Today, May 2, very early in the morning (06.30 a.m.) the m.s. ‘Ryndam’ (III) arrived for the first time since her introduction in 1994 in her homeport of Rotterdam. The cruise vessel received the traditional welcome ceremony. The “Ryndam’ will visit Rotterdam 9 times this year. Next year the ship will visit her home port only twice. At 17.00 (5 p.m.) hours the ‘Ryndam’ left Rotterdam for a spectacular 3-week cruise to the Mediterranean. — Bert Lamers, HABlog contributor and fan living in Rotterdam.