55 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
My wife and I had never previously been keen to join a cruise. However, the itinerary of this one, its emphasis on historical exploration and the fact that the boat seemed relatively small and therefore perhaps more intimate and less ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2011
- Our party consisted of the ages 13,18,50, 56,77 and 85

- We had all cruised 5 times before with Thomson ,twice before on this ship

-We were all disappointed with the tired looking ship ,the shower ... Read More

Sail Date: March 2010
We travelled between 15-22 March 2010. We were in cabin 9048. Regarding the catering, I feel that when full there are too many passengers for the restaurants to cope with comfortably, especially breakfast when whatever time we went we ... Read More
Sail Date: March 2010
Compared to all the other ships we have been on this has to be the most scruffy, wall paper and paint peeling off, cabin feels old and worn out, some clanging and banging at night, I admit I was not proud to be on this ... Read More
Sail Date: March 2010
We booked this cruise without reading any reviews just by listening to our travel agent. However when I went on to read reviews we can honestly say we were dreading it.

We flew into Funchal from our local airport on arrival everything ... Read More

Sail Date: January 2010
Sailed on the ISLAND ESCAPE last week it was poss the worst holiday i have ever had,if you are booked on this ship in the coming weeks while you are eating your corn flakes or egg and bacon on deck 10 have a good look at the chairs you are ... Read More
Sail Date: January 2010
Your holiday is what you make of it !! and lets face it "you get what you pay for "......... a £600 cruise cannot be compared to a £2500.00 one. Yes, the Island Escape is getting a bit tatty,but come on, to refurbish it totally ... Read More

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