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Encyclopedia > MS Prinsendam
ms Prinsendam
Launched: 1988
Status: in service
Tonnage: 38,000 gross tons
Length: 669 feet
Beam: 106 feet
Speed: 22 knots
Decks: 8
Complement: 793 passengers, 443 crew
Registry: Netherlands

The ms Prinsendam (formerly Seabourne 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 the Royal Viking Sun for the Royal Viking Line, and was renamed the Prinsendam when she entered service with Holland America in 2002. Image File history File links Prinsendam. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... HAL logo Holland America Line, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a cruise ship line, originally an operator of passenger and cargo ships. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Viking Line was an upmarket cruise line that operated from 1972 until 1999. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Since the Prinsendam is smaller than most Holland America ships, she is able to stop in exotic ports of call. Annually, the ship completes a Grand World Voyage that lasts over 100 days, however the 2007 world cruise was taken over by the MS Amsterdam due to the overwhelming popularity of the cruise. The MS Amsterdam is a cruise ship named for the City of Amsterdam in northern Holland that sails for Holland America Line, a division of Carnival Corporation. ...


Rogue Wave

In early March 2007, the Prinsendam was hit by an approximately 70ft rogue wave while on the Antarctic segment of a cruise circumnavigating South America. She suffered minor damage, mainly broken glass and damaged furnishings. Upon her return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, repairs were made to the vessel, delaying her departure on the next cruise by several hours. March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... For other uses, see Antarctica (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Nickname: Venice of America Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area  - City  36. ...

Lido and Sports decks
Lido and Sports decks

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Earlier Prinsendam

There was also an earlier vessel named ms Prinsendam which was built at Shipyard de Merwede in the Netherlands in 1973. That ship was 427ft long and typically carried about 350 passengers and 200 crew members. The liner was sailing through the Gulf of Alaska, approximately 120 miles south of Yakutat, Alaska, at midnight on October 4, 1980, when a fire broke out in the engine room. The vessel’s master declared the fire out of control one hour later and the Prinsendam sent a radio call requesting immediate assistance. The United States Coast Guard at Communications Station Kodiak, Alaska requested that the ms Prinsendam send out an SOS, but the captain declined. Chief Radio Officer Jack van der Zee sent one out anyways about a half hour later, which alerted nearby vessels. The Gulf of Alaska is an arm of the Pacific Ocean defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found. ... Yakutat City and Borough is a borough and a city located in Alaska. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... Aerial view of Kodiak Kodiak is a city on Kodiak Island in Kodiak Island Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Drawing of a captain and radio operator, titled The S.O.S SOS is the commonly used description for the International Morse code distress signal (· Â· Â· â€” â€” â€” Â· Â· Â·). This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations effective April 1, 1905, and became the worldwide standard when it was...


As the ship's location was out of range of USCG Helicopters, USAF Air Rescue Service helicopters (which have a longer range and can be aerially refueled) airlifted medical officers and Pararescue men to the ship and evacuated the injured from the fire prior to other ships reaching the scene to evacuate the passengers and crew. Air Rescue Service Emblem Air Rescue Service was a separate USAF Command of Military Air Transportation Service (MATS) a major command of the United States Air Force. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


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Just back from the pre-inaugural cruise on the new Holland America - ms Prinsendam in NYC. Fresh flowers and magical art everywhere. I had a room with a private verandah.


Built in 1988 for Royal Viking Line, she was transferred to Cunard in 1994 when they acquired RVL, and then on to Seabourn. It seemed to me that the real vision of the cruise line while building this ship must have been passenger to space ratio. With fewer than 800 guests, it truly felt like a home at sea.


Visiting places all over the globe, this ship is for those seeking adventure-elegant style. The food served in the Lido restaurant and in the La Fontaine dining room was five star. They also have a new alternative restaurant - The Odyssey Restaurant, which was spectacular. The hi -tech internet cafe was neat.


On board shopping is very simple. The Casino was limited. Entertainment on board this ship was simple and sweet. The Wajang theatre is a nice place to catch up with recent blockbusters and complimentary popcorn is served before each feature presentation.


The Queen's Lounge is where they have the nightly shows and is very spacious. The Ocean Spa was heavenly.


There is also 2 bars and 3 other public lounges, a library and a cigar room - The Oak Room, which is very classy. Intimate yet spacious is what describes this ship. So go ahead - book yourself on a trip where wonders await you and where you can truly call yourself - The Elegant Explorer.


A professional review by Henry Vaswani. Cruise agent for www.cruisedeals.com


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MS Prinsendam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
The ms Prinsendam (formerly Seabourne 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 the Royal Viking Sun, and was renamed the Prinsendam when she entered service with Holland America in 2002.
Since the Prinsendam is smaller than most Holland America ships, she is able to stop in exotic ports of call.
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