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Fram Cruise Review by Al Nalven

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Fram
Fram
Member Name: Al Nalven
Email: analven@davtv.com
Cruise Date: September 2007
Embarkation: Reykjavik
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Cabin Category: 2
Cabin Number: 344
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 1.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Ship Facts: Fram Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Overall good with some annoyances
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 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.





Publication Date: 12/05/07
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