Ryndam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Itinerary Not So Hot

Sail Date: March 22, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Ship Quality
The Ryndam will leave the Holland America fleet in October, so there were some noticeable shortcomings that they just aren't keeping up with.
Food and Dining
The food on Holland America ships is, by far, the best you could ask for!
Service and Staff
The crew works VERY hard to please its passengers. I can't say enough about their friendliness, kindness and work ethics!
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Other than Key West, the ports of call were not very exciting. No local "flavor" !
Cabin / Stateroom
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.


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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