Just back from the pre-inaugural cruise on the new Holland America - ms Prinsendam in NYC. Fresh flowers and magical art everywhere. I had a room with a private verandah.Built in 1988 for Royal Viking Line, she was transferred to Cunard in 1994 when they acquired RVL, and then on to Seabourn.It seemed to me that the real vision of the cruise line while building this ship must have been passenger to space ratio. With fewer than 800 guests, it truly felt like a home at sea. Visiting places all over the globe, this ship is for those seeking adventure-elegant style. The food served in the Lido restaurant and in the La Fontaine dining room was five star. They also have a new alternative restaurant - The Odyssey Restaurant, which was spectacular. The hi -tech internet cafe was neat. On board shopping is very simple. The Casino was limited. Entertainment on board this ship was simple and sweet. The Wajang theatre is a nice place to catch up with recent blockbusters and complimentary popcorn is served before each feature presentation. The Queen's Lounge is where they have the nightly shows and is very spacious. The Ocean Spa was heavenly. There is also 2 bars and 3 other public lounges, a library and a cigar room - The Oak Room, which is very classy. Intimate yet spacious is what describes this ship. So go ahead - book yourself on a trip where wonders await you and where you can truly call yourself - The Elegant Explorer.
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