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Why Go?
  • Budget prices: Do the Med without breaking the bank
  • 50 percent of passengers are "cruise virgins"
  • Several watering holes with great views of the sea
  • Silly deck party where captain/crew perform
  • Speciality eatery with "Chef's Suggestion" menu
  • 50 percent of passengers are "cruise virgins"
  • Casual dress code onboard
Accommodations range from bunk-bedded cabins (one upper, one lower) and standard inside and outside twins to outside Premier cabins (larger than standard, with an extra sofa bed, table and chair); outside Deluxe cabins (slightly larger than Premiers); outside balcony cabins (with a fridge and computer socket) and Club or -- at the top of the range -- Island Suites.

All cabins have a television, a radio, air conditioning, a safe (which costs 10 GBP a week to use) and a telephone. There is no hair dryer -- you can hire one from reception, or take your own with a European adaptor socket.

All suites have a separate seating area with bar and fridge; Island suites also come equipped with marble Jacuzzi baths, dining areas and entertainment center.

Passengers pay a basic per-person price for a week's cruise in an inside twin, then weekly per-person supplements to trade up to the category of their choice. Supplements range from £59 for a minimum grade outside cabin to £995 per person sharing an Island Suite.

The cabin I stayed in (9010) has a picture window and two narrow single beds (which on request were quickly converted into a perfectly comfortable double). The skirting board was scuffed, the bedside cabinet melamine-topped and somewhat reminiscent of a hospital ward, and the chrome bedside lights were old fashioned and not really strong enough to read by, but there was a fair amount of storage -- including a curtained hanging space and a four-drawer dressing table area with mirror.

The bathroom was small and old-fashioned, with a salmon pink basin top, rather dreary off-white tiled walls and a clammy curtained shower booth.

No, it wasn't the coziest cabin I've ever stayed in -- but perfectly adequate given the low fares charged by the ship.


Island Escape Cabin Reviews 104 Cabin Reviews
   Category CS
April 2014

Cabins are very small and in desperate need of refurbishment. But they have everything you need to shower and sleep which is all you need. The cabin steward work exceptionally hard. They service your cabin 2-3 times a day including turning your bed down whilst you are...continue


   Category CS
April 2014

My advice is - if you not fussy about your cabin quality, quality of food, quality of entertainment and general appearance of the boat then you'll enjoy the cruise as the ports of call are excellent. If you are looking for a degree of class then there are plenty of other...continue


   Cabin 6056
September 2013

Bit battered, especially the ceiling panels (probably due to unruly children abusing them!) shower/bathroom was small but then big enough for what you need (we are not a large family i'm 7st, hubby 11st so,....) soundproofing was good - would have been perfect if i could...continue


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Island Escape Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
3.8
Public Rooms
3.0
3.8
Cabins
3.0
3.1
Entertainment
3.0
4.1
Spa & Fitness
3.0
3.3
Family & Children
3.0
3.4
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.3
Enrichment
3.0
NA
Service
3.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.7
Rates
3.0
3.5

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Eastern Mediterranean
Europe - All
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Ship Stats
Crew: 540
Launched: 1982/2002
Decks: 11
Tonnage: 40,132
Passengers: 1,504
Registry: Bahamas
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
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