Escape v celebration (cruise and stay turkey??)

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#1
n ireland
129 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Hi there
Went on the island escape last year with our then 1 year old and loved it we done a 1 week stay in Majorca but this time round I wanna book in advance for summer 2014 I'd like to do an eastern med cruise and stay and was looking at turkey stays based on this years itineraries only the celebration ship does this any thoughts about this ship is it better/same /worse than island escape? Would love to hear if anyone had been on both ships and if anyone knows of eastern med itineraries cruise and stay for summer 2014 or when they are released
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#2
Cornwall, UK
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Joined Feb 2007
We've been on both and Celebration is probably a step up from IE...especially as the cabins have been refurbished and she will be having tea/coffee making facilities in the cabins from (I think) May this year. Celebration has one formal evening per week, although you can eat in the buffet if you don't 'do' formal!!

Celebration may not be all inclusive of course which is where Island Escape wins (unless you book very early and get a deal) but tips are included the same as IE. Entertainment much the same though IE has more guest entertainers...Celebration normally has show team 6 nights out of 7 then just one guest per week.

Celebration has a buffet restaurant and also has a restaurant with full waiter service as well as speciality restaurant whereas IE is self serve in buffet and Island Restaurant as well as a speciality restaurant.

We like both ships very much and usually use the itinerary to choose between them.....I'm sure you would like either one.
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n ireland
129 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Great info thanks
Yes i don't mind which boat we go on its more I'd like to try the eastern med this time and do a cruise and stay preferably in turkey any ideas when they are released for summer 2014?
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Cornwall, UK
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I think its April that the 2014 itineraries are announced.

Another possibility is sailing out of Corfu and cruising the Adriatic including Venice and Croatia and the 'stay' in Corfu would be nice.
#6
Suffolk
4,227 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by 028snowball
Yes definitely open to all options the price etc will probably be the decider

If you send me the money I can book the Holiday cheap for you




























Disclaimer...this was a joke
#7
n ireland
129 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Anymore news on release dates for summer 2014 cruise and stays? Anyone know any of the itineraries for cruise and stays?
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