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  The MS Prinsendam Cruise Ship in the Panama Canal

The MS Prinsendam Cruise Ship approaching the Miraflores Locks
The MS Prinsendam Cruise Ship approaching the Miraflores Locks.

The MS Prinsendam (formerly Seabourn 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 "Seabourn Sun" when Seabourn Cruise Line acquired the ship in 1999. Shortly after, in 2002, Seabourn wished to concentrate on more intimate vessels. So, in 2002, they transferred the ship to Holland America Line, where it was renamed the Prinsendam.

Here the MS Prinsendam is shown on her South Bound Panama Canal Transit on January 21 2010.

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.

The MS Prinsendam on her South Bound Panama Canal Transit January 21 2010
The MS Prinsendam on her South Bound Panama Canal Transit January 21 2010
The MS Prinsendam Cruise Ship, Miraflores Locks - Panama Canal
The MS Prinsendam Cruise Ship, Miraflores Locks - Panama Canal

The MS Prinsendam
Class and type: cruise ship
Tonnage: 37,848 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 674.2 ft (205.5 m)
Beam: 91.8 ft (28.0 m)
Draught: 23.6 ft (7.2 m)
Decks: 9 passenger decks
Speed: 22 knots maximum,
(service at 18.5 knots)
Capacity: 793 passengers
Crew: 470 crew

Dedicated: June, 2002, by Rose Abello, Eva Andresen and Linda Ehlenberger, representing all of the employees of Holland America Line.