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Island Escape Cruise Review by Andrew

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Island Escape
Island Escape
Member Name: Andrew
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: OU
Cabin Number: 4572
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 3.0
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Rubbish food
Me and my girlfriend were recommended this cruise by our local travel agency. The room was an okay size but the shower was a bit small. It was very clean and the crew was excellent and very polite.

The problem we faced was the food which was absolutely RUBBISH. Same meals over and over again and all the cuisines were British except for two nights which they served Indian and Italian cuisine which was even worst than the rest. We only had one decent meal on the cruise and that was "a make it your own pasta". They served it again for the second night in a row but the quality dropped dramatically as the chef changed and he just threw everything in the pan and served it to you within 10 seconds.

The entertainment was more suitable for over 50s and was the same every day. We wished we had more time at each port especially La Spezia as the excursion for Florence only gave you 4 hours to do everything as we needed 5 hours to and from the port. Toulon was a complete waste of time. Nothing to do at all besides a naval museum. When buying the tickets we were told we were going to St. Tropez but after receiving the tickets we found out that St. Tropez was an excursion option which was overpriced. All the excursion the ship had to offer were way too expensive for what they were offering and with the correct reasearch you can find excursions with more options and also cheaper.

We would not recommend this cruise to anyone that is really interested in seeing new places and going sightseeing and having the chance to experience new cultures and have different types of cuisines as this cruise does not offer any of these.

Publication Date: 06/07/12
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