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  • Holland-America-Pinnacle-Grill - In the mood for refined, romantic and intimate dining? Head to the Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America sailing.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Pinnacle-Grill - Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bulgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens at Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Cannonball-burger-fries.jpg - Try a Cannonball burger with fries at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool on your Holland America ship.
  • HAL-Land-&-Sea.jpg - Pair a surf-and-turf dish with a glass of wine on your Holland America sailing.
  • HAL-Pinnacle-Lamb-Chop.jpg - A lamb chop entrée at Holland America's Pinnacle Grill, one of the top restaurants at sea.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Neptune-Suite - Neptune Suites on your Holland America ship run about 575 sq. ft. and include a private veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to a king, floor-to-celing glass windows, dual sink vanity, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, dressing room, sofa, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling windows and amenties. Staterooms include bathrobes, bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, safe and hair dryer.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Pinnacle-Suite - Book a Pinnacle Suite, also known as a Penthouse Suite, aboard your Holland America cruise and spread out with 1,296 square feel, including a king bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, sofa bed, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling window and complimentary services.
  • Holland-America-teak-deck-chairs - Pull up a teak lounge chair, relax and take in the view from the deck of your Holland America ship.
  • Holland-America-Ryndam-Atrium - At the heart of Ryndam of Holland America Line is a three-story atrium that features a monumental fountain created by sculptor Gilbert Lebigre in Pietrasanta, Italy.
  • Holland-America-Crows-Nest - The Crow's Nest Lounge aboard Holland America ships offers sweeping views of the ocean and passing landscapes. Head there to watch the sunset and then see it transform into a dance club after dark.
  • Holland-America-Northern-Lights - Head to the Northern Lights disco/dance club aboard your Holland America Line cruise to dance and party into the late night hours.
  • Holland-America-Ocean-Bar - Enjoy cocktails and good conversation at the Ocean Bar on your Holland America sailing. This is a shot of the bar aboard ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-Piano-Bar - Enjoy music with a talented and comedic keyboard host playing requests at the Piano Bar aboard your Holland America Line cruise.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-The-Retreat -  The Retreat is a relaxing getaway where guests may lounge in chairs and dip their fingers and toes in the water. The resort-style pool area on your Holland America ship also includes a  pool bar, upscale pizzeria named Slice and a giant LED screen for evening movies.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Lido-Pool-Aft - Sunny days are great for lounging at the Lido Aft Pool on your Holland America ship. (This is a shot of Maasdam; her sister ships Statendam, Ryndam and Veendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-SClass-Lido-Pool-Midship - The fresh water Lido Pool at midship aboard your Holland America Line ship with its sculptural trio of dolphins. (This is a shot of Statendam; her sister ships Maasdam, Ryndam and Veendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-Culinary-Arts-Center -  Improve your cooking skills from a roster of celebrated chefs as part of Holland America's Culinary Arts Center Program, presented by Food & Wine Magazine.
  • Holland-America-Casino-2 - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Wine-Tasting - You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL's own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Merabella-boutique - The Merabella Luxury Shop on the Upper Promenade Deck of your Holland America ship is an exclusive jewelry boutique. (This is a shot on the MS Rotterdam.)
  • Holland-America-SClass-Culinary-Class - The Culinary Arts Center classroom and kitchen aboard Holland America's  Ryndam
  • Holland-America-Casino - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Club-HAL - Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Ryndam - Holland America's Ryndam cruises to the Mediterranean, Aegean, Norwegian fjords, Caribbean, among other destinations.
  • Holland-America-Casino - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Lido-Pool-Aft - Sunny days are great for lounging at the Lido Aft Pool on your Holland America ship. (This is a shot of Maasdam; her sister ships Statendam, Ryndam and Veendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-Ryndam-Antarctica - Holland America's Ryndam sails through the Lemaire Channel of Antarctica.
  • Holland-America-Ryndam-Atrium - At the heart of Ryndam of Holland America Line is a three-story atrium that features a monumental fountain created by sculptor Gilbert Lebigre in Pietrasanta, Italy.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Pinnacle-Suite - Book a Pinnacle Suite, also known as a Penthouse Suite, aboard your Holland America cruise and spread out with 1,296 square feel, including a king bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, sofa bed, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling window and complimentary services.
  • Holland-America-Ryndam - Holland America's Ryndam cruises to the Mediterranean, Aegean, Norwegian fjords, Caribbean, among other destinations.
  • Holland-America-Ryndam-Antarctica - Holland America's Ryndam sails through the Lemaire Channel of Antarctica.

Ryndam: Explore the majesty of a bygone era

Have you sailed on Holland America's Ryndam? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Holland America Line's ms Ryndam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort, and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Upgrades begin with new fixtures and soft goods in staterooms and bathrooms. Staterooms offer a generous amount of personal space and many feature commanding ocean views with private verandas.

Recent enhancements include remodeled public spaces, updated lounges and an exciting new entertainment destination called 'Mix' featuring three distinctly themed bars. The combination of choices caters to a variety of styles and tastes.

With a Dutch worldwide exploration theme, the decor of Ryndam features art and artifacts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. At the heart of 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 Vermeer Show Lounge. Luxuriously appointed and uniquely refined, Holland America Line's ms Ryndam seeks to provide a stellar onboard experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features, state-of-the-art amenities, and sophisticated ambiance.

Who will like sailing on Ryndam?

Ryndam appeals to well-educated, travel buffs and age tends to skew older. Families are more prevalent on holiday weeks, as well as younger singles and couples when cruises include more active ports like Puerto Vallarta. Weddings, bachelorette parties and family reunions are all party of the passenger makeup.

Where the Ryndam sails

Catch some sun on the Ryndam as it sails the Southern and Western Caribbean in winter, stopping at Martinique, St Vincent, Barbados, Half Moon Cay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Northern European cruises in summer include a "Midnight Sun and Norwegian Fjords" cruise that takes you north of the Arctic Circle to Honningsvag and Tromsø.

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Dining

Dining aboard Holland America's Ryndam is a great  pleasure.  Join highly skilled chefs as they prepare epic meals for your dining enjoyment. Prepare your tastebuds and don't forget to document and savor the delectable fare.

  • Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options. The room seats 657.
  • Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator — as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.
  • Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. There are 403 seats.

Other dining options include:

  • King's Room and the Queen's Room -- Two private dining areas, each seat 44
  • 37-seat Java Cafe

Entertainment & activities

Challenge yourself and explore new horizons on board and feel free to indulge in whichever activity floats your boat. Embark on a big puzzle or maybe just decide to snuggle up with a great book of your choice, or one found in the Library.  Perhaps you'll enjoy a relaxing day receiving a massage or soaking in the steam room, whatever you need  there is an activity or 'in-activity' waiting for you.

  • Card Room
  • Puzzle Corner
  • Delft Library
  • Ocean Spa fitness center
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Massage, sauna and steam rooms and juice bar
  • Swimming pools

If you're looking for the relaxed scenery of a lounge, you'll find plenty. If you're in the mood for the mingling bar atmosphere, you'll feel at home in the many watering holes on board.

  • 600-seat Vermeer Show Lounge
  • 249-seat Wajang Theater
  • Half Moon and Hudson Room seating a total of 150
  • Ocean Bar
  • Piano Bar
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Crow's Nest, a combined observation lounge and nightclub on Sports Deck overlooking the bow
  • Casino
Book a Pinnacle Suite, also known as a Penthouse Suite, aboard your Holland America cruise and spread out with 1,296 square feel, including a king bed, and oversize whirlpool bath & shower.
Courtesy of Holland America LineBook a Pinnacle Suite, also known as a Penthouse Suite, aboard your Holland America cruise and spread out with 1,296 square feel, including a king bed, and oversize whirlpool bath & shower.

Staterooms

Ryndam features a penthouse suite and 28 suites. Each of the 149 suites and deluxe staterooms has a private veranda, a VCR, whirlpool bath and mini-bar. All staterooms are equipped with sofas, hairdryers, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone with computerized wake-up service, multi-channel music system and closed circuit television.

In each room the beds are convertible from one queen size to two singles. 52 staterooms have connecting doors. Six staterooms are equipped to accommodate physically challenged guests.

Features

  • The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Master Chefs or culinary guests.
  • Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: 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.
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.
  • Vermeer Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.
  • Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.
  • Club HAL: a dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.
  • The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Antarctica
  • Where: Antarctica

  • What: Gilbert Lebigre Sculpture
  • Where: Ryndam Atrium

  • What: Teak Lounge Chairs
  • Where: Ryndam Deck
  • Gaze at the towering Gilbert Lebigre fountain in the three-story atrium.
  • Carpe Diem, make the time to tackle a puzzle in the Puzzle Corner, something you've always wanted to do.
  • Stand on your stateroom veranda and watch the world go by.

Top dining options on board

Pinnacle Griill

  • Style: Pacific Northwest
  • Additional Cost
  • Open: Lunch & Dinner

Canaletto

  • Style: Italian
  • No Additional Cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

1,260 Passengers [?]
580 Crew
10 Decks
1993 Maiden voyage
55,819 Tonnage [?]
719 Length in feet
105 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

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