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2 Barcelona to Europe - Western Mediterranean Island Escape Cruise Reviews

i did a lot of research before we booked this cruise - here are some facts that I believe are true 1. if you are or think you are "posh", then this isn't for you 2. the ship is slightly smaller than others, but it ... Read More
i did a lot of research before we booked this cruise - here are some facts that I believe are true 1. if you are or think you are "posh", then this isn't for you 2. the ship is slightly smaller than others, but it manages to get right into the ports unlike others 3. yes, cabins could do with being updated, but they are so clean (cleaned twice daily) 4. the entertainment took a while to get into, but after that we thoroughly enjoyed it and had a real laugh 5. prices on the ship were very reasonable - not overpriced at all. 6. food - couldn't fault it. plenty of choice and plenty of it. excellent job. 7. all staff were extremely helpful and also smiling! as we knew what to expect, we weren't disappointed. some people complain about lots of things that are uncalled for, however, i would say that if you want an informal cruise that is down to earth, then this is for you! The only thing we were disappointed with, were the excursions. Not worth the money, and could have been designed better. Read Less
Sail Date September 2011
lots of support at the airports due to walking difficulties. checking in on board very easy and arrange your ship's account. we upgraded to PREMIER cabin on deck 8,lovely cabin with lots of space( it seems to be the smokers deck and ... Read More
lots of support at the airports due to walking difficulties. checking in on board very easy and arrange your ship's account. we upgraded to PREMIER cabin on deck 8,lovely cabin with lots of space( it seems to be the smokers deck and sit in front of you window,a bit annoying) the crew aboard the ship was very friendly and always ready to help. food very good,ALWAYS HOT,and you have a choice of restaurants. the shows where very good,we liked them but OK not every body's choice. the drinks on board are pub prices,hence much better then any Thomson Gold Hotel,they charge you twice as much but we still like the Thomson Gold Hotels. we did not go ashore in Tangiers and Casablanca,too hot but Gibraltar was nice and not far from the docks. we had a walk in Almeria & Cartagena but very hot hence short walks. IMPORTANT: ONCE YOU HAVE HAD YOUR BILL THE DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE YOU CAN NOT GET ANY DRINKS,ONLY WATER TEA AND COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OTHERWISE WE HAD FUN,MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE AND ENJOYED THE CRUISE. WILL DO IT ALLOVER AGAIN ONE DAY!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
Island Escape Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.2
Dining 3.0 3.8
Entertainment 3.0 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0 3.9
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.4
Family 3.0 3.4
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.7
Rates 4.0 3.5

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