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Slide 1 Life at Sea
Stateroom 006
Slide 8 The day's Main Dining Room dinner menus are laid out on the bed when the room is made up each morning.
Slide 5 Dressing Area
Slide 18 Snacking in the Neptune Lounge
Slide 21 Galley Tour
Slide 10 Reading out on our verandah
Slide 10 The verandah has dining space too!
Slide 14 Our cabin stewards Adi and Febri
Slide 10 Each evening Hartonto arrived with hors d'oeuvres for us.
Slide 17 Dining Room Manager Bagus
Slide 17 Our dining steward Nino (left), and his assistant Gede
Slide 7 The night we sailed near the Titanic's final resting place we all went out to look for icebergs. There weren't any.

ms Ryndam: Days at Sea

In addition to its interesting ports this cruise appealed to us because it featured 10 days at sea. Sea days provide an opportunity to sea-watch from one's balcony, a public deck, or through one of the many full-length windows on the ship. There's a wonderful library aboard every Holland America Lines ship, and of course we brought books on our iPads. It's always time to eat—meals, snacks, tea, room service choices—the list is endless. We always make new friends from among the passengers, the crew, and often meet up with former cruise friends.


During this sailing we were happy to be asked to dine with the Captain (Captain Werner Timmers) one formal evening. Most evenings we went to the show after dinner for live entertainment. There are individual performers that come aboard for a short period of time, but the ship has a performance cast of singers and dancers who are on stage four times during the cruise. There's other music around the ship as well, such as a classical strings quartet, a piano bar, small orchestras or bands and the ship's own band, the HAL Cats. Daytime activities abound as well; there are games, contests, lectures, and port talks.


George's camera records the GPS data for photographs once it's been set via satellite. At least once a day, rain or shine, George made his way out to an open deck so that his GPS tracker could pick up our location for the day's photos.

NEXT: Bermuda

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