Holland America Cruise

Prinsendam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
14 Night Heart Of Bordeaux (Amsterdam To London)
Sail Date: July 09, 2010
Ship: Prinsendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The ship was nice, but old. Some of the details were not up to the level of other cruise liners I have been on. For example, the shower had a cheap soap dish that was not stable. Also, the ship was small and there was not much choice in entertainment, although the entertainment was very good. In addition, there were not many restaurant/meal options like on larger ships.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
As mentioned above, there weren't many options for meals; however, the food was very well prepared and tasty.


3 out of 5
As mentioned above, there was not much choice in entertainment, but what there was was good. The timing wasn't very good for the late dinner seating.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our stateroom attendant was wonderful! He was available 24/7 and always asked about my mother and me. The dining room steward was very personable and knew everyone's name by the second night. He provided anything we asked for.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The problem with the room was that the window looked out on the lower promenade deck, which meant we could not leave the curtains open because people were constantly passing by the window.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Best to take a tour here to Vannes.
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Guggenheim Museum
3 out of 5
This was a charming town and it's nice to just walk around.
Don't Miss: Victor Hugo's house
3 out of 5
Not worth going to Brussels, but a tour to Brugges is good.
5 out of 5
Must take a tour here to Paris!
Don't Miss: Paris
5 out of 5
Torre de Hercules was beautiful, but a long climb up steep stairs. The tram was easy to navigate and a nice ride.
5 out of 5
Need to take a transfer to London for the day. Once there, you can get a double decker bus city tour.

Pros: Ports of call were excellent. Crew was wonderful!

Cons: It was difficult to work with Holland America Line for special requests because I booked through Cheaptickets.

Recommends Prinsendam? Yes!

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