The Prinsendam photo collection.

I’ve worked on the HAL Prinsendam more than any other ship. I’ve done maybe 15 individual contracts, often spanning two cruises. There are upsides and downsides to working on such a small and old ship. The theater is tiny, which is not very good for a juggling show, and the guest entertainer cabins are considered some of the noisiest and vibrating-est in the business.

But one of the many reasons I enjoy working on the Prinsendam is the more adventurous itineraries. It specializes in visiting ports that other ships sail right past, or are so far that only a few ships visit each year. In many cases, the Prinsendam is the first cruise ship that has ever visited, or the first since the 1960’s. This means that every time I’ve worked on the Prinsendam I’ve visited either a new country, or a new island, or a new port.

Here’s a collection of most of the photos I’ve taken of the Prinsendam, from land or from the ship itself. As I work more on the ship (which I’m sure I will), and take more photos, I’ll add them to this blog post.

The Prinsendam

The Prinsendam: My first cruise on the Prinsendam began in Montevideo, Uruguay. We sailed up the coast of Brazil to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife.

My first cruise on the Prinsendam began in Montevideo, Uruguay. We sailed up the coast of Brazil to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife.

The Prinsendam: The Prinsendam was first called the Royal Viking Sun.

The Prinsendam was first called the Royal Viking Sun.

The Prinsendam: At Santorini, Greece.

At Santorini, Greece.

The Prinsendam: At Honningsvag, the northernmost port in mainland Europe.

At Honningsvag, the northernmost port in mainland Europe.

The Prinsendam: At Honningsvag, the northernmost port in mainland Europe.

The Prinsendam: Sailing up to the Arctic ocean pack ice.

Sailing up to the Arctic ocean pack ice.

The Prinsendam: Passengers on the forward decks trying to spot whales and seals in the pack ice.

Passengers on the forward decks trying to spot whales and seals in the pack ice.

The Prinsendam: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

The Prinsendam: Sarande, Albania.

Sarande, Albania.

The Prinsendam: Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The Prinsendam: Stromboli volcano, Italy.

Stromboli volcano, Italy.

The Prinsendam: Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

The Prinsendam: La Palma, Canary Islands.

La Palma, Canary Islands.

The Prinsendam: Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic.

The Prinsendam: Aruba.

Aruba.

The Prinsendam: St. Tropez, France.

St. Tropez, France.

The Prinsendam: St. Tropez, France.

The Prinsendam: St. Tropez, France.

The Prinsendam: St. Tropez, France.

The Prinsendam: Stromboli volcano, Italy.

Stromboli volcano, Italy.

The Prinsendam: Katakolon, Greece.

Katakolon, Greece.

The Prinsendam: Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul, Turkey.

The Prinsendam: Civitavacchia, Italy.

Civitavacchia, Italy.

The Prinsendam: Calvi, Corsica.

Calvi, Corsica.

The Prinsendam: Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Prinsendam: Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Prinsendam: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos.

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos.

The Prinsendam: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

The Prinsendam: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

The Prinsendam: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

The Prinsendam: With the Maasdam at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

With the Maasdam at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

The Prinsendam: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

The Prinsendam: Devil's Island, French Guyana.

Devil’s Island, French Guyana.

The Prinsendam: On the Amazon River, Brazil.

On the Amazon River, Brazil.

The Prinsendam: On the Amazon River, Brazil.

The Prinsendam: Ilfracombe, England.

Ilfracombe, England.

The Prinsendam: Ilfracombe, England.

The Prinsendam: St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

The Prinsendam: St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

The Prinsendam: The Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The Isle of Skye, Scotland.


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