Yesterday Ryndam call at the beautiful port of Huatulco, Mexico — the “place of beautiful wood.” Our crew went on a float trip on the Copalita River. As they were floating quietly down the river they could enjoy the spectacular view and watch a magnificent bird ballet.
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,…”
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…”
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…”
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.
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…”
August 17, 2009, we celebrated the 64th Indonesian Independence Day. Mother Nature was not very friendly and we proceeded with the flag raising ceremony and the fun games in the marshaling area. We had a lot of fun. This time the engine department won the “Tug of War” but I am sure that deck department… read more of “Ryndam Celebrates…”
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…”