foster - Answered a Question by backhurst (07 Jun 08 22:07)

We are going 12th june for 2 weeks greek islands, done other itineray before so looking forward to this one. will let you know what it is like when we get back.

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KNI - Answered a Question by backhurst (30 May 08 10:13)

Only been on OV to the Caribbean (both ships). Hardly any children although I understand in the summer its a different story! The OV does have some of the largest cabins I've encountered. We don't like self-service (although the food is excellent)so we paid the extra for the James MARTIN RESTURANT. this is just a matter of choice. ov IS WHAT IS SAYS very casual - You will find people in the evening still in their T Shirts and shorts for the evening meal! No formal nights like Island. La Luna resturant well worth the extra. Nicer location on OV2 though. Ship very clean and staff very pleasant. We went on just for the itinary as our child days have gone and we do prefer to dress for dinner. That said the JM was super food and people did dress up. This was our 10th cruise and for value for money to the caribbean it was well worth it. It wouldn't be my choice in the summer just on the basis that I havn't got childeren around me anymore so don't want a ship full of them. I have cruised the greek salnds and prefer these to the busy cities of the med. Sure you will have a great time.

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macro - Answered a Question by backhurst (31 May 08 06:34)

I am going on 12th June - cant wait. It is the first time for us but my daughter is working on board and she has cruised before with P & O and RCI (as a passenger) and she loves OV and the itenery is fab. I have already 'done' most of the two iteneries before on other cruises but they are well worth a return trip. The entertainment is aimed at the younger generation - comedy lounge, show theatre with modern shows (no broadway type feathers) tribute acts and seperate movie theatre! With a swim up bar in the pool - what more can you ask for.

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StClaire - Answered a Question by backhurst (31 May 08 22:21)

I have been on both OV and Island, there is absolutey no comparison - OV is much, much better! The cabins are bigger and better decorated, food was a much higher standard. I am not quite sure what the other answer is on about, there wasnt even a hint of formal dress on Island - I would compare it to Butlins at Sea.

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mccormack - Answered a Question by backhurst (05 Jun 08 14:32)

Sorry but I have to disagree with StClaire. Island is definately our favorite out of the two. We found OV2 too casual with too many football shirts and tatoos. We felt the food was poorer with much less variety and no wow factor. Yes the decor was not tired as on the Island Star but the service was not as friendly or impressive. I suppose its all down to personnal opinion in the end.

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