Prinsendam cruise ship guide


MS Prinsendam is the most intimate ship on Holland America Line, offering elegant style in a small-ship setting. Cruise 1st Australia offers you the chance to find out what this fantastic ship has to offer – with great deals on a number of cruises over the coming months.

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About MS Prinsendam

The ship was initially launched in 1988 under the name of Royal Viking Sun, cruising for Royal Viking Line, before becoming Seabourn Sun when she joined the Seabourn Line in 1999. She became MS Prinsendam in 2002, when she was transferred to Holland America Line.

Housing just 835 passengers and spanning just 9 decks, MS Prinsendam is a small cruise ship – which provides the opportunity to visit areas that many other cruise ships can’t (such as the Kiel Canal). It also offers quite a different atmosphere to many of the larger ships – a more intimate feeling, where you’ll recognise fellow passengers and meet new friends. Holland America Line describes the ship as having “the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship”.

At the centre of the ship is a beautiful three-story atrium, which features a special signature sculpture – a cylinder of bolle glass with etched fish, turtles and dolpins, lit with state-of-the-art fibre optics. The ship is also home to a number of other fine pieces of art that will certainly be a highlight of your stay.

There are various dining options on board, including La Fontaine Dining Room, with a five course menu and extensive wine list; the reservation Pinnacle Grill, which offers a more sophisticated feel; the Italian-themed Canaletto Restaurant; the more relaxed Lido Restaurant; and the Culinary Arts Centre, where you’ll enjoy interactive cooking lessons in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen.

When you want to unwind, there’s the Explorations Cafe, where you can browse the internet or read a newspaper with a cup of coffee. Or the Greenhouse Spa & Salon might be for you if you feel like being pampered.

The Queen’s Show Lounge is where the entertainment happens – with singers, dancers, comedians and more putting on a show.

Accommodation on MS Prinsendam

Holland America Line ships are known for their spacious accommodation, and here it’s no different. Even in the basic interior rooms you’ll find yourself with plenty of room to relax, with great standard amenities such as luxury bedding, massage showerheads, make-up mirrors, a flat-panel TV and DVD player and complimentary fresh fruit on request.

Sea-view rooms offer all of the above plus a window out onto the ocean, while verandah rooms offer more space and your own private balcony.

And if you want to go all-out, the suites offer the ultimate in luxury, with much more living space and exclusive amenities such as personal concierge service, priority boarding and an exclusive daily breakfast service.

Book a cruise on MS Prinsendam

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