Dear Holland America: I just want to say that EVERYONE on our cruise on the Ryndam was simply wonderful. Our maître d’ in the upper Rotterdam Dining room (left side) was so attentive, kind, and helpful to us. We have food allergies and he went above and beyond to make sure that we had wonderful… read more of “Thanks for the Best…”
Ryndam recently participated in humanitarian efforts in Livingston, Guatemala, when a group of guests, along with myself, traveled to a small school to provide supplies, gifts, and candy to the local children in this fishing village. Tom Hand is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
Here’s a picture of the beautiful Ryndam high and dry in Grand Bahamas dry-dock number 3 during her bi-annual maintenance period. Andrew Barker, Safety Officer ms Ryndam
Mariners Nancy and Doug Crosbie cruised with HAL three times this year, each time on a different ship. They were kind enough to share a photo from each voyage. Thanks Nancy and Doug!
Special thanks to Ryndam’s Future Cruise Consultants Neil and Natalia Reilly for this post and photos. on October 25, Ryndam held a “World’s Largest Cruise Sale” celebration to cap the week-long sale. Our event took place in the afternoon and was billed as a celebration and charity auction. We invited our guests for coffee, tea,… read more of “‘World’s…”
Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg recently sailed on back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises aboard Ryndam. They chronicled their experience for us on the blog and shared this video with us. Enjoy! This video was filmed during a barbecue around the pool on Ryndam’s Lido deck. The HALCats were playing music and guests enjoyed good food in a… read more of “Video:…”
Special thanks to Ryndam’s Safety Officer Andrew Barker for sharing this post. I was testing out ms Ryndam’s swimming pool disabled persons lift and 4th Officer Peter Philip Johannes Van Steenselen volunteered to lend a hand! Andrew Barker Safety Officer ms Ryndam
Oct. 20, 1994: Ryndam, HAL’s third ‘S’-class ship, is christened at the port of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., before setting sail for her first Caribbean cruise. With a Dutch worldwide exploration theme, the decor of Ryndam features art and artifacts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. At the heart of Ryndam is a three-story atrium… read more of “140 Years Young:…”