Ryndam Cruise Review by fc224: Redundant Ryndam
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Holland America Line's Ryndam was a ship unlike any other ship I've ever been on, the first thing I noticed was for an 8:00 p.m. sail-away time the ship hosted a 4:00 p.m. lifeboat drill this was a major inconvenience considering that at 4:00 p.m. only half the passengers checked in and boarded making the next day's 10:00 a.m. make-up drill a real inconvenience having about 500 passengers standing on a deck for 45 minutes with no instruction that should be included with the drill. When the late dinner began at 8:00 p.m. the service was just above mediocre 4 out of the 7 nights dinner was served my family didn't get out of the dinning room until 10:30 that was without sitting around, 2 hours and 45 minutes for a meal was ridiculous with children.
One Major turnoff was A-Deck this deck smelt like the local tavern with the stench of alcohol and smoke coming up from the staff deck below the line should at least put up a door to close off the staircase from the passenger section More of the ship.This ship seemed redundant everyday having the same activities such as bridge playing, this ship tends to hang towards seniors more than the younger crowd howerer during our trip there were a good amount of kids and families onboard.
One positive about the ship is once all passengers are accounted for after being in port the captain would leave port many times 10 to 15 minutes ahead of schedule which gave a major advantage on the next day in port getting in slightly earlier ment the ship was cleared for debarkation into the ports. Less
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