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Iona Review

4.0 / 5.0
203 reviews

Extremely Disappointing Iona and horrible room 12205

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Iona
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2022
Diet counter at 1pm, obviously there view on a diet is not to eat at all.
Pool deck 18 worryingly left full when all others were empty due to dangers. Not attended by anyone either.
Deck 18 smoking area. i don't smoke but sat to talk to someone and banged my head on the handrail, as the chairs were tied to the rail and the back of chair was behind the rail.
Black mark showing attempted repair to  mitigate the noise, did not work though.
Mr Barlow in concert, the only positive event on this cruise and I am not a fan of him or Take That, he was very good though so I will eat my words.

Second time for us on Iona after sailing last yer in November. Checking in and waiting to board was slow and the wait was the slowest of all cruises taken during the last 18 months.

Once on board we found that the state rooms would not be ready until 1pm. So had a wait of about an hour, fine really.

As we knew our way around the ship we had no issues finding somewhere to sit and have a tea/coffee, but noticed immediately how disinterested many of the crew were. Worrying signs for us.

Cabin Review

One benefit is that the bed is closer to the balcony so you have room to get to the wardrobes and long mirror.

Other than that the room was very noisy when at see, as the balcony window wall and construction make noises at the time which is annoying and woke us up. Four nights of virtually no sleep. This is an issue with many state rooms. If you use this room you can see where they tried to fix the problem between the balcony and reveal, there are black lines where something was inserted.

Port Reviews


Fine for us but the real place to go is down south with Adege and other areas.


Rained all the time so could not really do as much as planned.

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