The Ryndam is a sister ship of the Statendam that we just finished cruising southbound from anc to vancouver. From our trip, I would say that the ship will be fantastic. It will have lots of open decks, lots of nice wood and gold/brass. They are always polishing or repairing something. We were concerned about the 9 year old status of our ship but HAL does great job. We saw nothing that looked worn ir negative. The crew and service will make you glad you chose HAL. We saw all ages from 90's down to a few weeks old. Have a great trip and enjoy!