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MV Funchal

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Funchal is a small vintage ship with wooden decks and public rooms all on one level. It offers comfortable destination rich cruising with a friendly Portuguese crew.  Funchal passengers tend to be 45-60+ and International. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 19.9 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 3.1 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 15.7 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 3.9 passengers.
Size Very Small
Built 1961
Refit 2013
Tonnage 9563
Passengers (Min/Max) 481/610
Crew 155
Officers Portuguese/International
Total  255
Cabins are small but nicely furnished with compact bathrooms and toiletries, aircon and adequate storage. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  167
Inside  74
Single  12
Cabin Details Cabins  
Pools Out/In  1/0
There is swimming pool at the stern on the wooden outdoor deck leading to two covered promenades.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  No
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Average
The nicely decorated Coimbra and Lisboa dining rooms have ocean views and provide good European style food with friendly service. There is an alternative buffet eating area for breakfast and lunch with covered and open deck seating overlooking the pool. Main Dining Rooms  2
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  0
The Ilha Verde show lounge is on one level and provides cabaret style entertainment. There are three other entertainment venues with pianists, duos and trios as well as a Sports Bar with Video action.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino Yes
Casual and comfortable during the day. Evenings range from smart casual (shirt & trousers) to informal (jacket and tie for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies). Formal evenings require a suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
It is customary to tip the cabin steward and restaurant staff. Around £4 or £5 per passenger day should cover it.
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. This ship has no facilities for wheelchair passengers.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 3
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are few facilities for children. 

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