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Apr 02, 2015

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!

Apr 22, 2015

We especially appreciated the fact that there was a Catholic priest on board. We have attended interdenominational services on other ships but were pleased Catholic mass was celebrated on the ship. We have not experienced this on any other cruise lines.

Apr 01, 2015

Take advantage of the peaceful Lower Promenade deck where there are wooden loungers in the style of the early 1900's voyages transatlantic. Pads were available for the chairs and you could catch a nap or catch up on reading. No other ship I have been on had this feature with loungers on the side

Mar 28, 2015

The ship itself is older. The amenities are still wonderful. The cabin steward was excellent -as usual. Every staff member that you see is friendly and polite. Food good but not quite as good as usual. Lovely ship.

Mar 25, 2015

Room service was excellent for breakfast

Mar 11, 2015

Main pool area very relaxing always chairs available. You will sleep better on Holland America ships-mattress is most comfortable.

Aug 10, 2014

Try the small area with deck chairs on Deck 9 aft for reading or napping. It is quiet with a nice view and not as windy as other locations.

Aug 19, 2018

The DJ was also the guy in charge of activities . Well he was so nice . It just seemed whenever e were having a good time he was there. But really all the crew were great.

Mar 25, 2017

The Ryndam was built in the mid 1990s - when cruise ships still looked a little like ships (sweeping pointed bow, elegant lines, and nautical stacks). Cool. I understand she underwent major renovations in 2004.

Oct 15, 2015

Older ship, well maintained, smaller in size very easy to get around.

Sep 05, 2015

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.

May 26, 2015

Nothing that was strikingly different from other ships, except the lobby was not functional. Other newer ships have beautiful lobbies that are used for a number of functions, i.e. dancing, live music, etc.

Apr 22, 2015

Small intimate ship. Easy to find your way around to different venues. Met really nice folks and saw them more than once.

Mar 21, 2015

This is an older small ship by today's standard. If your looking for elegant and relaxing this is it. If your youngish and have some party left if you, may not be your ship.

Mar 18, 2015

Big a power strip with you if you want to charge your phone or laptop. Rooms only had two plugs. Bring a thermos for coffee or water. That way you can have coffee in the room in the morning. Also there are no refrigerators in the room. You have to rent one for 2 dollars a day.

Feb 17, 2015

Look at the in-cabin brochure (last page). The room service (in-cabin) bottle and mixers drink package is a good deal.

Jan 21, 2015


Nov 27, 2014

We had a Veranda Suite but I don't think it was any better than the Veranda staterooms we have had in the past. Just an ordinary stateroom with no extras that I could see.

Nov 26, 2014

Don't buy if it's a sale and seems to good to be true! It probably is!

Nov 26, 2014

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