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Ryndam (Retired)
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RJHNorthyorks avatar


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

Dennlyn avatar


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

mickey89 avatar


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

LesG avatar


4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Older Ship with Several Problems

We had to move cabins after being woken several times during the night by crew working, the second cabin was also noisy day and night but not as bad. Heard many people complaining about noise overnight. Three cabins ...
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Sail Date May 2015

NadiaO avatar


1 Review Written

Beware: Ship on the WAY OUT!

I'd like to start with the positive. The hotel staff on board are really amazing: kind, discreet, and friendly. Also, the most excellent Captain Mark made some hard but much appreciated safety decisions regarding ...
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Sail Date May 2015

denile avatar


4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not what we expected

We are long time cruisers, having been on anything from Carnival to Oceania. This was our first and probably our last with Holland America. We were attracted to the Ryndam because it is a smaller ship as well as ...
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Sail Date November 2014

avanbuiten avatar


4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Good 3 star cruise

This was our second cruise, after previously doing a cruise aboard Celebrity Reflection last year which I would rate as a 5 star experience. My review title pretty much sums up our experience, a good cruise, ...
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Sail Date August 2014

Bonniesam avatar


1 Review Written

Not too pleased

This was my first ever cruise but a friend recommended it and I went along. I had a big cabin with balcony by myself and it was very nice and comfortable but for two people I find it too small. The cabin boy was ...
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Sail Date August 2014

bherenow avatar


3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spring on the Baltic

The Ryndam is still in good shape considering her age, although the policy of using only Indonesians and Philippine staff has its limitations. Holland America would be better served with an international staff. The ...
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Sail Date May 2014

sea warrior avatar

sea warrior

1 Review Written

Sea warriors

This was our fourth HAL cruise. We decided to take this cruise because of the pricing and itinerary. We were surprised by the condition of the ship! We were last on the Ryndam for the 2012 New Years holiday. In ...
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Sail Date March 2014

glamorglo avatar


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

Buccleuch69 avatar


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

nearco avatar


3 Reviews Written


we were really looking forward to both the fjords and Holland America. embarkation at dover was very good, excellent porters, they could teach Southampton porters a thing or 2. our cabins were not immediately ...
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Sail Date June 2013

Hans1 avatar


3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Transatlantic - dirty ship with a partly careless crew

The facilities at Tampa port are not up-to-date. It took quite a while until a porter showed up to collect the luggage. The waiting area plus luggage facilities before entering the cruise terminal in Tampa are way ...
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Sail Date March 2013

KSHII2 avatar


11 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Disappointing to a Loyal HAL Customer

First, we had a GREAT cabin and wonderful location. There it stopped. When we got on board we tried to find where to review and buy a wine package for dinner. We were sent around and back again. Seems none of ...
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Sail Date December 2012

sassey avatar


1 Review Written

Ryndam Western Carribean

I never thought I would be writing a review like this but here it goes.First of all we took this cruise to get our points to be a four star mariner,because we wanted to do the forty two day cruise to the med. We are ...
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Sail Date December 2012

wdcw avatar


4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

A Mixed Experience

This was our first cruise with Holland America and was chosen because the itinerary and dates fitted well with a vacation already planned in SW Florida. Our travel agent and others had suggested Holland America was ...
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Sail Date November 2012

sailorskip avatar


1 Review Written


Living in Florida, we cruise a lot. And mostly on the mass market lines. For this cruise, we decided to return to Holland America after a number of years. We've always appreciated their low key atmosphere, ...
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Sail Date November 2012

parfors avatar


1 Review Written

Ms Ryndam - big dissapointment

Room lacks (all rooms in this category) : small refrigerator. In the washroom sink: the drain connection was rusted and very sharp - took 3 days to fix it. Bedding - bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases, ...
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Sail Date September 2012

No Money avatar

No Money

1 Review Written

Ryndam - 2-19-2012

Failure to dock at Keywest, FL because of mechanical problems was a disappointment since part of the reason we took this cruise was to see Keywest. Holland America gave each passenger $50 shipboard credit for ...
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Sail Date February 2012

spudmuffinxx avatar


1 Review Written

Never Again!

As mentioned by another poster - this was the 17 day Transatlantic cruise with the Norovirus. I traveled with a friend on this cruise (my husband stayed home because he had work commitments). My friend and I spent 3 ...
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Sail Date November 2011

Tampart1 avatar


25 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Ryndam-Dec 4, 2011

Ryndam Dec 4-11, 2011 THE GOOD: Ryndam has been refurbished; very clean ship. Great crew-friendly and efficient for the most part. Embarkation and debarkation very easy. Good entertainment. Salmon was great. ...
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Sail Date December 2011

greekgoer avatar


1 Review Written

Darn the Ryndam

Damn the Ryndam We waited over two months to write this post after the end of the cruise; we wanted to be as fair as possible and reflect on it after digesting what had really gone on. The cruise started ...
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Sail Date September 2011

gail h avatar

gail h

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes


Spent 3 nights in Barcelona before the cruise. A great city, easy to walk around. Wonderful sights. The Sagrada Familia is amazing. Took a cab from our hotel to the port about noon. Once there, our bags were ...
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Sail Date October 2011

HappyInVan avatar


3 Reviews Written

Enjoyed the cruise tour, but not the quality I had expected

Just to report on cruise tour 17 on the Ryndam in August/September to Alaska. I'm an experienced traveler, though a newbie on HAL So, some of my observations may be of use to others. Departure Vancouver. Itinerary ...
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Sail Date August 2010

Ryndam (Retired) Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Value For Money4.04.1
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