Soon after boarding we were met by Show Host, Michael Spears who welcomed us aboard and escorted us to Deck 10 just outside the entrance to the bridge. A short while later Captain Mark Rowden came to meet us and invited Gavin and I to join him on the bridge.
Whilst on the bridge I was given the opportunity to officially present my drawing. The Captain was very impressed and sounded keen to keep the drawing for himself! As many of you will know, Ryndam is leaving the Holland America Line fleet and will be joining the P&O Cruises Australia fleet as of November 2015. As a result the drawing could not be kept on board.
After presenting my drawing to the Captain, Gavin and I were taken on a guided tour of the ship with Michael, who did a fantastic job of showing us many of the public areas on board. Overall we were fairly impressed with the amenities on board, some more than others, but you'll be able to read more in our ship visit review. See the link at the bottom of this blog!
I want to extend my thanks to Holland America Line for allowing Gavin and I to visit Ryndam. I would also like to thank Captain Mark Rowden and Show Host, Michael Spears for making us feel so very welcome during our visit on board.