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Island Escape Cruise Review by Karen Williams

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Island Escape
Island Escape
Member Name: Karen Williams
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: OT
Cabin Number: 4504
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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What a surprise!
We embarked on this cruise with a bit of trepidation after reading some of the reviews for this ship. On first seeing this ship we thought that it could do with a bit of a face lift, which has been mentioned before. We went to our cabin which was on deck 4, and although small it had everything that was needed, a shower, with hot water, a flushing toilet and sink. We asked our cabin steward if the 2 single beds could be pushed together, this was done and made a big double bed. In the cabin we had 2 wardrobes, 4 drawers, a chair and a lovely big mirror. There is a safe in the room which costs £15.00 for a week, which is what you would pay in a hotel. We went to the "Beachcomber" for a quick lunchtime snack, yes it was busy but there were plenty of places to sit. The waiters were always around asking of you need a drink from the bar. For our evening meal we ate at the "Island Restaurant", which was lovely. The waiters couldn't do enough to help you, even carrying your food to the table if you let them. There was plenty of choice there and it was always hot. The drinks throughout the ship are very reasonably priced, about what you would pay at home.

There was a problem with sickness on board and if you contracted this you were confined to your quarters. There ware plenty of sanitisers around the ship to be used. It would help if people took notice of these. You are encouraged to wash your hands all the time but some people have a problem doing this, I even saw 2 women take their drinks in to the toilets with them!

The entertainment was excellent, Ross and the team work really hard to put on wonderful shows. The British guest acts that were on board as well were first class.

This was our first cruise and I don't think that it will be our last. If you are looking for a glamorous cruise maybe this isn't for you, but is you want a cruise that is value for money then try it, you might be as pleasantly surprised as us!

Publication Date: 05/08/12
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