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Cruise Line
Ryndam (Retired)
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

166

Very Good

64

Average

39

Poor

25

Terrible

9

Cruise type

311


lynparry1 avatar

lynparry1

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

New Cruiser Review

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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 ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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SunnySouthport

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

HAL, MS Ryndam, Norwegian Fjords; Excellent Choice!

Although this is my first review on Cruise Critic, we have cruised with other lines in the past and made use of the site in order to assist us in our planning. On this occasion, I have decided to try and leave ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Fezndids avatar

Fezndids

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruising Faith Restored

Having always previously enjoyed cruising but earlier this year been on a Royal Caribbean Cruise earlier this year which we found most underwhelming at times, we approached this cruise with a little trepidation ...
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Sail Date September 2015


jinky avatar

jinky

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Food, Fantastic Service

We`d not been with Holland America before and hearing that they had already sold the Ryndam to P&O Australia with this being it`s (and Holland America`s) last cruise out of Harwich we wondered if we`d done the right ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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RJHNorthyorks

13 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

First HAL Cruise; Disappointed

We have cruised many times before and are also used to the North Sea because we live close by. As we left Harwich the Captain advised that the crossing to Norway was going to be rough - it turned out to be one of ...
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Sail Date September 2015


picky75 avatar

picky75

2 Reviews Written

Don't listen to the horror stories.... great cruise!

We read so many bad reviews we were not quite sure what we were getting into. However, we all had a great week cruising to Norway and would not have missed it for anything. This was our 2nd cruise with HAL and was ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Linzay avatar

Linzay

1 Review Written

A big disappointment

Cruise on MS Ryndam Voyage of the Midnight Sun - July 4th We feel that Holland & America is responsible for this poor cruise.....not the ship. Holland & America were not forthcoming with the truth of how the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Usual suspect

1 Review Written

Holland America Ryndam; Must Try Harder

Very recently returned from a 7 day cruise on the Ryndam to the Norwegian Fjords (29 Aug to 5th Sept) Both my partner and I are seasoned cruisers previously with Thomsons, Royal Carribean, and P&O Embarkation ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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mgoldman666

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Holland America is a good choice for seasoned cruisers.

As Ryndam is going out of service, I will confine my comments to generalisations which could apply across the line. Boarding and reception at Harwich excellent: pity they will not be using the port any more. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


mickey89 avatar

mickey89

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Goodbye Ryndam

Our 7 night cruise to the Fjords was blessed with superb weather, not a single drop of rain for a good cruise. It was a shame that the Lido deck became essentially a no-go zone due to unruly children with little or ...
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Sail Date August 2015


ricandra avatar

ricandra

1 Review Written

Fantastic

This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare it to. It was a slick operation from start to finish, well organised, pleasant & efficient staff. The ship was well presented, clean & a very nice place to ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Dennlyn

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Old Ship; Crew Is Strength

This is an old ship and looks it. There is a desperate need for repairs, paint, new carpeting, new furniture and various other fittings. The ship was commissioned in 1994. I found out that Ryndam will be transferred ...
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Sail Date August 2015


les641 avatar

les641

1 Review Written

Fabulous Cruise - lovely ship - shame Ryndam is being sold

Our twelth cruise, our second with Holland America on the Ryndam. We sailed on Ryndam in 2014 and loved it so much we booked again for 2015, almost identical itinerary (only one port difference). Would certianly ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Alphen avatar

Alphen

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise, sad to see Ryndam go!

Our ninth cruise on HAL, our first on Ryndam, we were a couple from Holland, both in our early fifties. Although she will leave the fleet later this year, she is still being taken care of, with a great and ...
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Sail Date August 2015


bobfage avatar

bobfage

1 Review Written

Good job it has been sold to P & O Australia

Just back from 14 nights cruise to Lerwick, Faroes Islands (best part) all the way round Iceland then to 3 ports in Norway (why always Bergen?). Rough seas for the better part of the cruise and this is the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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SNUZNCRUZ

1 Review Written

Failure to Communicate -From Start To Finish

This review is to fully endorse, and even ADD TO , the woes described in the review of Barry M,.posted07/12/15 regarding the Iceland cruise of Ryndam, June 20-July 3. I waited to post ,so that HAL could respond to ...
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Sail Date June 2015


JD in MD avatar

JD in MD

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Voyage of the Midnight Sun

We are seasoned cruisers and, although Holland America is not our favorite cruise line, we like the smaller size of their ships and often take their cruises. Having traveled from Heathrow to Harwich in a hired ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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fudgedaft

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise

After reading some previous reviews and Ryndam's recent problem with the Noro-virus we were a little worried about what would greet us when we boarded the ship, before boarding we were given a warning notice that ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Chrissie W avatar

Chrissie W

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Goodbye old girl

It is sad to read the negative reviews the Ryndam has been getting and all I can say is they do not reflect my experience. Having sailed on this ship 3 times we have always had excellent service and yes, the ship is ...
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Sail Date July 2015


althom avatar

althom

1 Review Written

A great disappointment to say the very least

Arrived at embarkation to be given a letter regarding Noro Virus-on "previous" cruise. Reading other reviews an understatement. The embarkation was a shambles-queue to move to another queue and so on. Once on the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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philsuarez

5 Reviews Written

Ryndam July 18, 2015

Ryndam Review Norwegian Fjords 18/07/15 to 25/07/15 We've cruised numerous lines including Cunard, Princess, NCL, P&O and Celebrity so I thought I would share our thoughts on our first ever HAL experience. ...
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Sail Date July 2015


jmlake avatar

jmlake

1 Review Written

Poor Cruise Experience!

We had signed up for a 14 day cruise around Iceland with several stops continuing to the Norwegian coast. When we arrived for boarding we were told the ship (Ryndam) would not be available for several hours because ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Teresa1 avatar

Teresa1

1 Review Written

Most Definitely Not a Five Star Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Vince Francis avatar

Vince Francis

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ryndam very poor value

I have a number of issues I want to share with everyone, I have left it late as I complained directly to Holland America as soon as I got back, to this date no one has answered me regarding my concerns. The ...
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Sail Date July 2015


colpp avatar

colpp

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Two Week Disappointment

Visiting Iceland was on my bucket list. Being on a ship under code red for two weeks wasn't. We knew the Ryndam was an older ship and that is was already sold - we did not expect it to be in such disrepair as we ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Ryndam (Retired) Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.2
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03
Enrichment4.03.8
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.04.1
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