Good N Bad: Island Escape Cruise Review by liverpool1996
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Good N Bad
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Palma de Mallorca
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 creaked with the slightest rocking and a bit noisy.
The ship in general was dated and we believe talk going around the ship it was an old ferry. But that's the English for you, talk about things they are waiting to moan about. Just get on with it, for what you paid you get what you paid.
The ship was laid out funny and no steps near the pool area, so you had to walk up then down to get to a point of the bar where you was originally. Waiter service was decent around the pool and buffet bar at the back of the ship, but because of the lack of beds we had to go up top deck and the staff where no where to be seen on top, this resulted in walking miles for a drink, well 500 yards... lazy boy, sorry...
We upgraded to More the drinks package £10.95 per day but we got our monies worth as they had corona in bottlers and my wife drank proseco and other great drinks. The only thing wrong with this was that we came on a all inclusive ship and had to pay for decent drinks. So really instead of the 1300 we paid, it was a extra £150. Food was OK, breakfasts superb but cold and for the life of me no microwaves to warm up the cold food. The night time food buffet was again OK with food that was yuck but food that was great but again luke warm, microwaves Thompsons??? You could pay extra for a lovely meal at £14.95 each but again it was all inclusive was it not.
Entertainment not the best during the day, but at night some decent shows and some naff.
All the staff on board though where the friendliest i have witnessed on board a ship, they where excellent.
To sum it up you get what you pay for and some may call it Blackpool, Benidorm on a boat but its not that bad. I must say the Costa fortuna in March we went on was superb in every way but i suppose there was a couple of faults on that ship as well, no body can get it just right apart from the Celebrities ships but that will cost you a for tuna....If you want a good Thompsons ship then our best ever was the Thompsons Majesty last year, far better than the island escapes. We will leave the ships alone for a couple of years and we are off to Mexico November, now that is luxury all inclusive at its best........ Bon Voyage peeps.... Less