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Cruise Diary: More About Mama Lou

Cruise Diary: More About Mama Lou

Ruby Turner was sailing on board Ryndam and this cruise diary is from the end of her voyage. Mama Lou has been sailing on Holland America ships for nearly 16 years. Some might say she lives on the ships as she is cruising 10 months a year on ships that use Tampa as their home…   read more of “Cruise Diary: More…”

Cruise Diary: Ryndam’s Book Club

Cruise Diary: Ryndam’s Book Club

Ruby Turner was sailing on board Ryndam and this cruise diary is from the end of her voyage. Here’s the class photo of the very first “m/s Ryndam Book Club.” The book choice — “Like Water for Chocolate” — provided a great story line for lively discussions. Unlike most home book clubs where members share…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Chugging Along in Skagway, Alaska

Chugging Along in Skagway, Alaska

Over 30 of Ryndam’s crew members went on the Yukon Expedition and White Pass Railway tour during our last visit to Skagway, Alaska. Besides seeing great scenery we had fun upholding tradition and expressing ourselves in a friendly fashion to the other trains passing us on the tracks. It was a relaxing tour and a…   read more of “Chugging Along in…”

Captain’s Log: Meeting an Admiral

Captain’s Log: Meeting an Admiral

The Ryndam was honored to have Admiral Robert J. Kelly and his wife, Caroline, sailing aboard from Seward to Vancouver in August. Admiral Kelly is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, CINCPACFLT. In addition to Admiral Kelly, we had the great pleasure of meeting…   read more of “Captain’s…”

On Deck for the Cure Gala Aboard Ryndam

On Deck for the Cure Gala Aboard Ryndam

Ryndam’s Event Manager Kelly Williams shared this photo and story from the ship’s $2 million On Deck for the Cure milestone celebration. Over 200 participants in the Ryndam’s $2 million On Deck for the Cure walked for hope, remembrance, support and in celebration of Holland America Line’s milestone in raising money for the Susan G….   read more of “On Deck for the…”

Ryndam Donates to the Guatemala Red Cross

Ryndam Donates to the Guatemala Red Cross

On March 24th, the Ryndam called into the sunny and tropical port of Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala, providing an exciting port of call experience for our guests on board. This also was a special day for some of our crew members who took part in the offloading and donation of high quality cans of…   read more of “Ryndam Donates to…”

HAL Ships Unite to Help Haiti

HAL Ships Unite to Help Haiti

Noordam Hotel Manager Mark Pells shared this note and amazing photos of the HAL family uniting to help the earthquake survivors in Haiti. With the help of the Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Eurodam and Ryndam teams, the Noordam officers, the Seattle-based corporate staff and a host of others, we landed well over 17,000 pounds of food, clothing…   read more of “HAL Ships Unite to…”