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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

166


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


SunnySouthport avatar

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


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


mgoldman666 avatar

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


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


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


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


philsuarez avatar

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


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hm+jdmcruisers

7 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Ryndam Northern Isles and Norway

By the time my review is posted there will be numerous reviews from fellow passengers regarding the outbreak of NoroVirus on this trip and the subsequent impact whilst on board and eventual early curtailment of the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


newanne avatar

newanne

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Week Visiting the Fjords

Embarkation: We arrived at the port at 1:00 pm, and were on the ship by 1:15. We were able to go to our suite immediately to drop off our carry on and then on to Lido for lunch. Luggage arrived by the time we ...
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Sail Date June 2015


LittleSister1006 avatar

LittleSister1006

3 Reviews Written

Loved this cruise

This was our fourth cruise on Holland America which has become our favorite cruise line. Embarkation was a breeze. The ms Ryndam is well maintained and very clean. Food was okay, not best, have had better. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


lyndatimberlake1 avatar

lyndatimberlake1

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Comfortable, Great Destinations, but Hidden Charges

We sailed from Harwich on the MS Ryndam to Cherbourg France, unfortunately there was as strom so we were delayed by 24 hours but you cant fight mother nature so nothing to moan about. We were told that due to the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


ctcruisedream avatar

ctcruisedream

1 Review Written

A Great Cruise

Two friends and I embarked on the Ryndam 21 years after our first cruise together on the SS Norway. Embarkation was very smooth and fast. We were able to immediately go to our cabin, an OV, to drop carryon bags. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Konskie avatar

Konskie

5 Reviews Written

Excellent Cruise on the Ryndam

This will be a short review as we have sailed with Holland America many times and I've written a few reviews. My husband and I stayed overnight at the Grand Hyatt. Beautiful hotel. The next morning we were on the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Travelgrandma10 avatar

Travelgrandma10

11 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with some interesting ports

Before we decided on this cruise, we had looked at several other scenarios’ taking the cruises from central Florida instead of driving all the way to Ft. Lauderdale to get on a cruise. We looked at RCI out of ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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cameo_girl

2 Reviews Written

Our First Holland America Cruise

We are a retired married couple and have done 15 cruises (including this one) on 8 different cruise lines. We usually drive down to FL, so no restrictions on what we take. We just have to remember that we do the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


Happy1211 avatar

Happy1211

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun Holiday Escape on the Ryndam

This Western Caribbean cruise to Key West, Santo Tomas (Guatemala) , Banana Coast (Honduras) and Costa Maya (Mexico) was just he relaxing holiday escape that we were looking for. Tampa is an easy port in terms of ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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jazzqueen

3 Reviews Written

Absolutely elegant -- fabulous

This was my first time on Holland America. I chose the Ryndam for the itinerary -- Key West, Trujillo, Santo Tomas Castillo, and Costa Maya. The ship is mid sized, and she is just gorgeous. The decor is not glitzy, ...
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Sail Date November 2014


rockytoo avatar

rockytoo

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise--Weather, Food, Service, and Ports of Call All Excellent

We are relatively experienced cruisers, with about 15 cruises--more than 10 with Holland America. We fit the Holland America demographic and enjoy the smaller ships. We embarked on this cruise in Istanbul, after a ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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ReluctantCaneToad

1 Review Written

First Cruise Ever

My wife gets motion sick so we held off going on a cruise. She never got ill on this cruise it was mostly smooth, only one windy day precluding a stop at Mykonos for safety reasons. The staff were very helpful and ...
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Sail Date September 2014


JaneGallacher avatar

JaneGallacher

1 Review Written

Exceptional cruise on the glorious Ryndam

This was our first experience with Holland America, having cruised before on Royal Caribbean.  What can I say....we LOVED this amazing, beautiful ship and her exceptional crew. Embarkation was very smooth, with ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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hsmcruise

20 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise

This was our 21st cruise and first with HAL. We were very pleased even with some minor problems. We arrived 3 days early to Barcelona and stayed at the Hotel Jazz, which we would recommend. The room was a little on ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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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