Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Ryndam Cruise Review by David & Thelma Heritage

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Ryndam Cruise Review by David & Thelma Heritage
Ryndam
Ryndam
Member Name: David & Thelma Heritage
Cruise Date: August 2007
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: MM
Cabin Number: 836
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
See More About: Ryndam Cruise Reviews | Alaska Cruise Reviews | Holland America Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
Expedia
Travelocity.com
American Discount Cruises
Onboard.com
Direct Line Cruises
iCruise.com
CheapCruises.com
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow


Ship Facts: Ryndam Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Ryndam Deck Plans
Ryndam - Alaska
We have recently returned to New Zealand after 3 months away visiting Hong Kong, UK (where we spent 8 weeks with family), Europe, Ireland, Canada, Alaska and other USA cities. We chose to travel to Alaska on a cruise ship - the 'Ryndam'.

I (Thelma) have to admit to some apprehension about this ship, having read (after we had booked our cruise) some previous reviews about illness on board, the state of cabins, etc. I am writing this review to reassure anyone who may have any doubts about this ship. It was FIRST CLASS - everything about it - as far as we were concerned.

We had booked a lower deck inside cabin - our reasoning being that we did not intend to spend any time in our cabin other than for sleeping and dressing, etc. We hoped to be able to enjoy as much time as possible on deck. This was indeed possible on the cruise we were on - apparently we enjoyed the best weather that had been experienced on a cruise all summer. We (particularly my husband) were able to spend a great deal of time on deck enjoying the magnificent scenery.

As far as the ship was concerned - we couldn't fault it. Our stateroom was excellent - very comfortable, spacious and beautifully clean - more than we expected for a lower deck, lower price room. The service from staff couldn't be faulted. Everywhere we went, if we met a crew member we were greeted with a smile and a 'hello', 'good morning', etc. The food was out of this world everywhere on the ship - the Lido Restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the Rotterdam Restaurant for dinner. Our wait staff were excellent and after the first night at dinner, we were greeted by name as we arrived. The entertainment was great (I had read many negative comments about this aspect - but we were very satisfied). Both comedians were talented, one in particular, and the dancers and singers gave first class performances, non-stop entertainment with lavish costumes and settings. The cleanliness on this ship could not be questioned and passengers were reminded often to take care with hygiene (hand washing).

We have travelled on passenger liners previously (albeit almost 40 years ago- spending 6 weeks each way travelling to and from NZ to UK) but this was the first cruise we had been on. We both feel we have been spoilt for any future cruise - because of the beautiful ship we travelled on, the quality of service we received, and the destination. (Alaska). We would have no hesitation in travelling on this ship again, or any Holland America ship.

The only negative comment we made in our on board survey sheet was that everything on board was so expensive - as were the shore excursions. Apart from this factor - we would grade this cruise and the 'Ryndam' A+++++!








Publication Date: 09/26/07
More Ryndam Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Ryndam review Read the next Ryndam review

More Holland America Reviews
Noordam - Alaska
Ryndam - Alaska
Noordam - Alaska
Like This Review?



Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Alaska Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Ryndam Review
Holland America Cruise Deals
Holland America Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.