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Prinsendam to Leave the Fleet        To be renamed – AMERA
       Holland America Line has announced
       that Prinsendam has been sold and will
       leave its fleet 1 July 2019 and transfer to
       the German cruise company Phoenix
 2019 EUROPE RIVER CRUISING  Reisen. Following the sale, the 37,983-
       ton, 835-guest Prinsendam is being
       chartered back to Holland America
 EARLYBIRDS OUT NOW  Line to continue sailing its planned
       voyages through 1 July 2019.
       Prinsendam's itineraries from 1 July
       2019 onward are scheduled to be     on delivering the programming and    Seabourn Sun in 1999. In 2002 the ship
       assimilated by Rotterdam, Volendam   innovations that our guests are asking   joined the Holland America Line fleet
       and Veendam. Holland America        for, we remain focused on exceeding   and was renamed Prinsendam.
       Line is reaching out to booked guests   guest expectations on every cruise
       and their travel professionals to re-  and will continue to offer the unique   Phoenix Reisen is a Germany-based
       accommodate guests on these cruises.    itineraries that Prinsendam sailed on our   travel agency that also operates a
       "Prinsendam has proudly served our   other, smaller ships."              fleet of cruise ships and first began
       guests since 2002, and we share in the   Prinsendam was built in 1988 as Royal   operating cruises under its own brand
       fondness that many of our loyal cruisers   Viking Sun for Royal Viking Line. The ship   in 1988. Today, its ships include ms
       have for this special ship," said Orlando   was operated by Cunard Line from 1994   Amadea, ms Artania, ms Albatros and
       Ashford, president of Holland America   through 1998 and then transferred to   ms Deutschland, and the company also
       Line. "As we look to the future and focus   Seabourn Cruise Line, where it became   operates approximately 50 riverboats.
       Oriana Will Leave the P&O Fleet in August 2019
       The mid-sized ship, which joined the   with us. Those guests who have sailed
       cruise line in 1995, will bid farewell   on Oriana will then be able to enjoy
       following an as yet unannounced     holidays on Aurora and Arcadia, both
       special final sailing. The news comes as   of which are exclusively for adults and
       P&O prepares to welcomes its newest   have a very similar on board feel, and
       ship, Iona, in 2020, and sister ship in   experience the re-vitalisation taking
       2022.                               place over the next year.”
 Rhine  Germany  P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul   Meanwhile, P&O will expand and
 Cologne  Ludlow, said: “Oriana is an original, and   introduce new additions to its ship and
 Marksburg  Main-Danube Canal
 Scenic Jasper, Wachau Valley  Bamberg  a much loved P&O Cruises ship. Whilst   shore guest experience across the fleet   and Ventura.
       we will miss her, her departure will allow   from next year.
 Nuremberg Danube                                                               Aurora will be refitted next spring, prior
 Würzburg  us to focus on our remaining mid-sized
 Passau  Dürnstein  Slovakia  and larger ships as the fleet expands.  The programme will cover three areas   to her re-launch as a ship exclusively for
                                           of investment in shore excursions, dining
 Jewels of Europe  FREE   Salzburg Melk  Vienna 14  Oriana will be with us until August   and entertainment across mid-sized   adults, when new cabins will be added
                                                                                as well as fixtures, fittings, soft furnishings
 FLIGHTS   STC  Austria  Budapest  next year so there will be plenty of   ships, Arcadia, Aurora and Oceana, as   and enhancements to public spaces
                                                                                throughout the ship.
       opportunity to celebrate her time
                                           well as the larger ships Britannia, Azura
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