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Editor's Note: Holland America's Ryndam (along with sister ship Statendam) was moved to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed Pacific Aria. It debuted in Australia November 2015. As cruise ships go, Holland ...
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newanne
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
221 forum posts
Embarkation: We arrived at the port at 1:00 pm, and were on the ship by 1:15. We were able to go to our suite immediately to drop off our carry on and then on to Lido for lunch. Luggage arrived by the time we were done with lunch. We ... Read more
pollywaffle
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
47 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
In spite of being fans of Holland America in the past, the Ryndam was below expectations. The food in the main dining room was often lukewarm, and the description of items on the menu was misleading. Service in the Lido was disorganised ... Read more
pollywaffle
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
47 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
The hardworking Philippine and Indonesian staff were outstanding, they could not do enough for you and always had a smile. They were the saving grace of this cruise. We are experienced cruisers who have done several cruises with ... Read more
JournoNSW
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
Overall a good cruise with good ports. Room service excellent, food OK for cruise ship. Pinnacle specialty restaurant very good but Le Cirque upgrade menu no better than normal menu but $20 pp more. Problem of noisy room was fixed by the ... Read more
LesG
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
We had to move cabins after being woken several times during the night by crew working, the second cabin was also noisy day and night but not as bad. Heard many people complaining about noise overnight. Three cabins near ours were flooded ... Read more
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Paul Jay
Member Since 2003
1 review
12 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
We Have Cruised with many cruise lines over the past 20 years, more than 50 cruises, but this was our first cruise with Holland America. First, the good. The Cabin, Food, Staff and Ship were all fine. The BAD- We did a ... Read more
NadiaO
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
I'd like to start with the positive. The hotel staff on board are really amazing: kind, discreet, and friendly. Also, the most excellent Captain Mark made some hard but much appreciated safety decisions regarding missing ports and ... Read more
lyndatimberlake1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
17 forum posts
We sailed from Harwich on the MS Ryndam to Cherbourg France, unfortunately there was as strom so we were delayed by 24 hours but you cant fight mother nature so nothing to moan about. We were told that due to the delay we would have to ... Read more
GmaCruzer
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
We love the Ryndam. It's a smaller ship, very friendly staff. We found that on our cruise in April, the entertainment has gotten so much better. We just like everything about the Ryndam. Sorry to see it leave. Hope they replace it with an ... Read more
LittleSister1006
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
This was our fourth cruise on Holland America which has become our favorite cruise line. Embarkation was a breeze. The ms Ryndam is well maintained and very clean. Food was okay, not best, have had better. The band Brittany and the ... Read more
bsa250cc
Member Since 2005
1 review
185 forum posts
We sailed from Tampa on 2nd March. The embarkation was smooth and soon on board. We lazed around Lido deck for couple of hours and when we went to cabin everything there. The ship itself was fine and didn't see any particular wear. From ... Read more
ctcruisedream
Member Since 2007
1 review
28 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
Two friends and I embarked on the Ryndam 21 years after our first cruise together on the SS Norway. Embarkation was very smooth and fast. We were able to immediately go to our cabin, an OV, to drop carryon bags. The cabin worked well ... Read more
Konskie
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
This will be a short review as we have sailed with Holland America many times and I've written a few reviews. My husband and I stayed overnight at the Grand Hyatt. Beautiful hotel. The next morning we were on the bus at 10:30 and on our ... Read more
Everkid
Member Since 2015
1 review
Old boat (-around 20 yrs old) makes everything dated and "tired" looking. We had a Veranda Suite that was clean, but old and it showed. Staff must know it too, or perhaps they don't like HALs tipping policy because while they weren't rude, ... Read more
roobrie
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
37 forum posts
Hi, We just took a 7 day HAL cruise.  Overall we had a great time with the other New York Times guests, approximately 85 of us.  Our conversations and speakers combined to make this trip more than worth the extra price.  ... Read more
jzelmer
Member Since 2015
1 review
My husband, brother cousin and I were so looking forward tospending 14 days of sunshine on the Ryandam and its various destinations, moat of which we had seen on previous sailings. We embarked in Tampa, very efficient and looked forward to ... Read more
Travelgrandma10
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
12 forum posts
Before we decided on this cruise, we had looked at several other scenarios’ taking the cruises from central Florida instead of driving all the way to Ft. Lauderdale to get on a cruise. We looked at RCI out of Tampa and then driving ... Read more
RedSoxRox
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
9 forum posts
I'll start by saying that the reason we took this particular cruise was the unique list of ports. We're a family of four - my parents (late 50's), myself (30) and my sister (28). We love to travel and explore new places. The fact that this ... Read more
Happy1211
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
55 forum posts
This Western Caribbean cruise to Key West, Santo Tomas (Guatemala) , Banana Coast (Honduras) and Costa Maya (Mexico) was just he relaxing holiday escape that we were looking for. Tampa is an easy port in terms of finding the Port of Tampa ... Read more
cameo_girl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
183 forum posts
We are a retired married couple and have done 15 cruises (including this one) on 8 different cruise lines. We usually drive down to FL, so no restrictions on what we take. We just have to remember that we do the self-disembarkation and ... Read more
cruisecite
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1 forum post
We had been on the Eastern Caribbean cruise in 2012 on the Nieuw Amsterdam and found that trip to be most excellent in all respects so we were quite excited to go on another HAL cruise. Embarking from Tampa, this cruise was clearly geared ... Read more
chilicoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 day cruise, sail date 11/30/14 I've sailed on two previous HAL ships, the Prisendam to the Western Med and the Rotterdam to Baltic. This was my first domestic cruise and first on the Ryndam. Several points: first, HAL is up front, ... Read more
jazzqueen
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
This was my first time on Holland America. I chose the Ryndam for the itinerary -- Key West, Trujillo, Santo Tomas Castillo, and Costa Maya. The ship is mid sized, and she is just gorgeous. The decor is not glitzy, but very elegant ... Read more
Filmstrip
Member Since 2014
1 review
My wife and I have sailed on cruises from 7 different cruise lines and I can say hands down that this was the worst. The entire experience was flat at best. Yes, there were good experiences but the bad outweighed them by more than just a ... Read more
denile
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Sailed November 2014
We are long time cruisers, having been on anything from Carnival to Oceania. This was our first and probably our last with Holland America. We were attracted to the Ryndam because it is a smaller ship as well as its departure port ... Read more

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