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On first entering the Island Escape, you can spell how old and dated it is. No one to greet you so you have no idea where your going and this was our 1st cruise. Cabins were worn and dated, cabin staff did their best but you cannot do much with a decaying shower, toilet and grubby shower curtain. Top restaurant was like a school dinner hall, and food was just the same - rough and grubby. We were All inclusive, with that you only get one choice of lagar which was Stella, which I know alot of people do not drink, so your stuck. Other choice was OK, which included cocktails of the day. Food in the better restaurant was OK and a better quality that the top one. Oasis was not worth the extra money, I dont think. Only having 1 decent restaurant to choose from was pretty poor. No where to sit in some of the Bars, could not get to see the the shows - no room. Where are you supposed to go? your stuck on a grubby boat which the week we were there had 150 kids aboard, absolute Bedlam!!!!. Ports of call were the only thing great about this cruise - which meant getting off, but you had to get back on again. If you want a good cruise experience, dont go on this one. I think they should send this boat to the knackers yard. Complained to Thomson - completly un-interested, for that reason would not use Thomson again. Hope you read this Thomson's!!!!!!!!!

Island Escape - Bucket Cruise with lots of Kids!!!!!!!!!!!!

Island Escape Cruise Review by Debbie Elverson

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On first entering the Island Escape, you can spell how old and dated it is. No one to greet you so you have no idea where your going and this was our 1st cruise. Cabins were worn and dated, cabin staff did their best but you cannot do much with a decaying shower, toilet and grubby shower curtain.
Top restaurant was like a school dinner hall, and food was just the same - rough and grubby.
We were All inclusive, with that you only get one choice of lagar which was Stella, which I know alot of people do not drink, so your stuck. Other choice was OK, which included cocktails of the day.
Food in the better restaurant was OK and a better quality that the top one. Oasis was not worth the extra money, I dont think. Only having 1 decent restaurant to choose from was pretty poor.
No where to sit in some of the Bars, could not get to see the the shows - no room.
Where are you supposed to go? your stuck on a grubby boat which the week we were there had 150 kids aboard, absolute Bedlam!!!!.
Ports of call were the only thing great about this cruise - which meant getting off, but you had to get back on again.
If you want a good cruise experience, dont go on this one. I think they should send this boat to the knackers yard.
Complained to Thomson - completly un-interested, for that reason would not use Thomson again.
Hope you read this Thomson's!!!!!!!!!
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GRUBBY and OLD, needs complete refirbishment.

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