Ruby Turner is sailing on board Ryndam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. What a lucky happenstance to have found the highlight of my cruise just two days into our 21-day voyage from Vancouver through the Panama Canal to Tampa, Fla. It was the sound of alluring music that drew my… read more of “Cruise Diary: On…”
Over 30 of Ryndam’s crew members went on the Yukon Expedition and White Pass Railway tour during our last visit to Skagway, Alaska. Besides seeing great scenery we had fun upholding tradition and expressing ourselves in a friendly fashion to the other trains passing us on the tracks. It was a relaxing tour and a… read more of “Chugging Along in…”
The Ryndam was honored to have Admiral Robert J. Kelly and his wife, Caroline, sailing aboard from Seward to Vancouver in August. Admiral Kelly is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, CINCPACFLT. In addition to Admiral Kelly, we had the great pleasure of meeting… read more of “Captain’s…”
Scenic cruising through the College Fjord last Monday.
Ryndam’s Event Manager Kelly Williams shared this photo and story from the ship’s $2 million On Deck for the Cure milestone celebration. Over 200 participants in the Ryndam’s $2 million On Deck for the Cure walked for hope, remembrance, support and in celebration of Holland America Line’s milestone in raising money for the Susan G…. read more of “On Deck for the…”
A group of 10 officers, petty officers and crew from the Ryndam went out to the SAGA Eagle Valley Center in Juneau to do some playful team building exercises SAGA style. To put our new skills to the test, the instructors put us all in sea kayaks where the person in the back has to… read more of “Ryndam Crew Goes…”
Every month Ocean Images holds a photo contest among their image creators (photographers) working on all Holland America Line ships. The contest is judged by the executive team at Ocean Images. This month’s winner was Tino Paduraru, Ryndam’s image creator manager. His photos of “Moon Over the Amsterdam” were taken as Ryndam passed Amsterdam in… read more of “Photo of the Month…”
HAL guest Mark Hiser sent us these great photos from his June 2010 Alaska cruise aboard Ryndam. Thanks Mark!