Norwegian fjords...highly recommended

Ryndam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
14 Night Voyage Of The Midnight Sun (Harwich Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 15, 2015
Ship: Ryndam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 308
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My trip on the ms Ryndam through the Norwegian fjords was even more than I had anticipated. The beauty of the villages and the fjords, the cleanliness of each town was much more than expected. The Flam train on the first stop is a "must" to view the beautiful waterfalls along the way. 

Certainly, one of the highlight shore excursions was the "king crab catch" in Honingsvag. Certainly worth the cost, and the crab for lunch was wonderful.

Another highlight, and probably the most beautiful of all the fjords was  at Geiranger. Be sure to take the bus to the top of the mountain for the spectacular views of the fjord below. Geiranger rivals Milford Sound in the South Island of New Zealand for its beauty!

The Ryndam provided excellent entertainment each day while on board. From the various lounge performers and piano bar to the superb stage shows, I have found Holland American to have some of the best entertainment at sea, and that includes some six star ships I have been on.



Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin location was fine being forward on the Lower Promenade.

Ship Tip

The only issue with the Ryndam is access to the Main Dining room on Deck 7.
You must go aft on Deck 8 and then go down to Deck 7 to the entrance.
Other than that, for a mid-size ship (55,000 tons, 1260 passengers) the Ryndam provided more amenities than many other ships much larger.

5 out of 5

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5 out of 5
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Cruise Trondheimsfjord

5 out of 5
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Cruise Nordkapp (North Cape)

5 out of 5
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Cruise Geirangerfjord

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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