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…”
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 “‘Rhymedam̵…”
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…”
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…”
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 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…”
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…”