On December 10, 25 Ryndam volunteers went to a local elementary school to help deliver Christmas cheer and presents to 200 children. The children were treated with a visit by Mr. Claus (Ron van Liet, ACOM) and Mrs. Claus (Kristin Viotto, Techspert). Presents and snacks were handed out with help from all the volunteers. The… read more of “Ryndam Crew…”
The Ryndam is always actively involved in the communities we visit. From raising funds and hosting foster children in Tampa for a day of fun-filled day of events, to donating used black grease to our tender operators in Belize and donating mattresses, toys and clothing to the orphans in Honduras. The care and dedication to… read more of “The Giving…”
The ms Ryndam hosted an event for the Foster Children’s Home of Tampa on November 14. In addition to taking them on a ship’s tour, providing them with all sorts of great food, we were able to do a mini production show for them. In addition to this, the ms Ryndam crew was able to… read more of “Ryndam Crew Gives…”
When we decided to cruise out of Tampa on ms Ryndam, I hoped to lean more about the Mayans, so we signed up for shore excursions that I thought might give as a good picture of that culture. We were not disappointed. In Belize we went on the Mayan Palaces of Cahal Pech tour and… read more of “Jan’s Cruise…”
I have been on many Holland America cruises and find that I get into a routine on some of the activities. One of those is the food. I go to the dining room for dinner most of the time. On this two-week cruise on ms Ryndam there seems to be more options for food, or… read more of “Julie’s Cruise…”
We were in port in Mahogany Bay on Roatan Island, Honduras, on Thanksgiving and found these cute birds on a tour. Since they were not turkeys, they had nothing to fear that day. Carnival Corp. built the new welcome center and docking faculties at Mahogany Bay.
Seven days on a Holland America Line ship is never enough, so when my daughter and I decided we wanted to cruise the Caribbean we looked for a cruise of at least 10 days, preferably 14. What we decided on was a Collector’s Voyage out of Tampa. It’s back-to-back seven-day cruises on ms Ryndam with… read more of “Jan &…”
The crew of the Ryndam spent a couple hours challenging themselves to climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica during a fun-filled excursion. Enjoy the photos!