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4.9 out of 5

Awesome cruise!!! by Linoz

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This was a very relaxing cruise. We experienced some rough seas after we left Lisbon but nothing too bad. The rest of the trip was fairly smooth sailing with great weather. We had a great time and would do this cruise again.

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4.7 out of 5

Loved this trip! by DCH

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This is a beautiful older smaller ship with elegant decor and great service. We missed B.B.King but enjoyed cooking and library and other options. The small ship is wonderful to get around on and enjoy fellow cruisers. The ports allow the smaller ships to dock and great options on places to see in the areas.

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3.3 out of 5

Floating rest home by rob26015140

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The ship has an older crowd and it is dead after 9PM, we are older too, but not dead yet. If you want to relax and read a book, this is your ship, if you want to party and have fun, this is NOT your ship.

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4.9 out of 5

Our favorite of all cruises! by Bjacobson

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This tour covers such historic areas. The lectures on the ship helped us prepare for our tours. We had excellent guides and the overnight in Israel was really the best way to see all the historic areas of Israel. Due to traffic, our bus returned late. Upon our return, the staff at Holland America, had champagne waiting for us and told us (it was almost 9 PM that the dining room was ready to serve us dinner.

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4.9 out of 5

great small ship by bobrvls

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Great 14 day smaller ship great crew ports of call fantastic

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3.9 out of 5

Great sights, Tiny cabin by VermontGoldie

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The exploration of Israel made the entire trip worthwhile; Jerusalem is amazing; Greece is friendly and warm; Naples and Pompeii are interesting and the Amalfi coast is beautiful.

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4.9 out of 5

MEMERABLE by SHARRONGERMANOS

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THE CRUISE AND SHIP WERE VERY ENJOYABLE. WE WERE ABLE TO ENJOY PORTS AND CANALS BECAUSE THE SHIP WAS SMALLER THAN MOST CRUISE SHIPS.

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4.8 out of 5

A gem of a ship by Cruiser86845958

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Smooth sailing all the way. I felt like I was traveling in the 30’s. Fine dining, elegant evenings, a library, fresh floral arrangements everywhere. The ship is small enough that we made friends easily and saw them again and again for drinks or dinner. Really good music on board.

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4.5 out of 5

Nice Cruise by Wfh30

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Thanks Andrea for the Pinnacle lunch and bottle of champagne.

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5 out of 5

Voyage of South America and Antartica by rauljrodriguez

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This was a cruise of a lifetime (but we hope to make a few more like it). The ship, the itinerary, the staff, the weather, everything was excellent.

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3.8 out of 5

Fantastic Christmas New Year's Cruise by LasOlas

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Overall 16 fabulous days onboard the Prisendam. This is the fierst time we have spent BOTH Christmas AND New Years at sea. It was 100% worth it!

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4.9 out of 5

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise by DPOVOLOTSKY

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Cruise ship was very quiet and very enjoyable. I'd definitely will go again.

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5 out of 5

TransAtlanticAmsterdam by sritacco

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Culinary arts was good.  Service was excellent.  Intimacy was best because of size of ship and lower number of people.  Activities were of the right level.  Able to relax and decompress. 

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5 out of 5

67 day South America and Antarctic Voyage by redunn301

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The Antarctic 4 days was the best part of the cruise, followed by the Amazon. I highly recommend this cruise. The ports of call are varied and the excursions offered are quite varied and there is one to suit everyone's taste.

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5 out of 5

Excellent travel experience by Realtall

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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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5 out of 5

Exploring the Wild Amazon by Culturalcruise

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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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4 out of 5

29 Days Amazon Cruise by floraagana

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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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5 out of 5

amazon rocks by wcward41

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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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5 out of 5

Love Prinsendam. Love transatlantic repositioning cruises. by smf25

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The Prinsendam is a small ship.  Maybe 800 passengers.  Short distances and fewer decks to cover between locales.  Easier to meet other passengers - and see them over and over again.  Everything is laid back.  No lines.  No crowded venues.  Fabulous service from the crew.  And, yes, on a small ship crew and passengers get to know each other too.  Entertainment was very good.  Sophisticated.  Classical music every evening in one lounge.  Finally, for many of us, repositioning cruises are what cruising is about.  We had 9 sea days out of the 16 days onboard.  Paradise for me.

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4 out of 5

Very Nice Cruise by rg433

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The Burgundian Explorer cruise (despite its somewhat perplexing name, as it went nowhere near contemporary Burgundy) was a lovely experience except for the unexplained elimination of a call at Porto in Portugal, which was one of our original motivations for scheduling the cruise, and a rather disappointing excursion to Valencia, which was more of a blow-by than a visit.

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