knapman - Answered a Question by johns (16 Oct 08 06:23)

We have just had a holiday on escape and did not experience any noise at all. Just sorry we will not be able to use this ship after next year. Its a blow. You will enjoy, although she is a little tired had a fantastic time. If you have Guy Lockwood as Captain he is brill. Do the navigate with the Captain was highlight to holiday. £15 including photo.

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mcguire - replied to knapman (16 Oct 08 10:01)

Hiya how will you not be able to use it next year .its star its getting taken away not escape or is it getting taken away as well any info would be greatfull thankyou.

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knapman - replied to mcguire (17 Oct 08 06:52)

You might well be right but, I tried to search for a holiday on her for Nov next year and think I am right in saying she is going to go to the Thompson line. Anyway I could not book with her. Would be interested on your thoughts.

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mcguire - replied to knapman (18 Oct 08 10:39)

Hiya yes escape is going with thompson next year thompson is taken emerald ship out of fleet and escape is going in ive got mar2008tomar2009 edition on island cruises .last cruise listed on star is thur 26th of mar 2009 is caribbean journey for 16days and for escape is thur 12 mar 2009 is brazil sailaway for 19 nights .i would love to do brazil or caribbean but i could not handle all that flight .it takes me to cope with few hours to fly from edinburgh or.glasgow to palma .hope you find a cruise that suits you enjoy .dont know what we will do for next year i would like to do cainarys cruise but dont fancy long drive to southampton .we will do something hopefully.

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Mabbott - replied to mcguire (31 Oct 08 21:30)

Travelsphere (part of the Page and Moy Group) are advertizing a Majorca to Brazil cruise with Island Cruises aboard the Escape from Tues 17 Nov 09 to Mon 7 Dec 09 (20 nights) from £999. On the phone this evening they gave no indication this would not be taking place. (Holiday Ref OIBMB - Travelsphere Extra Brochure October 2008 edition). Now I'm confused !!

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Smith - Answered a Question by johns (25 Oct 08 11:39)

Es we had a good time and Captain Guy was fantastic. Island Escape is an ugly duckling from the outside but it is a friendly ship on the inside .

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seaton - Answered a Question by johns (29 Dec 08 17:40)

Received a letter on xmas eve 08 cancelling our cruise in nov 09 on the escape (ancient odyssey) this was booked in june 08 on board the star at a good discount. cannot speak to anybody .not answering the phones.we can book a cruise online thro thomsons at an increased price for later in nov 09.but it is not exactly what we want.not happy.been on the star and escape a few times before but am considering looking elsewhere.

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