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Island Escape
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41

Average

26

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Terrible

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Rickvickie avatar

Rickvickie

1 Review Written

Western Med May 2014

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For a first timer this is an ok cruise. Must admit though that even though Thomson advertise this as all inclusive it isn't. Not being big drinkers we were more than happy with the selection of drinks available. ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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harveyanger

1 Review Written

Island Escape Cruise May 2014 Excellent Holiday

After reading many good and bad reviews about the Island Escape Cruise ship i was a little worried about this ship. There was no need to have worried, the ship and the crew are excellent and nothing is too much ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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betabet

1 Review Written

What a fantastic value holiday had so much fun, can't wait to go back.

I have been on 5 previous cruises, the last one being more than 12 years ago. I am 48 and all I can say is cruising has changed so much in that time (for the better). This cruise is quite informal, you can dress up ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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inspectorroddy559

5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

A good Cruise; Worth the money

My wife and I have just come back from a 7 night cruise on Island escape, Taste of the Med. We flew from Gatwick to Palma and then onto the ship. Everything went very smoothly and we were in our cabin without any ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Retired, Devon

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise - Objective Review

As this was our first cruise, we were a little apprehensive as it generally seems that people either love cruising or hate it. Anyway, we plumped for informal, cheap and cheerful, and booked this cruise at a good ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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ibbyontheship

1 Review Written

No rating

Exciting developments onboard Island Escape

I have just returned from my 21st cruise on this ship and after taking cruises on many other much “posher" ships, I can tell you that whilst this ship is old and lacking in some of the recreational facilities of ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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BCL

1 Review Written

Basic cruising

First I have to say the last ship we sailed on was the Cunard Queen Elizabeth so we held no "Great Expectations" for the Island Escape but chose it because of the destinations and it was the only time we could go. ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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rickbell4

1 Review Written

Lots of Fun, Amazing staff - was a great week.

Usually when my partner and I go on holiday we do stay in 5* hotels - I decided to take 2 members of my family on this weeks Spirit of the Med cruise. After reading some reviews and having sailed on Celebrity ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Wilbush

1 Review Written

Gone downhill!

We have just returned from the Souks & Sangria cruise. This was our second time on Island Escape , the last time being 2 years ago, pre all inclusive. I know this ship is advertised as casual which is the reason we ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Topsteve

1 Review Written

Island Escape - Spirit of the Med......an honest assessment

Having cruised with Thomson and NCL in the past three years (all of which have been great) my wife and I decided to give the Island Escape a try; based mainly on the ports of call and that it was a "Thomson" cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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mazbcfc

1 Review Written

GLORIFIED FERRY

I have decided to write this review as I have just read the "I can't bear a snob" review... We are a middle aged couple who have been on Thomson spirit/Celebration and the Island Star when Thomson had it so ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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First cruise lady

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulouse first cruise

My parents and I spent 7 nights on the Island Escape in August on the Mediterranean Adventure cruise. We all loved it. After spending 7 nights in a hotel in Majorca, we were taken to the ship late morning. Thomsons ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Laureen Reid

1 Review Written

Brilliant

I don't usually write reviews but after reading yet more criticism of Island Escape I felt I must respond but firstly I'd like to say that if there is one thing on this planet I can't stand it is a snob! We checked ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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trackie123

1 Review Written

Good overall

The check in process was well organised and efficient. The plus side to this ship in attention to cleanliness and hygiene lots of hand sanitisers around which staff ensured everyone used, also rooms and staircases, ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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clammalc

1 Review Written

Not worth the money

We have recently returned from a cruise of the Western Med and this was the first time we have cruised on the Island Escape and it will be our last. Firstly the good points. The embarkation at he port of Palma was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Rustie2710

1 Review Written

11 lovely days

Spent a very enjoyable 11 days on this ship and can really not find anything to complain about, on the contrary we thought it was excellent value for money. We found the ship to be very clean and attention to ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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snake-eyes

2 Reviews Written

Absolutely Disgusting

I have just been on the island eskip for seven days & I can honestly say that after 20-30 cruises with thomson, it was the most disgusting barge that it has been my misfortune to set foot on. 1) The food was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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catmiaow

1 Review Written

A step by step review

We booked our cruise quite a way ahead and I would honestly say wait until nearer the time as you can get a much better deal. Thomson don't allow you to on-line check in, so we arrived at 3am (3 hours prior) at our ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Chrisdoug

1 Review Written

Superb

We just arrived back after our best of med cruise on 22nd oct for mam dads golden wedding. Stayed for 4 days at santa lucia afterwards. Firstly can I say what a fantastic time we had I have done royal caribean ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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whitehorsepeter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise pretty good, thanks to Stratford and Borrell

I had my doubts about cruising and I'm still not entirely convinced but passed an enjoyable week on the Island Escape Souks and Sangria cruise. Personally I would prefer a beachand snorkelling etc. Certainly more ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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andromeda411

1 Review Written

First time cruisers now hooked

for a first time cruise we selected the island escape due to it being more informal and relaxed. not knowing what to expect we were more than delighted with our first cruise, so delighted we booked again for the ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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mew1234

1 Review Written

Don't let bad reviews put you off this cruise......

Like many people I read reviews about this cruise after I'd booked the trip and as a result of people's awful comments, I was very close to cancelling. Now I'm back, I'm very glad I didn't. I'd cruised once before ...
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Sail Date October 2013


cloedan avatar

cloedan

1 Review Written

Great Time by all

Family of 4 (Married couple 51 & 49 and 2 children " girl 14 & boy 9) Normal holiday 4 star AI in Canary Islands or Majorca ( AI not just for the alcohol but find this works for us as a family! 1st time Cruise for ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Von85

1 Review Written

Fantastic cruise for first timers

My boyfriend and I are just back from a two week cruise on the island escape. This was my boyfriends first cruise and after reading the reviews we were really unsure what to expect. However we had a fantastic time. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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donaldsdaughter

1 Review Written

Great value for money

All inclusive travel to lovely Mediterranean destinations is available at a budget price on Island Escape. It isn't the most luxurious ship and bits are well worn but its all about value. We didn't expect "Harrods" ...
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Sail Date September 2013


Island Escape Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.1
Dining3.03.8
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms3.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.4
Family3.04
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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