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VIKING SUN, VIKING CRUISES

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 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 smaller vessels.[2] So, in 2002, they transferred the ship to Holland America Line, where she was renamed the Prinsendam.

Launched in 1988 as Royal Viking Sun for the Royal Viking Line this vessel quickly became renowned for her exquisite service and loyal passenger following. She became a popular addition to the fleet of Global Cruisers employed in Royal Viking service

General characteristics (as built)

Class and type:Cruise ship

Tonnage:38,848 GT

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 (41 km/h; 25 mph) (max)
  • 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph) (service)

Capacity:740 passengers

Crew:460

General characteristics (2002-present)

Capacity:835 passengers

Crew:443

Earlier Event: December 27
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Later Event: December 29
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