Ryndam was the fourth ship to be built in Holland America Line's S class. Her sisters are Statendam, Maasdam, and Veendam. When these ships were constructed they were considered mid-size ships. However, with the ever-increasing size of new cruises ships, they would now be considered relatively small.
However, their more intimate size is one of the factors that endears them to their fans. In addition, their size enables them to do long cruises that often visit ports that larger ships cannot.
With a good quality art collection, fine flower arrangements and nicely furnished public spaces, the atmosphere of Ryndam is upscale.
In 2016, Ryndam and Statenham are scheduled to be transferred to sister brand P&O Cruises Australia.
CLASS: S class
REGISTRY: The Netherlands
ENTERED SERVICE: Oct. 20, 1994
TONNAGE: 55,819 g.r.t.
LENGTH: 719 feet
BEAM: 101 feet
DRAFT: 25 feet
PASSENGERS: 1,260 (double occupancy) 1,627 (full - all berths)
SPEED: 22 knots
POWER PLANT: diesel electric
PROPULSION: 2 propeller shafts
STABILIZERS: One set of dual stabilizers
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