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ms Ryndam

ms 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

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.

Recent Posts

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.

Mariachis Play for Ryndam Captain’s Birthday

Mariachis Play for Ryndam Captain’s Birthday

Upon arriving for the second time at Guaymas, Mexico, Ryndam was greeted with more than a dozen musicians who gave a special performance for Captain Frans Consen to celebrate his birthday. Ryndam’s guests and crew also were treated to Guaymas’ annual Shrimp Festival, where they were able to sample and enjoy more than 20 different…   read more of “Mariachis Play for…”

First Call at Guaymas, Mexico

First Call at Guaymas, Mexico

On Oct. 16, 2008, Ryndam made its first call at Guaymas, Mexico. Not only was it the first call for a Holland America ship, it was the first time ever the port had received any cruise ship. And it almost didn’t happen — as late as the day before arrival they were still dredging the…   read more of “First Call at…”