marsh - Answered a Question by Whyte (30 May 08 13:47)

We did the Island Escape last August with two teenagers aged 15 and 13 as they were classed as adults we booked two cabins on coral deck both inside myself and daughter had twin cabin and my husband and son had bunk bed cabin. Would say our twin was better laid out and seemed bigger but that may have been the illusion of bunk beds. Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space just be economical with your clothes pack half what you think you need, also trolly bags that fold flat under the bed are a must do not use hard sided bags as these will take up all the cabin room. Must admit best nights sleep ever gently rocked to sleep each night. Cabins are basic but very clean and you do not spend much time in them anyway. Would definitely cruise again and use Island cruises but always book direct we booked with Going Places and the cruise reduced by £800 6 weeks before we went so will now leave booking to last minute. Coral deck is excellent do not go any lower than this as it is the middle of the ship so not too much rolling about. Have a great time.

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MCGUIRE - Answered a Question by Whyte (16 May 08 13:39)

Hi nan ive done island escape 4 times first was 2003 for our silver wedding done island star in 2006 allways done outside cabin first cabin we had in 2003 was on golden deck cabin no 9506 which was basic clean tidy at all times at end of day you only sleep in them and shower we done emerald deck no 7500 dont do this right at frount of ship .we got good deal of ramsay world travel in dunfermline could not be moved ship was full then done star on coral deck no 5039 that was good cabin the cabins are basic no tea /coffee in cabins but you have 24 hour dinning in beachcomber its great frendily ship i like island cruises because there are no set times to eat .you eat where you want when you want you have got oais you have to book this one allso you have suplis to pay if you want something different from main meui .on the star they have got oais as well and steak house .the staff .crew even down to your capitan are all frendily thats why they call it relaxed friendly and informal if you want to spend a bit of money you can op for suite or balcony but its every body to there own taste im no snob but i like clean standards in food and accomidation .the entertainment is first class ive never booked a hotel since you can put your fancy dress on and dress down but you dont have to go to a capitans ball thats what i like about these cruises there also the jongleurs coming this year from 3 of may till 27 september only island star i like island star its bigger ship escape is good as well they leave on sat and escape tues hope ive been of some help if you need more info come back on site mrs e mcguire .

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Bryant - Answered a Question by Whyte (16 May 08 15:36)

Oh Heavans, we would never book Escape ever again, although we had an outside cabin great picture window you could not swing a cat round. My single friend had a double inside cabin opposite us - and with her suitcase on the floor (bunk beds available) there was no where to move for her. Island Star is apparently much larger and better quality ship.

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roworth - Answered a Question by Whyte (18 May 08 12:27)

I have just been on the star and found the cabins to be only slightly larger than the escape.I personally prefer the escape to the star,the food was better as was the layout of the ship.When we went on the escape we had cabin 6520 on diamond deck and it was fine, also i must add that there were 4 of us in the cabin.We had no problems at all and i have just booked the escape again for next easter.

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