Cunard purchased the Royal Viking Sun (and the Royal Viking brand) as the ailing Royal Viking Line ceased operations in the mid 1990's.
This 5-plus star ship was rated the finest vessel afloat for most of her life with Cunard, an honour she held from her days at the Royal Viking Line.
Royal Viking Sun undertook World Voyages as Cunard's Global Roamer, and was a popular and highly sought after ship for passengers and crew alike.
When Cunard and Seabourn merged in 1999, it was decided to move Royal Viking Sun to Seabourn, and after an extensive refit she emerged as the Seabourn Sun, in late 1999. In 2002 she undertook her last cruise for Seabourn, a circumnavigation of South America.
Seabourn Sun was felt to be too large for the Seabourn experience, and she was transferred to Holland America Line (also owned by Carnival Corporation). She now sails as the M/V Prinsendam, and performs the Global Roaming role for Holland America Line with a loyal following.