Mediterranean ports glistening next to the sea, the softest of white-sand beaches, and a range of exciting itineraries sailing all the way from island jewels like Mallorca through to the fragrant shores of North Africa: Island Escape has a lot going for it. But most of all, this is one cruise ship known for its laid-back attitude, excellent service and fantastic customer feedback, as well as being one of the most affordable cruise trips out there. Read on for the lowdown on what’s involved in this popular cruising option…
It may be three-star in price, but one of the standout features of the Island Escape is its all-inclusive offering. With food and drink included in the price, you can leave your troubles behind: no need to take your wallet or worry about your budget. So go ahead and enjoy a sumptuous dinner with a glass of house red at the Oasis restaurant, or treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the Island restaurant – the best thing about the ship’s informal approach is that there’s plenty of flexibility as to when you can eat and no dress code!
Island Escape may have an informal approach to cruising, but the ship doesn’t skimp on things to do. The Ocean Theatre provides West End-style shows, hilarious comedy acts and cabaret nights. The Lookout Bar lives up to its name, with panoramic views to gaze at as you sip your cocktails late into the night. There’s even an on-board Casino, where you can try your hand at poker or roulette, or enjoy the thrills of a range of gaming machines.
For some kick-back time, the Hair and Beauty Salon has spa treatments and sauna facilities for all, and while you’re being pampered to the nines, Palmy’s Kids’ Club will entertain your kids with a daily programme of activities and the best childcare.
Cruise options with Island Escape traverse the gems of the Mediterranean. The 7-night Med Adventure, for example, makes stops at Italian-French Corsica, Renaissance hotspot Florence and architectural marvel Barcelona amongst many other ports of call. The aptly-named Tapas and Tangines tour combines the best of the southern Spanish coast with the souks and desert-like beaches of Morocco.
Not only that, but your holiday options are flexible and can be extended to suit your time. These 7-night cruises can even be combined together to provide you with two weeks of varied and exciting Mediterranean exploration. Or why not extend your holiday with the Cruise & Stay option, which allows you to spend one week on board, and a further week in one of Island Cruises’ carefully selected hotels or apartments. You can cruise then stay, or stay then cruise, so your holiday can truly be tailored to you!
What People Say
The Island Escape has a history of really positive customer feedback, which might just help sway your decision if you’re a first-time cruiser! Previous voyagers say they had an ‘excellent holiday overall’, with ‘super value for money, high standard of service and provisions’. Not only that, but there have been reports of the ‘best holiday we’ve had’ on ‘a very happy ship’.
Sounds pretty convincing to us! But if you’d like to check out what makes Island Escape special for yourself, take a look at our current deals from Island Cruises.
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