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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 for Phoenix. She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for the Royal Viking Line, and was renamed Seabourn Sun when Seabourn Cruise Line acquired the ship in 1999. In 2002, Seabourn wished to concentrate on smaller vessels and transferred the ship to Holland America Line, which was renamed as Prinsendam.

Early career

She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for the Royal... 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 for Phoenix. She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for the Royal Viking Line, and was renamed Seabourn Sun when Seabourn Cruise Line acquired the ship in 1999. In 2002, Seabourn wished to concentrate on smaller vessels and transferred the ship to Holland America Line, which was renamed as Prinsendam.

Early career

She was launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for the Royal Viking Line.

Cunard Line career

In 1994 Cunard purchased Royal Viking Sun and the Royal Viking brand when Royal Viking Line ceased operations. Cunard continued to operate her under the same name but did repaint her funnel in Cunard colours.

In 1999 Cunard and Seabourn were merged by parent company Carnival Corporation. It was decided to move Royal Viking Sun to Seabourn, and after an extensive refit she was renamed as the Seabourn Sun. Her last cruise for Seabourn was a circumnavigation of South America in 2002.

Holland America Line career

After another extensive refit in 2002, Seabourn Sun was renamed Prinsendam for Holland America Line - another division of the Carnival Corporation.

Prinsendam is one of two Holland America Line ships that have undertaken cruises to Antarctica and due to her low height above the waterline is one of only a handful of cruise ships that can transit the Kiel Canal.

On 22 March 2012 Prinsendam, was en route to Portimao, Portugal, when she received a distress call from the Portuguese fishing boat Dario, which was sinking with eight people aboard. When the ship arrived, the 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.

In summer 2018, the company announced that it had sold Prinsendam to Phoenix Reisen. However, the ship is being chartered back to HAL, and she'll operate scheduled cruises through 1 July 2019.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
MS_Prinsendam_(1988)

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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...

Bridge

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Stuyvesant Room

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This is a meeting room, which offers flexible and functional meeting facilities including full audio/visual capabilities. The room provide the ideal private settings for group meetings and other ga...
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Shopping Arcade

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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.
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Neptune Lounge

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Guests choosing Pinnacle and Neptune suites enjoy access to a private lounge and the services of a personal concierge for organizing spa, dining and shore arrangements.

The Atrium

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This is the very heart of the ship, where you can admire masterpieces of art, relax, and fall in love with this magic cruise world.
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Explorations Cafe

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Relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the mornin...
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Lido Bar

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

Launderette

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