Pictured – Island Escape cruise ship. See Centre Press Story CPCRUISE. A couple have spoken of their sickness and terror on a “nightmare” cruise that has prompted almost 100 passengers to take legal action. Passengers are taking legal action after cruises on board Thomson’s Island Escape ship last year were ruined by gastric illness. This is the fourth year in the last six that the lawyers have received complaints about the ship. Travel lawyers Irwin Mitchell have issued legal proceedings after being contacted by passengers who travelled on board the all-inclusive cruise liner between March and November 2013 after the firm failed to admit liability.