Ryndam Cruise Review by bobby3334: This was an outstanding cruise in every respect
Overall Member Rating
This was an outstanding cruise in every respect
Destination: Baltic Sea
I can't add any negatives. I took some ship excursions but went mostly on my
own since I lived in Europe for 4 years. I used Alla in St. Petersburg only due to their small vechiles - max is 16 and took 2 day grand tour. Outstanding.
The food, cabin and other stops were exceptional. I went on 3 ship excusions.
The only problem is I came back home exhaused from the new sights and spent too much time staying up late and getting up early.
I would not have needed a balcony on this itinerary due to the clouds and temperatures..around 55. I probably spent 20 minutes on it all together.
Fellow passangers were very well traveled and since I was alone the interaction with Brits, Canadians, South Americans was great as was the food in the dining room.
I used room service for breakfast daily. Perfect food and exactly on time as set the night before. I liked the smaller and older ship. Reminded me of times gone by. The entertainment was not Las More Vegas but I wasn't going to Las Vegas. Great Walsh comedian that I saw twice and 4 women string classical group - never heard better, anywhere. They played in one of the bars and as a show one evening.
HAL is one of the only lines that has a Catholic Priest saying daily Mass and this was great for me as a Catholic. Less
Read more Ryndam cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Ryndam Review >>
Cabin review: B051 Vista Suite with Verandah
Great location mid ship on the same level as the most expensive suites and a swimming pool. The rest of the ship doesn't seem to know this deck exists and was quite and perfect. On the Baltic trip I could have done without a balacony since I used it only about 30 minutes the whole time. This was a great cabin. I was alone, of course, so there was plenty of room for 1 person. I usued the spa tub daily and was happy to have it. Also used DVR bringing a few movies from home although a complete library aboard.Read All Vista Suite with Verandah (B) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Neva River Cruise
Peter & Paul Fortress
Petroverets Walking Tour
Russian Ballet Show
St. Isaac's Cathedral
ROYAL CARIBBEAN GOT IT WRONG A...
Welcome back, Cunard!
Poor Service, Entertainment Be...
Cruising Faith Restored
Fantastic Food, Fantastic Serv...
First HAL Cruise; Disappointed
HAL, MS Ryndam, Norwegian Fjor...