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HAL’s Ryndam receives upgrades at Grand Bahama

HAL’s Ryndam receives upgrades at Grand Bahama
Ryndam became the latest Holland America Line ship to receive ‘Signature of Excellence’ enhancements during its 17-day drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard.

The 1994-built vessel now features the new cocktail lounge called Mix, a restyled Showroom at Sea with several new productions, the Italian alternative dinner venue, Canaletto, and refreshed staterooms with redesigned bathrooms.

Canaletto, a dinner alternative introduced with the launch of newbuild Eurodam last year, was added to Ryndam’s Lido restaurant. There is no extra charge, but reservations are suggested.

The casino and piano bars were reconfigured into Mix, with three separate bars: Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales. The neighboring casino was updated.

In its transformation into the Showroom at Sea, the main lounge gained a nightclub feel and new shows.

Other public areas around the ship were refurbished and received new carpeting, and an upscale luxury jewelry shop called Merabella was added midship to the enhanced main shopping area.

Completing the enhancements, all Ryndam’s staterooms received new carpeting, soft goods and fully renovated bathrooms with new vanities and cabinetry. Sixteen staterooms near the spa (on Verandah Deck) became ‘spa staterooms’ offering a variety of enhanced amenities.