Just announced: Prinsendam is leaving the Holland America fleet.  In sad news, Holland America has announced that come 1 July 2019, Prinsendam will be moving to a German cruise company.  All itineraries scheduled on the Prinsendam after 1 July 19 will be absorbed by Rotterdam, Volendam and Veendam.

During Europe’s warm summer months, Prinsendam soaks up the sun in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.  Cruises depart from Amsterdam and Dover (London) for predominantly Northern Europe itineraries visiting the Baltics, Norway and beyond, and Rome and Lisbon, for cruises through the Med, the eastern European coastlines of Spain and France, and down into the Canary islands.  Prinsendam also has a few unique itineraries to look out for – cruises to the Holy Land have the opportunity to visit Israel, or explore some of the deeper areas of Europe’s Rivers.

As the weather gets cooler in Europe, Prinsendam heads to Central and South America.  Discover the islands of the Caribbean, or explore the wondrous cultures of South America.  Don’t forget to check out Prinsendam‘s once-in-a-lifetime itineraries to Antarctica.

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Explore seldom-visited destinations larger ships can’t reach. With a capacity of just 835 guests, Prinsendam is intimate, yet comfortably spacious. Recently refurbished, from the Lido Market and Java Café to her Explorer’s Lounge, Spa and Salon, our ‘Elegant Explorer’ shines brighter than ever.

A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 – 150 AD. Prinsendam, or ‘Princes’ ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

While on board, choose from an array of onboard activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Learn how to edit, display and share your vacation videos and photographs through our Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Or simply relax and rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.


Before you board Holland America’s Prinsendam, you must try to prepare your taste buds and appetites for the most scrumptious meals known to man. If you think you’re prepare, come join our highly skilled chefs as they proceed to prepare their meals of sheer delight. You’re guaranteed to become overwhelmed by what you’re about to encounter. We’ll be waiting.

  • La Fontaine Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lido Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast and lunch
  • Odyssey Restaurant is an alternative dining room offering gourmet Italian fare
  • Java Bar serves specialty coffees
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service


La Fontaine Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator – as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

Lido Market: Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab on the go or to have quickly made to order.

Dive-In: Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like our grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack.



Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.


From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, our casino is well-equipped and staffed with professionals eager to help guests learn new skills.

Explorer’s Lounge

A refined place for coffees, drinks and liqueurs, service to the sounds of the Adagio ensemble.

Showroom at Sea

Talented performers take to the stage nightly in the ship’s magnificent theatre or in The Showroom at Sea, a contemporary take on a classic nightclub featuring state-of-the-art theatre technology.

Movies in the Wajang Theater

Complimentary films and popcorn are waiting for you in your ship’s movie theatre.


Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many – or as few – as you please. It’s an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream – do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there’s a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.


  • Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passengers capacity: 916
  • Crew Members: 470
  • Gross Tonnnage: 39,051 grt.
  • Length: 565 feet
  • Beam: 95 feet
  • Maximum speed:22 knots
  • Dedicated:June, 2002, by Rose Abello, Eva Andresen and Linda Ehlenberger, representing all of the employees of Holland America Line.
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnMin PriceSave up to*
06 May 19
14-day Celtic ExplorerPrinsendamDover (London)Amsterdam$1,807Select-59%
06 May 19
28-day Celtic & Norwegian Fjords ExplorerPrinsendamDover (London)Amsterdam$3,468Select-59%
20 May 19
14-day Norwegian Fjords ExplorerPrinsendamAmsterdamAmsterdam$1,805Select-58%
20 May 19
28-day Norwegian Fjords & British Isles ExplorerPrinsendamAmsterdamAmsterdam$5,578Select-47%
03 Jun 19
14-day British Isles ExplorerPrinsendamAmsterdamAmsterdam$4,060Select-48%
03 Jun 19
28-day British Isles North Cape & Norway ExplorerPrinsendamAmsterdamAmsterdam$7,437Select-50%
17 Jun 19
14-day North Cape & Gems Of Norway ExplorerPrinsendamAmsterdamAmsterdam$3,760Select-50%