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Island Escape is the most laidback ship in the fleet, taking a more informal approach to life at sea. On the activities front, you can enjoy everything from pampering spa treatments and sports, to salsa classes and fruit carving demonstrations. And at night, it’s all about side-splitting stand-up comedy, live bands and cabaret. As for restaurants, there are three to choose from, two of which offer bumper buffet spreads. Add an internet café, kids’ club and several bars into the mix, and it’s no wonder guests keep coming back for more..

 

What’s included in this Amazing Offer 

  • All Inclusive 7 nights Cruise aboard Island Escape.
  • Return flights from the UK.
  • One hand bag & one checked-in bag per person.
  • Transfers to & from the Airport & the Cruise Ship.
  • Choice of FIVE Amazing Cruise Itineraries depending on the departure date.
  • Game shows, late-night comedy and live music. 
  • Flexible dining options serving international and British buffets in spacious surroundings – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Self-service buffets 24 hours a day, it’s the perfect place for a light lunch or a late-night snack plus regularly hosted international theme nights. 
  • Superb on-board entertainment with West End-style shows, dazzling cabarets and UK comedy acts.
  • Gratuities – No need to Tip!
  • Fully ATOL Protected package holiday
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    Dates, Prices & Itineraries Cruise Itineraries

    Selected departures from June 2015 to October 2015 (Based on London Departures, please call for other regional departure availabilities and prices)

         Date  Inside from Outside from Premium from Balcony from Itinerary Name
    06 October 2015 £829 £849 £989 £1199 Tapas & Tagines
    13 October 2015 £829 £849 £969 £1199 Escape to the Med
    20 October 2015 £839 £859 £949 £1279 Med Adventure

     

    Cruise Itineraries

    • Cruise Itinerary 1- Glitz & Glamour

      DAY 1 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA

      • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.
      • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
      • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

      DAY 2 – Wednesday, At Sea 

      DAY 3 – Thursday, San Remo* (for Monaco) – ITALY  07:00 – 18:00

      • San Remo sits in the shadow of the Alps on Italy’s Riviera of Flowers. It’s been a popular holiday spot for centuries, pulling in everyone from Monet to Frank Sinatra. Even now, you’ll spot million-pound yachts in the harbour and high society types in the casino. Away from the glitz and glam, there’s also a charming historic quarter to explore.
      • Try your luck at Monte Carlo Casino. Even if you don’t fancy gambling, the liberty-style building is well worth a look – it’s more than 150 years old.
      • The postcard-perfect harbour is an ideal lunch spot, with cafés and fish restaurants lining the water’s edge.
      • Scale the streets of the old quarter, which wind their way up a hill. At the top, you’ll find the Queen Elena gardens and the 17th-century Madonna della Costa Sanctuary.

      DAY 4 – Friday, Livorno (for Florence & Pisa) – ITALY  07:00 – 19:00

      • Get ready to be impressed – this is your gateway to the dazzling riches of Florence and Pisa.
      • A living monument to the Renaissance, Florence might be famous for its art galleries, but the entire city is like one gigantic piece of artwork. Beautiful buildings, picturesque piazzas and stunning sculptures are everywhere you look. Marvel at Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. Clap eyes on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery. Then head for the Ponte Vecchio bridge to browse the glittering jewellery shops that find a home here.
      • Pisa’s another Tuscan treasure. Make a beeline for the Campo dei Miracoli, an exquisite square which harbours the city’s cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Quite how it manages to stay standing will baffle you for days afterwards. If you fancy a spot of shopping, head for the Borgo Stretto. It’s a paradise for jewellery, leather, clothes, homeware and pottery.
      • Explore the scenic Tuscan countryside, passing Medieval hill towns that look as if they’ve been caught in a time warp. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a little wine tasting in the sun.
      • Take a trip to the villa of composer Giacomo Puccini, set on the banks of picture-postcard Lake Massaciuccoli
      • Cruise along the royal canals of Livorno. Have your cameras ready as you sail through colourful ‘New Venice’, a labyrinth of canals, waterways and bridges.

      DAY 5 – Saturday, Civitavecchia (for Rome) – ITALY  07:00 – 19:00

      • Few cities on earth have the power to bowl you over quite like Rome. Discover a city packed with historical wonder, artistic splendour and culinary temptation at every turn. Not to mention enough designer shops to keep you browsing for a year.
      • Relive the days of the gladiators at the eye-popping Colosseum. Big enough to hold 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators, it’s stood the test of time and remains Rome’s most famous landmark.
      • All pillars and triumphal arches, the Roman Forum is another ancient showstopper. Wander among its ruins – it’s like leafing through the pages of a living history book.
      • Head for the Vatican City, the heart of the Catholic Church. Feast your eyes on treasures like St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s ceiling masterpiece awaits you.
      • Stroll down Rome’s most exclusive shopping street, the über-chic Via Condotti. Here you can hit the shops, taking in big name boutiques like Fendi, Valentino and Gucci. Stop for a caffeine fix at Caffe Greco, a Victoriana-fest of a coffee house.
      • Follow the Da Vinci trail across the city, calling in at the Baroque beauty that is Piazza Navona and the citadel-fortress of Castel Sant’Angelo.
      • Drop it down a gear with a bike ride around Rome’s most famous park, the Villa Borghese. Dotted with follies and fountains, its paths and avenues weave between great oaks and umbrella pines.
      • Sit yourself down on the Spanish Steps and take five. It’s the ideal spot to write a postcard home or simply people-watch in the sunshine.
      • And, of course, toss a wish-coated coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the Eternal City.

      DAY 6 – Sunday, Ajaccio – CORSICA  09:00 – 16:00

      • Rugged peaks, emerald countryside, twinkling blue waters – Corsica’s been plucked from the prettiest postcard. Rising up from one of the most beautiful gulfs in the world is Ajaccio, a town oozing charm. An impressive place in its own right, it’s also your gateway to the sensational scenery and sleepy little towns that this sun-soaked isle is famous for. One word of advice – take plenty of spare batteries for your camera.
      • Get back to nature in the countryside that surrounds the city. Taking a coach and train trip, you can explore the maquis, the rich green hillside that’s unique to Corsica, and the Prunelli Gorge, a deep ravine that was carved by a small river.
      • For something a bit different head for Cupulatta Park, Europe’s only tortoise protection centre. From babies measuring just a few centimetres to wizened old grandfathers decades old, you’ll find them all here.
      • Pay a visit to the ancient Greek village of Cargese, which is set on a clifftop at the northern tip of Sagone bay. Wander through the flower-filled lanes and get some snaps of the two churches that call this place home.

      DAY 7 – Monday, Palamos – SPAIN  09:00 – 17:00

      • Fringed with a ribbon of sun-kissed sands, Palamos started life as a tiny fishing village. The legacy of fishing continues today with the day’s catch sold off to the highest bidder on the quayside every afternoon. Head down to the beach, or leave the town behind for a day of discovery.
      • Head to Barcelona to stroll down Las Ramblas, admire a few Gaudi gems, or call in at Nou Camp, home of Barcelona FC.
      • The excuses to visit Tossa de Mar are three fold – the town has three beaches, a Medieval old town, and a good selection of designer boutiques.
      • Take a trip to nearby Figueres, home to the bizarre-looking Salvador Dali Museum. On the outside, it’s a vision of red studded walls topped with huge luminous eggs. Inside, you’ll find an amazing collection of Dali’s surrealist paintings and sculptures.

      DAY 8 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA

    • Cruise Itinerary 2- Escape to the Med

      DAY 1 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

      • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.
      • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
      • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

      DAY 2 – Wednesday, At Sea 

      DAY 3 – Thursday, Olbia – SARDINIA  08:00 – 16:00

      • The busy port city of Olbia is the gateway to Sardinia. Venture outside the city and you’ll discover a coastline patched together with sandy beaches, virgin coves and towns that alternate between busy urban centres and pretty Medieval masterpieces.
      • The National Archaeological Museum of Olbia is stocked with artefacts left behind by the Romans and the even older Nuraghic civilisation.
      • Boat trips from Sardinia take in everything from the French island of Corsica to the peaceful Maddalena archipelago.
      • Bike rides are reliably scenic in these parts, taking in charm-filled villages and china-white beaches along the way.

      DAY 4 – Friday, Naples (for Pompeii & Capri) – ITALY  08:00 – 18:00

      • Naples is Italy’s most red-blooded city. This is the place where the pizza is so good people don’t wait for their slices at restaurant tables, they order it to-go from street side windows. And it’s the city where the soundtrack is the beeping of moped horns. For all its joy de vive, you wouldn’t know Naples is actually one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world. The city centre is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s dripping with ancient architecture, cathedrals and churches.
      • Visit the time-frozen cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, whose citizens were stopped in their tracks by the famous eruptions of 79 AD.
      • Call in at the cliff-top town of Sorrento. Pull up a chair on the cobbles of Piazza Tasso and sip a cappuccino in the sun.
      • Teeter on the brink of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano you can climb in Europe.
      • Snake your way along the outrageously gorgeous Amalfi Coast and stop at the postcard-perfect fishing village of Positano or the working town of Amalfi.
      • Hit the sleek boutiques of the jet-set isle of Capri.
      • It’s true what the guide books say. Naples is chaotic. It’s got none of the romance of Venice. None of the style of Rome. But what it has got is bags of character. It’s an authentic slice of southern Italian life. Washing is strung out between buildings. A forest of skew-whiff TV aerials punctuates the skyline. And buzzing Vespas and honking Fiats weave manically through the streets. But it’s not all hustle and bustle. The city centre is packed with ornate palaces, churches and monasteries, including a 14th-century cathedral and a 13th-century fortress, the Castel Nuovo. Don’t miss the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, either – it’s one of the world’s most important archaeological museums and is literally stuffed-full of finds from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum.

      DAY 5 – Saturday, Civitavecchia (for Rome) – ITALY  07:00 – 19:00

      • Few cities on earth have the power to bowl you over quite like Rome. Discover a city packed with historical wonder, artistic splendour and culinary temptation at every turn. Not to mention enough designer shops to keep you browsing for a year.
      • Relive the days of the gladiators at the eye-popping Colosseum. Big enough to hold 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators, it’s stood the test of time and remains Rome’s most famous landmark.
      • All pillars and triumphal arches, the Roman Forum is another ancient showstopper. Wander among its ruins – it’s like leafing through the pages of a living history book.
      • Head for the Vatican City, the heart of the Catholic Church. Feast your eyes on treasures like St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s ceiling masterpiece awaits you.
      • Stroll down Rome’s most exclusive shopping street, the über-chic Via Condotti. Here you can hit the shops, taking in big name boutiques like Fendi, Valentino and Gucci. Stop for a caffeine fix at Caffe Greco, a Victoriana-fest of a coffee house.
      • Follow the Da Vinci trail across the city, calling in at the Baroque beauty that is Piazza Navona and the citadel-fortress of Castel Sant’Angelo.
      • Drop it down a gear with a bike ride around Rome’s most famous park, the Villa Borghese. Dotted with follies and fountains, its paths and avenues weave between great oaks and umbrella pines.
      • Sit yourself down on the Spanish Steps and take five. It’s the ideal spot to write a postcard home or simply people-watch in the sunshine.
      • And, of course, toss a wish-coated coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the Eternal City.

      DAY 6 – Sunday, Calvi* – CORSICA  08:00 – 17:00

      • There’s no better way to arrive in Calvi than by cruise ship. As you pull into the iconic harbour, you’ll be greeted by its towering citadel. Beneath the soaring peaks of the Monte Cinto, this 15th-century outpost keeps watch over the whole town. Look beyond it, and you’ll discover a stylish holiday playground that’s a magnet for the yacht-owning super-rich. Cue designer boutiques, trendy seafood restaurants, and a four-mile stretch of glistening white sand.
      • Calvi’s citadel is just as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. Step through its walls to discover narrow cobbled passages, 13th-century houses and the famous Saint Jean-Baptiste Cathedral.
      • Nose around the former home of Calvi’s number one celebrity, Christopher Columbus. The building was almost completely destroyed by Nelson’s troops back in 1794, but the ruins are well worth checking out. Among them you’ll find a statue of the great explorer.
      • Make the tough climb – or take the easy option and drive – to the hilltop Notre Dame de la Serra. Then sit back and relax in the chapel, while you listen to the violinist and admire the views.

      DAY 7 – Monday, Mahon – MENORCA  12:00 – 19:00

      • Menorca’s capital, Mahon, lies on the east coast of the island. It’s freckled with elegant 18th-century mansions, which sit alongside quaint churches and a Gothic cathedral. Check out the underwater mussel farms as you sail into the world’s second deepest natural harbour and, once ashore, head for Place Esplanada, the city’s biggest square.
      • When you’re not sipping wine on the waterfront of Mahon, weave your way through gorgeous scenery to the fishing village of Fornells. It’s renowned for its lobster dishes and King Juan Carlos of Spain regularly pops over from his summer palace in Majorca.
      • Get a bird’s eye view of the island when you head up its highest peak, Monte Toro, the spiritual centre of the island.
      • Explore the island’s country tracks, flowery meadows and oak forests on horseback. It’s a great way to get off the beaten track and take in Majorca’s standout scenery.
      • Head to Menorca’s old capital, Ciutadella, where you’ll find hidden plazas and centuries-old churches. There’s a stylish waterfront these days, too.

      DAY 8 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

    • Cruise Itinerary 3 – Best of the West

      DAY 1 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

      • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.
      • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
      • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

      DAY 2 – Wednesday, At Sea 

      DAY 3 – Thursday, Elba* – ITALY  08:00 – 18:00

      • The roll call of residents here includes none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. The exiled French leader escaped after 9 months, but once you clock the forested mountains, sun-drenched countryside and beautiful beaches, you’ll wonder why he ever wanted to leave. The island is a haven for walkers and cyclists, too, thanks to a spaghetti-like network of trails criss-crossing the landscape.
      • Hit the beach – the island is ringed with around 150 of them, ranging from pebbled coves to belts of Caribbean-style white sand.
      • The old quarter of the capital, Portoferraio, is perfect for wandering, with a pair of centuries-old forts and a tangle of narrow streets.
      • You can get fantastic aerial views of the island from Monte Perone, its highest mountain. You can drive up, or hike if you’re feeling energetic.

      DAY 4 – Friday, Livorno (for Florence & Pisa) – ITALY  07:00 – 19:00

      • Get ready to be impressed – this is your gateway to the dazzling riches of Florence and Pisa.
      • A living monument to the Renaissance, Florence might be famous for its art galleries, but the entire city is like one gigantic piece of artwork. Beautiful buildings, picturesque piazzas and stunning sculptures are everywhere you look. Marvel at Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. Clap eyes on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery. Then head for the Ponte Vecchio bridge to browse the glittering jewellery shops that find a home here.
      • Pisa’s another Tuscan treasure. Make a beeline for the Campo dei Miracoli, an exquisite square which harbours the city’s cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Quite how it manages to stay standing will baffle you for days afterwards. If you fancy a spot of shopping, head for the Borgo Stretto. It’s a paradise for jewellery, leather, clothes, homeware and pottery.
      • Explore the scenic Tuscan countryside, passing Medieval hill towns that look as if they’ve been caught in a time warp. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a little wine tasting in the sun.
      • Take a trip to the villa of composer Giacomo Puccini, set on the banks of picture-postcard Lake Massaciuccoli
      • Cruise along the royal canals of Livorno. Have your cameras ready as you sail through colourful ‘New Venice’, a labyrinth of canals, waterways and bridges.

      DAY 5 – Saturday, Cannes* – FRANCE  07:00 – 18:00

      • This party port is all about the see-and-be-seen lifestyle. As such it comes with a marina packed with millionaires’ yachts, super-cars purring through the streets and a shopping scene that’s all about names. So it’s little wonder it’s such a hit with the jet-set. But that’s just the famous face of Cannes – the one that rolls out the red carpet for the annual Film Festival. There’s still a trace of authentic France to be found, too. Think 19th century mansions, waterfront cafés and cliff-fringed beaches.
      • Stretch out on the sands of La Batterie. It’s one of the best beaches on the Côte d’Azur, but do you dare to bare?
      • Get to know the city with a whistlestop tour on a petit train – a look-a-like steam engine with white clapboard carriages.
      • Admire the Bellini Chapel Museum in all its Baroque glory. Designed in the style of an Italian church, this place is a house of worship for the works of painter Emannuel Bellini.
      • Drop in on the rich and famous in Monte Carlo. The town’s must-see sights include the Grand Casino and the Grand Prix racing circuit.

      DAY 6 – Sunday, Sete (for Carcassonne) – FRANCE  08:00 – 17:00

      • Wide canals and a lively working harbour lend Sete the nickname ‘the Venice of Languedoc’. The town circles the hill of Mont St-Clare, which offers panoramic views over a lagoon, a couple of mountain ranges and the Mediterranean Sea. Miles of sandy beaches roll out south from Sete, and Blue Flags skewer the closest ones.
      • The restaurants along the Quai de la Marine serve local specialities like garlic monkfish and a rich rum-and-raisin cake called frescati.
      • Climb Mont St-Clair for the best views in town. You’ll spy the port and the Cévennes and Pyrenees mountain ranges on a clear day.
      • Make sure to drop by Carcassonne. The city looks as though it’s come straight from the pages of a fairytale, thanks to its Medieval walls, turrets and cobbled streets.

      DAY 7 – Monday, Barcelona – SPAIN  08:00 – 18:00

      • Barcelona is up there with the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this Spanish titan promises cutting-edge architecture, trend-setting fashion and art that breaks the mould. It’s a place where boutique-lined boulevards and intimate espresso bars give way to authentic tapas joints and narrow cobbled streets.
      • Stroll down the iconic promenade of Las Ramblas, stopping for coffee at a pavement café or pausing to throw a couple of euros in the street entertainers’ upturned hats.
      • Wander down the winding streets of the Gothic quarter, taking your pick of traditional tapas bars. Among them is Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s old hangout.
      • Call in at the world-famous Nou Camp, home of Barcelona Football Club since 1957.

      DAY 8 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA

    • Cruise Itinerary 4 – Tapas & Tagines

      DAY 1 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

      • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.
      • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
      • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

      DAY 2 – Wednesday, At Sea 

      DAY 3 – Thursday, Gibraltar – GIBRALTAR  09:00 – 18:00

      • Affectionately known as Gib or The Rock, Gibraltar is a little slice of Britain in the Mediterranean. And, just like the motherland, it’s a small island with a lot to offer. The history here is largely military-related – you’ll find Nelson’s anchorage where the body of Nelson was brought back to land after the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Parson’s Lodge Battery that dates back to 1875. Elsewhere, wildlife steals the show. Check out the cheeky Barbary apes or go whale-watching in the Strait.
      • Explore the Rock’s famous attractions like the Moorish Castle and the fascinating Gibraltar Museum, where you can learn about the island’s role in the World Wars as well as its prehistory.
      • Take a cable car up to Europa Point to meet the mischievous Barbary Apes, Gibraltar’s famous monkeys. This is the only place in Europe where you can catch a glimpse of the mischevious animals.
      • Inside the Rock, you’ll find more miles of road than on the outside. Check out the Great Siege Tunnels and St Michael’s Cave.
      • Make the most of the duty-free shopping, then head to the marina for a taste of tapas, or some good old fish and chips.

      DAY 4 – Friday, Cadiz (for Seville) – SPAIN  08:00 – 19:00

      • From its impressive harbour to its streets packed with Moorish relics, Cadiz is a great introduction to Spain. One minute you can be admiring medieval walls, the next browsing the racks of designer boutiques. It’s one of those cities where a new surprise awaits at every turn.
      • Take a look at Cathedral de Cadiz, a take-your-breath-away creation by architect Vicente Acero. Head inside and you’ll see its interior is dominated by a beautiful apse.
      • Don’t miss a chance to visit Seville. Famed for its flamboyant flamenco and fiestas, this fragrant orange tree-lined city has a real zest for life. Admire the famous Gothic cathedral, where Christopher Columbus’ tomb lies. Tour the ornate Arabic Alcazar. Then grab a siesta in Parque de Maria Luisa, tasting tapas along the way.
      • Take a trip to Jerez, the capital of sherry production and home to the ‘cartujano’ horses.

      DAY 5 – Saturday, Tangier – MOROCCO  08:00 – 17:00

      • An extravagant tapestry of ancient mosques, colourful souks and friendly faces, Tangier is a magical slice of Morocco. Once the preferred party playground of the rich and famous, it’s still one of North Africa’s most vibrant cities.
      • The Caves of Hercules are named after the Greek god. Legend has it, he rested here before attempting his 12 labours – almost-impossible tasks imposed on him as punishment for killing his son.
      • Inhale the scents of the orange, almond and pomegranate trees that surround Tetouan. This city was built by Muslim refugees from Spain, and its architecture is Moorish with a Hispanic twist.
      • Rediscover your creative side as you wander around Asilah. It’s known as ‘the artists’ town’, because every summer painters, drawers and performers flock here for an annual festival and cover the whitewashed walls with bright murals.

      DAY 6 – Sunday, Almeria – SPAIN  08:00 – 16:00

      • A wide, tree-lined avenue splits Almeria in half. To the west, you’ll find the Medieval buildings of the old town, while on the east side, the new town is home to boutiques and art galleries. There’s plenty in daytripping distance, too, from Cabo de Gata Natural Park and the Tabernas Desert, to Granada’s impressive Alhambra Palace.
      • Visit the Alcazaba, Almeria’s version of the Alhambra. Built back in the 10th century, the complex includes watchtowers and a castle, and has sweeping views over the city.
      • If natural beauty is on your sightseeing ticklist, head for Cabo de Gata Natural Park – it’s home to volcanic mountains, sand dunes and flamingo-flecked salt pans.
      • Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra Palace is the oldest and best-preserved Arabic palace in the world, and a must-see in these parts.

      DAY 7 – Monday, Ibiza Town – IBIZA  09:00 – 18:00

      • Ibiza’s capital is the antidote to wild resorts like San Antonio and Playa D’en Bossa. Its old quarter has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and it’s haloed by Medieval stone walls and topped by a fairytale-looking fortress. Down on the waterfront, meanwhile, you’ll find chic seafood restaurants and one-off boutiques.
      • Take a stroll past tiny houses to the Medieval old town. Here, a hilltop castle peers out over the red-tiled cupolas of the Santo Domingo church. UNESCO didn’t give this town World Heritage Site status for nothing you know.
      • Ready to relax? Then pick a patch of sand gilding the island’s edge and settle yourself down for a snooze in the sun.

      DAY 8 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

    • Cruise Itinerary 5 – Med Adventure

      DAY 1 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

      • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.
      • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
      • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

      DAY 2 – Wednesday, At Sea 

      DAY 3 – Thursday, Bastia – CORSICA  09:00 – 18:00

      • On Corsica’s northeast coast, Bastia is a lived-in city. Walk around its cobbled streets and you’ll discover that tourism is more of a side line here. Shopping locals are more common a sight as tourists in this city. Take your cues from them and you’ll easily find the best stores for the likes of fig jam, olive oil and liqueur. On the other hand, Bastia makes it possible to escape civilisation all together. The city is the gateway to Cap Corse, a long peninsula of nature reserves and secret beaches.
      • Bastia is surrounded by some of Corsica’s best winelands. Patrimonio is one of the most famous vineyards in the area and is open for tours.
      • Lunches in Medieval St Florent, half an hour west of Bastia, are lazy. Take your time picking a restaurant or café in the harbour then order something traditional, like wild boar casserole or veal with olives.
      • You can fall off the radar in Cap Corse. Head in the direction of Barbaggio from Bastia and it won’t be long before you stumble upon a hidden beach.

      DAY 4 – Friday, La Spezia (for Portofino & Florence) – ITALY  07:00 – 19:00

      • A jumble of pink, yellow and amber houses characterises the busy port of La Spezia. And the pace slows down as you clear its outskirts. This is where Le Cinque Terre begins – 18 kilometres of vineyards, terraced hills and rocky coastline that falls steeply into the ocean.
      • La Spezia has its fair share of unusual museums. You could end up strolling around a 17th-century friary, climbing castle steps, or uncovering its naval past.
      • Nestling in the rocky coastline beyond La Spezia are the 5 little Italian towns that make up Le Cinque Terre, known as Italy’s most scenic stretch
      • Florence and Portofino are both within daytripping distance. In Florence you can meet Michaelangelo’s David and Boticelli’s Venus, while Portofino offers candy-coloured houses, a yacht-packed harbour and waterside cafés.

      DAY 5 – Saturday, Villefranche* (for Monaco & Nice) – FRANCE  07:00 – 17:00

      • Think of the French Riviera and what springs to mind? Expensive yachts? Wide, palm-fringed boulevards? Glittering turquoise seas? Experience the glamour and glitz of France’s most famous stretch of coast.
      • Imagine you’re Lewis Hamilton as you drive along the Grand Prix circuit in Monte Carlo. After you’ve negotiated the hairpin bends, you’ll find it hard to believe the fastest lap time on this circuit is just over 13 seconds.
      • Trace your way along the French Riviera. Take in elegant Nice, the hilltop village of St Paul and Grasse, which is the world capital for perfume and flowers.
      • Get a bird’s eye view of the Cote d’Azur from the cliff-top village of Eze. This place is known as ‘The Eagle’s Nest’ and it’s narrow alleyways are full of historical mansions, chateaus and pretty squares.

      DAY 6 – Sunday, Toulon (for the Côte d’Azur) – FRANCE  08:00 – 17:00

      • Fusing French Riviera glam with the feel of a traditional old town, Toulon is your gorgeous gateway to the Côte d’Azur.
      • Follow the sound of popping corks and clinking champagne flutes to über-stylish St-Tropez, a long-time glitterati favourite.
      • Venture into Aix en Provence and find out about its dual identity. This place is known as the Town of Water thanks to its fountains and the Town of Art because of its many museums.
      • See for yourself if there’s any truth in French poet Frédéric Mistral’s famous words ‘He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing!’. Little changed by time, Cassis is still much the same little fishing port that first attracted artists like Signac and Derain, eager to capture its serene charm.
      • Venture into the breathtaking Provence countryside and stumble upon sleepy French villages. This enchanting region has inspired many a great master, including Van Gogh and Cézanne.

      DAY 7 – Monday, Barcelona – SPAIN  09:00 – 18:00

      • Barcelona is up there with the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this Spanish titan promises cutting-edge architecture, trend-setting fashion and art that breaks the mould. It’s a place where boutique-lined boulevards and intimate espresso bars give way to authentic tapas joints and narrow cobbled streets.
      • Stroll down the iconic promenade of Las Ramblas, stopping for coffee at a pavement café or pausing to throw a couple of euros in the street entertainers’ upturned hats.
      • Wander down the winding streets of the Gothic quarter, taking your pick of traditional tapas bars. Among them is Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s old hangout.
      • Call in at the world-famous Nou Camp, home of Barcelona Football Club since 1957.

      DAY 8 – Tuesday, Palma – MAJORCA 

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      Ship Details

    • Ship Details

      At a Glance

      Swimming Pool, 3 Restaurants, 6 Bars, 3 Lounges, 12 Decks, 5 Lifts, 768 Cabins. 1536 Passengers, 540 Crew, Speed-18 knots

      Amenities

      • 3 restaurants
      • 6 bars
      • 3 lounges
      • Cyber cafe
      • Video arcade
      • Nightclub
      • Casino
      • Swimming pool
      • Kids’ club
      • Hair and beauty salon
      • Gym
      • Saunas
      • Sports deck
      • Shops
      • Medical centre
      • Air-conditioned throughout
      • Stabilised
      • Worldwide satellite telephone
      • Telex and fax

      Island Escape is an All Inclusive Ship as standard

      Dining – waiter service

      • Oasis: Waiter service and chef’s à la carte specials are the order of the day in this stylish eatery. Think grilled fillet steaks, fish dishes and desserts like amaretto crème brûlée and double chocolate cheesecake – all washed down with world-class wines. A cover charge applies and reservations are required. 

      Dining – flexible options

      • Island Restaurant: Serving international and British buffets in spacious surroundings – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • Beachcomber Restaurant: Offering self-service buffets 24 hours a day, it’s the perfect place for a light lunch or a late-night snack. Plus it regularly hosts international theme nights.
      • Room service: Available 24 hours a day for an extra charge. 

      Entertainment

      • Ocean Theatre: The entertainment hub where West End-style shows, dazzling cabarets and UK comedy acts take centre-stage.
      • Bounty Lounge: Here it’s all about game shows, late-night comedy and live music.
      • The Lookout: Panoramic views are the highlight of this bar, which doubles as a late-night disco.
      • Casino: Blackjack, roulette and poker are all up for grabs here, not to mention a range of gaming machines. 

      Bars and lounges

      • The Pub: Unwind with a pint at the ship’s very own pub – it’s just like your local.
      • Champions: A place for sport fans, this themed bar is stacked with memorabilia.
      • Café Brasil: Treat yourself to afternoon tea or a cappuccino, curl up with a book from the library or just take time out to browse the internet in this cosy café.
      • Mirage Bar: Al fresco drinks are on the menu at this poolside bar.
      • Sailaway Bar: This bar does exactly what it says on the tin – watch the world go by as you set sail.
      • Sundowner: The perfect place for pre-dinner drinks and live music. 

      Other activities

      • Hair and Beauty Salon: This spa-like sanctuary offers the A to Z of hair, body and beauty treatments. It features separate male and female saunas, too.
      • Gym: Fully-equipped for cardio and resistance training.
      • Sports Deck: On a ship this big, there’s plenty of room for basketball, football and short tennis courts.
      • Palmy’s Kids’ Club: Imaginative, entertaining and action-packed, Palmy’s offers the very best in childcare and a daily programme of activities.
      • Other: Gift shops, a cyber café and a video arcade complete the line-up.

      Island Escape Cabin Types

      Standard cabins on the Island Escape are equipped with contemporary fixtures and fittings and a minimum of two lower beds that can be converted into a double bed, unless otherwise stated.

      Standard Inside

      These have two single beds that are either side-by-side – and can therefore be turned into a queen-sized bed – or are set out in an L-shape. There are also four-berth cabins, which have twin beds plus two upper beds that fold down. Standard Cabins sizes vary between 10 to 12 m².

      Standard Outside

      These have two single beds that are either side-by-side – and can therefore be turned into a queen-sized bed – or are set out in an L-shape. There are also four-berth cabins, which have twin beds plus two upper beds that fold down. Just so you know, Outside Cabins have a porthole or picture window yet some on the Golden Deck might have a restricted view. Reserve your cabin to guarantee an unobstructed view. Standard Cabins sizes vary between 10 to 12 m².

      Premier

      In a comfy Premier Cabin you’ve got a large picture window to keep an eye on the sunny weather and the option of two single beds or a converted queen-size double. Just so you know, the views from some Premier Cabins may be restricted. Reserve your cabin to guarantee an unobstructed view. Premier Cabins vary between 15 and 17m².

      Deluxe 

      Take your pick between two single beds or a converted queen-sized double in the Deluxe Cabins. There’s also a sofa bed for one and at least one picture window. Just so you know, the views from Deluxe Cabins are restricted. Deluxe Cabins vary between 17 and 19m².

     

    Terms & Conditions

    Cabin fares and categories are subject to availability based on 2 sharing & may change without any prior notice. Prices based on London departures and several regional departures are available at an extra supplement. Five Cruise Itineraries to choose from depending on departure dates. CCC 2.5% & DCC Free. Please call Kreative Holidays on 0208 872 4372 to BOOK and for more information on the dates, live availabilities and prices.

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