Ryndam Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

7 Night Turkish Explorer (Athens roundtrip) Cruise

Sail Date: October 05, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: GUAR

Although there were one or two "glitches", we were extemely pleased with our cruising experience aboard the Holland America Ryndam.  The fact that the Ryndam is smaller than many of the ships currently cruising the seas and oceans was a major plus for us.  Very good food, terrific stateroom service and an enjoyable itinerary made our seven days truly enjoyable.  We would not hesitate to take another cruise with HAL.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Lesbos (Lesvos), Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Cesme, Turkey
Very nice port
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
We were not that crazy about Kusadasi, however, it is the port that gets you to Ephesus.
Mykonos, Greece


Call as early as you can to make your dinner reservations in the Rotterdam Dining Room. They fill up quickly; especially the tables for two!

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