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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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Interesting UK and European ports and lovely traditional small ship

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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VikingExplorer

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 sailing, and probably enjoy the ride on the ship as much as the ports. I remember the “old” Holland America from the years before Carnival obtained it, and wish that this historic ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Dublin

111 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


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


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


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


Old, boring!

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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tcigirl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the cruise for the ports. It is very Port intensive and did enjoy the experiences . Could use a few more sea days as it’s quite exhausting. The older people had a lot of trouble navigating on the tours as there was a lot of uneven ground. The food in the main dining room is awful and is quite repetitive. A lot of fried unhealthy foods. Choices are also limited. The restaurant is ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


PRINSENDAM FAREWELL

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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hal84

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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, narrow streets and churches. bought a cork purse as cork is a big product over there. good food, tried green wine and inexpensive city. ponta delgada is a nice city to walk around plus ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Paris

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

7 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


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