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Island Cruises

From: European Cruise Guide


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ABOVE: The Island Escape at sea. INSET BELOW: A twin stateroom with balcony.


Update: In 2009, Island Cruises was acquired by the holding company that owns Thomson Holidays, and its Mediterranean cruises are now sold under the Thomson brand.


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photoIsland Cruises is the UK's first low-cost cruise line, offering Mediterranean cruises from its home port of Palma de Mallorca from spring through fall. Passengers can choose from a variety of 7-day itineraries (plus one 8-day cruise in 2008), and the cruise calendar is designed to allow 14-day back-to-back voyages that avoid duplication of ports.

The company has two ships:

Island Escape, a 1,512-passenger vessel that began its life in 1982 as the cruise ferry Scandinavia and was converted into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Viking Serenade, in 1990.

Island Star, which was formerly the Horizon of Celebrity Cruises. The ship joined Island's fleet in 2006 and carries 1,700 passengers.


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