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Island Escape

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303 Island Escape Cruise Reviews
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pazor
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
47 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
Really enjoyed my time on board the island escape. Have cruised 3 times before but only with Thomson, on the destiny, majesty and the dream. The flight from Manchester to Palma went smoothly and we were soon sat on the coach ... Read more
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gill walker
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
Spent 7 nights on this ship. Food and service excellent. Cabin had everything needed for time spent in it. Entertainment brilliant. First experience of cruising. Had to use medical facilities which were excellent. Treated promptly and ... Read more
mandylr
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed April 2015
This was my first cruise with Thomson and will be my last As soon as we got on the ship we wanted to get off and asked if there was any nearby hotels that we could get transferred to only to be told it would cost us another £1600 ... Read more
ellie4evva
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was the 3rd cruise i've been on, however it was the first Thomson's Cruise. The other companies I have been with are Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises, both of which were more costly than this 'budget cruise'. To start off ... Read more
Anne T
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
This was my 3rd cruise, having been on another Thomsons boat and on the Grand Princess. The boat may be old and on its way to the scrap heap soon but that didn't stop us from having an excellent cruise. The staff were so friendly and laid ... Read more
busdriver60
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
This was our first time on Island Escape and when we first saw her we thought, what have we let ourselves in for? She is not a pretty ship and she is old! But when we boarded and saw how friendly everyone was we started to feel relaxed. ... Read more
KCashmore
Member Since 2014
1 review
We had previously been on Island Escape in October 2011, & made a last minute booking to board the ship on 14th, October 2014. If anything, we thought the ship had improved its standard. We were happy with our outside cabin on deck 7. ... Read more
princess poppyxx
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
Where do i start . i would begin by tellling every one who has booked to cancel 'get there money back.DO not waste it .I have just come home . MY friend and i have had a dreadful time .ROOMS dirty scruffy smelly.Beds looked like i had the ... Read more
geoffbell25@tiscali.co.uk
Member Since 2014
1 review
This being our 3rd cruise on the Island Escape ship says it all. For the price nothing can beat it. Staff, food, entertainment, all excellent. This time we upgraded to an outside cabin on deck 6 (cabin no.6000 to be exact). The first night ... Read more
SK1R1D
Member Since 2014
1 review
Really enjoyed our cruise on the Island escape to Corsica, Florence Monte carlo Toulon and Barcelona. Our Deck 8 cabin located on the promenade/ boat deck was very clean well appointed and maintained with excellent service from our cabin ... Read more
baggie
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
Having finally persuaded my wife to go on a cruise we sat down with a Thomson cruise specialist to discover which cruise would be the best for first time cruisers, after 2 hours she convinced us that Island Escape was the ideal choice. We ... Read more
Stewart100
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
We were having our Bathroom renovated and needed to get away for a week at short notice. We didn’t want to spen a fortune as we have already had our main holiday this year. After some searching and discussion we decided on a ... Read more
firefly3050
Member Since 2008
1 review
62 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
This was our second time on the Island Escape this year (last time in June). Once again, I cannot fault anything about this ship and the staff. We had a cabin on deck 5 with Willy as our wonderful cabin steward. Towel art was awsome. ... Read more
FrancescaNiel
Member Since 2014
1 review
Getting on the ship was speedy enough and we did queue for some unexplained reason, that happened coming off as well. Of the whole cruise it was the rooms that put us off this cruise as they are so small and extremely dated, but kept very ... Read more
chris9
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed September 2014
Nice boat, no formalities, cannot see why any one cannot enjoy this cruise ship. Have been on the Celebration the quality is slightly is better than on board this ship. The Island Escape, is most enjoyable, there is a difference in price ... Read more
SalmonPinktoRoyalBlue
Member Since 2014
1 review
Having read a number of negative reviews about the Island Escape, we felt it appropriate to let readers know of the great week that we've just had on their “Escape to the Mediterranean” cruise. We chose this particular cruise ... Read more
hemster12334
Member Since 2014
1 review
We have just returned from a seven night cruise on the Island Escape starting from Palma and visiting Ajaccio, Livorno, Villefrance, Toulon and Barcelona. This was our first time on the Island Escape and indeed was our first cruise. So ... Read more
Goggo
Member Since 2014
1 review
I like some other people had read the trip advisor negative reviews about the Island Escape and yes she is a bit tired and needs a bit of refurbishment. However this is more than made up for by the fantastic staff and entertainment they ... Read more
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annfry28@ymail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
This was our very first cruise holiday and to say my husband was reluctant is an understatement. The only gripe we had on the whole of the cruise was that it took so long to get on board once we got to the port, as soon as we got on board ... Read more
J/S
Member Since 2014
1 review
For years I've wanted to cruise somewhere glamorous & warm, I was persuaded by my partner to sail on the Island Escape. As he had travelled with Thompsons many times on other cruise ships I trusted his judgement so not his fault I was ... Read more
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ruby1969
Member Since 2014
1 review
We have just returned from a 2 weeks cruise on the Island Escape, we only chose this ship because of the destinations, not for the ship! We had lovely waiters in the Island Restaurant we had the same table every evening and found them ... Read more
agila1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
This was our first ever cruise holiday and it was amazing,we were'nt sure what to expect after reading some mixed review about this ship but we were pleasantly surprised.We stayed in 2 inside cabins on deck 5 which were great,not a bad ... Read more
Nicc40
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
I had the read the reviews and was quite concerned as to what the cruise would be like. We had already had a months trip to Australia earlier in the year and just wanted cheap and cheerful break in the sun. Firstly it was reasonably ... Read more
NAVYMAN123
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
I had to put pen to paper after reading some of the reviews slating the Island Escape. I am not a person to except rubbish, but I realy dont know what planet some of these people are on, or it moaning for the sake of something to do. My ... Read more
paulinemcmanus
Member Since 2014
1 review
Have just returned from a week on the Island Escape. On the whole had a lovely holiday. On the down side i found the bar staff unfriendly except on the friday when they thought there was tips to be had. The morning staff in the mirage bar ... Read more

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