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MS Prinsendam

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

MS Prinsendam (formerly Seabourn Sun and Royal Viking Sun) is a cruise ship for Holland America Line and is nicknamed the Elegant Explorer. 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. Shortly after, in 2002, Seabourn wished to concentrate on smaller vessels. So, in 2002, they transferred the ship to Holland America Line, where she was renamed the... Read more

MS Prinsendam

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 Prinsendam (formerly Seabourn Sun and Royal Viking Sun) is a cruise ship for Holland America Line and is nicknamed the Elegant Explorer. 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. Shortly after, in 2002, Seabourn wished to concentrate on smaller vessels. So, in 2002, they transferred the ship to Holland America Line, where she was renamed the 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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Band Stand

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Beauty Salon

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The evening is coming - so it's time to visit the beauty salon to conquer this ship tonight!

Jogging Track

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Dance Floor

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You can sing and dance, dance and sing - all night long and without any restrictions!

Saunas & Steam

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This is therapeutic mild sauna and steam grottos to gently cleanse and purify the body.

Shuffleboard Court

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Here you can play your favourite game just in the middle of the ocean.
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La Fontaine Dining Room

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For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian opt...
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Greenhouse Spa & Salon

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Our tranquil Asian-inspired spa is a haven of luxurious beauty salon and spa treatments, featuring thermal pools, heated ceramic lounges and treatment rooms facing the sea.

Croquet Court

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