What a surprise!: Island Escape Cruise Review by Karen Williams

Island Escape 5
karen williams
Member Since 2010

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What a surprise!

Sail Date: April 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other
We embarked on this cruise with a bit of trepidation after reading some of the reviews for this ship. On first seeing this ship we thought that it could do with a bit of a face lift, which has been mentioned before. We went to our cabin which was on deck 4, and although small it had everything that was needed, a shower, with hot water, a flushing toilet and sink. We asked our cabin steward if the 2 single beds could be pushed together, this was done and made a big double bed. In the cabin we had 2 wardrobes, 4 drawers, a chair and a lovely big mirror. There is a safe in the room which costs £15.00 for a week, which is what you would pay in a hotel. We went to the "Beachcomber" for a quick lunchtime snack, yes it was busy but there were plenty of places to sit. The waiters were always around asking of you need a drink from the bar. For our evening meal we ate at the "Island Restaurant", which was lovely. The waiters couldn't do enough to help you, even carrying your food More to the table if you let them. There was plenty of choice there and it was always hot. The drinks throughout the ship are very reasonably priced, about what you would pay at home.

There was a problem with sickness on board and if you contracted this you were confined to your quarters. There ware plenty of sanitisers around the ship to be used. It would help if people took notice of these. You are encouraged to wash your hands all the time but some people have a problem doing this, I even saw 2 women take their drinks in to the toilets with them!

The entertainment was excellent, Ross and the team work really hard to put on wonderful shows. The British guest acts that were on board as well were first class.

This was our first cruise and I don't think that it will be our last. If you are looking for a glamorous cruise maybe this isn't for you, but is you want a cruise that is value for money then try it, you might be as pleasantly surprised as us! Less

Published 05/08/12

Cabin review: OT4504

Small cabin. There were 2 wardrobes, one full length and the other with 2 rails to hand shirts, skirts, trousers etc. There was safe in the wardrobe, which cost £15.00 for the week. There aren't any hairdryers in the cabin you have to ask guest relations on deck 5, if these aren't returned you will be charged 20 Euros, no deposit has to be paid. The bathrooms are quite small but adequate. There is shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and towels all provided. The single beds are small but if you ask they can be pushed together and you have a large double bed which might some people better. They are cleaned everyday and the towels can be changed sometimes twice daily. There is a small TV, it shows films on 2 of the channels, German Eurosport and BBC World news and that is about it.

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karen williams
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