In Norway, a tender driver course was held on board Ryndam. You can see the concentration in Quartermaster Cholief’s face as he practices maneuvering alongside the ship! — Andrew Barker, Ryndam’s safety officer
Congratulations to HAL Cats Band Leader Tim Daugherty for winning Ryndam’s recent Biggest Loser competition! Ray is Ryndam’s Human Resources Clerk.
Tito Lives, an entertainer aboard Ryndam, snapped these photos of Cruise Director John Mann conquering the famous Pulpit Rock in Norway. Enjoy! Kateryna Bannikova is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
Thanks to HAL guest Leslie for sending in these pictures from his recent Ryndam cruise. Day one — At sea. Out in the north sea which was a strange kind of blue instead of the grey color it normally is. — Leslie
On May 11th, ms Ryndam made the first-ever stop by a Holland America Line ship at Ulvik, Norway, located on the left of the three small fjords at the end of Hardangerfjord. The ships also call at Eidfjord, located a short distance away on the right fjord, but this was a maiden port for the… read more of “HAL Makes First…”
We just arrived home from an action packed week aboard the Ryndam visiting Oslo and the Fjords. The weather was a bit of everything Mother Nature could throw at us but we all survived and enjoyed what we could and made the most of every situation. Maybe they should move the Christmas House from Drøbak… read more of “Mother Nature at…”
1883: Ten years after Holland America Line was founded, the “dam” suffix was officially adopted for the names of HAL passenger ships. It is a tradition that is still being honored today. Most of the HAL ships are named after cities in Holland or the dams that cross many of The Netherlands’ rivers and allow… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
A spa promotion was offered in Ryndam’s crew area and some officers and crew members decided to indulge in a relaxing massage. Ryndam’s Chief Engineer Marco sent in a picture of two lucky guys.