Ryndam Cruise Review by SUZYQTRAVELER
- Sail Date: May 2012
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah
Our Cabin was a verandah and a bit smaller than some, but comfortable. Many shelves and cupboards for storage. Glad we didn't book a smaller cabin though.
Food was excellent and the shore excursions were fair value for the money. The tour people were very helpful in giving information...but at times, I found the offerrings lacking. One example of that was in Dover, when they didn't offer an excursion to the Castle...and many wished to go. I found myself counseling some about how to do this easily.
The entertainment was mediocre...except for the stage shows which were good. I did not find the port lecturer very helpful. The information was cursory, but the pictures and Q & A were helpful.
The food was very good expecially the specialty restaurants.
Despite the faraway regions (arctic...and fjords), the internet reception was MUCH better than I expected. This was a sold out cruise and the cruise booking people were VERY busy booking future cruises...and I salute HAL by having three people to book them. Very effecient...I got my booking information within 12 hours.
Lots of Art auctions; and games, and internet lecutres, but if you want to hear something intelectual during the day ( a history lecture ie)...you will not easily find it.
I would surely recommend this trip and ship...and only hope that in future cruises, the entertainment is a bit better as is the port lecturer.
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Be sure to get Norwegian Kroner...as many places do NOT take any other currency.
things are VERY expensive...ie a .4l beer for $14.00
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