Europe and Mediterranean: Northern Isles Cruise

Holland America Line

Have your camera ready as you sail into Norway’s majestic Oslofjord and Sognefjord and the charming hamlet of Flan.

Included Extras

 

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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 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 4Port of CallAlesundArrival 8:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Alesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord. It’s known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904, as documented at the Jugendstilsenteret museum. There are panoramic views of Ålesund’s architecture, the surrounding archipelago and fjords from the Mount Aksla lookout.

Day 5 Cruising
Day 6Port of CallAkureyriArrival 10:00a.m.Departure 7:00p.m.

Overview

Akureyri is a city at the base of Eyjafjorour Fjord in northern Iceland. In the centre, the 1940 Akureyri Church has stained-glass windows portraying scenes from Icelandic Christian history. There are views of the fjord from the forecourt. Nearby, the Akureyri Art Museum displays contemporary art from Iceland and farther afield. To the south are the Botanical Gardens, with specimens from across Iceland.

Day 6Eyjafjordur

Overview

Eyjafjorour is the longest fjord in Iceland. It is located in the central north of the country, near the second-most populous area of Iceland.

Day 7Port of CallIsafjordurArrival 8:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Isafjorour is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It's known for its dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats. The old hospital, now a cultural centre, contains archives and photography.

Day 7Isafjordhur

Overview

Isafjorour is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It's known for its dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats. The old hospital, now a cultural centre, contains archives and photography.

Day 8Port of CallReykjavikArrival 8:00a.m.

Overview

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.

Day 9Port of CallReykjavikDeparture 3:00p.m.

Overview

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.

Day 10 Cruising
Day 11Port of CallLerwickArrival 10:00a.m.Departure 6:00p.m.

Overview

Lerwick, the lively capital of Shetland, centres around its important and busy harbour, particularly during the summer months, when yachts, cruise liners, private yachts and motor cruisers arrive from ports all around the North Atlantic. Lerwick has a population of around 7,500, approximately one third of Shetland's total population. The shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and guesthouses bustle all year with locals, visiting businessmen, tourists and seafarers. A mix of old and new, the town offers visitors a range of things to do and see. Places of interest include Clickimin Broch - an outstanding example of Bronze Age and Iron Age architecture; Fort Charlotte - built in 1665 and having good views from the gunports; the Bod of Gremista - an 18th century fishing booth; and the picture-postcard Lodberries - old merchants' houses with their own piers. The Museum has a fascinating collection of artefacts illustrating Shetland's history. Elsewhere special exhibitions depict Shetland tradition and crafts - knitting, spinning, lace-making, fiddle music and Up Helly Aa.

Day 12Port of CallInvergordonArrival 8:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Invergordon is a town whose history stretches back through two World Wars and has now developed into a centre for oilrig refurbishment and maintenance. It is also a major port of call for cruise liners, being the only deep water port in the area, 40 liners, with 21,000 visitors from all over the world, berthed in 2004. Ideally situated in the centre of the eastern Highlands, the town's High Street has recently been given a face lift with coloured granite blocks, speed controllers, a new restaurant and a mural has been painted on the Albyn Housing building. There are many places to eat, providing quick take-away food right through to a quality country house hotel and restaurant just inland from the town, Indian and Chinese food is also available as an alternative to the more traditional fayre. There is an Arts Centre, a Leisure and Sports Club, with swimming pool and an 18 hole golf course on the outskirts of town.

Day 13Port of CallQueensferryArrival 8:00a.m.

Overview

South Queensferry is situated 8 miles west of Edinburgh, on the banks of the Forth Estuary. Its name is thought to have originated from the frequent journeys made by Queen Margaret of Scotland from Dunfermline, in Fife, south to over the estuary towards Edinburgh, in the late 11th century. The burgh prospered and was a leading seaport in the 16th century, as well as being the southern ferry port for the crossings to and from Fife. The town expanded even more in the 1880s during the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge, with its workforce of around 3000.The Navy established a base at the adjacent Port Edgar during the 1st World war. The other famous Forth Bridge, the Road Bridge, was constructed during the 1960s. The central part of the town is still quite old fashioned and retained much of its charm as a protected area. At the western end of the Main Street stands the Jubilee Tower, to comemmorate the 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign. The Hawes Inn lies at the other end of the main street. The Inn has quite a literary heritage. The Scottish novelist, Walter Scott, described the inn in "Antiquary" and Robert Louis Stevenson, another Scottish author, is said to have found the inspiration for his novel "Kidnapped" while a guest at the inn. There is also a 200 year old yew tree in the garden of the inn. South Queensferry is pleasant to visit for a stroll along the main street and to admire the spectacular views of the bridges. In the Summer months tourists can take a ferry to the nearby Inchcolm Island. The town has a good selection of coffee shops and restuarants, several with good views. It can be reached by train from Edinburgh in a few minutes and is around a half hour drive from my home town of Stirling.

Day 14Port of CallQueensferryDeparture 1:00a.m.

Overview

South Queensferry is situated 8 miles west of Edinburgh, on the banks of the Forth Estuary. Its name is thought to have originated from the frequent journeys made by Queen Margaret of Scotland from Dunfermline, in Fife, south to over the estuary towards Edinburgh, in the late 11th century. The burgh prospered and was a leading seaport in the 16th century, as well as being the southern ferry port for the crossings to and from Fife. The town expanded even more in the 1880s during the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge, with its workforce of around 3000.The Navy established a base at the adjacent Port Edgar during the 1st World war. The other famous Forth Bridge, the Road Bridge, was constructed during the 1960s. The central part of the town is still quite old fashioned and retained much of its charm as a protected area. At the western end of the Main Street stands the Jubilee Tower, to comemmorate the 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign. The Hawes Inn lies at the other end of the main street. The Inn has quite a literary heritage. The Scottish novelist, Walter Scott, described the inn in "Antiquary" and Robert Louis Stevenson, another Scottish author, is said to have found the inspiration for his novel "Kidnapped" while a guest at the inn. There is also a 200 year old yew tree in the garden of the inn. South Queensferry is pleasant to visit for a stroll along the main street and to admire the spectacular views of the bridges. In the Summer months tourists can take a ferry to the nearby Inchcolm Island. The town has a good selection of coffee shops and restuarants, several with good views. It can be reached by train from Edinburgh in a few minutes and is around a half hour drive from my home town of Stirling.

Day 15Port 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

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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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Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

Inside Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

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Ship's registry: Netherlands

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