Hi, Onecruiser, and Alan -
I was on the Ryndam for the first time in November, and have been on several HAL ships previously. I found the food to be pretty much the same as on other ships of their line; I have never had any reason to complain about it. As for air conditioning, mine was a transatlantic trip and never required much in the way of cooling until we got to the Bahamas; certainly the cabin was always very comfortable. The Ryndam is a little smaller than most HAL ships, but laid out pretty much the same as the others. We unfortunately had a breakout of the dreaded gastro bug and therefore never had some of the usual food events; no poolside cookouts, no taco bar, no midnight dessert extravaganza.