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Fezndids
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
Sailed September 2015
Having always previously enjoyed cruising but earlier this year been on a Royal Caribbean Cruise earlier this year which we found most underwhelming at times, we approached this cruise with a little trepidation having never sailed Holland ... Read more
jinky
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
We`d not been with Holland America before and hearing that they had already sold the Ryndam to P&O Australia with this being it`s (and Holland America`s) last cruise out of Harwich we wondered if we`d done the right thing in booking. ... Read more
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RJHNorthyorks
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
738 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
We have cruised many times before and are also used to the North Sea because we live close by. As we left Harwich the Captain advised that the crossing to Norway was going to be rough - it turned out to be one of the worst journeys we ... Read more
SunnySouthport
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Although this is my first review on Cruise Critic, we have cruised with other lines in the past and made use of the site in order to assist us in our planning. On this occasion, I have decided to try and leave information for other ... Read more
picky75
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
We read so many bad reviews we were not quite sure what we were getting into. However, we all had a great week cruising to Norway and would not have missed it for anything. This was our 2nd cruise with HAL and was much better than the ... Read more
Usual suspect
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Very recently returned from a 7 day cruise on the Ryndam to the Norwegian Fjords (29 Aug to 5th Sept) Both my partner and I are seasoned cruisers previously with Thomsons, Royal Carribean, and P&O Embarkation at Harwich was ... Read more
ricandra
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare it to. It was a slick operation from start to finish, well organised, pleasant & efficient staff. The ship was well presented, clean & a very nice place to spend a week. We ... Read more
Dennlyn
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
This is an old ship and looks it. There is a desperate need for repairs, paint, new carpeting, new furniture and various other fittings. The ship was commissioned in 1994. I found out that Ryndam will be transferred to P&O Cruises ... Read more
mickey89
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,152 forum post
Sailed August 2015
Our 7 night cruise to the Fjords was blessed with superb weather, not a single drop of rain for a good cruise. It was a shame that the Lido deck became essentially a no-go zone due to unruly children with little or no control by HAL and ... Read more
mgoldman666
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
As Ryndam is going out of service, I will confine my comments to generalisations which could apply across the line. Boarding and reception at Harwich excellent: pity they will not be using the port any more. Parking easy, and luggage ... Read more
les641
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
Our twelth cruise, our second with Holland America on the Ryndam. We sailed on Ryndam in 2014 and loved it so much we booked again for 2015, almost identical itinerary (only one port difference). Would certianly recommend Ryndam (such ... Read more
Alphen
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1,573 forum post
Our ninth cruise on HAL, our first on Ryndam, we were a couple from Holland, both in our early fifties. Although she will leave the fleet later this year, she is still being taken care of, with a great and enthusiastic crew. Earlier ... Read more
bobfage
Member Since 2015
1 review
Just back from 14 nights cruise to Lerwick, Faroes Islands (best part) all the way round Iceland then to 3 ports in Norway (why always Bergen?). Rough seas for the better part of the cruise and this is the height of summer. The heavy ... Read more
fudgedaft
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2015
After reading some previous reviews and Ryndam's recent problem with the Noro-virus we were a little worried about what would greet us when we boarded the ship, before boarding we were given a warning notice that there had been again a ... Read more
althom
Member Since 2015
1 review
Arrived at embarkation to be given a letter regarding Noro Virus-on "previous" cruise. Reading other reviews an understatement. The embarkation was a shambles-queue to move to another queue and so on. Once on the ship the lido ... Read more
Chrissie W
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Sailed July 2015
It is sad to read the negative reviews the Ryndam has been getting and all I can say is they do not reflect my experience. Having sailed on this ship 3 times we have always had excellent service and yes, the ship is old, but she has ... Read more
philsuarez
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
113 forum posts
Sailed July 2015
Ryndam Review Norwegian Fjords 18/07/15 to 25/07/15 We've cruised numerous lines including Cunard, Princess, NCL, P&O and Celebrity so I thought I would share our thoughts on our first ever HAL experience. Embarkation We ... Read more
Vince Francis
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
I have a number of issues I want to share with everyone, I have left it late as I complained directly to Holland America as soon as I got back, to this date no one has answered me regarding my concerns. The service actually got worse as ... Read more
Linzay
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
Cruise on MS Ryndam Voyage of the Midnight Sun - July 4th We feel that Holland & America is responsible for this poor cruise.....not the ship. Holland & America were not forthcoming with the truth of how the results of a 'sick ... Read more
JD in MD
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,008 forum post
2 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers and, although Holland America is not our favorite cruise line, we like the smaller size of their ships and often take their cruises. Having traveled from Heathrow to Harwich in a hired car (247 Airport Transfer) ... Read more
SNUZNCRUZ
Member Since 2015
1 review
This review is to fully endorse, and even ADD TO , the woes described in the review of Barry M,.posted07/12/15 regarding the Iceland cruise of Ryndam, June 20-July 3. I waited to post ,so that HAL could respond to my submitted written ... Read more
jmlake
Member Since 2015
1 review
We had signed up for a 14 day cruise around Iceland with several stops continuing to the Norwegian coast. When we arrived for boarding we were told the ship (Ryndam) would not be available for several hours because deep cleaning was being ... Read more
colpp
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Visiting Iceland was on my bucket list. Being on a ship under code red for two weeks wasn't. We knew the Ryndam was an older ship and that is was already sold - we did not expect it to be in such disrepair as we found it. We have been on ... Read more
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Barry M
Member Since 2015
1 review
We have been cruising since 1990 so are not newbies by any means. We settled on Holland as a more upscale line and in many previous cruises through Europe and all of the Caribbean we have been very happy - but the circumnavigation of ... Read more
hm+jdmcruisers
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
By the time my review is posted there will be numerous reviews from fellow passengers regarding the outbreak of NoroVirus on this trip and the subsequent impact whilst on board and eventual early curtailment of the cruise. The first ... Read more

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