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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 Prinsendam cruise were average age of 70, it seems. They were nasty old people and I know, I'm 72. Out of 8 shore excursions, 5 were cancelled due to lack of participation, not enough for passengers cared to get off the ship, other than to walk around shops. No one was on the lounges dancing except New Years Eve party. The casino was fairly empty most the time, just a boring, rough trip. We love HAL but never again on that little ship!

Small ship, Little fun!

Prinsendam Cruise Review by UTEXEX

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah
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 Prinsendam cruise were average age of 70, it seems. They were nasty old people and I know, I'm 72. Out of 8 shore excursions, 5 were cancelled due to lack of participation, not enough for passengers cared to get off the ship, other than to walk around shops. No one was on the lounges dancing except New Years Eve party. The casino was fairly empty most the time, just a boring, rough trip. We love HAL but never again on that little ship!
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Cabin Review

Neptune Suite with Verandah
Cabin SA
Large room with huge balcony, and we love the interior curtain around the bed, great sleeping when the ship was not bouncing. Having two sinks and a large walk in closet is a plus.
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