Written on: 09/03/2011
i would just like to pass on my experience on this ex ferry having just returned. Firstly the ship is old, dated and smelly.Anyone who thinks otherwise must be mad!We had a very rough 3 days in total at sea which in my opinion the ship coudnt handle the rough waters.The staff try their best and the show team did some excellent performances.One thing i would like to say is staff should concentrate on the cleanliness if the ship instead of squirting sanitizer on your hands every 2 minutes.I... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2011 by Cruising Cooks (1 review written)
My husband and i have just returned from a brilliant cruise on the Island Escape and can honestly say ' we loved it'. From the minute we got onboard to the minute we left we were looked after so well. The service we recieved was outstanding, the food we ate was brilliant and the entertainment was out of this world. The only bit we struggled with as did many others was the day at sea, but in all honesty Morroco is worth the wait. Marrekech was the best excursion we did, very interseting... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010 by mrs wicker (1 review written)
When we came home from our cruise a friend of mine said that Watchdog on bbc had lots of reports of the cruise ship being dirty and smelly well i was on that ship and no way was it dirty and smelly we thaught it was great, it did need a bit of paint but it has now gone to be refurbished.From the captain down to you cabin cleaner every thig was good all were friendly and anything you wanted all you had to do was ask.If all people have to do is moan about little things which we never... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
This was our first cruise and we were not dissapointed the ship has had some bad reviews and we were a bit worried as to what we would find, but our fears were blown out of the water(haha) We were on deck 9 it was perfect the room size was good, room to move about the bathroom a bit old but in good working order.The ship maybe a bit old but it was very clean, all day and night long staff were cleaning and hand gel was all over the ship for all to use, our kabin steward akash was brill he... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2010 by Mitch and Misses (1 review written)
What a fantastic holiday,our first cruise,read all the bad reviews what a load of rubbish.This ship was what it said in the brocure no thrills and friendly. Cabin spotless,food brillant,ship staff fantastic,entertainment fab,staff could not do enough for us.A must is the Oasis restaurant the food is to die for can i also say the excursions were fantastic. Have booked the same cruise for next year and my mum is coming with us for her 65th birthday. (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2010
It's the first time we have been on a cruise all the staff were friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble.The excursions are a little over priced but all the tour guides knew everything and anything for the given tour.The service on the ship was fantastic start to finish,the food was plenty all day & night.
Two negative points, #1. The pool water had the smell of diesel which makes me think it's dragged up from the sea bottom when the ship docks, although the day out on the Corsican... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2010
Myself and my Fiance have just returned from a weeks holiday on the Island Escape. I am absolutely amazed that this so called Ship has got any good reviews. Its an absolute joke.
Ill start with the good points because there are only a few: firstly the stops were good as long as your able to use a train as the excursions are an absolute rip off (ill get to that in a bit). Secondly the waiting staff are good and attentive.
Now for the negatives using the tender boats is a complete joke... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010 by captainkat (1 review written)
This was a fantastic cruise. I honestly dont know what all the negative attitudes are about. Yes the ship is is need of a little refurbishment, nut it is due to go in for this during the winter. The staff and crew go above and beyond the call of duty to look after and please all guests. The cabins are kept immaculately clean by the cabin stewards. A special mention to Nelish here, He was fantastic, making a little towel sculpture each morning as a surprise to return to the cabin and find.... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2010
Staff are brillant they make this knackered boat come alive the entertainment was dreadfull like a saturday nite at sarga holiday camp.Food was ok ,service was spot on .Toilets were limited and were hanging in parts but clean and only a few on certain floors so you had to be quick to find them.As we were on 3rd floor the noise from the engine and prop was a constant rumble the smell of hydralic oils coming from the lifts were a serious worry. As this was our first cruise i would ADVICE you... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010 by djlawrence21 (1 review written)
High season cruising can be expensive but if you are prepared to compromise a little on the luxury other big brand ships offer, you need not miss out on good quality food, reasonable entertainment, perfectly acceptable accommodation and still visit exciting ports and local destinations that the other cruise ships go to.
This sums up Island Cruises and their only ship the Island Escape. Whilst the ship is certainly dated and goes in for a re-fit at the end of this year, the food on offer is... (read more)
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