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Madeira (Funchal) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 7 Madeira (Funchal) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Review for Aegean Odyssey to Canary Islands

JiMoBish avatar


First Time Cruiser

My wife and I had never previously been keen to join a cruise. However, the itinerary of this one, its emphasis on historical exploration and the fact that the boat seemed relatively small and therefore perhaps more intimate and less processed, enticed us to book. The itinerary was well planned with appropriate time allocated to most of the venues and days at sea, although the time spent in ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Go with an open mind

Review for Island Escape to Canary Islands

Chris Bennett avatar

Chris Bennett

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We booked this cruise without reading any reviews just by listening to our travel agent. However when I went on to read reviews we can honestly say we were dreading it. We flew into Funchal from our local airport on arrival everything went very well and it was not long till we were on the mini bus taking us to the ship. Saw the ship on the horizon and it looked ok. Got on board and again the ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Dive in and try it

Review for Island Escape to Canary Islands

ekco avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We travelled between 15-22 March 2010. We were in cabin 9048. Regarding the catering, I feel that when full there are too many passengers for the restaurants to cope with comfortably, especially breakfast when whatever time we went we found it difficult to be seated and usually ended up in the outer room seated on whicker chairs. To get a table for 2 in the Island restaurant you have to be in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Island Escape

Review for Island Escape to Middle East

Catherine avatar


First Time Cruiser

Your holiday is what you make of it !! and lets face it "you get what you pay for "......... a £600 cruise cannot be compared to a £2500.00 one. Yes, the Island Escape is getting a bit tatty,but come on, to refurbish it totally (some areas obviously have been recently) would not be cost effective on such an old ship , then your cruise would cost more .I expect Thomson will take it out of service ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Traveled with children


Review for Island Escape to Europe - Western Mediterranean

edsareg avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Sailed on the ISLAND ESCAPE last week it was poss the worst holiday i have ever had,if you are booked on this ship in the coming weeks while you are eating your corn flakes or egg and bacon on deck 10 have a good look at the chairs you are sitting on,and wonder how long the in ground dirt has been on them,have a look around the bottom of the large windows and ask yourself the same question,have a ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Thomson Celebration - A revelation !!!

Review for Marella Celebration to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

thacker1962 avatar


First Time Cruiser

We have just returned from our first ever cruise aboard the Thomson Celebration. We had a fabulous time and really for the price we paid, cannot praise Thomson highly enough for their professional but friendly management. We booked the "Colorful Coasts" cruise only 2 days before departure and got an online bargain at £409 each !!! We flew to Madeira on ThomsonFly and then joined the ship there. ...
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Sail Date: February 2009

First time cruise to the Canaries

Review for Marella Celebration to Europe - Western Mediterranean

LadyGM avatar


First Time Cruiser

We were due to fly out from London Gatwick to Funchal in the morning, but the heavy snow fall resulted in many flights being cancelled. Fortunately our Thomson flight to Funchal in Madeira, though late, took off without too many problems. On arrival in Funchal we were met by Thomson representatives and taken by coach to the Celebration. Before and during the journey we were given our boarding ...
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Sail Date: February 2009

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