Ryndam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Wonderful for a first time cruise

Sail Date: November 16, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This is a great cruise for first timers.  Just enough fun and excitement without over-doing it.  We had booked a hike for Guatemala & arranged for breakfast in the cabin since it was very early.  But the hike was canceled because of safety issues (raining too much).  OK - I just went to the Spa - sat in the hottub- and got a great massage - Thanks Sonya !!!.  Food could have been an issue - but we worked hard at not overdoing it. . . OK - one day I did have two desserts.  Never did any of the shows (our loss) but heard great things about them.

Ship Quality
midsize is great
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Sonya in Spa gave great massages. Cabin steward Dada - always had a smile on his face
Entertainment didn't take advantage of this but did go to some afternoon offerings like how to make fish tacos, difference in types of teas
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
suitcases fit very easily under the bed. COMPLAINT: lack of electrical connections - take an extension cord.
Tampa, Florida
went 4 days early - Busch Gardens, Big Cat Rescue and Aquarium (near the ports).
Key West, Florida
Taste of Key West: walking - interesting lady led ours - since I love key lime pie and chocolate was surprised that they don't go together well
Trujillo, Honduras
Campo del Mar has a great beach - because we went on the earliest one we got some beach time. Lunch was great (we've been to Honduras many times on mission trips) but some of the gringos didn't care for local food.
Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala was canceled for safety reasons (rain - too slippery to hike). Take an umbrealla - we didn't get off the ship to even shop because we didn't have one.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
there were only 6 of us (including guide and driver). Rachel was fantastic - the place we were taken for lunch is a new (not totally ready/open) place - if u want to get away for peace and quiet - this would be it.


since this was our first - don't feel 'expert' enough - except we are glad we got an ocean view room.

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