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Ryndam (Retired)
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fudgedaft avatar


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

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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

JournoNSW avatar


1 Review Written

Some Issues

Overall a good cruise with good ports. Room service excellent, food OK for cruise ship. Pinnacle specialty restaurant very good but Le Cirque upgrade menu no better than normal menu but $20 pp more. Problem of noisy ...
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Sail Date May 2015

GmaCruzer avatar


1 Review Written

Loved the Ryndam.

We love the Ryndam. It's a smaller ship, very friendly staff. We found that on our cruise in April, the entertainment has gotten so much better. We just like everything about the Ryndam. Sorry to see it leave. Hope ...
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Sail Date April 2015

bsa250cc avatar


1 Review Written

Ryndam Western Caribbean, HAL Slipping

We sailed from Tampa on 2nd March. The embarkation was smooth and soon on board. We lazed around Lido deck for couple of hours and when we went to cabin everything there. The ship itself was fine and didn't see any ...
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Sail Date March 2015

roobrie avatar


3 Reviews Written

HAL and Ryndam need to review some services.

Hi, We just took a 7 day HAL cruise.  Overall we had a great time with the other New York Times guests, approximately 85 of us.  Our conversations and speakers combined to make this trip more than worth the extra ...
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Sail Date March 2015

jzelmer avatar


1 Review Written

Itinerary Good Health Terrible

My husband, brother cousin and I were so looking forward tospending 14 days of sunshine on the Ryandam and its various destinations, moat of which we had seen on previous sailings. We embarked in Tampa, very ...
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Sail Date February 2015

LilRoo avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

28 Days from Istanbul to Tampa -- HAL Ryndam

We are experienced independent travelers who have recently started using cruises as a means of easily and cheaply getting from one place to another. We combined a 14-day segment from Istanbul to Barcelona ...
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Sail Date October 2014

RedSoxRox avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Destinations Made The Trip

I'll start by saying that the reason we took this particular cruise was the unique list of ports. We're a family of four - my parents (late 50's), myself (30) and my sister (28). We love to travel and explore new ...
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Sail Date December 2014

cruisecite avatar


3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Ok cruise, but a little bit disappointing.

We had been on the Eastern Caribbean cruise in 2012 on the Nieuw Amsterdam and found that trip to be most excellent in all respects so we were quite excited to go on another HAL cruise. Embarking from Tampa, this ...
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Sail Date November 2014

chilicoo avatar


1 Review Written

Key West, Trujillo, Santo Tomas and Costa Maya

7 day cruise, sail date 11/30/14 I've sailed on two previous HAL ships, the Prisendam to the Western Med and the Rotterdam to Baltic. This was my first domestic cruise and first on the Ryndam. Several points: ...
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Sail Date November 2014

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Larry Collins

1 Review Written

A terrific three weeks

My wife and I spent three weeks on the Ryndam looking round various Baltic cities and enjoyed every minute (admittedly, the wonderful weather throughout helped a lot). Our cabin was fine (especially after a crew ...
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Sail Date May 2014

nodumblond avatar


21 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Signature of something

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

kitkat343 avatar


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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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

phi2001 avatar


1 Review Written

To Norway with Holland America

In June 2013 we went to Norway with Holland America on the Ryndam. We had been to Norway before, so this cruise was booked intentionally with Holland America, because we wanted to try them out. We paid to upgrade ...
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Sail Date June 2013

Cherhaines avatar


1 Review Written

Western Caribbean adventure

The Ryndam is a nice mid size vessel that is well-appointed, albeit showing its age a little. It's western Caribbean itinerary suited our need to experience sun, swimming, and adventures with different cultures. ...
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Sail Date March 2013

dag144 avatar


13 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Holland Americ Should Try Harder

This was my 45th cruise, 26th with HAL, and my eighth Transatlantic. Obviously I enjoy days at sea and usually enjoy HAL's cruises and the Ryndam. I have never taken a cruise that I did not enjoy, but this one ...
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Sail Date October 2012

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Honeymoon sailors

1 Review Written

Autumn of the Riviera

Good things first. I really enjoy the small size of this ship since we are able to dock at most ports including Monte Carlo and the closest terminal in Barcelona. The staterooms are to our liking with tub/shower and ...
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Sail Date September 2012

JimBoard avatar


1 Review Written

Overall Nice Ship and itinerary

We sailed on the Spanish Serenade voyage which was one half of a 14-day Mediterranean itinerary (we joined in Barcelona at midpoint sailing westward). Overall the ship was clean and in good shape despite it being ...
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Sail Date September 2012

blackcat16 avatar


1 Review Written


ONBOARD RYNDAM and not happy! We boarded Ryndam in Barcelona on 29 August 2012 for 18 nights. Ryndam is not what is was last year when we sailed on it for 16 nights. We have sailed with HAL on Rotterdam, ...
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Sail Date August 2012

olivanova avatar


5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Signature of Excellence?

A session on disembarkation turned out to be a begging bowl. We had already received more than enough. So why the meeting? It turned out to be how our tips/gratuities would be shared and a great deal of ...
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Sail Date June 2012

Beetlelover avatar


3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ryndam - a variable experience.

Embarkation: We drove to Dover & parked at the terminal,the whole process was efficient and the boarding of the ship was a smooth operation. Ports: We particularly liked the overnight stay in Stockholm,this gave ...
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Sail Date July 2012

Piccolopower avatar


2 Reviews Written

Nice itinerary, but time for some more refurb....

Background Information: Traveling with a family, DH and two DD's 17 and 19 on the Ryndam, July 7-21 Scandinavia and Russia Travel To Port of Embarkation: Our trip began with an absolutely disastrous flight on ...
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Sail Date July 2012

Constanttravel avatar


3 Reviews Written

Fjord Cruise In Norway

Having briefly toured Norway on previous cruises it was our decision this year to select a cruise which focused solely on Norway. The Holland America itineraries are appealing and this Norway/Nordkapp route was ...
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Sail Date May 2012

Ryndam (Retired) Ratings

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