From the Desk of Prinsendam Captain Jeroen Schuchmann

As you may know, the beloved Prinsendam will soon bid a final farewell as she leaves the Holland America Line fleet July 1, 2019, after 17 years. As our most intimate ship, she’s long been a guest favorite known for offering unique cruising experiences. But she isn’t leaving without saying goodbye. There are still upcoming itineraries available, and you’re invited to join us on board one last time.

Prinsendam will explore the Amazon roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale in November, then offer two Caribbean cruises through the holidays. Once again, she will sail our in-depth 80-Day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, and her last circumnavigation will certainly be among her most memorable. Following that journey, the ship then makes way to Europe where she will spend her last few months in the Holland America Line family. The diverse collection of voyages is homage to the itineraries the ship has offered while serving in our fleet: the Mediterranean, Iberian Peninsula, British Isles and Norway, making her final farewell on a 14-day expedition to the North Cape.

I’ve had the good fortune to command Prinsendam for the past few years, and I’ve always appreciated her size. It has allowed us to explore the world’s remote corners in style while creating a strong sense of camaraderie among her guests. It also enables our staff and crew to delight guests with the award-winning service and amenities that are hallmarks of Holland America Line.

I do hope you will join us in celebrating Prinsendam on one of her final Holland America Line sailings. I look forward to welcoming you on board to celebrate this special ship.

Warmest Regards,
Captain Jeroen Schuchmann

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