to transfer to German cruise line Phoenix Reisen
Seattle, Wash., July 2, 2018 — Holland America Line announced that Prinsendam has been sold
and will leave its fleet July 1, 2019 and transfer to the German cruise company
Phoenix Reisen. Following the sale, the 37,983-ton, 835-guest Prinsendam is being
chartered back to Holland America Line to continue sailing its planned voyages
through July 1, 2019.
itineraries from July 1, 2019, onward are scheduled to be assimilated by Rotterdam, Volendam and
America Line is reaching out to booked guests and their travel professionals to
re-accommodate guests on these cruises.
has proudly served our guests since 2002, and we share in the fondness that
many of our loyal cruisers have for this special ship," said Orlando Ashford,
president of Holland America Line. "As we look to the future and focus on
delivering the programming and innovations that our guests are asking for, we
remain focused on exceeding guest expectations on every cruise and will
continue to offer the unique itineraries that Prinsendam sailed on our other, smaller
was built in 1988 as Royal
Viking Sun for Royal Viking Line. The ship was operated by Cunard
Line from 1994 through 1998 and then transferred to Seabourn Cruise Line, where
it became Seabourn Sun in
1999. In 2002 the ship joined the Holland America Line fleet and was renamed Prinsendam.
Phoenix Reisen is a Germany-based travel agency that also operates a fleet of
cruise ships and first began operating cruises under its own brand in 1988.
Today, its ships include ms
Amadea, ms Artania, ms Albatros and ms Deutschland, and the company also
operates approximately 50 riverboats.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a professional travel
agent, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more
than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world.
From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all
seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South
America circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and
Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal.
The line welcomed Koningsdam
in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship is due for delivery
The company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position
as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative
initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination
immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through an
exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an America's Test
Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times; and by
taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills
each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and
B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of
restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's
esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes
exclusively for our guests.