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Island Escape Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Tired but Enjoyable

Island Escape Cruise Review by Hooley,Surrey,Ricey

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2015
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview

My first cruise, and not too good on water I was very apprehensive. We arrived in Palma to a thunderstorm, so knew straight away the water was going to be rather choppy!

Our cabin was clean, tidy, the beds were extremely comfortable and after unpacking we started a wander around the ship!

Many bars and restaurants, loads of sun beds, swimming pool dominated by the children, but an hour each day designated to over 18's. Tons of activities, quiet spaces to sit and relax, and the staff so accommodating, what more could you wish for?

Food was buffet or if you paid extra waiter service in other restaurants was available. We enjoyed the waiter service and went twice rather than the hustle and bustle of the free for all buffet.

Our cabin was near the rear of the ship so each docking was heard for about an hour by vibration and smell of diesel so not very pleasant, but as it was just to sleep in as there was so much going on, it was ok. Our cabin cleaner was always on hand and helpful, a surprise each night with the towels kept us laughing.

Excursions were good, a coach full of people though is a lot of people to show around on tours, maybe 2 tour guides per coach would be preferable.

Just remember some ports are miles away from the main towns so use the coaches to get you there.

Would I do it again? Never say never, but not in the foreseeable future.

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