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Fram Cruise Review by Al Nalven: Overall good with some annoyances


Al Nalven
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Cabin 1.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 3.0

Overall good with some annoyances

Sail Date: September 2007
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Embarkation: Reykjavik

OUr cabin was described as "cozy". Try tiny. The separate bunks are small and the mattresses are not much more comfortable than an army cot.

The dinners were boring and very poorly organized. In some cases, if you ordered an alternate to the featured meal, you might wait for 20 minutes and by that time the other diners had finished their entrees.

The bathrooms were not supplied with washcloths and the quality of the towels were not worthy of a cruise that was so costly.

The price of the drinks in the bar was too high. I ordered a Martini that cost the equivalent of over eight USD and it was a poor excuse for a martini.

The excursions were overpriced. We went on an express bus from Cork to Waterford at a cost of about 20 Euros (around $29.00 USD) The ship's excursion, that covered exactly the same route, cost more than 4 times what we paid.

A provision for indoor smoking was not provided.

The hot tubs were tepid and even a More small pool would have been nice.The servers, cabin attendants and many of the engineering crew were from the Philippines and were most delightful and friendly.

Fram is a well-engineered vessel and we found her quite sea-kindly and rode well in moderate seas of up to 20 feet. Her stabilizer system provided excellent roll control with the seas coming from any direction. The noise level from the propulsion system was pleasantly subdued. Less


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