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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: 8 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

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.

Ports Of Call

Bordeaux, France

3 out of 5

Lorient, France

3 out of 5
Best to take a tour here to Vannes.

Bilbao, Spain

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: Guggenheim Museum

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

3 out of 5
This was a charming town and it's nice to just walk around.
Don't Miss: Victor Hugo's house

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

3 out of 5
Not worth going to Brussels, but a tour to Brugges is good.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Must take a tour here to Paris!
Don't Miss: Paris

La Coruna, Spain

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.

Tilbury (London), England

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.

Vlissingen (Flushing), Netherlands

5 out of 5

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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