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Madeira (Funchal) Cruise Reviews

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Cruise from hell

Review for Marella Dream to Canary Islands

Stepway15 avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

1st cruise thought small and friendly. Also because of ports of call. The 1st thing when embarking was the smell found out it was the sanitation the smell was especially strong down on deck 5/6. Food in self-service very poor at times inedible seating area in self-service very dirty. Orion restaurant food slightly better. Only clean area onboard is deck 8 where reception bars and theatre one day ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

No more of these cruises for us......

Review for Aegean Odyssey to Canary Islands

JiMoBish avatar


First Time Cruiser

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 processed, enticed us to book. The itinerary was well planned with appropriate time allocated to most of the venues and days at sea, although the time spent in ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Embarrassingly bad, unbelievably disappointing, disastrous cruise

Review for Silver Cloud to Europe - Western Mediterranean

ibj avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I have been on 10+ cruises with Royal Caribbean and P&O with the children and nearly always had a good time - this was to be our first cruise without the children so we wanted to pick an "upmarket, no children, fine dining" cruise line for a change. The Silversea advertising is full of pictures of glamourous, beautiful people, all in their 40s, with little mention of children so we ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Dive in and try it

Review for Island Escape to Canary Islands

ekco avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 found it difficult to be seated and usually ended up in the outer room seated on whicker chairs. To get a table for 2 in the Island restaurant you have to be in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Go with an open mind

Review for Island Escape to Canary Islands

Chris Bennett avatar

Chris Bennett

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 went very well and it was not long till we were on the mini bus taking us to the ship. Saw the ship on the horizon and it looked ok. Got on board and again the ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Island Escape

Review for Island Escape to Middle East

Catherine avatar


First Time Cruiser

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 (some areas obviously have been recently) would not be cost effective on such an old ship , then your cruise would cost more .I expect Thomson will take it out of service ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Traveled with children


Review for Island Escape to Europe - Western Mediterranean

edsareg avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 sitting on,and wonder how long the in ground dirt has been on them,have a look around the bottom of the large windows and ask yourself the same question,have a ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Navigator-May 10 and May 16, 2009 B2B

Review for Seven Seas Navigator to Europe - Western Mediterranean

azgkrudi avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We just spent 13 glorious nights aboard Navigator.  This was our 2nd time on Navigator and our 5th overall Regent cruise.  We were originally booked for the May 8th Voyager sailing which was to go from Fort Lauderdale to Reykjavik, but the pod problem occurred and the cruise was cancelled by Regent.  It wasn't the easiest thing for Regent to switch over our booking, but our TA kept on them and all ...
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Sail Date: May 2009

Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite

First time cruise to the Canaries

Review for Marella Celebration to Europe - Western Mediterranean

LadyGM avatar


First Time Cruiser

We were due to fly out from London Gatwick to Funchal in the morning, but the heavy snow fall resulted in many flights being cancelled. Fortunately our Thomson flight to Funchal in Madeira, though late, took off without too many problems. On arrival in Funchal we were met by Thomson representatives and taken by coach to the Celebration. Before and during the journey we were given our boarding ...
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Sail Date: February 2009

Thomson Celebration - A revelation !!!

Review for Marella Celebration to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

thacker1962 avatar


First Time Cruiser

We have just returned from our first ever cruise aboard the Thomson Celebration. We had a fabulous time and really for the price we paid, cannot praise Thomson highly enough for their professional but friendly management. We booked the "Colorful Coasts" cruise only 2 days before departure and got an online bargain at £409 each !!! We flew to Madeira on ThomsonFly and then joined the ship there. ...
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Sail Date: February 2009

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