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Island Escape for Families

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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

Island Escape Family
Deck 10 holds a glass-walled playroom, home to Palmy's Children's Club, which has three free-to-use, age-related activity programs; Palmy's Pals covers three- to six-year-olds, Palmy's Crew caters to kids aged 7 to 11 and Teen Club organizes events for older children, who have their own Action Zone arcade.

Opening hours range from 8 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. (varying according to a weekly timetable) and activities include talent shows, mask-making, face painting, games and discos.

The ship also offers babysitting services (at an extra cost), and a nice touch is the Breakfast Club, a scheme whereby, on certain days, kids are collected from the cabins and taken off for a fun breakfast, leaving mum and dad to enjoy a well-deserved lie-in.

The kids are encouraged to make the most of their adventures ashore; the walls of the Palmy's Children's Club are lined with youngsters' drawings and accounts of their travels (sample: "I went on a coch (sic) and woke up in ROME!").


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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
4.2
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
4.6
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.8
Rates
3.0
3.5

Explore This Ship
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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