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Nov 05, 2015

If you sail on this vessel, even if you go to warm climate, bring a winter coat, they keep the public areas very cold, 60 degrees. The vessel is old and dated.

Oct 17, 2018

Call someone at EXC tours to get advice before choosing your excursions. We did it this time and new which tours to take and when to just get off at the port and enjoy walking around on your own. We had a great balance of leisure time, touring time and ship time.

Oct 17, 2018

If you want to party at night and have fun, do NOT go on this ship.

Jun 20, 2018


Jun 10, 2018

It is showing its age. Too bad. Should be replaced with a new ship of its size.

Jun 04, 2018

If you enjoy a smaller ship then this is the one for you. I prefer the size of the Niew Amsterdam - but its all a matter of taste. It does make it easier to get on and off the ship though for those excursions.

May 25, 2018

Wonderful small and intimate

May 22, 2018

Great space for breakfast on the aft of the Lido!

Apr 10, 2018

The ship is a true gem. We are scheduled on three itineraries of the Prinsendam for 2019. The only weak point, as mentioned above, is the accessibility of the bathtubs. We have brought this to the attention of HAL and hopefully they will address the problem when the ship goes into dry dock this December.

Mar 19, 2018

Don’t, unless you are ready for bad entertainment, outdated ship, and facilities, average food, and the list goes on

Feb 01, 2018

Do not expect to be "entertained". This ship lacks trhe entertainment quality of many others. Once again, I say, consider the demographics of the passengers. This was by far the oldest group of folks we have of any cruise we have sailed. (30+ cruises).

Jan 06, 2018

Just go

Dec 25, 2017

We eat I. The Lido, and we are early people, so we never had crowds. My tip is to eat early

Jun 28, 2017

spend your money on another Cruise line instead of HA

May 29, 2017

Don't over pack and if you bring your own DVD's make sure they are not Blu Ray and will play on older devices.

May 23, 2017

Staff is excellent. Small size affords the opportunity to meet and know other passengers and crew.

Mar 23, 2017

This ship is small, about 850 passengers maximum. The entertainment possibilities are somewhat limited. The average age of the passengers is senior citizen, 70+ for the majority.

Jan 12, 2017

What the vessel lacks in modern bells and whistles, it makes up by the very positive attitude of the whole crew.

Dec 21, 2016

best of HAL -- smaller goes to great spots that behemoths cannot

Dec 21, 2016

Its a small ship which I prefer. Its a little bit outdated but cosy and nice.