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Finnmarken Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
65 reviews

Good value for a family cruise

Review for Finnmarken to the Bahamas
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2011
Traveled with children

As you know the Fantasy ship is the oldest in the fleet but it has been updated. It took awhile to get the hang of the layout but we tried out almost all the areas and activities provided. (We didn't use the spa or gym-not our thing.) Most of the entertainment was not fancy but it was FUN. There was only 1 male singer that we just didn't like but there were two particular bands that we really enjoyed.

The food was plentiful with 24 hour availability of pizza and soft serve ice cream. The dining room (Jubliee) decor wasn't wonderful but the service was GREAT and fun. We tried to eat at each of the dining stations but couldn't get it all in. We enjoyed trying lots of different kinds of food. It wasn't the best cruise food ship but we all ate plenty. The bread is especially good:)

The only real negative was how the smoke traveled from the casino into the other lounge areas. The ship appears to be mostly non-smoking but it isn't very well enforced. I would recommend this ship for families with children. My kids really enjoyed their kid club time, lots of dancing, music, and unlimited food.

Cabin Review

We had an inside cabin on deck 7. We were located in the front of the ship very close to the elevators. Most of the time we hung out in the middle and rear sections of the ship so we did have alot of walking. Overall that wasn't a problem for us and the location of our room was fine. The cabin was smaller then the one we had on a different cruise line but it was fine. The only noise we heard was from a child next door playing with his flute/toy. It wasn't a problem. The beds & pillows were comfortable with nice bedding. We used the bunk for our teenager and he was also comfortable. There was a flat screen tv in the room which played movies and recordings from shows/games happening on the ship. We had enough closet space for the 3 of us and there were bedside tables. You can store your luggage under the bed to get it out of the way. No clock was provided so I suggest taking a battery one with you. Overall we were happy with the cabin but out cabin service was only average compared to other ships we have been on.

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