Ryndam (III) & Monarch of the Seas
This review is written by Amy Blume.

On October 23rd, 2006 we headed down to San Pedro to get pictures of Holland America Line's Ryndam which was in port with Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas.  Because we couldn't stay to watch Ryndam sail, we decided to take the harbor cruise earlier in the day to get photographs of the ships.  The harbor tour starts from Ports O'Call and goes out into the breakwater, following around to Land's End and then turning back to look at some of the areas on Terminal Island.  The 55,451grt Ryndam is the thrid ship to bear the name and the third of the Statendam class.  She had her maiden voyage in 1994.

As we started pulling away from Ryndam, a blast came from Monarch and she started to back out.

I especially like this last photo of them together.  I tried to take camera video of Monarch of the Seas passing us at Ports O'Call, but alas my camera ran out of batteries while I was recording and it corrupted the file so I couldn't open it.

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© Amy Blume 23rd October 2006
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