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Iona Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Beautiful Ship But Design Faults

Review for Iona to the Western Mediterranean
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Summerbee6
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
Cabin:
The cheese course on Gala night
Seating area in THE QUAYS.
The balconies overlooking our cabin.9710
The view from our Cabin. 9710
Staircase
A Vegetarian breakfast. The toast is now served on plates and you have to request jams which are served in open bowls.
The Horizon. Beautiful artwork and lovely furniture.
The ensuite in our Cabin. 9710
The Conservatory in our cabin.
The balcony in cabin 9710
The view from cabin 9710.
The Iona docked at Gibralter.
The Television in Cabin 9710.
The cafe 'El Jardin' next to the cathedral in Malaga.
Inside Le Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Not to be missed.
A stunning garden in Cadiz. This is such a charming port.
The famous custard tarts of Lisbon. Not to be missed. Take the red tour bus and it stops in the vicinity. Do not Take the Red Cityrama bus as it has two routes and takes longer.

THE SHIP

Beautifully finished. Very large, but you do find your way around it quite quickly. There seemed to be more lifts and they were well placed. The theatre was spacious and comfortable however there were audio issues and also the air conditioners were too loud on the ‘talk’ days. The cinemas were compact but there was three of them which all played different films each day at regular intervals.

WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE

Cabin Review

Very narrow and trying to access the wardrobes was a tight squeeze.

Wardrobes too small. Lack of cupboards and drawers.

Bathroom adequate but small, however a very good shower.

Considering we had a mini suite there was no boxed toiletries, shower cap etc provided, just shower gel, handwash and shampoo in dispensers.

Television had a good picture but general tv programs dire. Good selection of videos.

We found the sofa very hard and the Conservatory a bit of a white elephant. We would rather have had a wider cabin with no Conservatory (as in the Azura deluxe balcony cabins).

The thing that we hated was the promenade and sunbathing deck was immediately underneath us and it was horrible to lean over your balcony to look at the sea and find people looking up at you.

Also, our cabin had balconies ‘on the curve’ overlooking us.

No blue sunbathing towels in cabin only available at the sunbathing venues on deck.

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