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64% of cruisers loved it
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.


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Island Escape Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
3.8
Public Rooms
3.0
3.9
Cabins
3.0
3.2
Entertainment
3.0
4.1
Spa & Fitness
3.0
3.4
Family & Children
3.0
3.4
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.4
Enrichment
3.0
NA
Service
3.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.8
Rates
3.0
3.5

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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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