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Embarkation: We arrived at the port at 1:00 pm, and were on the ship by 1:15. We were able to go to our suite immediately to drop off our carry on and then on to Lido for lunch. Luggage arrived by the time we were done with lunch. We found the public areas nicely decorated and liked the size of the ship. Decided we prefer a smaller ship to the mega ships. Staff was fabulous, always treated us well, and often spoken to by name. Quite impressed. This was a very scenic cruise, had dinner one night on our balcony. Not the best meal. But, the scenery made up for it. We went to three shows, and they were entertaining. Ate at the Pinnacle once and Canaletto twice. These were probably our best meals. Although, one night they had roast beef in the main dining room, and it was delicious. We ordered breakfast in our cabin most mornings, and the veggie cheese omelette was wonderful. Food always came hot. Played in the casino a bit. It's very small. Didn't payout hardly at all. Ports were enjoyable. Mostly scenery, we took several hikes and took lots of pictures. We didn't take any of the HAL excursions, as they were overpriced. There was a visitor information booth in each port, with tour options listed. We booked here. Prior to sailing we were concerned about the fact the Ryndam was being sold to P & O. Thought that it may be in poor condition, and possibly the service not up to HAL standards. That was NOT the case. The ship was in good condition, the public areas nicely decorated. I would sail on the Ryndam again, without hesitation. Sorry to see it leaving the fleet.

Fabulous Week Visiting the Fjords

Ryndam (Retired) Cruise Review by newanne

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah
Embarkation: We arrived at the port at 1:00 pm, and were on the ship by 1:15. We were able to go to our suite immediately to drop off our carry on and then on to Lido for lunch. Luggage arrived by the time we were done with lunch.

We found the public areas nicely decorated and liked the size of the ship. Decided we prefer a smaller ship to the mega ships. Staff was fabulous, always treated us well, and often spoken to by name. Quite impressed.

This was a very scenic cruise, had dinner one night on our balcony. Not the best meal. But, the scenery made up for it.

We went to three shows, and they were entertaining. Ate at the Pinnacle once and Canaletto twice. These were probably our best meals. Although, one night they had roast beef in the main dining room, and it was delicious. We ordered breakfast in our cabin most mornings, and the veggie cheese omelette was wonderful. Food always came hot.

Played in the casino a bit. It's very small. Didn't payout hardly at all.

Ports were enjoyable. Mostly scenery, we took several hikes and took lots of pictures. We didn't take any of the HAL excursions, as they were overpriced. There was a visitor information booth in each port, with tour options listed. We booked here.

Prior to sailing we were concerned about the fact the Ryndam was being sold to P & O. Thought that it may be in poor condition, and possibly the service not up to HAL standards. That was NOT the case. The ship was in good condition, the public areas nicely decorated. I would sail on the Ryndam again, without hesitation. Sorry to see it leaving the fleet.
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Neptune Suite with Verandah
Cabin SA 024
This is the first time we were in a Neptune Suite, and boy are we spoiled now. It will difficult to go back to our basic balcony cabin. Loved the size of the room, and the balcony was huge. Wish the cruise was longer than 7 days. Our cabin stewards were fabulous, and liked being able to use the Neptune Lounge.
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