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Ryndam Enters Dry Dock at Freeport

Ryndam Enters Dry Dock at Freeport

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

Three Times with HAL in 2012

Three Times with HAL in 2012

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!

Ryndam Crew Enjoy Winery Tour in Cadiz, Spain

Ryndam Crew Enjoy Winery Tour in Cadiz, Spain

Thanks to HAL’s Director of Beverage Services Gerald Mosslinger for this photo and post. Ryndam wine attendants had a unique opportunity to enhance their product knowledge by conducting a training trip to a Jerez vineyard called Gonzalez Byass, when the vessel called at Cadiz on October 29. The crew had a great time and enjoyed…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Enjoy…”

140 Years Young: Ryndam Sets Sail

140 Years Young: Ryndam Sets Sail

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:…”

Cruise Diary: Special Indonesian Luncheon

Cruise Diary: Special Indonesian Luncheon

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is their last post. Enjoy! The Netherlands, our home country, has a long history with Indonesia, and it just so happens that is the country where many of Ryndam’s crew…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Livorno, Italy

Cruise Diary: Livorno, Italy

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. As you know this cruise is nearly a copy of the one we did last year. We love the cities this particular cruise calls at. Our experiences have shown us that…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Sights of Monaco

Cruise Diary: Sights of Monaco

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. How lucky we were to find ourselves moored at the yacht harbor of Monaco early one morning. For half a day Ryndam was the largest yacht at port. Lucky us to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. On a late afternoon, while moored at Civitavecchia, HAL organized a barbecue on the pool deck. Both guest and crew enjoyed the gathering that included special drinks and desserts!