Island Cruises

Island Cruises

Island Cruise Deals & Lines

Island Cruises History

Island Cruises was founded in the year 2001 and began its operation an year later in 2002. Sunshine Cruises Limited, a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and First Choice Travel Plc. owns and operates the Island Cruises brand.  TUI Travel PLC acquired First Choice after few years of operation and in 2008 October, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd also sold its shares in Island Cruises to TUI Travel PLC resulting in transfer of Island Cruise’s fully owned ship – The Island Escape to TUI Travel PLC. The Island Escape Ship after getting transferred to TUI Travel PLC will be operated under brand Thomson Cruise brand.

Island Cruises Information

Type Subsidiary
Industry Transportation
Founded 2001
Founder(s) Royal Caribbean International & First Choice
Parent TUI Travel
Website www.thomson.co.uk

Island Cruises Destinations

Island Cruises operates in Europe during the summer season and South America in winter. Island Cruises also arranges tour to the Caribbean. The primary target customers are from Great Britain, Brazil and Argentina. Island Cruises offers relaxed cruising to British family Cruise Market and in South America the target segment is young generation.

Island Cruises Onboard, Things to Do and Food & Entertainment

There is lot of things to do once you are onboard Island Cruises. The cruise liners and facilities are crafted and designed with passengers’ mood in mind and you will always find something to match your mood. The cruise liner in service offers excellent cabins stay coupled with relaxed choice of lounges, bars and restaurants. The cruise liner also offers cyber café and a theatre. It has three restaurants, two bars, one pub and even a casino. The restaurant offer wide variety of food choices. Similarly, the bar and pubs offers excellent collections of wines and drinks.  Island Cruises also offers fitness center and gymnasium, Spa, Salon, Swimming Pool, Medical facilities and Boutique and Gift shops.

Island Cruises Ships

  • Island Escape (now owned by Thomson Cruises)

Island Cruises Packages

Island Cruises Winter 2012/13 Cruise Deals

Destination Schedule Date Cruise Name Price
Colourful Coasts 07th Dec 2012 from Bournemouth Thomson Majesty 7 nights from £630pp
Red Sea Magic 10th Jan 2013 from Bournemouth Thomson Celebration 7 nights from £630pp
Transatlantic Sunset 09th Dec 2012 from Gatwick Thomson Dream 14 nights from £1,114pp
Caribbean Treasures & Latin Gems 20th Jan 2013 from Gatwick Thomson Dream 14 nights from £1,483pp
Aegean Discovery 20th Mar 2013 from Bournemouth Thomson Spirit 7 nights from £675pp
Red Sea Magic 29 Nov 2012 from Bournemouth Thomson Celebration 7 nights from £558pp

Island Cruises Summer 2013 Cruise Deals

Destination Schedule Date Cruise Name Price
Pearls of the Aegean 11th Oct 2013 from Bournemouth Thomson Majesty 7 nights from £827pp
Best of the Med 07th May 2013 from Bournemouth Island Escape 7 nights from £733pp
Ancient Wonders 06th May 2013 from Stansted Thomson Celebration 7 nights from £799pp
Escape to the Med 15th Oct 2013 from Bournemouth Island Escape 7 nights from £752pp
Highlights of the Mediterranean 04th May 2013 from Bournemouth Thomson Dream 7 nights from £846pp
Baltic Explorer 09th May 2013 from Port of Tyne Thomson Spirit 10 nights from £1,034pp

Island Cruises Summer 2012 Cruise Deals

Destination Schedule Date Cruise Name Price
Mediterranean Medley 07th Jul 2012 from Gatwick & Manchester Thomson Dream 7 nights from £665pp
Med Adventure 03rd Jul 2012 from East Midlands & Gatwick Island Escape 7 nights from £542pp
Gems of the Aegean 02nd Jul 2012 from Luton & Manchester Thomson Celebration 7 nights from £667pp
Magic of the Fjords 11th Jun 2012 from Harwich Thomson Spirit 6 nights from £621pp