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Ryndam

Ryndam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,260
Crew Members:
580
Gross Tonnage:
55,819 grt
Length:
719 feet
Maximum Speed:
22 knots
Dedicated:
October 1994; re-launched October 2004
Godmother:
Madeleine Arison

Latest Post

Boy Scouts Explorer Troop Visit Ryndam

Boy Scouts Explorer Troop Visit Ryndam

On Jan. 9, 2011, the ms Ryndam was fortunate enough to host youths from the Boy Scouts Explorer Troop. The event included a meal at the Pinnacle Grill, galley tour, backstage tour, ship tour and bridge tour. We were lucky enough to have the assistance of Cadet Daniel King as a guide with Executive Chef…   read more of “Boy Scouts Explorer…”

Recent Posts

‘Rhymedam’ vs. Ryndam

‘Rhymedam’ vs. Ryndam

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her most recent creation — “Rhymedam” — that she built during her recent cruise on Ryndam. To date we have featured five of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam and Woohoodam — on the blog. Here is my latest successful creation, the…   read more of “‘Rhymedam&#821…”

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill

The Pinnacle Grill is my favorite restaurant on Holland America ships and now it is offering something new called Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill. It’s so new, in fact, that when I recently made my reservation for the dinner on ms Ryndam, it was only the second time the ship had offered it. The…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”

Ryndam Crew Delivers Christmas Cheer in Mexico

Ryndam Crew Delivers Christmas Cheer in Mexico

On December 10, 25 Ryndam volunteers went to a local elementary school to help deliver Christmas cheer and presents to 200 children. The children were treated with a visit by Mr. Claus (Ron van Liet, ACOM) and Mrs. Claus (Kristin Viotto, Techspert). Presents and snacks were handed out with help from all the volunteers. The…   read more of “Ryndam Crew…”

Ryndam Hosts Top Chef Contestant

Ryndam Hosts Top Chef Contestant

The Ryndam had a special guest from the popular television series “Top Chef” come on board and wow everyone with his humor and cooking techniques. Fabio Viviani, a contestant from season six of Top Chef, and Ms. April Oreta whipped up some fun for our guests. Verlie Nelson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.

The Giving Ship

The Giving Ship

The Ryndam is always actively involved in the communities we visit. From raising funds and hosting foster children in Tampa for a day of fun-filled day of events, to donating used black grease to our tender operators in Belize and donating mattresses, toys and clothing to the orphans in Honduras. The care and dedication to…   read more of “The Giving…”

Ryndam Crew Gives Back in Tampa

Ryndam Crew Gives Back in Tampa

The ms Ryndam hosted an event for the Foster Children’s Home of Tampa on November 14. In addition to taking them on a ship’s tour, providing them with all sorts of great food, we were able to do a mini production show for them. In addition to this, the ms Ryndam crew was able to…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Gives…”