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 board at last. We made our way to our cabin and our luggage had beaten us to it, we had booked a suite and did not know what to expect, on opening the door our first reaction was WOW this is fantastic there were fresh flowers, fruit and two toilets a separate bedroom area and a lounge area.
The first day at sea was spent exploring the ship, checking out the bars and restaurants and other facilities. The ship may be a converted ferry but it is clean and well maintained, staff were in evidence all the time cleaning and hoovering constantly and has all we needed for our holiday.
The food was of good quality and plentiful the Beachcomber was perhaps the more basic restaurant with plastic plates and glasses so you were able to take them out, the Island restaurant is partial waiter service, with table cloths and glasses, the food in both was the same.
We ate at the Black Rock grill, a superb experience, if you have never cooked your own food on a lava rock, I highly recommend the black rock, the staff are excellent and the food so so tasty, a must eat place.
The entertainment is excellent in both the theatre and Bounty lounge, my only criticism of the theatre is that Lee filters do more colours than red and blue, perhaps investing in colour scrollers would be a benefit. We enjoyed every minute of our holiday and met some great new friends
We joined the Facebook Island escape group and found it invaluable and would recommend any one booking this ship to do the same.
If you want an easy going informal cruise then this is the one for you, we will be going again definately