On May 11th, ms Ryndam made the first-ever stop by a Holland America Line ship at Ulvik, Norway, located on the left of the three small fjords at the end of Hardangerfjord. The ships also call at Eidfjord, located a short distance away on the right fjord, but this was a maiden port for the… read more of “HAL Makes First…”
1883: Ten years after Holland America Line was founded, the “dam” suffix was officially adopted for the names of HAL passenger ships. It is a tradition that is still being honored today. Most of the HAL ships are named after cities in Holland or the dams that cross many of The Netherlands’ rivers and allow… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
A spa promotion was offered in Ryndam’s crew area and some officers and crew members decided to indulge in a relaxing massage. Ryndam’s Chief Engineer Marco sent in a picture of two lucky guys.
Here are the photos of Ryndam at Funchal, Madeira, from Aad Hoogesteger, HAL blog fan and frequent contributor. He saw the ship while in Funchal on vacation.
The futsal tournament was held on-board the Ryndam. Crew members from the house keeping, laundry, entertainment, shops, dining room, engine and deck departments made up the eleven teams who participated in the tournament. A team of sailors were declared the winners and received a prize to congratulate them on their victory. Kateryna Bannikova is Ryndam’s… read more of “Ryndam’s…”
The pictures below were taken when we had the opportunity to visit Le Mont St. Michel in St. Malo, France during our stay there. It’s Brittany’s most famous landmark and a masterpiece of nature and art. We traveled one hour each way and the scenery was breathtaking. When we got there, we walked through the… read more of “Le Mont Saint…”
During our stay at Mahogany Bay in Roatan, Honduras, we thought it will be fun to do something different. So we ended up kayaking! We rented three kayaks and went off. At the end of the route there is a private beach where we all dipped in for a while. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience…. read more of “Ryndam Crew Kayak…”
Thanks to Will Stockert, Holland America Line’s manager of digital workshops, who sent us the latest batch of photo contest winners from our Digital Workshops. Enjoy these gorgeous photos!