Cabin 100 – OV SL

Kindly contributed by Cruise Critic member ‘rafinmd’. Photos taken in November 2017.

Cabin 100 is one of 2 oceanview single cabins on the Prinsendam. I assume cabin 101 on the starboard side is very similar but cannot verify. It has pretty much the usual facilities with a large walkin closet, significant drawer space, a large (for 1 person) bed, and minifridge.

There is one US 120 volt outlet and 1 220 volt european; they are on opposite sides of the mirror so a 3 way adapter can be used without covering the other plug. Like most Prinsendam cabins there is no electric outlet in the bathroom.

The window looks out on a “porch” at the front of the ship with stairs leading down to the lower promenade deck. The door out to the porch is marked “emergency use only” but in practice is used routinely. There is no seating on the porch so if you want to sit there bring a camp chair. It is public space and on my cruise there was one guy who pretty much hung out on that porch. The window is treated to be one way but people can see in at night if the lights are on or if the sun is shining directly into the window.

The location is directly above the showroom stage; it was usually pretty quiet but I did hear music occasionally where there was a heavy bass sound. It is far forward and gets somewhat more motion than other areas but the Prinsendam’s narrow bow does not ride up and down on waves as much as on most ships.

Like most Prinsendam cabins the walls are steel and will securely hold magnets, useful for posting reservations, reminders, daily programs, and the like.

Like most Prinsendam cabins it is accessed by a side corridor from the main corridor which serves cabins 100 and 102. A door at the entry to the side corridor can be closed so the 2 cabins can be connected. Normally that outer door is tucked safely out of the way.

I was very happy with the cabin for my transatlantic. The one drawback for me is that it is shower only; I would want a bath tub for anything over a month.