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Me and my girlfriend were recommended this cruise by our local travel agency. The room was an okay size but the shower was a bit small. It was very clean and the crew was excellent and very polite. The problem we faced was the food which was absolutely RUBBISH. Same meals over and over again and all the cuisines were British except for two nights which they served Indian and Italian cuisine which was even worst than the rest. We only had one decent meal on the cruise and that was "a make it your own pasta". They served it again for the second night in a row but the quality dropped dramatically as the chef changed and he just threw everything in the pan and served it to you within 10 seconds. The entertainment was more suitable for over 50s and was the same every day. We wished we had more time at each port especially La Spezia as the excursion for Florence only gave you 4 hours to do everything as we needed 5 hours to and from the port. Toulon was a complete waste of time. Nothing to do at all besides a naval museum. When buying the tickets we were told we were going to St. Tropez but after receiving the tickets we found out that St. Tropez was an excursion option which was overpriced. All the excursion the ship had to offer were way too expensive for what they were offering and with the correct reasearch you can find excursions with more options and also cheaper. We would not recommend this cruise to anyone that is really interested in seeing new places and going sightseeing and having the chance to experience new cultures and have different types of cuisines as this cruise does not offer any of these.

Rubbish food

Island Escape Cruise Review by Andrew

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Me and my girlfriend were recommended this cruise by our local travel agency. The room was an okay size but the shower was a bit small. It was very clean and the crew was excellent and very polite.

The problem we faced was the food which was absolutely RUBBISH. Same meals over and over again and all the cuisines were British except for two nights which they served Indian and Italian cuisine which was even worst than the rest. We only had one decent meal on the cruise and that was "a make it your own pasta". They served it again for the second night in a row but the quality dropped dramatically as the chef changed and he just threw everything in the pan and served it to you within 10 seconds.

The entertainment was more suitable for over 50s and was the same every day. We wished we had more time at each port especially La Spezia as the excursion for Florence only gave you 4 hours to do everything as we needed 5 hours to and from the port. Toulon was a complete waste of time. Nothing to do at all besides a naval museum. When buying the tickets we were told we were going to St. Tropez but after receiving the tickets we found out that St. Tropez was an excursion option which was overpriced. All the excursion the ship had to offer were way too expensive for what they were offering and with the correct reasearch you can find excursions with more options and also cheaper.

We would not recommend this cruise to anyone that is really interested in seeing new places and going sightseeing and having the chance to experience new cultures and have different types of cuisines as this cruise does not offer any of these.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 4572
Tiny shower, very clean, enough space in rooms, great views.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Private Tour
    The only problem we had here was that when we had booked our tour we told them what cruise we were taking and they saw that we got into the port at 8 but we were not allowed to get out the boat until 9 because of the process they needed to go through.
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  • Florence Walking Tour
    The Tour guide was very good and gave us plenty of info, she was very well informed about the history and what we should do in Florence. We would have licked to have more time as we had to rush to do all the main attractions in the city.
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