Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

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Ryndam News

HAL & Seabourn Named Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute

posted April 22, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and maintaining business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to company success and benefit the community. Read more...

Prison Time for Dumb Move

March 7, 2012

Rick Ehlert , a 45-year old California businessman, was sentenced by a federal judge yesterday for doing something really stupid and seriously dangerous aboard the Ryndam (read story below) last year in November.  Elhert was eventually charged by the FBI  and he plead guilty to the charges. His sentence - two months in federal prison, two months home incarceration, three years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and mandatory  substance abuse and mental health counseling.

What Not To Do On A Cruise Ship

Posted November 30, 2010  Source: thesmokinggun.com

Federal Agents have charged a California man for allegedly releasing the MS Ryndam's anchor while the ship was traveling in international waters. The charge, "attempting to damage, destroy, disable, or wreck a vessel" is a felony. The man admitted to investigators that he was "drunk at the time". 

What are the consequences of dropping a ships anchor while it's moving you ask?  According to the arrest affidavit,  the ship's rudder or propeller could have been damaged leaving the ship stranded in the water or the anchor could have punctured a hole in the ship causing the ship to flood or sink.

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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 95 (Jan)
2010 Rating 91 (Jan)
2010 Rating 98 (Jun)
2010 Rating 93 (Oct)
2011 Rating 96 (Mar)
2011 Rating 99 (Dec)
2012 Rating 97 (April)
2012 Rating 95 (Dec)
2013 Rating 94 (Mar)
2013 Rating 99 (Nov)
2014 Rating 96 (Mar)
2015 Rating 100 (Mar)

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Itinerary

The Ryndam sails various global itineraries. See Holland America for specific itineraries and dates.

Updated June 2015

Deck Plan

Sky Deck

The Oasis Pool and Deck area

Sports Deck

Crow's Nest, Practice Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Club HAL, The Loft

Lido Deck

Observation Deck, Fitness Center, Thermal Suite, Aerobics, Men's Locker Room, Beauty Salon, Massage Room, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon and Women's Locker Room, Lido Pool, Whirlpools, Lido Bar, Terrace Grill, Lido Restaurant, Lido Terrace, Canaletto Restaurant

Navigation Deck

Bridge, Passenger Staterooms, Neptune Lounge

Verandah Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Upper Promenade Deck

Showroom at Sea (upper level), Ocean Bar, The Atrium, Casino, Shopping Arcade, Mix Bar,  Exploration's Cafe, Explorations Lounge, Future Cruises Desk, Queen's Room, Pinnacle Grill, Upper Rotterdam Dining Room

Promenade Deck

Showroom at Sea, Photo Gallery, Purser, Shore Excursion desk, Winetasting Bar & Gourmet Shops, Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center, Half Moon, Hudson Room, Rotterdam Dining Room

Lower Promenade Deck

Passenger staterooms, The Atrium, Hotel Manager office, Cruise Director office

Main Deck

Passenger staterooms

A Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Medical Center

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ships > hal > Ryndam
 

Ryndam

At 720-feet, the ms Ryndam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views and have private verandahs. With a Dutch worldwide exploration theme, the decor of the ms Ryndam features art and artifacts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. A muzzle-loading canon from the 17th Century, found on the floor of the North Sea is one of the more unusual pieces. At the heart of the ms Ryndam a three-story atrium features a monumental fountain created by sculptor Gilbert Lebigre in Pietrasanta, Italy. Guests aboard this spacious ship encounter elegance at every turn - from a string quartet serenade in the splendid Rotterdam Dining Room to the two-deck Showroom at Sea.

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Specifications

Ryndam photo courtesy of Holland America Line

Ship Class: S Class

Launched: 1994

Refurbished: 2005 & 2010

GRT: 56,000

Length: 719 ft.

Draft: 25 ft.

Speed: 22 knots

Passengers: 1,260

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Accommodations

All staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high-quality cotton bed linens, flat-screen TVs and bathroom enhancements ranging from deluxe bathrobes to lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors.

All suites include comfortable bed duvets, fully-stocked mini-bars, VCR/DVD players with access to an extensive video/DVD library, personalized stationery and use of the exclusive concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge.

Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around promenade, while Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa offer exclusive amenities such as an organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments, and more.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 144-226 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 174-225 Sq. Ft.
Vista 283 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 575-1159 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request.

Ocean View

Large or standard ocean view staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request. Different categories of rooms contain different window arrangements, from picture windows, to portholes, or obstructed view window.

Vista Suites

Vista Suites, or Verandah Suites, have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, and fresh flowers.

Neptune Suites

Neptune Suites have 2 lower beds that convert into 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, a large sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request,and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse)

Pinnacles Suites have 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized whirlpool bath and shower, a large living room, dining room, dressing room, a guest toilet, and a private verandah. Other suite features include a mini-bar, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request,and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Pinnacle Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

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Dining Venues

$=Specialty restaurant, surcharge applies

Main Dining Room

Two level Rotterdam Dining Room. One level of the restaurant offers a flexible/open dining service from 5:15 to 9 p.m. daily, and the other hosts two seatings, an early seating at 5:45 p.m. and main seating at 8 p.m. Guests selecting flexible open seating may make reservations daily during a cruise up to 4 p.m. or simply walk up anytime during dining hours.

Canaletto Restaurant ($)

Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow. Lunch is complimentary, but dinner is $10 per person.

Lido Restaurant

Main buffet with three main-to-order stations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Terrace Grill

Kid-friendly menus including tacos, hamburgers and hot dog on the pool deck.

Pinnacle Grill ($)

A premium dining experience with Bulgari China, Riedel stemware, and high-end sterling silver tableware. Courses include premium Double R Ranch beef and fresh seafood complimented by a Wine Spectator "Excellent" awarded wine list. A $29 per person surcharge applies. On every voyage, the Pinnacle Grill offers "An Evening at Le Cirque" for a unique taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant. The price to dine is $49.00 per adult, per evening.

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day.

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Notable Rooms

Showroom at Sea

Main showroom features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedy acts.

Mix

Lounge featuring three distinct bars into one area —Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales.

Casino 

A full service casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Ocean Bar

Lounge with panoramic views offers music and dancing.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine

State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests. 

Explorer's Lounge

Coffees, drinks and liqueurs are served to the classical sounds of the Adagio Strings.

Explorations Café

A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Crow's Nest

Features sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

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Outdoor Features

Lido Deck

Main pool area featuring a Hydro Pool (forward), Lido Pool and Bar (amidships).

Sports Deck

Volleyball & Basketball Court.

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Kids Only

Club HAL® - Kids

Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as story telling, fabric painting, indoor games, ship tours, arts and crafts, charades, Uno®, drawing contests, ice-cream sundae parties, bingo or a farewell pizza party. A colorful, expanded playroom  with art tables, big-screen TV, puzzles and games (children must be potty-trained in this area - no pull-ups).

Club HAL® - Tweens

Tweens, ages 8-12 might learn golf putting, have disco parties and theme parties, participate in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program on Alaska cruises, compete in on-deck sports events, compete in scavenger hunts or simply play Ping-Pong with a friend.

The Loft and The Oasis

Teens, ages 13-17 will especially enjoy the teen disco, dance lessons, video games, teen sports tournaments, card games, trivia contests, bingo, movies and videos.

The Oasis

Follow a special passageway upstairs from the Loft to find the private entrance to The Oasis, a secluded teens-only sun deck. There is plenty of space to relax and socialize, as well as comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks, a nine-foot high water fall, cave and wade pool to cool off from the sun, and a state-of-the-art sound system. 

After Hours

Club HAL® After Hours is available on all ships (except the ms Prinsendam) from 10:00pm - 12:00am. The fee is $5 per child, per hour. Parents must pick up their children on time or a late fee is charged. For babysitting outside of the hours offered in Club HAL, guests may check at the Front Office to schedule this service provided by staff on a voluntary basis only.

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