we set sail on the Tapas & Tagine cruise from Palma 6 October 2015.
All the travel arrangements were well arranged by Thomsons. The ship itself is quite dated and does need updating but was always clean and tidy. The cabin (9500) was adequate and reasonably comfortable. The housekeeping staff did a fine job every day.
The food was varied, well presented and tasty. We went to all 3 restaurants over the week. The Beachcomber is self service and is available all day. The island ? Restaurant requires you to be seated and given drinks by waiters but is still self service but you get table clothes etc. the third restaurant, for which you need to book and also pay an extra cover charges well worth it. The food is delicious and is all served by excellent waiters/waitresses who would do any restaurant proud.
The Entertainment team, led by Ross, were fabulous. The Bounty lounge team were hilarious. So much fun.
We went on a few trips arranged by Thomsons - alameda Gardens and cable car in Gibraltor. The only complaint is that we only has 5 minutes free time on the Rock to look around ourselves.
Tetuoan in Tangiers was classed as an active trip but our guide was an old man who used (and needed) a walking stick. He then passed us over to a local guide who spoke English but was deaf. Not really ideal but we saw good scenery.
Alhambra (from Almeria) was a good trip but once again there was no free time, we had to beg for 5 minutes to look in a shop to buy a souvenir.
It is a shame that Island Escape cruises finish in a couple of weeks because we would definitely go on another cruise with them. Thank you
Our cabin was right at the front of the boat. It was adequate in size but would have befitted from a little more space and somewhere to sit. The beds were reasonably comfy. The bathroom was ok, the shower powerful enough to wash your hair easily.