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. Food was lovely, can eat all day everyday if you want to, lots of choice, always something different to try and even have themed nights. Entertainment was great and the show team work extremely hard to produce good quality cabaret style shows, or if you like a bit of good family fun, the bounty lounge is great for quizzes, dancing and kareoke. The excursions at each port were great value for money and we even managed to do one each day without overspending on our budget. Yes the ports arent always the pretty places to look at, but who can say that any port is that pretty. I think some of them are really nice, and you dont have to sit and look at it all day.
Island Escape is a wonderful ship, with amazing staff, reasonable bar prices, friendly, informal and just what we wanted for our holiday. For anyone thinking of booking, just go ahead and do it. Ignore the negative reviews. If you're looking for a posh dress up every night and eat silver service then dont book, it is advertised as fun and informal and that was just what it was. We loved it and would definitly go cruising again on this ship. Thanks Captain Piotr and your crew for a fabulous holiday!!!!