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November 08, 2004



An exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the ms Ryndam.

The ms Ryndam has set sail with all Signature of Excellence enhancements complete. The changes range from stateroom amenities ‚?? such as deluxe towels and bath robes, DVD players, flat-screen TVs, and massage showerheads in our spacious staterooms ‚?? to brand-new public areas and programs that will raise the bar on premium cruising.

Signature of Excellence enhancements are scheduled on every Holland America Line ship, with many already in place across the fleet. Here are just a few of the exciting elements of this $225 million dollar transformation now featured on the ms Ryndam:


Explorations Caf√©: Envision an atmosphere with the liveliness of a European caf√© ‚?? a welcoming respite where guests can sip a latte, pick up a new book, connect with home via the Internet, or enjoy a favorite tune at a music listening station. It's all part of the new Explorations Caf√©, powered by The New York Times. This elegant, cutting-edge environment, now available on the ms Ryndam, offers much more than a comfortable place to peruse a wealth of media. Guests can also get an in-depth look at the history, culture, and traditions of the many worldwide destinations offered by Holland America Line. The Explorations guest-speaker series features experts from all over the world who will help bring every new adventure to life.


Culinary Arts Center: Holland America Line's new Culinary Arts Center ‚?? now available on the beautiful ms Ryndam ‚?? provides a first-hand glimpse of the secrets of professional chefs. Guests who love fine dining will be thrilled at the enriching spectacle of these gourmet demonstrations, tasting events, and intimate cooking classes. Building on our tradition of innovative culinary concepts, we collaborated with renowned Master Chef Rudi Sodamin to develop the Culinary Arts Center, which features overhead mirrors and cameras to project close-ups of the action onto large plasma screens. Bon appetit!


Club HAL: Holland America Line has reinvented its popular Club HAL¬ģ with new supervised play areas and age-specific activities for kids ages 3 to 12. Children will be amazed at the streaming array of colorful swirls embellishing the ceiling, the paintbrush pillars, and enormous pencils adorning the walls. Creativity and fun are everywhere with art tables, a slide shaped like an enormous tape dispenser, and much more. For the first time, we offer complete child care for ages three and up. Club HAL After Hours gives parents a chance to relax for a while in the spa, have an uninterrupted dinner, or explore the shore with more freedom. All these wonderful enhancements are already available to guests who join us aboard the ms Ryndam.


The Oasis and The Loft: For those teens who want to escape from parents and younger siblings, we created the Oasis, an exclusive outdoor hideaway with plenty of space to relax and socialize with new friends. The Oasis is a perfect space for teens to soak up rays in comfy hammocks, hang out under the nine-foot-high waterfall, or dance to a state-of-the-art sound system and laser light show. The secluded Oasis is accessed by a special passageway from The Loft, an indoor teens-only space, where kids can connect to the Internet, play video games, watch a big-screen TV, and have Karaoke parties ‚?? all available aboard the ms Ryndam.


The Greenhouse Spa: Holland America Line has enhanced the exclusive Greenhouse Spa, recently named as one of the top full-service luxury resort spas in the world, to offer unprecedented pampering. Our relaxing treatment rooms offer breathtaking views where guests can enjoy exotic skin, body, and hair treatments ranging from hot stone massage and pedicures to hair styling and facials. The Greenhouse Spa fitness facility includes the latest exercise equipment, treadmills, bikes, stair steps, yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes, and experienced exercise professionals are on hand to provide personal training.

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Posted by Denise at November 8, 2004 01:07 PM
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