Prinsendam – Holland America Line

In Service – 2002 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 37845 Length: 674 ft Beam: 92 ft
Speed: 22 knots
Registry: Netherlands Passengers: 793 Crew: 460
Shipyard: Wartsila Marine Industries


About Holland America Line

Holland America Line stands for classic cruise experiences with superb food and excellent service. The standard may be compared with competitors such as Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. Though becoming increasingly popular Holland America Line is still an insider tip in Europe. The main onboard language is English. We recommend travelers to have a fairly good command of the English language to make the cruises a pleasant experience.


The Ship

The Prinsendam is the smallest ship in Holland America Line’s fleet. On a length of 204 meters she offers lots of space for up to 835 guests and a crew of 470. The ship is nicknamed the “Elegant Explorer”. Launched in 1988 she was transferred to Holland America Line in 2002. Thanks to her small size and low height she can navigate interesting routes most other cruise liners can not.


All cabins are comfortably furnished. The interior staterooms start at a size of almost 12 square meters, exterior cabins start with 16.8 square meters, cabins with balcony with 21 square meters while the suites reach from 33.6 to 67.3 square meters. There is enough space for your suitcases in every cabin though.


Atmosphere on board

Even small in its overall size the Prinsendam gives the opportunity to enjoy your privacy and the feeling of spaciousness. The informal atmosphere on this cruise ship creates an unforgettable holiday experience. Nevertheless we suggest taking along evening dresses for the “formal nights”.


Food and Beverages

The cuisine is surely one of the highlights of every cruise with Holland America Line. Guests can spontaneously choose to dine à la carte in the main restaurant or in the buffet restaurant.


Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

You can choose from a variety of onboard activities such as yoga, swimming, spa treatments, having a drink in the bar or sitting down somewhere just reading a book. Furthermore the Culinary Arts Centre offers cooking courses for people of every age.


The Greenhouse Spa invites you into a heavenly beauty paradise. You can enjoy different treatments such as massages, manicure and pedicure. In contrast to this relaxing programme you are able to join some sport courses like yoga and pilates or using the gym machines.


Our summary

If you are interested in classic cruise experiences, interesting itineraries and good service, Prinsendam is a good choice for you!