Fall is in full swing, and if the cooling temperatures have you dreaming of balmy breezes and turquoise waters, then it’s time to pack your bags for the Caribbean. Holland America Line ships are starting to reposition from their summer homes, and when Nieuw Amsterdam arrives at Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Oct…. read more of “Best Snorkeling…”
Many cruises to the Caribbean are seven days, making them fabulous week-long vacations. Those itineraries tend to focus on one region, whether it be eastern, western or southern. Each area has beautiful islands to explore with plenty of time for fun, sun, sand and surf. But did you know that Holland America Line also offers… read more of “Cruising the…”
Thanks to Keith Larby for sending in some cuisine images and dining areas aboard Ryndam! To see more of Keith’s photography visit his website.
On a quiet day in Kristiansand we decided to replace some broken bulbs in the display cabinet of some of the antiques that we have on board. I took the opportunity to make some quick repairs on the ship model in the case. Over the years the anchor had dropped off as well as the… read more of “Captain’s…”
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…”
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…”
It’s not everyday that you get to capture such a beautiful and haunting weather phenomena. Rico Dabay Plumber ms Ryndam
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…”