My wife and I were on the Ryndam in January sailinjg from San Diego to Chile. The ship was put into service around 1994, I believe, and she does not have that ultra-modern look like ships that entered service since 2000. She is also a mid-size ship, which keeps you from getting lost, but also limits the areas you may want to explore. During rough seas, you may hear quite a few creaks while you are sleeping. With taht said, the service and food was generally very good to excellent. The entertainment was above par. I've been disappointed with HAL before (Volendam in Alaska) but after the Ryndam cruise to Sourth America, I realize that our last cruise on HAL was just a fluke. Overall, I enjoyed the ship and would recommend her to others.