Accommodations on Ryndam include inside cabins (182 square feet), outsides with picture windows (197 square feet), balcony cabins (292 square feet) and suites, such as penthouse (1,159 square feet) and deluxe (556 square feet). Six staterooms are configured to accommodate passengers with disabilities. Every cabin on Ryndam, from insides to suites, got a nuts-and-bolts refurbishment, including new bedding (from duvets to fine sheets and pillow-top mattresses), drapes, flooring and granite countertops in the bathroom, as well as a flat-screen television with DVD player. The color schemes in the cabins stick to calming pastels -- nothing too vivid.
All cabins, save for insides, have bathrooms with small tubs (with whirlpools in higher category staterooms). The bathrooms did not get much of a makeover, aside from massage-type shower heads, on-loan bathrobes and upgraded towels, but they were well-designed to begin with. The lighting over the sinks and counters is better than in many hotels. One definite improvement: The powerless hair dryers that were mounted on the bathroom walls have been replaced by better ones (found in the vanity drawers). There are plenty of closet space, in-room safes and telephones that can handle voicemail and one-button calls to the front desk and room service.
Teak-covered balconies on standard verandah staterooms and mini-suites are outfitted with rubber-slatted furnishings and small, round tables. The largest verandahs have two loungers, two chairs and sizable tables.
Folks who book full-out suites are entitled to use the ship's concierge lounge on Deck 10, where special amenities include free DVD rentals and cold breakfast items, such as fresh sliced fruit, smoked salmon, muesli, yogurt and plus pastries. During the day, a series of cookies, pastries and hors d'oeuvres are offered in this lounge.
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