MS Prisendam specialises in long-distance cruise holidays, and consequently has a wide range of facilities and amenities to ensure guests travel in absolute comfort along the way. Despite being Holland America Line’s most intimate ship with a maximum capacity of just 835 passengers, MS Prisendam never feels overcrowded.
Passengers can spend the day under the sunshine around one of the many pools MS Prisendam has to offer, along with a whirlpool located adjacent to the pool on the Lido Deck. Sip a refreshing beverage poolside at the Lido Bar, or have drinks delivered to your sun lounger while you continue to enjoy the rays. Perhaps you’d prefer to relax in the tranquil Asian-inspired Greenhouse Spa that offers a haven of luxurious treatments for you to indulge in. Relaxation continues in the Explorations Café that is powered by The New York Times. Savour the taste of the tall cappuccinos, espressos or your personal drink of choice and make the most of the comprehensive selection of books and travel guides on offer. Discover one-of-a-kind treasures in Merabella, with luxury jewellery and noted pieces from Europe’s finest designers. A wide variety of duty free shopping is also available at the Signature Shops.
Feeling competitive and want to mix up the excitement? Team up with other passengers and play a few friendly games on the shuffleboard and croquet court. If you feel like you’ve over indulged on the buffet and sweet delicacies, a brisk walk or a couple of laps around the jogging track on the sports deck will help you to cast away guilty moments. Learn a new skill and discover a hidden talent in the Culinary Arts Centre; a ground-breaking concept that blends food and entertainment into an interactive experience. Explore regional produce and fresh ideas, and discover new entertaining tips to put into practice at home.
With spectacular shows, live music, diverse lounges, movies and the casino you are sure to find something that will keep you entertained throughout your cruise. After dinner, take a seat in the magnificent show lounge aptly named the Showroom at Sea, where you will be entertained by illusionists, comedians, musicians and energetic performances.
Nestled in a prime location on the Promenade Deck is the Ocean Bar that offers cocktails and dancing nightly, all in a luxurious setting so you can relax and make new friends. Whether you are looking to dance the night away or relax with the best views at sea, the Crow’s Nest is the place to be. Whether you’re an experienced gambler or rolling the dice for the first time, the Casino offers games for all levels with complimentary lessons available from the dealers.
The Java Bar and Café is another great place for you to spend the night, offering a comfortable and quieter evening spot and a cosy retreat for a coffee through the day.
MS Prisendam’s main dining room, La Fontaine is set in a wonderful location with wraparound windows that offer views of the skyline while you dine in 5-star luxury. All of the choices included on the menu are regionally inspired and cooked by professional chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a renowned international food and wine society. Choose a set seating time to suit you every evening or arrive whenever you choose with Holland America Line’s aptly named ‘As you Wish’ dining option that is all about flexibility and freedom.
Throughout the ship there are other dining venues to suit every mood from perfectly grilled steaks in the Pinnacle Grill to authentic Italian cuisine in Canaletto. Main dishes from the Canaletto menu include veal, pork loin and grilled fish, with chocolate tortas, gelato and a trio of tiramisu for dessert. For more casual fare or to grab a snack on the go, the Lido restaurant works well for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with outside and inside tables to choose from. There’s no better place than Dive-In at the Terrace Grill for juicy, succulent burgers, gourmet hot dogs or crispy French fries with al fresco dining by the pool.
Complimentary In-Room Dining is available around the clock and only a phone call away. Indulge yourself with breakfast in bed or celebrate a special occasion with a romantic dinner on your private veranda.
Casual dress code is the norm aboard MS Prisendam, as Holland America Line believes that passengers should enjoy their holiday in comfort. There are approximately two formal nights per week and the dress code falls into two categories; Smart Casual or Formal. On formal nights women tend to wear cocktail dresses or long evening gowns whilst the men opt for suits or tuxedos.