About Holland America Line
Holland America Line stands for classic cruise experiences with superb food and excellent service. The standard may be compared with competitors such as Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. Though becoming increasingly popular Holland America Line is still an insider tip in Europe. With its international guests and English as the sole onboard language we recommend travelers to have a fairly good command of the English language to make the cruises a pleasant experience.
The name "Ryndam" has been used with Holland America Line for a long time: The first Ryndam was added in 1901 to the fleet and cruised for 28 years. In 1951 the second Ryndam was added to the fleet before the third Ryndam became part of the fleet in 1993. Now the history will be continued by building the fourth Ryndam. She will become part of the Holland America Fleet in summer 2021.
Atmosphere on board
The "Ryndam" is much more a "classic cruise liner" than a "party vessel" and therefore guests are mainly middle agers - even though families with children are definitely also welcome. On about two nights per week formal "black tie" evenings are held. Participation is not a must - guests have the possibility to dine in alternative locations where more casual clothing is sufficient.
The modern interior design was designed by the architects Adam D. Tihany and Bjørn Storbraaten and will delight you with everything the Pinnacle class represents: spacious, light-flooded areas meet dramatic looks and opulent amenities. The elegant lines reflect the Dutch maritime tradition of the past more than 140 years. You have the choice between the cabin categories indoor, sea view and veranda, which are between 14 and 39 m² in size depending on the category. Even with the suites you can choose between different categories. The offer ranges from the smaller Vista Suites to the Pinnacle Suites with a size of up to 126 m².
Food and Beverages
The superb cuisine is surely one of the highlights of every cruise with Holland America Line. Guests can spontaneously choose to dine à la carte in the main restaurant or in the buffet restaurant. Onboard you can also choose between different specialty restaurants like "Tamarind" or "Rudi´s Sel de Mer". You can eat in the specialty restaurants for a surcharge.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
During the day guests may for example enjoy wine-tastings, computer or painting courses, poker tournaments or lectures on the next destinations. In the evening shows and live music provide diversion. You can find these for example on the Music Walk with the Lincoln Stage Center, the famous BB King Blues Club or the Billboard on Board. On the other hand, you will always be able to find quiet places if you prefer a calmer evening.
You enjoy doing sports? Go swimming in an outdoor pool that can be turned into an indoor pool with a moveable glass roof. Workout in the gym, jogging on the deck and aerobic or pilates courses are also interesting alternatives. For a more relaxing day guests may enjoy the elegant "Greenhouse Spa".
The Ryndam is the perfect choice for lovers of classic cruise culture. Anyone looking for an international ambience, perfect service, fantastic food, elegance and a modern ship will definitely find something here.