Have not taken Ryndam, however two dear friends who cruise all the time and whose opinions I trust implicitly just got back from a seven day Mexican Riviera cruise. They pronounced it the WORST cruise they had ever taken. The only nice thing they had to say was that the cabin was larger than most other cruise line. Kind of like saying the food is terrible but the portions are enormous! Speaking of the food they said it was barely edible and to top it off the water system went funky and everything tasted of salt water.