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Amera

Capacity
835
Crew
470
Tonnage
38,848
Length
674.2 ft (205.5 m)
First voyage
1988
Decks
9

MS Amera (formerly Seabourn Sun, Royal Viking Sun, and Prinsendam) is a cruise ship operated by Phoenix Reisen. She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for Royal Viking Line, and began operating for Cunard Line under the same name in 1994. She was renamed Seabourn Sun when Seabourn Cruise Line acquired the ship in 1999. In 2002, Seabourn transferred the ship to Holland America Line,... Read more

Amera

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
835
Crew: 
470
Tonnage: 
38,848
Length: 
674.2 ft (205.5 m)
Beam: 
91.8 ft (28.0 m)
First voyage: 
1988
Decks: 
9

MS Amera (formerly Seabourn Sun, Royal Viking Sun, and Prinsendam) is a cruise ship operated by Phoenix Reisen. She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for Royal Viking Line, and began operating for Cunard Line under the same name in 1994. She was renamed Seabourn Sun when Seabourn Cruise Line acquired the ship in 1999. In 2002, Seabourn transferred the ship to Holland America Line, which was renamed as Prinsendam. In 2018, Prinsendam was sold to Phoenix Reisen, debuting in 2019.

History

1988–1999: Royal Viking Sun

Royal Viking Line

She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for Royal Viking Line. She was the largest ship in the fleet at the time she entered service.

Cunard Line

In 1994, Cunard Line purchased Royal Viking Sun and the Royal Viking brand when Royal Viking Line ceased operations. Cunard continued to operate her under the same name and initially retained the vessel's original livery. Later, Cunard repainted her funnel in their colours and retained the Royal Viking logo.

1999–2002: Seabourn Sun

In 1999, Carnival Corporation merged Cunard and Seabourn and moved Royal Viking Sun to Seabourn. After an extensive refit, she was renamed Seabourn Sun. Her last cruise for Seabourn was a circumnavigation of South America in 2002.

2002–2019: Prinsendam

In 2002, Seabourn Sun was transferred to sister brand Holland America Line after Seabourn chose to focus on its fleet's smaller vessels and underwent a refit before beginning operations.

On 22 March 2012, Prinsendam was en route to Portimao when she received a distress call from the Portuguese fishing boat Dario, which was sinking with eight people aboard. When the ship arrived, Dario's crew was entering a life raft. The Portuguese Coast Guard directed Prinsendam to pick up the fishermen and stand by for a helicopter to take the eight men to shore.

During her career with Holland America, she had sailed cruises to Antarctica, and was used to transit the Kiel Canal due to her low height above the waterline.

2019–present: Amera

In July 2018, Holland America announced that Prinsendam was sold to Phoenix Reisen. However, she was chartered back to Holland America to continue operating her scheduled voyages until 1 July 2019.

On 2 July 2019, Prinsendam began her six-week renovation at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, and left on 12 August 2019 for Bremerhaven. She was christened in Bremerhaven on 16 August 2019 by Petra Kaiser, a veteran Phoenix Reisen employee, before sailing her maiden voyage to Dover, Antwerp, Amsterdam, and the Norwegian fjords, where she cruised for her inaugural season. She operated Mediterranean cruises beginning in October 2019.

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Future Cruises

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This cruise won't be your last one, will it? So here you can get all the information you need and plan your bright cruise future!
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Fitness Center

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Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. On deck are basketball and volleyball courts and two refreshing pools.
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Shop

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Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.

Whirlpools

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There's no place better to relax and to forget about all problems of the big world!

Front Office

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Do you want to send fax or letter? Are you looking for a place to get cash advances? Have you got any problems with your onboard identification card? Welcome to Front Office - our staff will gladl...
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Sea View Bar

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Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.

Shore Excursions

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Our carefully crafted Journeys Ashore™ (Shore Excursions) help you connect deeply with the people and places you’ll visit and offer a level of comfort, care and convenience you won’t find anywhere ...

Sea View Pool

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It offers a sunny retreat with inspiring views of the ocean and ship’s wake.

Infirmary

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Each Holland America Line ship has an onboard Medical Center staffed by licensed physicians and critical care nurses. While not a full-service hospital, the Medical Center is well equipped to handl...