Mama Lou is one of Ryndam’s favorite guests and has been traveling with us for many years. In October we were lucky enough to offer her a huge teddy bear and don it in a coverall that we all signed. Mama Lou asked the crew of the Ryndam to name this new member of our… read more of “Mama Lou’s…”
The crew of the Ryndam spent a couple hours challenging themselves to climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica during a fun-filled excursion. Enjoy the photos!
Ryndam’s Youth Program Coordinator Kristy Berlin submitted this post: Ryndam’s Club HAL guests got a special engine control room tour for Halloween. Chief Engineer Marco invited Club HAL’s 3-12 year old to get a behind the scenes glimpse of the area. The kids and youth programming team had a blast which made it a very… read more of “Special Treat for…”
Ruby Turner was sailing on board Ryndam and this cruise diary is from the end of her voyage. Mama Lou has been sailing on Holland America ships for nearly 16 years. Some might say she lives on the ships as she is cruising 10 months a year on ships that use Tampa as their home… read more of “Cruise Diary: More…”
HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey submitted these two amazing photos from her recent Caribbean cruise on board Ryndam. Thanks, Lynn!
Prior to joining Holland America Line, Suminarsa worked in the hotel industry. He served on his first HAL ship, the ss Rotterdam, as a General Purpose Attendant in 1975. He has been married since 1979 to his lovely wife Adesobariah and together they have two children, a daughter named Adriani and a son named Adriansah…. read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”
HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey is back at it. This is her most recent creation, “Waytoofinedam,” that she built while on her Ryndam Caribbean cruise. We featured three of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam and Spamdam — on the blog back in November 2009, January 2010 and April 2010, respectively.
It was a vast undertaking and involved many people from the Engine Team, but 30 days later an amazing sight is before us…ms Ryndam’s new and improved Crew Office. The fresh and functional new space will be a perfect place to greet our embarking crew and welcome them on board as part of our family…. read more of “Ryndam Crew Office…”