prinsendam to South America

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boomerone

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The itinerary was the main attraction for us. Always wanted to see the Amazon. 5 stops along the river. Manaus was the best thanks to a wonderful day on the river observing pink dolphins, visiting an indigenous tribal village, observing several species of monkeys, viewing giant lily pads, enjoying a lunch on a floating restaurant, and getting into the meeting of the rivers. The Boi Bumba ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

55 Helpful Votes


Transatlantic Crossing

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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Albear

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The best part of this cruise is the 6 sea days, however we had 7 days as we did not tender at Half Moon cay due to rough seas. The ports of call were Rome Italy, Malaga and Cadiz in Spain Lisbon Portugal and Funchal in Madeira. The best on was cadiz in spain. The architecture of the buildings was fabulous with similar scenery to Havana Cuba. We did not have a librarian, no dance ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


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