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Saturday, December 7, 2019

    MS Prinsendam

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    MS Prinsendam
    MS Prinsendam

    MS Prinsendam (Holland America Line)

    Overview

    MS Prinsendam is Holland America Line’s smallest cruise ship. Due to her size she is one of the only cruise ships in the world that can transit the Kiel Canal, due to her low height above waterline. 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.

    The ship performs many unique cruises compared to the rest of the fleet, sailing to Antarctica for example. She performs much longer voyages than most of the fleet and offers more frequent world voyages than the others.

    Trivia

    MS Prinsendam has been owned by multiple Carnival Cruise Line brands in the past. From 1994-98 she was owned by Cunard Line and sailed under the name Royal Viking Sun.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Small ship
    Ship class:Unknown/One off
    Sister ships: None
    Passengers:835
    Staterooms:419
    Total crew:470
    Ship length:219.0 m
    Ship beam:31.0 m
    Ship draft:7.5 m
    Tonnage:37,983
    No. of decks:9
    Elevators:4
    Service speed:22.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:8700280
    Call sign:PBGH
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:May 1988
    Build cost:June 2002
    Entered service:$125 million USD

     
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