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Cruise Line
Island Escape
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Traveler rating

Excellent

106

Very Good

41

Average

26

Poor

16

Terrible

31

Cruise type

228


JJBaby avatar

JJBaby

1 Review Written

It's really not so bad!

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Do not let the negative 1 star reviews put you off completely! However, I do agree with some of the points made by the 3 star or less reviews. Firstly, I do agree that the cabins did not look anything like they were ...
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Sail Date June 2013


Deberoon avatar

Deberoon

1 Review Written

No rating

wonderful cruise! Ignore the moaners!

We have just returned from our first cruise and have to say what a wonderful time we had! The staff are the people who made this holiday for us they just couldnt do enough, they were all friendly polite and ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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sideburns2011

1 Review Written

Island Escape

My wife & I had our first cruise on the Island Escape from May 21-28 2013 & as it was our first cruise we were fairly enthusiastic about it. Embarking & disembarking was fairly straight forward, the time in-between ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Weloveourholidays

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Western Mediterranean

We travelled on the Island Escape earlier this month and knew what to expect as had been on the ship three years ago in the Med but different ports of call. We had a lovely time, admittedly the cabins are pretty ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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goodeymum

1 Review Written

Fantastic Ship Island Escape

We went on the Island Escape from 14th to 21st May, as it was our first time we really didn't know what to expect. From the start it was fantastic, when we arrived in Palma it was quick transfer to the ship, the ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Wanderers14

1 Review Written

50th birthday disaster

Travelled on this ship from 28th May and during the week started to hear a few unbelievable stories about the week before. I booked the Deluxe Balcony cabin, one at the back of the ship, imagining sitting out there ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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jillybabes111

1 Review Written

Island Escape Social Club at Sea. But clean and friendly

Just got back from a week on this Ship. Our cabin was adequate with loads of hot water. The whole ship was very very clean. The main complaints were: The food was of a very poor quality, apparantly it was better ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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plutofox

1 Review Written

Island Escape is possibly worst cruise ship on oceans.

After our first ever cruise holiday aboard the Island Escape we returned very disappointed, this cruise was part of my wife's birthday present and due to the terrible experience aboard the Island Escape it ruined ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Seabirdy

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

First and last time on Island Escape

My daughter and I were on the Island Escape on w/c 21st May. This was our first time (and last).I have been on 3 other Thomson ships and comparing it to them I found indeed as per the brochure states the Island ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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birklands

1 Review Written

Thomson Island Escape

We have just returned from a Thomson Cruise on the Island Escape and just wanted to warn anyone that is thinking of spending their hard earned cash on a cruising holiday to avoid this ship like the plague! We have ...
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Sail Date May 2013


Dan111 avatar

Dan111

1 Review Written

Nightmare Weather

We had a really bad cruise experience as weather at sea was very bad. Seasick on day at sea leaving Palma for Corsica we were unable to dock at Propriano as planned and instead went to Ajaccio although that was a ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Gedcro_from_ponty

1 Review Written

Rock and Roll

The wife and I enjoyed the cruise, even though our cabin was a little shabby and dated. The food was average and rather bland and you had to pay extra to eat with waiter service; Which was strange because the ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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ClaireAnna81

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would absolutly go on the 'Good Old Girl' again :-)

When looking at cruises what drew us towards the IE initially was the words 'Relaxed, Friendly & Informal' which was exactly what we were looking for, and exactly what we received. Couldn't fault the staff, ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Mogolds

1 Review Written

Island Escape 2013

Was rather worried after reading earlier reviews but we needn't have bothered. First sight of the ship was quite pleasing - not as large or as grand as some of the other ships we saw but not as bad as I thought. ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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currylover

1 Review Written

Island Escape

Absolutely fantastic, and was a nice change being on holiday and not listening to the usual moans and groans of other holiday makers. Everyone was full of praise of this fab ship, and basically really 'happy' ...
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Sail Date April 2013


Howard 1948 avatar

Howard 1948

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Spirit of the Med

We have just returned from a Spring Cruise on the Island Escape, the second time we have cruised with Island Cruises on this ship. All inclusive worked very well without any obvious over indulgence. Local spirits ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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tummysmummy

1 Review Written

A Fantastic Week on the Island Escape

I returned last week from my first cruise on Island Escape and had an amazing week on this ship. It was a last minute booking and managed to get a fantastic price on an all-round great value for money, ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Louisca

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

This was our first budget cruise and I therefore didn't have very high expectations, which I think is half the battle. Having done our research, we knew roughly what to expect. That said, I was pleasantly surprised ...
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Sail Date April 2013


vashti234 avatar

vashti234

1 Review Written

Not my idea of a cruise

I'll start with positives - the crew and the ports of call. The negatives - The food - lukewarm or cold both in the Beachcomber and the other dining room. When we pointed this out, for about the third time, we ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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junewl

1 Review Written

MS Zaandam to the stars and beyond, or something like that

we (90 yr old husb and i, 67 yrs) selected this itinerary because the travel agent had a group going and included train transport as well as all transfers from train to ship and reverse. no flying required, which is ...
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Sail Date December 2012


caistergirl avatar

caistergirl

1 Review Written

Bitterly disappointed at the treatment from Thomsons

Four days before we were due to sail our prebooked shore excursion was cancelled, we were advised by HO to contact Shore Excursions on arrival on board, we were shrugged away and told to contact HO on our return. ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Mordwywr

2 Reviews Written

Below Expectations

We booked the 8 day Olives and Ouzo Cruise aboard the Island Escape departing 30th October 2012 through Cruise Deals, and arranged Special Assistance at the airports by telephone with Thomson, although done ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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Silverheaded skier

1 Review Written

5* service on 3* cruise

We set out from Exeter Airport on 18th Sept, flight was good, Palma airport was a nightmare, long queues, very hot (no air con??) too many persons on escalator and no room at the top for people to move out of the ...
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Sail Date September 2012


Lorenzo23 avatar

Lorenzo23

1 Review Written

First time cruisers

We are a couple aged 27+32 and booked this cruise very last minute on the Thomson website. The price was great and there were lots of places on the list of ports that we had always wanted to visit. Having read ...
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Sail Date September 2012


limerick101 avatar

limerick101

2 Reviews Written

Limerick 101

Let me firstly start I booked this cruise on Island Escape for our family, me,my husband and our two children 10 & 5 one lunch time without thought or research mainly on price and location of departure airport. This ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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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