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Ryndam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean Christmas (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 19, 2010
Ship: Ryndam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Our Christmas cruise aboard the ms Ryndam was very enjoyable. Although an older ship, it was spotless. The bathroom was by far the largest we've seen in an outside oceanview stateroom, having included a bathtub, provisioned with amenities like soaps, shampoo and conditioner, etc. Service and meals in the upper level Rotterdam Dining room were excellent on the formal nights. Canaletto and every location we tried were also good. Unfortunately, we never did get a reservation at the Pinnacle Grill. The entertainment this trip, with the exception of the impressionist/comedian/multi-instrumentalist, was very disappointing.
The Ryndam's crew was outstanding. Our cabin staff, after meeting us the first evening always greeted us by name whenever they saw us. They were friendly and caring, replenishing our ice bucket twice a day and doing their best to fulfill our fruit request. In fact, there developed a friendly competition between our daughter (an artist) and the cabin staff in creating towel animals. The staff at the Front Desk were courteous and helpful, even to the point of lending my wife a scotch tape dispenser to do her last-minute gift wrapping. The crew in the Lido dining room were also friendly and helpful and were never at a loss for a witty comeback; always a pleasure to talk with.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Good food at 'The Wet Lizard'
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
South Shore Canopy Tours Zipline. Thrilling experience. Well maintained equipment, great staff, very safety conscious. A must do!!
3 out of 5

Pros: Friendliness of staff, Meals, Condition of ship

Cons: Entertainment

Recommends Ryndam? No.

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