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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

Cruise Diary: Saturday, April 25

Cruise Diary: Saturday, April 25

On board ms Ryndam Joan and Jan. Yesterday afternoon in San Diego we boarded ms Ryndam, our home for the next 14 days as we travel first to Mexico and then up the Pacific Coast to Vancouver, B.C. Spent the day settling in and reacquainting ourselves with the ship. It’s been nine years since we…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Recent Posts

All Hands On Deck On Board Ryndam

All Hands On Deck On Board Ryndam

During the past few days, Ryndam’s crew received valuable firefighting training. On board, all departments are involved in first-response and the on-board fire teams have received instructions in firefighting and search and rescue techniques. Below are some pictures of the training procedures.

Swimming With Sea Lions

Swimming With Sea Lions

Several of the crew of Ryndam went swimming with the sea lions when the ship called at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, recently. Crew Purser Ioana sent in these fun photos.

Holland America Takes Ship to Shelter Program to San Diego

A new program to help those in need kicked off along the Embarcadero on March 6, 2009. The Port of San Diego is participating with Holland America Line’s Ship to Shelter program, a philanthropic endeavor which donates items from cruise ships to homeless shelters. Items include pots, pans, plates, books, televisions, individual-sized lotion and shampoo….   read more of “Holland America…”

When a Captain Is a Prince

When a Captain Is a Prince

Guest Roy W. Hogue sent us this message and photo after his recent cruise aboard Ryndam: One of the highlights of our cruise was the opportunity to talk with Captain Smit, master of the ms Ryndam and ask him to pose for a picture with my wife Catharine. Catharine was born in The Netherlands and…   read more of “When a Captain Is a…”

Glacier Bay — The Half-Minute Tour

Last spring on the ms Ryndam, I captured the magic of Glacier Bay National Park in another time-capture sequence. Of course, nothing can compare to actually being on board and enjoying this magnificent environment with all your senses, but this video will give you the experience in a nutshell (if you can crack one in…   read more of “Glacier Bay — The…”

Crew Hones Lifeboat Skills

Crew Hones Lifeboat Skills

Statendam and Ryndam crew members were among the first in Holland America to receive certificates in a new lifeboat assistant training course. The Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC) course includes practical lessons in lifeboat rowing, raft turning, lifeboat maneuvering and man-overboard rescues, not to mention theory lessons and exams.