Holland America Ryndam

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With a Dutch worldwide exploration theme, the décor of the ms Ryndam features art and artifacts from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 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. At the heart of the ms Ryndam a three-story atrium features a monumental fountain created by sculptor Gilbert Lebigre in Pietrasanta, Italy. And with a gracious and unobtrusive crew, the superior service that is signature Holland America Line is never far away.

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7-day Western Caribbean

Ryndam
Holland America Line
Departing Date: November 30, 2014
Departing From: Tampa, Florida, Us Check In Starts At 0100p
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Ports of Call: Tampa, Florida, Us Check In Starts At 0100p | Key West, Florida, Us Times Subject To Daylight Ho | Banana Coast (trujillo),honduras Tender Required | Santo Tomas, Guatemala | Costa Maya, Mexico | Tampa, Florida, Us
Interior

$542

Oceanview

$619

Balcony

$N/A

Suite

$1523

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Itinerary: 7-day Western Caribbean

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Sun Nov 30, 2014 Tampa, Florida, Us Check In Starts At 0100p -- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 1, 2014 Key West, Florida, Us Times Subject To Daylight Ho 1:00 pm 6:00 pm
Tue Dec 2, 2014 At Sea -- --
Wed Dec 3, 2014 Banana Coast (trujillo),honduras Tender Required 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 4, 2014 Santo Tomas, Guatemala 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 5, 2014 Costa Maya, Mexico 8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Dec 6, 2014 At Sea -- --
Sun Dec 7, 2014 Tampa, Florida, Us 7:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Holland America Ryndam Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
6:00pm & 8:00pm

Special Diet:
Yes, with advance notice

Dress Code:
Appropriate attire
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 5
Card Rooms
Casino
Library
Movie Theater/Cinema
Piano Bar
Pools - Indoor
Pools - Outdoor
Whirlpools
Cabin Steward, Server and Maitre d'
$10.00 Per Person/ Per Day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Audio/Visual
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon
Clergy - 2
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Photo Processing
Print Shop
Public Address Systems
Shore Excursion Desk
Boutique
Duty Free Shops
Infirmary
Massage Room
Sauna/Steam Rooms
Whirlpool Spas

Holland America Ryndam Onboard Experience

Holland America CruisesAs you board these ships, a beaming Indonesian or Filipino staff member in white gloves greets you delightedly and then shows you to your quarters. Many of the most fondly recalled elements of the classical style of cruising are unmistakably alive and well here. You'll find no feverish singles action here, and the casino closes at an hour that will horrify some high-rolling insomniacs. What you will find is a palpable reverence for culture, art, and antiques, and lots of fresh flowers. If large cabins with private verandas, ballroom dancing and bridge float your boat, these, moderately-priced premium cruises may well be the boats to float it.

Ryndam is fully subscribed to Holland America's "Signature of Excellence" program of enhancements to nearly every area of the ship. New features include tableside waiter service at dinner in the Lido, a new Culinary Arts Program with show kitchen for demonstrations and classes, expansion of spa and fitness facilities, upgraded Club HAL Kids Centers, and new shore excursions. The Explorations Cafe is a combination library, Internet center, music listening area and sidewalk cafe. Staterooms now offer the best mattresses and duvets sold in Europe, flat screen TVs, and DVD players. There's early boarding and a choice of four dinner seatings.


Holland America Ryndam Things to Do

Entertainment:
Holland America CruisesThe main lounge presents variety shows, a lavish Broadway-style revue and an energizingly fervent dance production. There's a jazz quartet in the Ocean Bar and fresh hot popcorn in the Wajang Theater, where you can see first-run films every afternoon and evening.
 
Fitness:
These ships all have large spa and windowed Ocean Spa gyms attractive enough to make even the most determinedly sedentary want to come in. The sauna/steam rooms, segregated by gender, are impossible to fault. Way up top is a jogging track, isolated from cabins and other activities to spare non-joggers the sound of thundering hooves. On the deck, comfortable striped cushions line a large pool covered by a retractable dome on Lido Deck, just the thing for rainy days in Alaska. The Dolphin Bar, with umbrellas and wicker chairs, is an unbeatable spot for a late afternoon drink and snack after a visit ashore.


Holland America Ryndam Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
Cuisine varies a great deal from dish to dish, ranging from flavorless to divinely prepared and cooked; desserts generally score well with most people, while meat and fish may be over-cooked or arrive luke warm. Some of the most interesting meals occur at the buffet, when various ethnic cuisine is featured served. Watch for the seafood buffet where you might find delicious crab claws available by the plateful.
 
Restaurants:
There are tables for two, four, six and eight in the opulent two-level Vista Dining Room, which benefits from sea views and a romantically twinkling, fiber optics-lit ceiling, Rosenthal china, sparkling crystal, and crisp linens. There are four dining seatings - 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight buffets featuring ethnic cuisine are served in the Lido restaurant adjacent to the pool.

The cozy, intimate Pinnacle Grill specializes in the ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. Its dedicated galley includes 1600-degree grill. Bulgari china, unique holloware and a dedicated service staff enhance the elegant atmosphere, as too does the wine list, which features several California and Washington vintages not offered in the main dining room. Reservations are required and there is a $20 service charge.

Twenty-four-hour room service is very efficient, and between meals you can order from a large list of snacks, salads and sandwiches. At mealtimes, you can order from the same menu those in the dining room are perusing.
 
Service:
Holland America's Indonesian and Filipino crew is warm and gracious, though not always as fluent in English as American and British passengers might prefer. Speak slowly and make sure they understand what you need, because they can be to polite to ask you to repeat yourself.

Tipping:
For years Holland America was known for its no-tipping policy, intended to make passengers believe that staff were doing it for love, rather than money. (Yeah, right.) Nowadays, though, gratuities of $10.00 per person (including children) are automatically added daily to the shipboard account for dining and stateroom service. Visit the front desk to adjust that amount. That a 15 percent service is automatically added to bar bills should surprise no one.
 
Attire:
On the two weekly formal nights, half the men opt for dark suit rather than renting a tuxedo. Casual on these ships means comfortable, but T-shirts, jeans, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are all forbidden in the dining rooms and public areas.


Holland America Ryndam Ambience

Decor:
Holland America CruisesWarm colors graced by antiques and reproductions with subdued lighting in cocktail lounges. Marble and luxurious fabrics are ubiquitous.
 
Public Areas:
Ryndam may lack the breathtaking atria typical of other ships built in the 1990s, but it is remarkably easy to find your way around. The large Ocean Bar, with sea views by day and romantic lighting at night, is the most popular spot for pre- and post-dinner cocktails, though it gets serious competition from another cozy lounge, the sing along piano bar. The 89-seat Explorer's Lounge offers a string quartet or a harpist performing light classical favorites in the evening.

The glamorous two-story main dining rooms, framed with floor-to-ceiling windows, feature a dramatic staircase and a classical trio holding forth demurely from a perch on the top level. Just outside the second level, ladies will find a wonderful, spacious powder room with ocean views.

The main show lounge has two floors and a wide stage, with comfortable seating, though sight lines from the balcony are partially obscured. There is a large dance floor in front of the stage and the onboard 9-piece orchestra plays pre-dinner dance music nightly. The Crows Nest observation lounge, with its 320-degree view, is the perfect place from which to watch your departure from port; at night it becomes the shipboard "disco" dance room. The beautiful wood-paneled library has etched glass doors, comfortable chairs and ottomans, an inlaid marble table, and excellent reference and travel book sections. The nearby card room can simultaneously accommodate four dozen players.

One sour note: The library requires a $25 deposit of anyone wishing to borrow a book.
 
Cabins:
Aboard the Statendam you'll find some of the largest cabins afloat, all beautifully appointed with handsome fabrics and attractive art. Standard inside cabins are 182 sq. feet, while outside staterooms are 197 sq. feet, with enough closet and drawer space for the serious traveler. Balcony cabins offer considerably more interior cabin space than you might expect. The Penthouse suites with private verandahs are a huge 1,100 square feet, and include wonderful amenities. The 563-square foot suites, ultramodern with large private verandahs, are nearly as grand. The 120 deluxe category A and B cabins are 284 square feet (including verandah), each with VCR, minibar, and sitting area. There are whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms.

Stateroom amenities include bathrobes, a complimentary fresh fruit basket on arrival, stainless steel ice buckets and serving trays for use with in-cabin beverages and massage shower heads in every bathroom. For Deluxe Verandah and Penthouse Suite passengers, concierge service is available in the Neptune Lounge, a private retreat where they can relax, read and socialize.

The outside cabins on the Lower Promenade Deck have pedestrian walkways (and thus, at least intermittently, pedestrians) between their occupants and the ocean. While special reflective glass precludes said pedestrians from peeking in during the day, at night you have to close your curtains.

Deck Plans: Ryndam

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

A  Vista Suites
B  Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
BA  Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
BA  Vista Suites
BB  Vista Suites
BB  Vista Suites
BC  Vista Suites
BC  Vista Suites
BQ  Vista Spa Suites
BQ  Vista Spa Suites
C  Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
CQ  Large Outside Spa Stateroom
CQ  Large Outside Spa Stateroom
D  Large Outside Stateroom
DA  Large Outside Stateroom
DA  Large Outside Stateroom
DD  Large Outside Stateroom
DD  Large Outside Stateroom
E  Large Outside Stateroom
EE  Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
F  Large Outside Stateroom
FF  Large Outside Stateroom
FF  Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
G  Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
G  Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
H  Large Outside-Porthole Window
H  Large Outside-Porthole Window
HH  Large Outside-Fully Obstructed View
HH  Large Outside-Fully Obstructed View
I  Large Inside Stateroom
I  Large Inside Stateroom
IQ  Large Inside Spa Stateroom
J  Large Inside Stateroom
J  Large Inside Stateroom
K  Large Inside Stateroom
K  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
L  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
L  Large Inside Stateroom
M  Large Inside Stateroom
M  Large Inside Stateroom
MM  Large Inside Stateroom
MM  Large Inside Stateroom
N  Standard Inside Stateroom
N  Standard Inside Stateroom
NN  Standard Inside Stateroom
PS  Pinnacle Suites
S  Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
SA  Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
SB  Neptune Suites


A Deck
Hollandamerica Ryndam Deck Plans

Staterooms: Ryndam

Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Inside Spa Stateroom
Large Inside Spa Stateroom
Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Inside Stateroom
Large Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Accessible rooms include shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Outside Spa Stateroom
Large Outside Spa Stateroom
Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPodĀ® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Outside Stateroom
Large Outside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
Large Outside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows. Accessible rooms include shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Outside-Fully Obstructed View
Large Outside-Fully Obstructed View
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Large Outside-Porthole Window
Large Outside-Porthole Window
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Neptune Suites
Neptune Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible rooms include shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Pinnacle Suites
Pinnacle Suites
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Standard Inside Stateroom
Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Vista Spa Suites
Vista Spa Suites
Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPodĀ® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Vista Suites
Vista Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible rooms include roll-in shower, sitting area, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Ryndam : Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible rooms include shower only with small step, step into bathroom, standard interior & exterior doors.

Other Dates: Ryndam

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
November 1, 2014 --- 15-day Spanish Farewell $1001 $1000
November 1, 2014 --- 22-day Spanish Farewell & Western Caribbean $1401 $1451
November 16, 2014 --- 7-day Western Caribbean $651 $684
December 7, 2014 --- 14-day Southern Caribbean $1306 $1414
December 7, 2014 --- 21-day Southern/western Caribbean Collector Holiday $2339 $2612
December 21, 2014 --- 7-day Western Caribbean Holiday $1087 $1196
December 28, 2014 --- 21-day Western/southern Caribbean Collector Holiday $2448 $2721
December 28, 2014 --- 7-day Western Caribbean Holiday $1196 $1305
January 4, 2015 --- 14-day Southern Caribbean $1523 $1741
January 4, 2015 --- 21-day Southern / Western Caribbean $2340 $2503
January 18, 2015 --- 21-day Western / Southern Caribbean $2503 $2775
January 18, 2015 --- 7-day Western Caribbean $946 $979
January 25, 2015 --- 14-day Southern Caribbean $1741 $2068
January 25, 2015 --- 21-day Southern / Western Caribbean $2394 $2797
February 8, 2015 --- 7-day Western Caribbean $815 $1000
March 22, 2015 --- 7-day Western Caribbean $924 $1033
March 29, 2015 --- 14-day Southern Caribbean $1632 $1959
April 12, 2015 --- 22-day Caribbean Azores & Normandy $2285 $2721
April 19, 2015 --- 27-day Azores Normandy & Iberia $2993 $3429
May 4, 2015 --- 19-day Iberia & Viking Sagas $2504 $2939
May 16, 2015 --- 21-day Midnight Sun & Norwegian Fjords $3211 $3702
May 23, 2015 --- 21-day Midnight Sun & Norwegian Fjords $3429 $3920
June 6, 2015 --- 7-day Norse Legends $1305 $1523
June 13, 2015 --- 21-day Northern Isles & Norwegian Fjords $3560 $3974
June 20, 2015 --- 14-day Northern Isles $2721 $3048
June 20, 2015 --- 28-day Midnight Sun & Northern Isles $4878 $5390
July 4, 2015 --- 14-day Voyage Of The Midnight Sun $2722 $3048
July 4, 2015 --- 21-day Midnight Sun & Norwegian Fjords $3702 $4192
July 18, 2015 --- 7-day Norse Legends $1414 $1632
August 1, 2015 --- 28-day Midnight Sun & Northern Isles $4900 $5444
September 5, 2015 --- 28-day Norwegian Fjords & European Jewels $4191 $5172
September 12, 2015 --- 11-day Mediterranean Adventure $1959 $2612
September 12, 2015 --- 21-day Mediterranean Adventure $3265 $4138
September 13, 2015 --- 10-day Mediterranean Adventure $1850 $2504
September 13, 2015 --- 20-day Mediterranean Adventure $5336 $6207
October 3, 2015 --- 28-day Far East Explorer $3070 $3399

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