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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 the Lido was disorganised and sometimes only one side of the food servery was open, which caused overcrowding. Maintenance was being performed on two of the forward elevators which was the cause of delays when leaving and boarding the ship when in port, as the gangway and tender point was forward of the ship. There was a lot of noise from welding machinery too. The cabin was comfortable, but we did have a couple of power failures which were fixed quite promptly. The cabin staff were excellent. There have been cutbacks on staffing levels, entertainment, and food standards. The entertainment was OK, a very good juggler, and a saxophonist. The HAL Cats were so so, a lot of arms and legs waving to music! Very Loud! I enjoyed the Microsoft Computer lessons, and the library was very good with comfortable chairs And a good selection of books. We did one shore excursion on the Great Atlantic Road, which was very interesting but very overpriced. We did our own thing in the other ports and had

A big Disappointment

Ryndam (Retired) Cruise Review by pollywaffle

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2015
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
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 the Lido was disorganised and sometimes only one side of the food servery was open, which caused overcrowding.

Maintenance was being performed on two of the forward elevators which was the cause of delays when leaving and boarding the ship when in port, as the gangway and tender point was forward of the ship. There was a lot of noise from welding machinery too.

The cabin was comfortable, but we did have a couple of power failures which were fixed quite promptly. The cabin staff were excellent.

There have been cutbacks on staffing levels, entertainment, and food standards.

The entertainment was OK, a very good juggler, and a saxophonist.

The HAL Cats were so so, a lot of arms and legs waving to music! Very Loud!

I enjoyed the Microsoft Computer lessons, and the library was very good with comfortable chairs And a good selection of books.

We did one shore excursion on the Great Atlantic Road, which was very interesting but very overpriced. We did our own thing in the other ports and had
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin D
The cabin was as expected. plenty of cupboard space, clean bathroom. Safe in wardrobe.
Lower Promenade Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins