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Island Escape
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Editor's note: This ship is no longer part of the Thomson fleet. Island Escape joined the Thomson Cruises' fleet in 2009, having once sailed as Royal Caribbean's Viking Serenade. It launched in 1982, and ...
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FBDE4
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a difficult cruise to write about as we are Thomson regulars and don’t wish to appear negative. We have just returned from a cruise on the Island Escape, a jolly from Majorca around the Med calling at Rome, Pisa, and Cannes ... Read more
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Bleaksnatcher
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Just returned from a superb week on board the Island Escape and went straight back to Thompsons shop and got next years catalogue with the view of booking on another cruise. Our cabin was very comfortable (we were on deck 8 port side near ... Read more
Papamex80
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we booked the Island Escape and then read the reviews which began to worry us (I know we did it the wrong way around but it was booked very quickly), we couldn't have been more wrong, we had a fantastic cruise, if we ... Read more
liverpool1996
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
The flight to Palma was excellent with a 2,4,2 plane, big... Transfer excellent, Embarking excellent with cases in our room before us. Room tiny but livable and clean with our man maid KOKO excellent. Shower area toilet good. Window ... Read more
Badger1948
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
l traveled once again on this ship,l have been many times as l have found them helpfull as i am disabled.l boarded in Palma where it is very easy for me as its only a short walk to the ship,The entertainment team will be on hand to smooth ... Read more
T N Mandy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
We gave this a go as we wanted to see a bit of the world without breaking the bank.The Thomson staff were very helpful and we were soon sold on the Glitz N Glamour cruise.We were taken to the ship immediatley after leaving the airport,and ... Read more
matt.ashlee
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well I have just got back from my first ever cruise and want to go back tomorrow!!! Island Escape was fantastic!!!! Ok, the ship maybe a little dated in places, but what do you expect for the price you pay? Everything on board though was ... Read more
Tagsy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised previously with other companies and have to say that Thomson have totally misdescribed this one. There was no Glitz and no Glamour. On boarding we were met with a very dated and very tired interior. Our room had an old ... Read more
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pyeholder
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Just returned from a week on the Island Escape cruise by Thomson. To say we were disappointed is an under statement. The only good thing to report was the excursions and the excellent attention from the crew who did everything to make our ... Read more
nurses49
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
I have just returned from my first cruise. I chose Thomson as it was all inclusive. My first impression of the ship was disappointing. Overall this ship badly needs updating with furniture, fittings and cabin decor. The bar area looked ... Read more
Mrs Bob
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
I sailed with my sister & brother-in-law doing the Escape to the Med itinerary. I didn't know quite what to expect, with it being my first cruise, & I was a little nervous. I can honestly say that the whole time from the moment we ... Read more
tcg glasgow
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I can’t speak highly enough of the Island Escape. From reading some of the reviews you would have thought this was an old tugboat! In reality it is a floating 3 star hotel. Yes, we all know it is getting on a bit – but so are ... Read more
gem18
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was only our 2nd time cruising the first being around the Caribbean This was by far better. It is a very basic ship being it is converted from a ferry so could do with a bit of updating but overall kept spotlessly clean and staff bent ... Read more
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everon46
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from our cruise and stay holiday on island escape, we did the escape to the med cruise loved the port of calls, also we loved the ship, good fun and very friendly staff, thanks William our room steward, kept everything spotless ... Read more
holidays69
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have done 3 other cruises on this ship and this time found it changed, as far as I am concerned not for the best. Don't get me wrong it is still excellent value and if you go on here wanting to have a good time you will. Go on board want ... Read more
barac
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This was my first cruise and this review is for solo passengers, this is a budget cruise, so yes the ship is looking a bit tired and in need of a refit, even through you will pay a considerable supplement for your cabin, don,t expect a ... Read more
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nicola78
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Booked a last minute cruise on Island escape so got a great deal with direct flights and great price. I knew what to expect from the cruise line and ship so no big surprises when we boarded. She is not the most luxurious ship and is a ... Read more
Thomsontraveller
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Having enjoyed a few cruises, including Thomson who we have always found to be extremely good, we booked this last minute, all inclusive, on The Island Escape..."its' cheap so we will take it for what it is" we agreed, after all Thomson ... Read more
alwynd
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
have just arrived back this week from our first cruise (my wife and i cellibrated 40 years of married life).we spent our first week cruising and the second week in palma nova. what a wonderfull cruise, could not believe how good it was, ... Read more
Beetle02
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from our first cruise experience. Looking through all the options we finally chose Thomsons Island Escape, all inclusive was a partial persuader. We arrived at the ship and embarkation was quick and easy, we were on ... Read more
Rosie@47
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
This was my 22nd cruise but the first one on the Island Escape. We booked it for the choice of ports visited, the limited time at sea and the overall price. Having usually travelled with PO and Royal Carribean we were under no illusions of ... Read more
Pedros
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Wow!! we are first timers for Thomson cruises.... but well traveled with other cruise lines. This ship is a happy ship and it shows in many ways.. the staff are better trained than some other cruise lines. The hygiene standards would put ... Read more
Rickvickie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
For a first timer this is an ok cruise. Must admit though that even though Thomson advertise this as all inclusive it isn't. Not being big drinkers we were more than happy with the selection of drinks available. However, if you want ... Read more
harveyanger
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading many good and bad reviews about the Island Escape Cruise ship i was a little worried about this ship. There was no need to have worried, the ship and the crew are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. The whole process ... Read more
S10jpeck
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Never been on a cruise before so nothing to compare it to. Embarkation was swift and cases were delivered to the cabin within 15 minutes of being on board. The ship and cabins are dated but having read previous reports I was aware of this. ... Read more

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