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Iona Review

4.0 / 5.0
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168 reviews

Excellent cruise ship

Review for Iona to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: May 2022

We chose this cruise so that members of our family not happy about flying could visit a beautiful country, Norway.

Having recently been disappointed by the MSC Bellissima - poor food, poor entertainment, massive ship - I was concerned that this similarly sized ship would also be a disappointment. Amazingly, although this 5000+ passenger ship was full, this was a great cruise. Food very good, entertainment mainly very good, staff friendly and efficient led to a lovely week, only marginally spoilt by poor weather on days 5, and 6.

Internet on the ship was ridiculously expensive (OK if retired, but hopeless for workers!) but drinks, food in to pay for restaurants was very reasonable.

Cabin Review

Adequate size but few drawers. Similar to the MSC Bellissima, these big ships are cramming people in too much with rather inadequate wardrobe space.

Port Reviews


To visit a very beautiful country and meet very friendly people.


Another beautiful port


A great day out for us all

Poor weather did not help, but Haugesund did not impress

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