Island Escape Cruise Review by MARTIN & MARIE STEVENS: ISLAND (TIRED OLD SHIP OF THE SEA) ESCAPE
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ISLAND (TIRED OLD SHIP OF THE SEA) ESCAPE
Destination: Baltic Sea
We have done many cruises with Thomsons over the last few years but not like this one! Can hardly believe why Thomsons have put their name to it.
The cabin we were in had a damp smell.We had to keep the light on in the bathroom which kept the fan going to help eradicate the nasty stench from the toilet! We went to the Beachcomber Restaurant had to queue up for food and even a cup of tea or coffee. We got told the reasons for this being due to the virus going around the ship (norovirus).We went to sit on what we could only call a garden bench! not at all clean and the seat cushion was torn so we moved down further and sat at a round table with chrome and wicker basket effect chairs.It was much improved! The table just had masking tape all around the edge holding it together! If this had been any of our garden furniture at home we would have thrown it out. The Island Restaurant was good but it would have been nice if small group tables had been in place. When going with a party More of four we had to sit in a large group situation, There was no choice. The Theatre and shows were good.We enjoyed the Casino but the chairs were rather uncomfortable. We have been on this trip 3 times before on other Thomson ships and always had the all inclusive package.Likewise we had it this time but it didnt include or match the other Thomsons packages.We had to pay for some of the drinks that we didn't on the other ships.The only thing worth saving on this ship is the crew they were very friendly, helpful and always had a smile.
This is a TIRED OLD SHIP and we feel it has had its day! We would have booked the same trip again next year but certainly not on the Island Escape.Try the other Thomson ships. Less
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