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Cruise Diary: Trapani, Italy

Cruise Diary: Trapani, 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. Ryndam was moored a footstep away from the city center of Trapani. We had a walk through the city. Here are some pictures from our day.

Cruise Diary: Stromboli Volcano

Cruise Diary: Stromboli Volcano

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. These are the kind of days you take a cruise with Holland America for. Impressive to have seen the Stromboli volcano from the decks of Ryndam. We did it before on…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Ryndam Arrives at Malta

Ryndam Arrives at Malta

Special thanks to Andrew Barker, Ryndam’s safety officer, for sending in this post and great photo. The Ryndam looked immaculate as it was arriving at Valletta, Malta, on a beautiful morning, the day before the Maltese air show got underway. Rehearsing overhead was a 1942 Super Marine Spitfire, performing dramatic rolls and entering the harbor…   read more of “Ryndam Arrives at…”

Cruise Diary: Cagliari Cathedral

Cruise Diary: Cagliari Cathedral

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. Climbing a steep hill is the way to find the most historic sites of Cagliari. It is a climb of about a little more than half an hour to reach the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

140 Years Young: Pinnacle Grill is Introduced

140 Years Young: Pinnacle Grill is Introduced

Oct. 5, 2002: The Pinnacle Grill, HAL’s alternative restaurant concept, is introduced on Statendam and Ryndam. The Pinnacle Grill features fresh seafood and an extensive, world-class wine list, and offers an elegant dining experience. During the next two years, the concept is expanded onto the rest of the ships.

Cruise Diary: Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza

Cruise Diary: Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza

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. Once on every cruise the chocolate dessert extravaganza is presented. It’s an event no one wants to miss. Ryndam‘s patisserie chef and his team did their best to make a beautiful…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Sights of Palma de Mallorca

Cruise Diary: Sights of Palma de Mallorca

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are disembarking back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on Ryndam today. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog so we’ll continue to post their diary entries. This is our second visit to Palma de Mallorca on this trip since we combined two cruises. Going ashore you will always see things…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Cellar Master’s Dinner

Cruise Diary: Cellar Master’s Dinner

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are currently on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruise on board Ryndam. They will be chronicling their cruising experience for us on the blog. If you think you’ve experienced it all when it comes to food served on Holland America ships, book the Cellar Master’s Dinner. The cellar master serves extraordinary dishes…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”