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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

25


Linzay avatar

Linzay

1 Review Written

A big disappointment

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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


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


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


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


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pollywaffle

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

A big Disappointment

In spite of being fans of Holland America in the past, the Ryndam was below expectations. The food in the main dining room was often lukewarm, and the description of items on the menu was misleading. Service in ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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pollywaffle

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

The hardworking Philippine and Indonesian staff were outstanding, they could not do enough for you and always had a smile. They were the saving grace of this cruise. We are experienced cruisers who have done ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Paul Jay avatar

Paul Jay

1 Review Written

Nothing to do

We Have Cruised with many cruise lines over the past 20 years, more than 50 cruises, but this was our first cruise with Holland America. First, the good. The Cabin, Food, Staff and Ship were all fine. The ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Everkid avatar

Everkid

1 Review Written

Ryndam must mean old boat.

Old boat (-around 20 yrs old) makes everything dated and "tired" looking. We had a Veranda Suite that was clean, but old and it showed. Staff must know it too, or perhaps they don't like HALs tipping policy because ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Filmstrip avatar

Filmstrip

1 Review Written

More than a little disappointed

My wife and I have sailed on cruises from 7 different cruise lines and I can say hands down that this was the worst. The entire experience was flat at best. Yes, there were good experiences but the bad outweighed ...
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Sail Date November 2014


delgirl avatar

delgirl

1 Review Written

never again

Just back from a week long cruise to norwegian fjords. Where to start: Cabins stewards and waiters very friendly but could do with a bit more training ie leaning over tables instead of going around, slopping water ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Toscannini 2 avatar

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


worldalu avatar

worldalu

1 Review Written

Our Worst Holiday Cruise

We sailed in the Ms Ryndam from Tampa on a two week holiday. I talked my sister and Brother in Law into accompany Us in this trip, they had never cruised before; I don't know where to start; I have sailed before ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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SADIEWHITE

1 Review Written

7 days of misery

Meals were poorly prepared and presented,small portion sizes,stale bread/rolls. Unripe fruit and vegetables served consistently in all salads,buffet and formal dining.The tiniest shrimp and scallops I have ever ...
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Sail Date November 2012


dan2000 avatar

dan2000

1 Review Written

Disappointing Experience

We booked a family vacation on the Ryndam for late January 2012. We had read that although it was an older ship (build in mid 90's), it has been refurbished in the last year or so. Once we boarded and walked ...
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Sail Date January 2012


EMLchas avatar

EMLchas

3 Reviews Written

Not the Same Old Ryndam

The first time on the Ryndam was to cruise the Mexican Riviera and the Sea of Cortez. It was beautiful, the shows great, excursions wonderful (especially the Copper Canyon) and the dining was great. But this time ...
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Sail Date March 2010


mcpats avatar

mcpats

1 Review Written

Whose Sheets Did We Sleep On?

- many crew members were clearly ill which contributed to the very slow and poor service we received especially in the cabins and dining rooms- we were on a 'Code Red' when we boarded the ship due to illness, so ...
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Sail Date July 2009


kidderman avatar

kidderman

1 Review Written

Investor Insights-passenger observations

Investor Insights based on passenger observations and personal experiences from the Holland America Ryndam Holiday Cruise from Dec 21st through Sunday Jan 4, 2009 Good riddance was the mantra for the day for many ...
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Sail Date December 2008


wags avatar

wags

1 Review Written

Ryndam - USA

This was our 6th cruise and our first on Holland America, all our previous were on Princess. We had heard so much about Holland America and the level of service etc that we were excited to finally experiencing it ...
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Sail Date January 2004


Earl Dennis avatar

Earl Dennis

1 Review Written

Ryndam - Alaska

We boarded the ship in San Diego for an eleven day cruise up to Alaska and back to Vancouver for disembarkation. Embarkation was smooth and we went to our cabin, a Verandah Suite. We had taken a "Guaranteed Cabin" ...
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Sail Date April 2007


Mrs B. avatar

Mrs B.

1 Review Written

Ryndam - Senior Citizen Ship

We went on the Ryndam December 13 - 23, 2007 out of San Diego, to the Mexican Riviera. The ship is a little dated, only holds 1250 passengers so it is smaller than we are used to. Even when you come in to the main ...
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Sail Date December 2007


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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