Ryndam Review

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Cruise Ship Overview

The third ship in the Statendam-class, Ryndam made her debut in 1994. At the heart of the ship’s three-story atrium is a monumental fountain showing fanciful dolphins and sea creatures created by sculptor Gilbert Lebigre in Pietrasanta, Italy. One of the more unusual pieces of art on board Ryndam is a muzzle-loading cannon from the 17th century, which was found on the floor of the North Sea.

The sister ships included in the S- or Statendam-class retain the most classic and traditional characteristics of Holland America Line vessels. Routinely updated with innovative features, including Signature of Excellence upgrades, they combine all the advantages of intimate, midsize vessels with high-tech and stylish details.

At the heart of the ships, triple-deck atriums graced by suspended glass sculptures open onto three so-called promenade decks; the lowest contains staterooms encircled by a wide, teak outdoor deck furnished with padded steamer chairs, while interior, art-filled passageways flow past lounges and public rooms on the two decks above. Either reach the lower dining room floor via the aft elevator, or enter one deck above and make a grand entrance down the sweeping staircase.

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