Prinsendam

4.0 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: S     Refurbished: 7 yrs ago    
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Prinsendam is a small ship, carrying 835 passengers and 470 crew, and sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

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Exploring the Wild Amazon

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent travel experience

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There were several best parts to the holiday cruise. The itinerary was very good because we visited a number of smaller and less traveled islands. The service and food were excellent on the ship. All of the shore excursions were purchased through HAL and were well worth the money. The Prinsendam is a small ship by today's standards, but we found it to be a better experience than the bigger options. Due to the age of the ship, the furnishings are somewhat worn and should be replaced. We never felt crowded or rushed and fellow passengers tended to be more polite than we have experienced in the past.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

29 Days Amazon Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I enjoyed our trip to Santarem when we went Piranha fishing. I caught  white piranha which is about 3 1/2 inches big. All the ports are really nice and easy to get in and out the ports.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

amazon rocks

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nothing could be done to improve this cruise to Caribbean and Amazon-except throwing the "whiners" in the river!!!!!!!!!!Happy 150 word are not enough. take the cruise for yourself. yes it hot and humid. amazon basin is on equator and not covered with air conditioned dome.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Exploring the Wild Amazon

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Exploring the Amazon was the best part of this cruise. Becoming familiar with the flora and fauna was truly once in a lifetime experience. Walking through the tropical rain forest, seeing the beautiful flowering trees and experiencing the antics of the manatees and pink dolphins was a never ending source of amazement.To listen to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in the resplendent Manaus Opera house was a truly unique musical experience, one that I will remember for a long time. Meeting the local residents along the river was a revealing moment. The smells and sounds of the great river were totally outstanding and could not have been imagined without being there.Happy

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

UPS AND DOWNS OF THE PRINCESENDAM

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE NUMBER OF BROKEN WASHING AND DRYING MACHINES WHICH WERE SUPPOSEDLY FREE.   BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE SHRUGGED SHOULDERS OF THE FRONT DESK STAFF ABOUT GETTING THEM REPAIRED.  SEVERAL PEOPLE WENT THERE AND CAME BACK SWEARING.   PEOPLE ARE JUST NOT RESPONSIVE.

 

FOOD WAS FAIR, NOT EXCELLENT OR EXCEPTIONAL.   MAIN COURSES LACKED FLAVOR, BLAND MIGHT BE A GOOD WORD.  DESSERTS AND APPETIZERS WERE MUCH BETTER

 

CABIN STAFF EXCELLENT.   THE BEST.

 

ENTERTAINMENT OVERALL WAS GOOD.   THE SHIP CAST WAS EXCELLENT.   SOME OF THE ONE NIGHTERS WERE,  EHH?  HANGERS ON EXTENDING THEIR CAREERS.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Review of Cruise Beginning 5-17 and ending 6-2-164

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We enjoyed talking to Linda who encouraged us to participate in all the activities.  She is a great hostess for your programs and is most helpful.  The shows were great and the cast very friendly and up-beat.  The dining was excellent as was the staff.  The staff that took care of the rooms was very efficient and also very helpful.

 

We have been with Holland America before and have met Kevin on both cruises.  Obviously, your staff is encouraged to sell the excursions and tours,  However, we have always been able to, with the participation of the cruise line, use information and instruction to go ashore and enjoy the sites.  It is evident that Kevin did not actually go into the field and check out the instructions he was giving to the guests.  Some great attention should be given to this problem.  This was a great disappointment to us.

 

Having said this, we certainly would cruise with Holland American again.  And we would recommend it to friends.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

poor music choices

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Wasn't prepared for Beds unable to convert to Double etc.

Was looking forward to participating in the piano bar. Very disappointed!

Joe in the crows nest only played rock or country western. Requested standards on three occasions. Was unsuccessful . Station band played excellent DANCE music. Stage performers Excellent, but were pre programed to planned shows Classical music (Piano & Violin) not my taste. I complained on ship. Program director left me a voice message stating I should request songs

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Cruise!

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We had a great time!  We booked everything including the flight, transfers and motel through Holland America (HAL) at our cruise consultant Becca Reeves suggestion.  It all went flawlessly.  We flew on Delta out of Ft Lauderdale, Florida to Rome Italy via Atlanta Georgia.  The flight from Atlanta to Rome was fairly pleasant for a long flight.  They served a complimentary meal and drinks including wine and beer.  The food was surprisingly good.  They also had complimentary movies as well.  When we arrived in Rome a HAL  representative was waiting for us in the terminal and instructed where to go and after retrieving our baggage took us to our shuttle to the motel.  We encountered several people that had booked with a different cruise line wandering around lost looking for directions.  They should have booked with HAL!  The shuttle took us directly to the motel as they had a shuttle that went directly to our motel, not one that hit several motels.  The accommodations at the Sheraton were top notch.  Great restaurant in the motel too.  HAL was there at the motel to gives directions for the shuttle service to the cruise port too.  

 

Once we arrived at the port, boarding onto the Prinsendam was quick and smooth.  Our ships cabin was really great too.  It even had a walk in closet.  Becca got us a great upgrade at no additional cost to us.  She is great!!!!  The food onboard was absolutely fantastic as were the shows.were awesome as well.  The ship is an older ship that was starting to show it's age but it was well maintained and clean.  The ports of call were fun too.  We choose some fun HAL excursions and had a great time on everyone of them.  I would recommend this cruise to anyone.

 

We are looking forward to our next cruise!!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

A little bit disappointed

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The ports of call, with exception of Sinop and Trabzon were nice and interesting.

Istanbul and Canakkale, were superb.

Now, the vessel, as usual, (I had the same issue in 2011 with the same ship)  all the public areas, show room, dinning room, explorers lounge, etc. were kept at 55 or 60 degrees, I know because I have an app in my i-phone that reads the temperature in a room. 80% of the passengers, including me, inside the ship, we were wearing coats and sweaters. 

I talked to Captain Roberts, but did not work. 

Now in the Lido restaurant, very unusual, they have very rude personal this time.

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The Lido Deck features staterooms in category S, as well as Neptune Lounge, Lido Restaurant, Terrace Grill, Lido Pool, whirlpool, and Lido Bar.

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pilimili
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

If you sail on this vessel, even if you go to warm climate, bring a winter coat, they keep the public areas very cold, 60 degrees. The vessel is old and dated.

redunn301
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

This ship is small, about 850 passengers maximum. The entertainment possibilities are somewhat limited. The average age of the passengers is senior citizen, 70+ for the majority.

Culturalcruise
Contributor Level: Purser

What the vessel lacks in modern bells and whistles, it makes up by the very positive attitude of the whole crew.

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