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Cruise Critic's Review 3.5 out of 5+ star rating
The well-maintained Island Escape attracts travelers at the budget end of the market and offers decent-quality traditional cruising with a few modern twists like an alternative restaurant. It has ... read more
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Island Escape Cruise Reviews: 241

Cruise Region Date Member Rating
Not happy 1st cruise by pyeholder

Just returned from a week on the Island Escape cruise by Thomson. To say we were disappointed is ... continue

Mediterranean 07/14 2.0 out of 5+
disappointed by nurses49

I have just returned from my first cruise. I chose Thomson as it was all inclusive. My first ... continue

Mediterranean 07/14 1.0 out of 5+
Fab time would go again. by everon46

Just back from our cruise and stay holiday on island escape, we did the escape to the med cruise ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/14 4.0 out of 5+
OK - GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY by holidays69

I have done 3 other cruises on this ship and this time found it changed, as far as I am ... continue

Mediterranean 06/14 5+ out of 5+
Solo passenger review. by barac

This was my first cruise and this review is for solo passengers, this is a budget cruise, so yes ... continue

Mediterranean 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
Cheap and cheerfull but great value for money by nicola78

Booked a last minute cruise on Island escape so got a great deal with direct flights and great ... continue

Mediterranean 07/14 5.0 out of 5+
Glitz and glamour cruise by alwynd

have just arrived back this week from our first cruise (my wife and i cellibrated 40 years of ... continue

Mediterranean 06/14 5+ out of 5+
OH DEAR! by Thomsontraveller

Having enjoyed a few cruises, including Thomson who we have always found to be extremely good, ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 1.0 out of 5+
Best holiday ever on Island Escape by Beetle02

We have just returned from our first cruise experience. Looking through all the options we ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 5+ out of 5+
Great fun on a budget by Rosie@47

This was my 22nd cruise but the first one on the Island Escape. We booked it for the choice of ... continue

Mediterranean 05/14 5+ out of 5+
A great break with a great team!! by Pedros

Wow!! we are first timers for Thomson cruises.... but well traveled with other cruise ... continue

Western Mediterranean 05/14 5.0 out of 5+
Island Escape Cruise May 2014 Excellent Holiday by harveyanger

After reading many good and bad reviews about the Island Escape Cruise ship i was a little ... continue

Mediterranean 05/14 5.0 out of 5+
Western Med May 2014 by Rickvickie

For a first timer this is an ok cruise. Must admit though that even though Thomson advertise ... continue

Western Mediterranean 05/14 4.0 out of 5+
Island Escape Cruising - Thomson/TUI - Very poor cabin accommodation by PennyRon

We had not traveled on a Thomson/TUI cruise previously although had traveled with First Choice ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/14 2.0 out of 5+
Wow Brilliant by LesleyB

My husband and I travelled on island escape for our first cruise and was not disappointed. The ... continue

Mediterranean 06/14 5+ out of 5+
What a fantastic value holiday had so much fun, can't wait to go back. by betabet

I have been on 5 previous cruises, the last one being more than 12 years ago. I am 48 and all I ... continue

Mediterranean 05/14 5+ out of 5+
A good Cruise; Worth the money by inspectorroddy559

My wife and I have just come back from a 7 night cruise on Island escape, Taste of the Med. We ... continue

Eastern Mediterranean 05/14 5+ out of 5+
First Time Cruise - Objective Review by Retired, Devon

As this was our first cruise, we were a little apprehensive as it generally seems that people ... continue

Western Mediterranean 05/14 4.0 out of 5+
Exciting developments onboard Island Escape by ibbyontheship

I have just returned from my 21st cruise on this ship and after taking cruises on many other ... continue

Mediterranean 04/14 Not Rated
Basic cruising by BCL

First I have to say the last ship we sailed on was the Cunard Queen Elizabeth so we held no ... continue

Mediterranean 04/14 2.0 out of 5+
Lots of Fun, Amazing staff - was a great week. by rickbell4

Usually when my partner and I go on holiday we do stay in 5* hotels - I decided to take 2 ... continue

Mediterranean 04/14 5.0 out of 5+
Gone downhill! by Wilbush

We have just returned from the Souks & Sangria cruise. This was our second time on Island ... continue

Western Mediterranean 04/14 3.0 out of 5+
Island Escape - Spirit of the honest assessment by Topsteve

Having cruised with Thomson and NCL in the past three years (all of which have been great) my ... continue

Mediterranean 04/14 2.0 out of 5+
Brilliant by Laureen Reid

I don't usually write reviews but after reading yet more criticism of Island Escape I felt I ... continue

Western Mediterranean 01/14 5+ out of 5+
Good overall by trackie123

The check in process was well organised and efficient. The plus side to this ship in attention ... continue

Western Mediterranean 12/13 4.0 out of 5+
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