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Prinsendam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5

30 Night Amazon Explorer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2017

Ship: Prinsendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 251

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was the first Cruise my wife and I have taken since the late 90s. Of the scheduled stops on this cruise my wife and I had only been to Aruba before. We enjoyed seeing another part of the world. The staff on the Prinsendam treated us like royalty.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff treated us like royalty!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious, modern

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Interesting to see one time. Was not impressed enough to think about returning.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
Interesting to visit one time. Will most likely not return.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5
Again, interesting to visit one time but will not be returning.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Snuba adventure a waste of money. View of the island was interesting on a one time visit.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Took an overview tour. Congested traffic, one time visit was enough.

Devils Island, French Guiana

5 out of 5
Very interesting visit. Loved seeing this historical island. One time visit will suffice.

Macapa, Brazil

4 out of 5
Ok stop. One time visit to this area will be enough.

Cross The Equator

3 out of 5

Santarem, Brazil

2 out of 5
Dirty town. Other than getting a feel for this area we will not be returning.

Boca Da Valeria, Brazil

5 out of 5
Loved this stop.

Manaus, Brazil

4 out of 5
Took backwater excursions. Very interesting and informative. Found the city dirty and uninviting

Parintins, Brazil

4 out of 5
Good stop. Took pedicab around town. Boi Bumba festival program was fabulaous.

Alter Do Chao, Brazil

4 out of 5
Liked this stop. Made a connection with a local windsurfer which enhanced our enjoyment.

Belem, Brazil

1 out of 5
Skip this stop.Dirty, unexciting.

Scarborough, Tobago

4 out of 5
Took a wonderful guided bus tour of the island. Nice to get an overview. May consider a return trip.

Port of Spain

4 out of 5
Nice stop. We took a guided bus tour of the island. Interesting island. May consider a return visit.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We have been to Aruba 3 times previously. Love this island. I windsirfed on the north end.


5 out of 5
Well organized, easy finding our luggage,
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