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Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews

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Prinsendam
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187 Holland America Line Prinsendam Cruise Reviews


VikingExplorer avatar

VikingExplorer

17 Reviews Written

111 Helpful Votes

Interesting UK and European ports and lovely traditional small ship

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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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Captain Ricky avatar

Captain Ricky

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Goodby Old Friend. We will miss you.

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Captain Ricky avatar

Captain Ricky

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Wapak

1 Review Written

28 Day Celtic/ Norwegian Holland America Cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kiwikaye

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise in a lovely ship

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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StartrainDD

32 Reviews Written

128 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tcigirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Old, boring!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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hal84

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

PRINSENDAM FAREWELL

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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Beach Basket

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

SMALL, but lovely

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Umbarger

22 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

This was a great cruise on a great cruise line.

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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cyzanzubi

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

I actually lost three pounds!!!

I really wanted to try the Prinsendam while she is still under the HAL flag. Everything I heard about the passengers and the staff was spot on. Everyone was friendly and approachable. The staff was competent and ...
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Sail Date December 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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StartrainDD

32 Reviews Written

128 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise with the best crew ever on the Prinsendam!

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 ...
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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


JeffElizabeth avatar

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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ETSanJose

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lovely older ship, great service

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 ...
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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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boomerone

23 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Good experience with friends experiencing the Amazon together.

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 ...
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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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Albear

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Transatlantic Crossing

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 ...
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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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StartrainDD

32 Reviews Written

128 Helpful Votes

Great "Adriatic Explorer" adventure on the "Elegant Explorer"

Prinsendam 10-5-17 “Adriatic Explorer” This is a long and detailed "Log style" review. If you just want the summary scroll down to the bottom! We flew out nonstop on American on Wednesday evening 10-4, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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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