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Written on: 21/01/2009 by shell2370 (1 review written)
What a disappointing Christmas and New Year on the Island Star. Only one deck party in 15 nights, poor entertainment and like a 2 star floating hotel. Party of two adults and two teens, most evening entertainment for adults only and teenagers bored from start to finish as most of the teen zone did not happen and take place. Trips of the ship 3x the cost of local tours of the Caribbean. Tours cancelled and still waiting for a refund three weeks later. A very poor effort for Christmas with one… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2009 by cherilee (1 review written)
Been cruising before, but this was the first on time Island Cruises. We did the Caribbean 15 night cruise in December 2008.
After a 10hr flight we got to the port and sat in the heat for an hour and half before they let us off. No one knew what they were doing. We then had to queue in a shed for another hour and half before we actually got on the ship very late, and there was no-one to show us where to go, and our luggage didn't arrive in our cabin until 11.00pm, so not a good start..
Now to… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2008 by j rintoul (1 review written)
This was the best experience of my life and I have been abroad a lot, you just cant beat this everyone on this boat were top drawer no kid. 7 days was not long enough. True bliss… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/11/2008 by gaelden (1 review written)
1st cruise, 2 adults 2 teenagers. On entering our cabin for first time, it stunk of sewage. At every port bad smell of sewage and diesel. Food in beachcomber was barely warm, coffee and tea was in a plastic cup. Entertainment wasn't all that good. Pestered a lot to buy drinks, soon learnt to say no. Ship looked tired and worn out decor. We paid thousands for this cruise, to be honest, never again, most certainly not on the Island Star… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/11/2008
Just got back and had a wonderful time - quite a pleasant surprise as it was our first cruise. Quite a broad spectrum of people on board, from various backgrounds......suspend your preconceptions and enjoy it, we did, and absolutely loved it… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2008 by Andy Pettitt (1 review written)
2 adults and 2 kids had a great week. Arrival and check-in was smooth - no hanging around. Cabin was kept spotless with clean linen and towels. Plenty to do for the kids who enjoyed the shows. Didn't go on organised trips as this would have been very expensive for 4 but made our own way around in the ports with plenty of local info available on ship and in the ports.
Food was generally OK but the "themed" nights were disappointing as they seemed frightened to be really authentic with spicy foods… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/10/2008 by markandheather (1 review written)
We were first time cruisers and having booked we then looked at the reviews! With some concern we set off and have to say that the whole process ran VERY smoothly with very limited queuing. We were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience and have included some detail below.
For mass catering the food was VERY good - plenty of choice and good quality - and the Island restaurant (formal seating for buffet service) was just right for an informal atmosphere. We were always asked if we… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/10/2008 by Lyne (1 review written)
Dirty, smelly, stained carpets worn out towels and sheets, plastic plates and cups, unprofessional senior staff including the captain, rude waiting on staff. I am so disappointed with the Island Star and this stressful low standard excuse for a cruise… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2008 by J Wilk 7 (1 review written)
We took cruise on Island Star from 30/8/08 to 07/9/08 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Could not have had a better time. We would definitely go again… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2008 by itbytes (1 review written)
This was our first cruise and we all enjoyed it so much we can't wait to go again. The "cashless" system on board was very well thought out and worked very well (although it is very easy to get carried away spending!) The staff were always friendly and helpful and the rooms were kept spotless - we especially liked the "towel animals" our steward left us each day. I couldn't get over how much the ship was cleaned. The captain was very down to earth and joined in a lot of the fun. There was… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/09/2008
Our first cruise and wasn't disappointed at all, the crew were fantastic especially the bar man at the Sailaway bar 'top deck'. Food choice was vast and plentiful. Would highly recommend this ship to anyone! Great all round… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/08/2008
No more to say just fantastic. Every think was just fantastic, this is our second trip on the Island Star we sailed on the 16/08/08 returned on the 23/08/08.
from start to finish it was as I said fantastic.
Cant wait for our next trip.
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Written on: 21/08/2008
Top holiday, couldn't have asked for more. Absolutely everything was great. I'd recommend to all… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2008 by MadMod (1 review written)
Fantastic holiday on the Island Star cruise, loads to do on board for adults and children. Different places to eat to suit all tastes and huge range of food available 24/7. Great places to visit even if the excursions were a bit pricey. Spacious cabins. Staff couldn't do enough for you and were very polite.
Only one problem, towels left on sunbeds all day long - the bar staff did try to remove towels but got a barrage of abuse from the guilty parties… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2008 by herbinator (1 review written)
Fantastic, the staff were all very helpful. The food was good and a great choice. The entertainment was great every day and evening. Plenty to do for the kids. The spa was a godsend. Hair straighteners didn't work in room. The rooms were very spacious and airy. Good choice of ports and excursions, although we thought Messina was a bit boring, Barcelona was great for all the family, boys went to football stadium and girls went shopping, overall a fantastic holiday cant wait to go again… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2008 by PETER2512 (1 review written)
Very pleasant and helpful staff, cabin very clean, food very good. Even though on Sapphire deck room very noisy from deck above, thought roly polys were doing a turn, not funny between midnight - 4 00am though, (don't stay in cabin 1025, half expected to see Samuel L Jackson on reception desk when I complained, if you've seen the film room 1408 you will know what I mean). Otherwise very enjoyable 1st time cruise and still booked for next year but in a different cabin… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/08/2008
For a first time cruise we couldn't have picked a friendlier ship. General cleanliness was very good. Food there was a varied choice of menu and if there was something that wasn't on menu, i.e Chicken nuggets for the children the chefs would cook it especially for you, a great help for picky children. All in all crew very friendly and they always put that little bit of extra attention to the children on board to make them feel special. Nice Touch!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/07/2008 by firsttimer (1 review written)
On the one night of poor weather that we had whilst on the Island Star, the Captain showed his experience and altered course and adjusted speed so that we hardly noticed the storm. The Shore excursions are a bit expensive and I am glad to see they have dropped Palermo for next season as we found it absolutely filthy and not recommended. Favourite stop was Mahon. The quality of entertainment in the Bounty Lounge and the Ocean theatre was first class, although as a non smoker I could not enjoy… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/07/2008
Arrived home Saturday 12TH July 2008.
Everything on the Island Star was great, everything was so well organised, staff were excellent and very friendly, lots of information given if you wanted to go off on your own. Food was superb and entertainment was very enjoyable even for my two. Would definitely recommend the islands Star for a great holiday… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/07/2008 by terrythe tap (1 review written)
Disappointed with entertainment in main theatre. After 1st week act should change so you don't see the same in second week… Read Full Review
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