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 there had been again a small outbreak of the Noro-virus again and to make sure we washed our hands whenever possible and use the hand sanitisers whenever we were going to eat.
We boarded the Ryndam with a little trepadation but from the moment we stepped on board everything turned out to be lovely, we had an outside stateroom which had an enormous bathroom and plenty of wardrobe space, we took advantage of the drinks package as I and my wife like a tipple before and after lunch and dinner so the value made sense to us.
All the public rooms and bar areas are kept spotless, all the staff were friendly and always had a smile on their faces, nothing was too much trouble for them.
All the places we visited were interesting, Oslo was beautiful,we were lucky to be in Krristiansand when the tall ships were in, Stavanger was another clean and picturesque Norwegian city but the highlight of the trip was the sail up to Ulvik, simply breathtaking, we have only cruised before with Celebrity and as people have said to us before the difference between the different companies is very small, all we can say is HAL didn't let us down.
Spacious, clean and well serviced, bathroom is huge.