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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

Photo Diary: Dessert Extravaganza

Photo Diary: Dessert Extravaganza

Thanks to guest Keith Larby for sending us some photos of the Dessert Extravaganza aboard Ryndam. If you enjoy Keith’s photography make sure to check out his website: www.akphotos.co.uk.

Recent Posts

Getting Close to the Beauty of Alaska

Getting Close to the Beauty of Alaska

Thanks to Pat and Stacy Block for sharing these stunning photos of the Alaska glaciers from their voyage. Here are a couple pics of the wonderful Alaskan cruise we had on Holland America a few years ago. It was the best vacation we’ve ever had! Pictures could never capture the beauty of Alaska. We especially…   read more of “Getting Close to…”

Photo Diary: Dancing with the Stars at Sea

Photo Diary: Dancing with the Stars at Sea

Thanks to guest Keith Larby for sharing some photos of Dancing with the Stars at Sea taken on his recent Ryndam cruise! We’ll be featuring more of Keith’s photos in posts to come, so stay tuned. Or to see more of Keith’s photography visit his website: www.akphotos.co.uk.

140th Celebration Photo on Ryndam

140th Celebration Photo on Ryndam

Thanks to Ryndam‘s Safety Officer Andrew Barker for sending in this 140th Anniversary celebration photo. The MS Ryndam deck department celebrated the 140th anniversary of Holland America Line with a gift from the people of Portimao, Portugal. — Andrew Barker

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line

Today is our 140th Birthday! Throughout the day we’ll be posting all of the wonderful photos and well-wishes that we received to mark the occasion!! STATENDAM: RYNDAM: Ryndam’s 140 anniversary cake is finished. It is more than 24 feet wide and 6 feet high. It has the Ryndam in the middle of course with the…   read more of “Happy 140th…”

Caribbean Cruise Onboard Ryndam

Caribbean Cruise Onboard Ryndam

Thanks to passenger Sandra Akina for sharing with us some beautiful pictures from her cruise in the Caribbean with her sister. My sister and I had a wonderful time on board the ms Ryndam. Also, our time ashore snorkeling and/or enjoying spending the day at Key West, Florida; Roatan, Honduras; St. Thomas; Guatamala, and Costa…   read more of “Caribbean Cruise…”

Lifeboat Assistants Make the Grade

Lifeboat Assistants Make the Grade

Thanks to Andrew Barker, first officer on Ryndam, for this post. Another group of lifeboat assistants celebrate their course graduation aboard the Ryndam on March 15, 2013. The group was taught by Third Officer Martyn James and myself.

Come Aboard ‘Signdam’

Come Aboard ‘Signdam’

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey is back at her famous shipbuilding! She sent us this photo of her latest creation — “Signdam” — that she built complete with lights during her recent HAL cruise on Ryndam. To date we have featured nine of her previous creations on the blog: Poordam II, Boodam II, Sheepledam, Halraiserdam, Zippidydam,…   read more of “Come Aboard…”