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Ryndam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 22, 2015
Ship: Ryndam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 329
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The cruise was a good way to relax and enjoy the "cruise experience."  However, 3 of the 4 ports of call were a waste.  The half-day Key West stop was a good one; however, there was no town at any of the other 3 stops....just a commercial center at each where you could see the same trinkets at every shop.  If you want to see local houses, shops, restaurants, churches, etc., don't bother with this trip.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food on Holland America ships is, by far, the best you could ask for!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew works VERY hard to please its passengers. I can't say enough about their friendliness, kindness and work ethics!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Ryndam will leave the Holland America fleet in October, so there were some noticeable shortcomings that they just aren't keeping up with.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was much too warm for us. The crew tried to do what they could to make it cooler, but with little success. We appreciated their efforts, but didn't appreciate the warmth.

Ship Tip

Remember, remember, remember -- You can't get from the front of the ship to the back (or vice-versa!) on Deck 7. Use Deck 6 or 8 and then the stairs/elevator when you want to go to the Dining Room!

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