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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


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nodumblond

21 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

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Husband and I were thrilled to be coming back to HAL after a seven-year absence. This was my 16th cruise, hub's 13th, and 4th/3rd on HAL, respectively. We chose this itinerary because it had four of our favorite ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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kitkat343

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very pleasant cruise with room for improvement

Our family (a three year old, two parents and four grandparents) all generally enjoyed this cruise. The ship is a very manageable size, which makes it very convenient for travelers. As others have noted, there are ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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loonyhiker

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sailing on the Ryndam 1/26/14

Personal Background Information: We are a retired couple in the mid 50s and early 60s and have cruised on Carnival, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean lines. Travel To Port of Embarkation: We drove to the ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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jhg20852

16 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise on a classic ship

This was my 58th cruise and it was one of the best. The cruise was to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday, I am 56. I have been on just about every cruise line, and every size ship, from the mini's to the mega's and ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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solo lady

2 Reviews Written

Nice cruise to Southern Caribbean

Stayed in a hotel in Tampa prior to the cruise. Scow in New England was a travel problem. Staying in Tampa for several nights prior to the cruise soothed my worries of missing the ship. I had made my own flight ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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solo lady

2 Reviews Written

Western Caribbean, 7 nights, Jan 2014

First days were uncoordinated in the deck 7 dining room with wrong food selections delivered to diners and lengthy waiting times for meal delivery. It appeared that the number of crew in the area was low. The issue ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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humingbird

7 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise

We took the 14-day South Caribbean Cruise on Holland America Ryndam from January 5 to 19. This was our ninth cruise on Holland America, and, even though there seems to be disagreement about the quality of service ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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paul8

23 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 Day Barcelona to Tampa on HAL Ryndam

29-DAY ANTIQUITIES & SPANISH PASSAGE COLLECTOR 15 Day Barcelona to Tampa on HAL Ryndam cruise Background information: In Jan. 2013 I cruised the Caribbean & on that voyage was the Mt. Laurel Autoharp Group; I ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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retiretwo

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pre-Christmas getaway

We are retired 60 yr olds who felt like a pre-Christmas cruise would be a nice get-away from the hustle and bustle before the Holidays. We were right! We've been on over 15 cruises, but usually choose HAL. Normally ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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superoma

3 Reviews Written

Christmas on the Ryndam,

This was our first Christmas cruise ever. We enjoyed ourselves and may do this again. The Ryndam is one of the smaller ships in the HAL fleet and we find her size to be just right. It was easy to see the same people ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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cancrit99

1 Review Written

Ryndam review

We are fairly experienced cruisers, on a range of cruise lines, our favourites among the "big names" being Holland America and Celebrity. We have done two transAtlantic crssings and a Med cruise on the Ryndam. She ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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paul8

23 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

7 Day Rome to Barcelona on HAL Ryndam

29-DAY ANTIQUITIES & SPANISH PASSAGE COLLECTOR Note: I was on this cruise from Athens to Tampa which was known as the 29-Day Antiquities & Spanish Passage Collector, however the Ryndam broke it down to Athens – ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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glamorglo

1 Review Written

Worst Cruise Experience

First time cruiser on Holland America and likely the last. The Stateroom was spacious but only had one electrical outlet, no fan in the bathroom and poor draining shower stall as well toilet plugged up several ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Toscannini 2

1 Review Written

Disappointed

Previously, I sailed with Holland-America, on the Veendam in 1999, and the Volendam in 2001. Fine and impeccable was the service of the day, back then. Unfortunately, the service which previously existed, is alas, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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paul8

23 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

7 Day Athens to Rome on the HAL Ryndam

Note: I was on this cruise from Athens to Tampa which was known as the 29-Day Antiquities & Spanish Passage Collector, however the Ryndam broke it down to Athens Rome, Rome Barcelona, & Barcelona to Tampa. This is ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Tally13

1 Review Written

Baltic Cruise June/July 2013 Holland America

This was our second ever cruise and our first on Holland America. We could not have been more pleased with the experience. The total experience exceeded our high expectations. We did not know what to expect from ...
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Sail Date June 2013


Wolfgang1 avatar

Wolfgang1

1 Review Written

Never again.

I jumped ship from RCCL/Celebrity to HAL on the recommendation of some friends, I'm jumping straight back. The ship is lovely, clean, stylishly decorated and a manageable size. The crew however, are the most ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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law@115

1 Review Written

HAL Sliding Downhill

This was our 6th cruise on HAL and both DW and I think the quality and value has slipped since our first cruise on the older Westerdam in 1996. On that first cruise we were escorted to our oceanview cabin by a ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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HeinBloed

16 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

The best cruise ever on a REAL ship

I could keep it short: Best cruise ever on a REAL ship. But why REAL in capital letters? In Kusadasi there was NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS at the same time in town. I posted the pictures of NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS on RCI's ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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RobertGraves

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

HAL Ryndam: an excellent cruise

This is a too lengthy review of only a short (seven-day) cruise, but it reflects our enjoyment and satisfaction from it. It was a cruise in the Ionian and Aegean Seas, round-trip Piraeus, the seaport of Athens, ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Jonathon

1 Review Written

No rating

Worst Cruise - EVER! The Ship is a disgrace

MS Ryndam Holland America Line 23 September 2013 Cruise Stateroom dirty, on arrival hair in the bath & sink and surrounding areas had not been cleaned in sometime we ended up having to clean before we departed. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Bogbain Flower

1 Review Written

Norwegian Fjords on Ryndam

I booked the seven night fjord cruise as a 65th birthday present for my partner so we were really looking forward to it. We arrived at over about an hour before we set sail as I got the boarding time wrong. We were ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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aaacruise

1 Review Written

Great time on the Ryndam

We flew into Florida the night before to make sure we would make our cruise. We had less than a one hour drive to the cruise terminal. Even though we left 4 hours before the boat was scheduled to leave, we ran into ...
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Sail Date March 2013


WT Jackii avatar

WT Jackii

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

First taste of Holland America Line

I really enjoy cruises as one of three main types of holiday that my partner and I take. To us, a cruise is a great way to 'sample' countries and destinations and to be made to feel special. We have taken a number ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Buccleuch69

1 Review Written

You pay for what you get

Perhaps the American connection lets things down but everything was about money and HAL's determination to relieve passengers of as much as the filthy lucre as they could. Pure greed! London West end prices for ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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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