Europe and Mediterranean: Norse Legends Cruise

Holland America Line

From Amsterdam, Norway is just a day away—its famous fjords leading you to charming ports of call.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of CallAmsterdamDeparture 5:00p.m.

Overview

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of CallEidfjordArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 3:00p.m.

Overview

The beautiful village of Eidfjord is situated at the mouth of the Ejo River at the head of the Eifjord, an arm of the great Hardangerfjord. Behind the village there are gravel and sand terraces which are 9000 year old deposits left behind when the great inland ice melted and retreated. Possibly one of Norway's best known waterfalls, the Vosingfoss, plunges into the Mabodal Canyon from the brink of the Hardanger plateau.

Day 3Hardangerfjord

Overview

Hardanger is a name that Norwegians associate with blossom and fruit. In truth the orchard of Norway! Who would believe that you can grow apples, pears, plums and even cherries at 60° north? A mild and pleasant climate and clear, light summer nights are ideal for our guests, as well as for fruit and berries. In the centre of the district is the Hardangerfjord. High up you enter the Hardangervidda National Park and two of Norway’s largest glaciers, Folgefonna and Hardangerjokulen. From mountains and glaciers the majestic waterfalls foam down into the queen of fjords. This is Hardanger - a mixture of cold and warm, wilderness and quiet idylls, of old traditions and modern times!

Day 4Port of CallMoldeArrival 10:00a.m.Departure 9:00p.m.

Overview

Molde - the Town of Roses - is facing south on the beautiful fjord Moldefjord. From the top of the viewpoint Varden, you can see the famous Molde Panorama. You can also see Norway's most modern football stadium - Molde Stadium (1998), Molde Harbour and - in the middle of the picture - the town centre with the Market Square, Molde Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Town Hall Square. Here you will find Storgata which translates as Main Street. This is the most important shopping area in Molde in addition to the shopping centre Roseby, which is a short walk outside the town centre. Every year in July, the Jazz Festival is arranged in Molde. Molde Cathedral was consecrated in 1957. This was the third church on the site. The two first churches were destroyed by fire. Two thirds of the town centre was destroyed by German bombing in April 1940 under the hunt for King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav. Parts of the town are thus built in a post-war functional architecture. Molde has for more than a hundred years been known as the Town of Roses on accounts of its rose gardens. The Rose Maiden is located on the Town Hall Square in front on the Town Hall and is looking down to the Market Square and the Jazz Boy. During the 1940 bombing, the King and the Crown Prince sought shelter at Glomstua where the famous picture of the King under the Royal Birch was taken. You can visit the place which is now referred to as the Peace Grove. In the summer there are regular departures from the quay by the Market Square to the beautiful Hjertoya Island (10 minutes) where you can swim, take a sun bath, relax, rent a boat or take a look at the Fishery Museum.

Day 5Port of CallGeirangerArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Geiranger is the crowing glory among Norway's fjord district's pearls of natural beauty. Majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful and wild waterfalls, lush, green vegetation and the deep blue waters of the fjord - yes, it really is like something taken from a fairy tale. Take a fjord sightseeing trip and see it all! Or follow the rinds that twist and turn steeply through one hair-pin bend after another up to Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet and Ornesvingen. From here you will have a fantastic view of one of the most beautiful scenic panoramas anywhere in the world.

Day 5Geirangerfjord

Overview

The Geirangerfjord is one of the region's smallest fjords, but also one of its most breathtaking. A convoluted branch of the Storfjord, it cuts well inland, marked by impressive waterfalls and with a village at either end of its snake-like profile. You can reach the Geirangerfjord by bus or car from the north or south, but you'd do best to approach from the north if you can. From this direction, the journey begins in Andalsnes from where Highway 63 wriggles over the mountains via the wonderful Trollstigen Highway , which climbs through some of the country's highest peaks before sweeping down to the Tafjord. From here, it's a quick ferry ride and dramatic journey along the Orneveien, the Eagle's Highway, for a first view of the Geirangerfjord and the village that bears its name glinting in the distance. There is little as stunning anywhere in western Norway, and from mid-June to August it can all be seen on a twice-daily bus following this so-called "Golden Route".

Day 6Port of CallBergenArrival 8:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

A city with its feet in the sea, its head in the skies and its heart in the right place... full of infectious enthusiasm, and happy to share it with visitors. Welcome to Bergen, the old city with a young outlook. Bergen grew up around its colourful harbour – it was the hub of commerce, seafaring and craftsmanship. It became the north’s largest city, Norway’s first capital city and the seat of royalty. Bergensers have an in-born love for their city and even newcomers quickly fall under its spell. Bergen is a charming city full of small wooden houses. They scramble up the mountainsides and compete for space with wealthy mansions, flaunting themselves all the way into the city. Clusters of old houses cling together in among the new quarters. Bergensers take a keen interest in protecting their grass-root traditions and building styles, and Bergen architecture is distinctive yet diverse. Though Bergen has suffered many fires over the centuries, it still has one of Europe’s largest conglomerates of wooden houses.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port of CallAmsterdamArrival 7:00a.m.

Overview

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Onboard the Ryndam

Ship Rating

3.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.3/5 (93 Ratings)

In a nod to its long line of historic ships that helped build the foundation for cruising as we know it today, Holland America Line announced that its next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam. The new build, due for delivery in June 2021, will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name. Ryndam will be similar to sister ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam. As the third in the series, Ryndam will feature enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations, along with Holland America Line hallmarks that drive one of the highest guest repeat rates in the industry. Ship images are an artist rendering.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

BB King's Blues Club

BB King's Blues Club

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies
  • Theatre/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor/Covered
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Centre
  • Library
  • Billboard Onboard
  • Rolling Stone Rock Room
  • B.B. Kings Blues Club
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

Full-Service Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Centre

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

The Dining Room: For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favourites to vegetarian options to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

Pinnacle Grill

Pinnacle Grill

Specialty Dining

Pinnacle Grill: Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Canaletto: This authentic Italian restaurant offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for "sharing"). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore "al Forno" Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti pomodoro or garlic shrimp-infused ravioli, perhaps. Buon appetito! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Rudi's Sel De Mer: Named for Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Rudi’s Sel de Mer is an intimate brasserie featuring classic French dishes reimagined with contemporary flair. Menu selections include whole Dover sole meunière with shaved pink Himalayan sea salt, oysters on the half shell, fruits de mer, and salt-crust baked branzino, as well as favourites such as steak frites, duck cassoulet and coq au vin. Conclude your dinner with a classic dessert and fine French cheeses. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Tamarind: Tamarind delights with exotic menus evoking the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Menus created by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin feature dishes honouring the elements of water, wood, fire and earth. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Nami Sushi: Inspired by Culinary Council® member and world-renowned sushi master, Andy Matsuda, Nami Sushi offers a tempting array of the sushi rolls he’s created. Choose from such delectable selections as Tempura Lobster Roll with soft shell crab tempura; Dragon Roll with tempura shrimp, unagi sauce and avocado; Tsutsumi Roll with snapper, green olive, caper and avocado; Futomoki Roll with crab, yamagobo, avocado and cucumber; Volcano Roll with sesame-marinated salmon and Thai chilis; Nigiri sushi with tuna, salmon and ebi shrimp; and more. The word “nami” Japanese in origin, means “wave” and is a homage to the ocean views you’ll enjoy as you dine on the freshest, tastiest and most inventive sushi at sea. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Room Service

Room Service

Casual Dining

Lido Market: Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savoury quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

New York Deli and Pizza: Authentic deli sandwiches piled high, indulgent personal pan pizzas and creative salads are served up poolside.

Grand Dutch Café: Inspired by blue and white Delftware, the Grand Dutch Cafe is the place to enjoy a fine pale lager or favourite coffee beverage with a traditional Dutch snack. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Gelato: At Gelato, you can indulge your sweet tooth with a classic European gelato (ice cream), made fresh on board each day by chefs trained at the Carpigiani Gelato University. Choose among 12 delightful flavours, two of which are rotated daily. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads and more.

Large Interior Spa Stateroom (Category: IQ)

Category: IQ

Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: I)

Category: I

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: J)

Category: J

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: K)

Category: K

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: L)

Category: L

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: N)

Category: N

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads and a porthole or a window. All VH-category staterooms have partially obstructed views.

Family Oceanview Stateroom (Category: FA)

Category: FA

Family Oceanview Stateroom (Category: FB)

Category: FB

Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom (Category: CQ)

Category: CQ

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: C)

Category: C

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: D)

Category: D

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: E)

Category: E

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: F)

Category: F

Single Oceanview Stateroom (Category: OO)

Category: OO

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah.

Verandah Spa Stateroom (Category: VQ)

Category: VQ

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VS)

Category: VS

Verandah Stateroom (Category: V)

Category: V

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VA)

Category: VA

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VB)

Category: VB

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VC)

Category: VC

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VD)

Category: VD

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VE)

Category: VE

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VF)

Category: VF

Verandah Stateroom (partially obstructed view) (Category: VH)

Category: VH

Luxurious suites feature a whirlpool bath (some with shower only), large sitting area, private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and more.

Pinnacle Suite with Verandah (Category: PS)

Category: PS

Neptune Spa Suite with Verandah (Category: SQ)

Category: SQ

Neptune Suite with Verandah (Category: SA)

Category: SA

Neptune Suite with Verandah (Category: SB)

Category: SB

Neptune Suite with Verandah (Category: SC)

Category: SC

Signature Suite with Verandah (Category: SS)

Category: SS

Signature Suite with Verandah (Category: SY)

Category: SY

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: AS)

Category: AS

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: A)

Category: A

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: B)

Category: B

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: BC)

Category: BC

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Observation Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)
Triple (2 lower beds, 1 upper)Triple (2 lower beds, 1 upper)
Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)
Double (2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, no Murphy bed)Double (2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, no Murphy bed)
Partially obstructed viewPartially obstructed view
Connecting roomsConnecting rooms
Floor-to-ceiling windowsFloor-to-ceiling windows
Shower onlyShower only
Uncovered verandahUncovered verandah
Solid-steel verandah railing instead of clear-view Plexiglas railingSolid-steel verandah railing instead of clear-view Plexiglas railing
Fully accessible, roll-in shower onlyFully accessible, roll-in shower only
Ambulatory accessible, shower only with small step, steip into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door sizeAmbulatory accessible, shower only with small step, steip into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door size
Part solid-steel, part clear-view Plexiglas railingPart solid-steel, part clear-view Plexiglas railing

Ship Facts

Ryndam ship image
  • Ship Name: Ryndam
  • Year Built: 2020
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2021
  • Ship Class: Pinnacle
  • Maximum Capacity: 3,170
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 13
  • Number of Crew: 1,036
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 103
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 748
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 280
  • Tonnage (GRT): 99,500
  • Country of Registry: Netherlands
  • Total Staterooms: 1,339
  • Suites with Balcony: 164
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Terms & Conditions

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Ship's registry: Netherlands

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