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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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LilRoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
We are experienced independent travelers who have recently started using cruises as a means of easily and cheaply getting from one place to another. We combined a 14-day segment from Istanbul to Barcelona (Istanbul, Kusadasi, Marmaris, ... Read more
rockytoo
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
55 forum posts
We are relatively experienced cruisers, with about 15 cruises--more than 10 with Holland America. We fit the Holland America demographic and enjoy the smaller ships. We embarked on this cruise in Istanbul, after a three day stint exploring ... Read more
JaneGallacher
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was our first experience with Holland America, having cruised before on Royal Caribbean.  What can I say....we LOVED this amazing, beautiful ship and her exceptional crew. Embarkation was very smooth, with our cases delivered ... Read more
ReluctantCaneToad
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2014
My wife gets motion sick so we held off going on a cruise. She never got ill on this cruise it was mostly smooth, only one windy day precluding a stop at Mykonos for safety reasons. The staff were very helpful and friendly. As a first ... Read more
hsmcruise
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
291 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
This was our 21st cruise and first with HAL. We were very pleased even with some minor problems. We arrived 3 days early to Barcelona and stayed at the Hotel Jazz, which we would recommend. The room was a little on the noisy side from ... Read more
Teresa1
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our first cruise on Holand America, and I can say it will be our last. Queuing for thirty minutes each night to get into the restaurant, then waiting another thirty minutes for our order to be taken was realy quite poor. The ... Read more
avanbuiten
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Sailed August 2014
This was our second cruise, after previously doing a cruise aboard Celebrity Reflection last year which I would rate as a 5 star experience. My review title pretty much sums up our experience, a good cruise, providing a solid 3 star ... Read more
delgirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
24 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
Just back from a week long cruise to norwegian fjords. Where to start: Cabins stewards and waiters very friendly but could do with a bit more training ie leaning over tables instead of going around, slopping water into the glasses, ... Read more
Bonniesam
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
This was my first ever cruise but a friend recommended it and I went along. I had a big cabin with balcony by myself and it was very nice and comfortable but for two people I find it too small. The cabin boy was excellent, his first ... Read more
Chrissie W
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
This was our second cruise onboard the ryndam and the standards were still excellent. Perfect stateroom (vista 192 on deck 9) service was second to none as were the ports of call and wonderful weather. I would highly recommend a cruise ... Read more
Olafsdottir
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed August 2014
There were many things I liked about the Ryndam and our first HAL experience - the crew were excellent; genuinely friendly and helpful, our room was of a generous size, hygiene in the Lido was very good indeed - Cunard/Celebrity take note, ... Read more
ec6393
Member Since 2014
1 review
We spent a couple of days in London before meeting the ship's transportation to Dover at Heathrow. The transportation to & from Heathrow before & after the cruise went very smoothly, as did the embarkation & debarkation. We ... Read more
DnJDorset
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1st time with a HAL cruise ship after 10 cruises with other lines incl RCL, Cunard, F Olsen , MSC. Very positive experience at all levels. Itinerary to Norway & North Cape was very interesting including the fjord sailings. Weather ... Read more
Everglades
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
My wife and I wanted to escape the heat of South Florida and take a relaxing scenic cruise- and certainly a week cruising the Norwegian fjords on HAL's Ryndam fit the bill perfectly. We flew to London a day before the cruise and stayed at ... Read more
lynparry1
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed June 2014
Never been on a cruise before but have since done my homework on what to expect. Our cruise to the Norwegian fjords on the Ryndam was excellent. These mid size cruise ships have almost the same facilities as the big boys with 3000+ ... Read more
bherenow
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed May 2014
The Ryndam is still in good shape considering her age, although the policy of using only Indonesians and Philippine staff has its limitations. Holland America would be better served with an international staff. The ports were all ... Read more
Larry Collins
Member Since 2014
1 review
My wife and I spent three weeks on the Ryndam looking round various Baltic cities and enjoyed every minute (admittedly, the wonderful weather throughout helped a lot). Our cabin was fine (especially after a crew member fixed three loose ... Read more
h&swells
1 review
So, here we are again .... In 2012 at the ripe old age of 45 I took my first cruise, and after very careful investigation (it was my honeymoon), we decided to see Alaska on a HAL cruise. With no expectation of HAL, we set sail on their 7 ... Read more
csmjfmbe
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
295 forum posts
We have cruised several times, but this was our first time with Holland America, and it will certainly not be our last. The embarkation at Dover was probably the best organised we have ever witnessed, we were on board 30 minutes after ... Read more
csimhadri
Member Since 2014
1 review
We had prebooked our cabin who advised us correctly about the choice. The cabin was spacious and the whole ship was being kept clean constantly without being obtrusive or bothersome. Really impressed by the sort of service we received ... Read more
AmigoOklahoma
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
We took the Ryndam on what as part of their repositioning from the US to Europe. Boarded in Barcelona and stopped in Valencia, Alicante, Motril (for Granada), Gibraltar, Cadiz, Lisbon (Portugal), A Coruna, Bilboa, Portland (England) and ... Read more
rotjeknor
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
192 forum posts
After having sailed on the Rotterdam the past 3 years, we decided to go on the Ryndam this year . We were not disappointed ! What a great ship, being slightly smaller than the Rotterdam there seems to more space per passenger . ... Read more
sea warrior
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed March 2014
This was our fourth HAL cruise. We decided to take this cruise because of the pricing and itinerary. We were surprised by the condition of the ship! We were last on the Ryndam for the 2012 New Years holiday. In such a short time, there ... Read more
buffalobilbur
Member Since 2014
1 review
Our family spent spring break on board the Ryndam. My husband, my 11 year old son, my 9 year old son and I met our two friends and their 8 and 5 year old sons in Tampa. It was our family's 6th cruise (previous cruises have been on Royal ... Read more
nodumblond
Member Since 2005
15 reviews
597 forum posts
Sailed March 2014
Husband and I were thrilled to be coming back to HAL after a seven-year absence. This was my 16th cruise, hub's 13th, and 4th/3rd on HAL, respectively. We chose this itinerary because it had four of our favorite ports, all of which we can ... Read more

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