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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

If This is Juneau, It Must be Jam Night

If This is Juneau, It Must be Jam Night

Juneau night is “Jam Night “on board the Ryndam. Everybody looks forward to enjoying live music and having fun while our talented staff are performing on the stage. It is a joy to see how music and good food bring all the departments together. We are a big happy family. Special thanks to Bambang Celo…   read more of “If This is Juneau,…”

Recent Posts

HAL History: The Titanic Connection

HAL History: The Titanic Connection

In response to a recent post about a shore excursion in Halifax that visited the graves of Titanic victims, Holland America history buff Ben van Zeijl sent us this interesting piece on the connection between HAL and the White Star Line’s ill-fated flagship. Holland America Line has a close link to the Titanic disaster. HAL…   read more of “HAL History: The…”

A Barrel of Laughs on Ryndam

A Barrel of Laughs on Ryndam

Barrels of laughter could be heard from the crew mess room as members of the entertainment department put on a sketch comedy show for the crew. In the spirit of “Saturday Night Live,” the team put together a five-piece show that included a scene from the “Lido Ice Cream Station,” “Yoga Class,” “A Visit to…   read more of “A Barrel of Laughs…”

Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

Our Barber Shop used to be a very unwelcoming place … Now it’s a place to relax and get pampered by our famous barbers. You can choose your new look from the large hairstyle menu available on the walls. Of course, the artist was Bangkit! Ioana Cheregi is the crew purser aboard Ryndam.

Ryndam Deck Department Holds Family Makan

Ryndam Deck Department Holds Family Makan

During a recent Alaska cruise a family Makan was held in the Bosun store for the Ryndam’s Deck Department. Personnel from the Deck Department perform a variety of tasks on board, including that of quartermasters who do the steering, lookout duties on the bridge and tender driving. Able seamen and ordinary seamen work on general…   read more of “Ryndam Deck…”

A Hiking They Will Go

A Hiking They Will Go

Recently Ryndam’s crew went hiking in Southeast Alaska. After a nice 45-minute drive through the rain forest they arrived at the Saga Eagle Preserve Centre, where Nate (SAGA trainer) offered them an unforgettable day. ”It felt like a short holiday!” they all told me when they returned to the ship! Nate taught them about survival…   read more of “A Hiking They Will…”