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35 Night South America Cruise departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina

35 Night South America Cruise departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Departing Mon, Feb 18, 2019
  • Length 35
  • Destination South America
  • Vendor Holland America Line
  • Ship Name Prinsendam
  • Departure Port Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Return Port Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Ports of Call Buenos Aires, Argentina | Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil | Ilhabela, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Ilheus(Bahia), Brazil | Recife, Brazil | Fortaleza, Brazil | Belem, Brazil | Santarem, Brazil | Boca da Valeria, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Parintins, Brazil | Alter do Chao, Brazil | Devils Island, French Guiana | Bridgetown, Barbados | Port Elizabeth Saint Vincent | Willemstad, Curacao | Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean | Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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Date Port Arrival Departure
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA CHECK IN STARTS AT 0100P OVERNIGHT TIME SUBJECT TO TRANSIT WINDOW -- --
Tue, Feb 19, 2019 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA TIME SUBJECT TO TRANSIT WINDOW -- 5:00 pm
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 SANTOS (SAO PAULO), BRAZIL VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 11:00 pm
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 ILHABELA (SAO SEBASTIAO), BRAZIL TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun, Feb 24, 2019 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL OVERNIGHT VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am --
Mon, Feb 25, 2019 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL VISA REQ FOR SOME -- 6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 26, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Wed, Feb 27, 2019 ILHEUS, BRAZIL VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu, Feb 28, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Fri, Mar 01, 2019 RECIFE, BRAZIL VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat, Mar 02, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Sun, Mar 03, 2019 FORTALEZA, BRAZIL VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 2:00 pm
Mon, Mar 04, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Tue, Mar 05, 2019 ICOARACI (BELEM), BRAZIL TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 06, 2019 CROSSING THE EQUATOR CRUISING ONLY -- --
Wed, Mar 06, 2019 CROSSING THE AMAZON RIVER BAR, BRAZ CRUISING ONLY -- --
Thu, Mar 07, 2019 CRUISING THE AMAZON RIVER CRUISING ONLY -- --
Thu, Mar 07, 2019 CROSSING THE EQUATOR CRUISING ONLY -- --
Fri, Mar 08, 2019 SANTAREM, BRAZIL VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat, Mar 09, 2019 BOCA DA VALERIA, BRAZIL TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 2:00 pm
Sun, Mar 10, 2019 MANAUS, BRAZIL OVERNIGHT TIME SUBJECT TO DAYLIGHT HOURSVISA REQ FOR SOME 10:00 am --
Mon, Mar 11, 2019 MANAUS, BRAZIL TIME SUBJECT TO DAYLIGHT HOURSVISA REQ FOR SOME -- 5:00 pm
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 PARINTINS, BRAZIL TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 2:00 pm
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 ALTER DO CHAO, BRAZIL TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 CRUISING THE AMAZON RIVER CRUISING ONLY -- --
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 CROSSING THE EQUATOR CRUISING ONLY -- --
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 CROSSING THE AMAZON RIVER BAR, BRAZ CRUISING ONLY -- --
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 DEVILS ISLAND, FRENCH GUIANA TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED VACCINATION REQUIRED 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 19, 2019 PORT ELIZABETH, BEQUIA, ST. VINCENT TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Thu, Mar 21, 2019 WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO 8:00 am 11:59 pm
Fri, Mar 22, 2019 ORANJESTAD, ARUBA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Sun, Mar 24, 2019 AT SEA -- --
Mon, Mar 25, 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 7:00 am --

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin America's most sophisticated city, dubbed the "Paris of South America," invites you to stroll along broad, tree-lined boulevards to the picturesque Plaza San Martin. Tour the dazzling Teatro Colon, one of the world's greatest opera houses, and the tomb of Evita Peron. Perhaps you would enjoy a dinner ashore, followed by a performance of the Tango or an optional excursion into the pampas to visit an estancia (ranch) with traditional gaucho hospitality.

Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
1 Mon, Feb 18, 2019 -- -- --
2 Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 5:00 pm Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

Santos is the port for Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America and the economic heart and soul of Brazil. Originally built as a Jesuit mission in the 1500's, the city's towering skyscrapers and a bustling population of 11 million now lend it the air of a subtropical New York.

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5 Fri, Feb 22, 2019 8:00 am 11:00 pm Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela, Brazil

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6 Sat, Feb 23, 2019 8:00 am 5:00 pm Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Undoubtedly the highlight of everyone's South American experience, glittering Rio is a city that enchants mind, body and soul. Radiant beaches, like Ipanema and Copacabana, stretch like bejeweled arcs around the city's perimeter. The monumental 120-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio atop Corcovado Mountain. Take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the mountains, beaches and skyline. Visit world-renowned nightclubs where samba bands and disco dancers jump all night long.

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7 Sun, Feb 24, 2019 8:00 am -- --
8 Mon, Feb 25, 2019 -- 6:00 pm Ilheus(Bahia), Brazil

Ilheus(Bahia), Brazil

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10 Wed, Feb 27, 2019 8:00 am 5:00 pm Recife, Brazil

Recife, Brazil

Known as the "Venice of Brazil," lovely Recife is built on islands and connected by bridges. The tropical city is graced with churches from its Portuguese colonial past, with their frescoes and bright tiles. Browse the teeming market, spend the day at popular Boa Viagem Beach, or visit the beautiful suburb of Olinda, a perfectly intact 16th century town.

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12 Fri, Mar 01, 2019 8:00 am 5:00 pm Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza, Brazil

This 16th-century Portuguese town offers the most exquisite handmade lace and embroidery in all Brazil. In addition to its wonderful handicrafts, Fortaleza offers some of the loveliest golden beaches on Brazil's northeast coast. Take a drive along the coast to Brabco, where the sand dunes are beautified by watefalls. Dotting the coastline, you'll see many "jangadas," rustic fishing craft that are the unofficial symbol of the state.

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14 Sun, Mar 03, 2019 8:00 am 2:00 pm Belem, Brazil

Belem, Brazil

Gateway to the mysterious world of the Amazon, the 371-year-old city of Our Lady of Bethlehem (now shortened to Belem) bears all the gifts of the jungle. Vendors in dug-out canoes bring tropical fish, fruit, Amazonian handicrafts and religious artifacts to Ver-O-Peso, Brazil's largest outdoor market. See the 18th century Baroque Merces Church, one of Belem's many beautiful churches.

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16 Tue, Mar 05, 2019 8:00 am 6:00 pm Santarem, Brazil

Santarem, Brazil

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19 Fri, Mar 08, 2019 8:00 am 6:00 pm Boca da Valeria, Brazil

Boca da Valeria, Brazil

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20 Sat, Mar 09, 2019 8:00 am 2:00 pm Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, Brazil

A cultural outpost in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus was famous for the extravagant lifestyle and architecture of the 19th century rubber barons who made their fortunes here. The renovated opera house stands as an opulent testament to their vast wealth.

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21 Sun, Mar 10, 2019 10:00 am -- --
22 Mon, Mar 11, 2019 -- 5:00 pm Parintins, Brazil

Parintins, Brazil

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23 Tue, Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am 2:00 pm Alter do Chao, Brazil

Alter do Chao, Brazil

Turning out of the muddy Amazon, you will cruise into the blue Rio Tapajos, to anchor off the village of Alter do Chao. Here you can tour the Center for Preservation of Indigenous Arts, with displays on the lifestyles of local tribes. Or cross to a white sand beach for a refreshing swim in the clear river waters.

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24 Wed, Mar 13, 2019 8:00 am 2:00 pm Devils Island, French Guiana

Devils Island, French Guiana

The most notorious of the three Salvation Islands, Devil's Island functioned for generations as a French penal colony. Once known as the "Dry Guillotine" because so many prisoners died there, the island today seems haunted by the spirits of former prisoners. Henri Charriere, better known as "Papillon," claimed to be the only prisoner ever to escape the Island.

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27 Sat, Mar 16, 2019 8:00 am 5:00 pm Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

The Bajan British accent is very distinctive, reflecting both the Scepter'd Isle and the lovely one they live on. Barbados still has lovely parish churches, great manor houses and a proper Trafalgar Square along with white-sugar beaches and waving fields of cane.

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29 Mon, Mar 18, 2019 8:00 am 6:00 pm Port Elizabeth Saint Vincent

Port Elizabeth Saint Vincent

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30 Tue, Mar 19, 2019 8:00 am 5:00 pm Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad, Curacao

The ship passes through a channel in the reef, into a broad, perfectly protected natural harbor. This is Willemstad, where Dutch gingerbread houses, superb shopping, excellent restaurants and bustling casinos abound. Nature buffs will love the exotic plants and tropical birdlife of Christoffel National Park. And don''t forget to sample the famous Cura�ao liqueur, still made here.

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32 Thu, Mar 21, 2019 8:00 am 11:59 pm Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean

Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean

The tiny island of Aruba is the smallest of the ABC Islands, which include Barbados and Curacao. Aruba lies about 15 miles north of Venezuela and has limited vegetation. The landscape consists of cacti and the curiously wind-bent divi divi trees. You may also be interested in climbing atop some of the huge boulders and exploring some of its caves. Of course, the main attractions to this island are its magnificent beaches against the turquoise waters full of spectacular marine life, which lure scores of sunbathers, snorkelers, and divers each year to the island. Though small, Aruba has room for some luxury as well. If you travel along Palm Beach, you will find the several miles of this white sand lined with a string of hotels with glitzy casinos, restaurants and exotic boutiques. The crystal-clear waters of this beach are ideal for swimming and all kinds of watersports. However, if you prefer to stay dry, you are more than welcome to enjoy Aruba''s exotic underwater world from the glass bottom boats or on a submarine excursion.

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33 Fri, Mar 22, 2019 8:00 am 5:00 pm Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.

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36 Mon, Mar 25, 2019 7:00 am -- --
Vendor

Holland America Line

General

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five-star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you''ve come to the right place.

Our fleet of 14 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages.

Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships'' operations. Holland America Line has been recertified to meet that standard again and again - demonstrating our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.

As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it''s donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.

Every Holland America Line employee is committed to providing a truly extraordinary experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Ship

Prinsendam

cruise overview.

Explore seldom-visited destinations larger ships can't reach. With a capacity of just 835 guests, ms Prinsendam is intimate, yet comfortably spacious. Recently refurbished, from the Lido Market and Java Cafe to her Explorer's Lounge, Spa and Salon, our "Elegant Explorer" shines brighter than ever.

A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

While on board, choose from an array of onboard activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America's Test Kitchen. Learn how to edit, display and share your vacation videos and photographs through our Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Or simply relax and rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

cruise overview.

The basic layout of the public rooms of the new ship will be the same as that of the Rotterdam, including the alternative dining restaurant, a lounge featuring an additional dance floor, and a children's room on Sports Deck that also may be used as a meeting or reception room. The new ship also will feature three staircases for the convenience of passengers, as on board the Rotterdam.

Dining

Before you board Holland America's Prinsendam, you must try to prepare your taste buds and appetites for the most scrumptious meals known to man. If you think you're prepare, come join our highly skilled chefs as they proceed to prepare their meals of sheer delight. You're guaranteed to become overwhelmed by what you're about to encounter. We'll be waiting.

  • La Fontaine Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lido Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast and lunch
  • Odyssey Restaurant is an alternative dining room offering gourmet Italian fare
  • Java Bar serves specialty coffees
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service

Dining

Enjoy everything from a burger and fries by the Lido Pool to the authentic Italian flavors of Canaletto to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at the Pinnacle Grill.

Dining venues on Prinsendam:

  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Evening at Le Cirque
  • Canaletto
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In

Entertainment & Nightlife

Dazzling entertainment options abound on board Prinsendam.

Entertainment offered onboard Prinsendam:

  • Showroom at Sea
  • Casino
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • Movies in the Wajang Theater

Activities



Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Ship Facts

  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passengers capacity: 835
  • Gross Tonnnage: 37, 983 grt.
  • Length: 669 feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Maximum speed:22 knots
Categories

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Vista Suites

Vista Suites

Category Code(s)
A
AB
BC
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bath with tub & shower or shower only, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Vista Suite (Some Accessible)

Vista Suite (Some Accessible)

Category Code(s)
AA
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bath with tub & shower or shower only, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have single side approach to the bed, roll-in shower only & do not have walk-in closets.
Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Obstructed View)

Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Obstructed View)

Category Code(s)
C
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bathtub & shower or shower only.
Large Ocean-view Staterooms

Large Ocean-view Staterooms

Category Code(s)
D
E
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bathtub & shower or shower only.
Large Ocean-view with Porthole (Some Accessible)

Large Ocean-view with Porthole (Some Accessible)

Category Code(s)
F
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bathtub & shower or shower only. Fully accessible rooms have roll-in shower only & do not have walk-in closets.
Large Ocean-view with Porthole

Large Ocean-view with Porthole

Category Code(s)
G
H
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bathtub & shower or shower only.
Standard Inside Staterooms

Standard Inside Staterooms

Category Code(s)
I
M
MM
N
Description 2 lower beds that do not convert to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, shower.
Standard Inside Staterooms (Some Accessible)

Standard Inside Staterooms (Some Accessible)

Category Code(s)
K
Description 2 lower beds that do not convert to 1 king-size bed, shower. Wheelchair accessible rooms have roll-in shower only & have walk-in closets.
Pinnacle Suites

Pinnacle Suites

Category Code(s)
PS
Description Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with ocean-view whirlpool tub, shower, living room, dining area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Single Oceanview Staterooms

Single Oceanview Staterooms

Category Code(s)
Q
Description 1 lower bed, walk-in closet, shower.
Single Interiror Staterooms

Single Interiror Staterooms

Category Code(s)
R
Description 1 lower bed, walk-in closet, shower.
Neptune Suites

Neptune Suites

Category Code(s)
SA
SB
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub & shower, two sinks, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Signature Suites (Some Accessible)

Signature Suites (Some Accessible)

Category Code(s)
SS
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub & shower or shower only, two sinks, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have shower only & have walk-in closets.
Signature Suites

Signature Suites

Category Code(s)
SY
Description 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub & shower or shower only, two sinks, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Decks
Deck Plans
Observation Deck
Sports Deck
Lido Deck
Verandah Deck
Upper Promenade Deck
Promenade Deck
Lower Promenade Deck
Main Deck
Dolphin Deck
Stateroom Legend
  • A
  • AA
  • AB
  • BC
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • K
  • M
  • MM
  • N
  • PS
  • Q
  • R
  • SA
  • SB
  • SS
  • SY
Stateroom Symbol Legend

Observation Deck

Observation Deck
Destination

South America

South America is huge, with scenic wonders that would impress even the most jaded traveler, cosmopolitan cities and native villages, snow-capped mountains, deserts and lush rain forests, miles of sandy beaches and areas so isolated a visitor feels swept back in time.

There are many options to cruising South America, and there is no better way to explore this vast continent than on a cruise vacation.