After April next year the Star will be joining the Spanish cruise line Pulmantur. The Escape will be part of the Thomson's fleet at some stage next year.
Just checked the web page on Pulmantur - makes sense - they are now owned by Royal Caribbean - who I presume owned Island Star anyway... everything goes round and round, but sadly, we have lost out with Island Star she is a lovely ship and will be missed.
I thought it was moving onto becoming a Thomson's ship, but might be wrong.
Hiya its escape that thompsons taken over its on there web site just now when you go on island web site ,you get rediverted .