A Lot Different Than Bigger Ships

Ryndam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
21 Night Baltic & Norwegian Fjords (Dover Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 10, 2014
Ship: Ryndam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We have been used to sailing on Princess and Royal Caribbean.  The first thing you notice is that you don't get your daily workout walking from one end of the ship to the other.  There is only one dining room.  The hours for the Lido buffet are much more limited than the bigger ships.  The coffee bar closes at 10pm which is sort of a bummer.  The shows were excellant.  We liked the DVD player in the room.  It was also nice to have a launderette on the boat.  I was also surprised to see that the other people were mostly in their 60s.  I thought they would be much older. It rained much of the week but we still got to see some great Norwegian sites.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The only negative is their bread. The sliced loaves were dry and the rolls were not really great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Some great comedians and a fabulous grand finale show.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We checked it out to see if it would be appropriate for our granchildren. Not many kids on board.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Really bad bar service for the shows. But otherwise pretty good.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
A bit dated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a bathtub....the first for us on a cruise.

Ship Tip

Be aware of meal time hours especially if you are off the ship and plan to come back for a mid afternoon lunch. We tend to like some quiet time in the room so DVD's were great. They have a pretty large selection on the selection on the ship for free but we brought our own.

5 out of 5
There is a lot to see without a tour. Go to the tourist info in town for ideas.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We took a boat tour of the fjords.
3 out of 5
Cute town to walk around.
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