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Celebrating New Year’s Aboard Ryndam

Celebrating New Year’s Aboard Ryndam

We again celebrated the New Year on board ms Ryndam. Great weather, both at sea and while at port made the cruise extremely enjoyable. The stop at Falmouth, Jamaica, was superb — a brand new pier and very interesting tours made it difficult to decide what to see. My husband Waldemar, our daughter Christina and…   read more of “Celebrating New…”

Ryndam and Rotterdam at Rotterdam

Ryndam and Rotterdam at Rotterdam

We just received these photos of Ryndam and Rotterdam at their homeport of Rotterdam from Patrick van der Vlies. These were taken July 3, 2011, and Patrick reminded us that Ryndam left to Bergen and Rotterdam to New York.

A Postcard of Ryndam

A Postcard of Ryndam

Special thanks to HAL guests Marilyn & Charlie for sending in this great photo from their cruise on Ryndam.

An Artistic Expression of Gratitude for Adagio Strings

An Artistic Expression of Gratitude for Adagio Strings

HAL guests Arthur and Barbara Ovalle sent in a very original post for us. Here’s a great sketch of Adagio Strings, Ryndam’s string quartet. Thanks! We had the privilege of listening to Adagio Strings, Nadia, Lili, Alesia and Elena, on the Ryndam this past November 30. Here they are sketched by yours truly! Enjoy! —…   read more of “An Artistic…”

Officers Happily Celebrate Graduation

Officers Happily Celebrate Graduation

Here are Ryndam’s deck officers celebrating their graduation from HAL University. Congrats! Brandi Johnson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.

Video: Ryndam Crew Members Perform With Love

HAL Mariners and frequent blog contributors Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg submitted this video they created while on board Ryndam to an Indonesian media outlet. Enjoy! We love the Indonesian and Filipino crew members we meet during our cruises with Holland America Line. It’s great how they serve us and in my opinion they have a…   read more of “Video: Ryndam Crew…”

Video: A Final Farewell from Ryndam

Here is my tribute to the wonderful crew members of Ryndam. Enjoy the video! Cornelis “Cees” Kloppenburg and his wife Yvon recently sailed on board Ryndam throughout the Mediterranean and blogged about their experience in a series of posts.