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Ryndam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Bay Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 03, 2008
Ship: Ryndam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship was great as were the staff. The only thing I thought was missing was a sheltered outdoor area with deck chairs - for those who were feeling a little seasick on occasions and didn't want to freeze to death while getting some fresh air.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We loved the open plan seating as it provided us with an opportunity to meet other guests. The first night however was a bit of a debarcle as none of us seemed to know that the Lido was an option for the dining room.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We felt the entertainment was a little lacking. Presentations at 9am meant that we needed to be up at 7am to give us time to shower and have breakfast. I'm sure no one on a well earned holiday wants to be up that early.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
While we were initially shocked at how small the cabin was, we managed (somehow). The bed was very comfortable.
5 out of 5
The helicopter to the glacier was FANTASTIC and well worth the cost. The musher camp was dreadful and definitely not worth $114 which comprised of a ho hum presentation by the musher followed by a trailer ride pulled by the dogs! The highlight of this trip was the jokes provided by the bus driver!! Even then he wouldn't stop so we could take a photo of the only bald eagle we had been near!
Don't Miss: Helicopter to the glacier
5 out of 5
My husband said the fly fishing was fantastic. I had difficulty finding a tour that appealed to me in this port. My selected tour was cancelled due to lack of numbers, so I picked up a great tour on the dock - a trip out to see the bears (and we saw 5 of them for half an hour), Rainbow Waterfall and a visit to the Saxman Village followed by a quick spin around the town accompnaied by a very interesting commentary by the driver.
5 out of 5
Oh please, are there not any other shops apart from jewellers who want to advertise in your shopping ashore leaflet? The evening whale watch was SUPURB.
Don't Miss: Evening whale watching

Pros: Comfortable (although VERY small) cabin. Food, food and yet more food, all of supurb quality

Cons: The entertainment was a little lacking. Also, presentations at 9am is a little early for those on a well earned holiday

Recommends Ryndam? Yes!

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