The Sea of Cortez intinerary offered by Holland America is an excellent week long getaway to the unspoiled part of Mexico. Sailing on the Ryndam was shear pleasure; the hospitality level on this ship is one of the highest that I have experienced in over twenty cruises...the crew and the senior officers, including the captain, were very much visable throughout the week.
The ship is not new, but well maintained and clean. The operational aspects of the cruise including the embarkation and debarkation were effortless; we really appreciated the early embarkation that Holland America now provides...we were allowed on board at 11:30 to have lunch and relax before going to our staterooms at 1:30......much better than sitting in a crowded terminal. I also applaud Holland America for taking the high road and not charging for items like ice cream and pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres. All in all this ship will provide an excellent experience at a very fair price!