Holland America ms Ryndam
Holland America re-launched the Holland America Ryndam in the fall of 2004, unveiling dramatic enhancements of accommodations, dining, programs and activities as well as enhancements to those key items onboard that you can't see like intuitive service and expanded itineraries. All of the guest-pleasing improvements are a direct result of Holland America Line's $225 million Signature of Excellence initiative which has helped shape the sophistication of the cruise line.
Making accommodations more spacious and elegant than other ships in the industry, adding special touches to their five-star dining like Rosenthal china and fresh flowers, providing extensive enrichment programs like culinary demonstrations and offering cruises to compelling worldwide destinations, Holland America Ryndam cruises are truly like no other cruise vacation experience available in the cruise industry today!
Since the Holland America ms Ryndam is one of the smaller ships in the Holland America fleet, not only can she take her passengers to a number of lesser-known, exotic ports of call, but her dedicated and experienced shipboard staff can devote that much more time to ensuring that every passenger aboard has the most extraordinary cruise vacation experience of a lifetime!
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,258
Crew members: 602
Gross tonnage: 55,451 grt.
Length: 720 feet
Beam: 101 feet
Maximum speed: 22 knots
Holland America Ryndam cruises offer a wide array of thrilling cruise itineraries to some of the most beautiful and spectacular destinations in the world, including a 7-night Alaskan adventure, a 10-night Mexican Riviera excursion, a 14-19 night expedition to the Panama Canal, as well as a number of 14-night Caribbean getaways.
Holland American ms Ryndam 14-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise
Leaving from Tampa, Florida, this cruise is well-suited to those who like sunny days, high temps, and lots of adventure! Talk a walking tour of old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Visit San Felipe del Morro Fortress and Military Museum, a treasure on UNESCO's World Heritage List. History lovers will especially love Ballaj---Barracks and the Museum of the Americas---both great examples of San Juan's Spanish heritage.
Or, spend the day exploring the beautiful Isla De Margarita, Venezuela, where you can play golf, hang out on the beach, or have a few drinks at Senor Frogs. If you're interested in seeing life underwater, Kralendijk, Bonaire has Lac Bay, rated one of the top dive spots in the world.
|0||Tampa, Florida||--||5:00 pm|
|3||San Juan, Puerto Rico||2:00 pm||Midnight|
|4||St. Thomas, U.S. V.I||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|5||Roseau, Dominica||8:30 am||6:00 pm|
|6||Bridgetown, Barbados||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|7||St. George's, Grenada||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|8||Isla De Margarita, Venezuela||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|9||Kralendijk, Bonaire||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|10||Oranjestad, Aruba||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|12||George Town, Grand Cayman||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|14||Tampa, Florida||8:00 am||--|
Holland America ms Ryndam 17-Day Spring Panama Canal Cruise
There are few itineraries that offer as many diverse ports of call as this one. Each port of call offers its own unique culture, climate, history, and landscape. The Holland America ms Ryndam sails out of Tampa, Florida on the 17-Day Spring Panama Canal Cruise and visits places such as Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cartagena, Colombia; and then, after sailing west through the Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Huatulco, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas; and more. Finally, she lands in Vancouver, B.C.
|0||Tampa, Florida||--||5:00 pm|
|2||Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands||8:00 am||5:30 pm|
|4||Cartagena, Colombia||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|5||Panama Canal, Panama||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|6||Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica||Noon||3:00 pm|
|7||Puntarenas, Costa Rica||6:00 am||5:00 pm|
|9||Huatulco, Mexico||Noon||6:00 pm|
|11||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|12||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|14||San Diego, California||8:00 am||1:00 pm|
|17||Vancouver, B.C||8:00 am||--|
Holland America ms Ryndam 7-Day Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
The 7-Day Glacier Bay Inside Passage cruise is perfect for those who have never been to Alaska before, as it includes many of the most popular ports of call along the way. Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, as well as time admiring the beautiful Glacier Bay, are all part of the experience. Or, try the Northbound or Southbound Glacier Bay Discovery; the Northbound Itinerary is listed below. That itinerary allows you to cruise through College Fjord, one of the northernmost inlets on the Gulf of Alaska. It terminates in the two mile-wide Harvard Glacier, 300 feet tall at the face. On the west side of the fjord, the glaciers are named after colleges for women; on the east, after colleges for men - hence the name College Fjord.
|0||Vancouver, B.C.||--||5:00 pm|
|2||Juneau, Alaska||2:00 pm||10:30 pm|
|3||Skagway, Alaska||7:00 am||9:00 pm|
|4||Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|5||Ketchikan, Alaska||10:00 am||6:00 pm|
|7||Vancouver, B.C.||7:00 am||--|
Holland America ms Ryndam 7-Day Northbound Glacier Bay Discovery
|0||Vancouver, B.C.||--||5:00 pm|
|2||Ketchikan, Alaska||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|3||Juneau, Alaska||7:00 am||10:30 pm|
|4||Skagway, Alaska||7:00 am||9:00 pm|
|5||Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|6||College Fjord Cruising, United||5:00 pm||8:00 pm|
|7||Anchorage (Seward), Alaska||7:00 am||--|
Those are just a few of the itineraries offered by ms Ryndam; you can book 10-day cruises to the Sea of Cortez for early 2007 right now, as well as other Panama Canal and Mexican Riviera cruises.
Accommodations onboard the Holland America Ryndam are wonderfully spacious and designed to carry fewer passengers than others in her class. With Holland America's special touches, like fresh fruit bowls in your room every day, special beds and linens, your stay on board is sure to be a comfortable one. Appropriately chosen d'or is themed around worldwide Dutch exploration with art and artifacts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Lavish suites are available in three different categories aboard the ms Ryndam: Penthouse Verandah, Deluxe Verandah and Veranda Suites. All offer gorgeous floor to ceiling windows and private verandah for outstanding views of the ocean and approaching destinations.
Exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests aboard the America Holland Ryndam is the Neptune Lounge, a place to relax over breakfast pastries and your favorite newspaper, or gather for conversation, evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. These guests also have access to a personal concierge service and complimentary laundry and dry cleaning service.
ms Ryndam - Penthouse Verandah Suite
All Holland America Ryndam cruise suites are very comfortable with unbelievable amenities, but the Penthouse Verandah surpasses them all with 1159 sq. ft., an oversize whirlpool bath & shower, a living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, sofa bed fit for two, mini-bar, refrigerator and second bathroom for guests. An absolute extraordinary stay aboard the America Holland Ryndam cruise ship!
Who says you can't measure happiness in square feet! The Deluxe Verandah Suite is 556 square feet of happiness! It comes complete with two lower beds (convertible to 1 king-size bed), a whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
ms Ryndam - Verandah Suite
At 292 sq. feet, the Verandah Suite is a little more than half the size of its Deluxe counterpart; other than that, though, it is very similar in amenities.
ms Ryndam - Standard Outside
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. 197 sq. ft. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.
ms Ryndam - Standard Inside
Besides the former being slightly smaller (182 sq. feet) and having no window, there isn't much difference between the Standard Inside and Standard Outside. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
Begin the perfect evening with a drink in one of the many lounges and coffee bars located aboard the Holland America Ryndam. Try out the new Explorations Cafe powered by the New York Times, a comfortable, living room-style environment where guests can browse through a selection of more than 2,000 books, spend time enjoying a wide selection of music and surf the Internet. For those guests who enjoy a good meal and are interested in how it is prepared, stop by the new Wajang Culinary Arts Center for a demonstration.
For a fun and entertaining 'night out,' guests enjoy taking in a show at the Queen's Lounge, the ultimate show venue. Sit back and relax in plush seating and brilliant red and blue d'or as Music, theatre, dance, and comedy shows come to life on stage. We bet our bottom dollar that you'll have a good time at the Casino, where there are dozens of table games and close to one hundred slot machines!
Curl up with a good book on deck or take a nap in the sun. For the ultimate in relaxation spend some time at the Greenhouse Spa, which features new treatment rooms, a thermal suite and hydro-pool as well as access to a spacious, well-appointed fitness facility and basketball/tennis court.
Chat with some of your friends in the Hudson Room and the Half Moon Room
Club HAL is the Holland America Ryndam's special kids-only hang out that is so much fun that Moms and Dads find themselves at Club Hal too! Club HAL is a place for kids to go and spend time with other kids their same age, while enjoying all kinds of fun and age appropriate activities including the Oasis, an outdoor area designed just for kids!
Holland America Ryndam cruises offer some of the most exceptional culinary options available at sea today. With Holland America's intuitive service, you can't have a bad meal onboard. There are so many options for you at every meal even the most discerning diner will be pleasantly surprised. From the fine dining experience of a succulent fillet mignon or delicious fresh Maine lobster, to the casual burgers and fries offered poolside, the ms Ryndam offers something to satisfy the moods and cravings of virtually everyone aboard!
Dine in elegance in the Rotterdam Dinning Room aboard the Holland America Ryndam cruise ship-Rosenthal china, starched linens, silver and fresh flowers fill the two-deck Vermeer Show Lounge. Encounter a string quartet serenade as you enjoy your choice of 50 Signature Cuisine dishes!
As your reservation-only option, enjoy the Pinnacle Grill restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest fare and fine wines, a wonder ambience for that special occasion.
Also available is enhanced Lido dining and expanded selection from the complimentary 24-hour room service.