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The longest-serving member of Thomson's four-strong fleet, Thomson Spirit started life in 1983 as Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam. In 2000 the vessel was taken over by the now defunct United State Lines ...
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233 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews

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veryhappycruiser
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 6th cruise with Thomson's, 2nd on the Spirit. Had a look at the latest reviews before we went. A few uncomplimentary remarks but mostly good. Yes the ship is old but it is immaculately clean and when in port the crew are always ... Read more
Colette Farrell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose the cruise because a couple we knew were going and highly recommended it. We had been threatening to go on a cruise for a long time and decided now was the time. Before we went on the Spirit we read reviews that it was old and ... Read more
PeterB52
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall this cruise war everything I expected on a Thomson Cruise. Good food, excellent entertainment and very friendly staff. One of the drawbacks was the machinery noise as we were entering port. I was in a single inside cabin on deck 3 ... Read more
Stevered
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Went on this cruise as a bit of a dare really. After reading horror reviews we decided to test the water ourselves and risk a week. What could go wrong? NOTHING. What an absolute joy from start to finish. Coordination from airport to ... Read more
ninakp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is our first cruise with Thomson and will most certainly be the last, this ship is well past it's best, despite ordering a double cabin we got 2 singles, I complained straight away as did others who were in the same boat (pardon the ... Read more
Briercliffe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
First time on Thomson cruise but wont be my last, such a friendly ship a little tired in parts , but the crew and all the staff were first class . And I have cruised with some big names but this definitly held its own .As to entertainment ... Read more
Mickanney
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Our second cruise with Thomson Spirit following last year's cruise in Eastern Mediterranean and cannot believe some of the negative reviews we have just read about the Spirit and this year's Western Mediterranean cruise! Compared to the ... Read more
area
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This is the first on the Spirit having been on the rest except the Discovery. I am writing this as a disabled passenger, as I try to help if I can, other people like me. We have a adapted cabin which was kept perfectly clean. It was ... Read more
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churmcy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was a very enjoyable cruise around the Iberian peninsular. The staff and crew members were very friendly, courteous and attentive. We had a balcony cabin which was very spacious and kept spotless by our two attendants. ... Read more
fergusbean
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose the ship as this was a first cruise for three women and the reviews were good. It was like a floating residential home with a hint of urine. The food ranged from very poor to middling, the drinks were okay and the staff were ... Read more
garlhamster
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
no long flights. moderately choppy seas upset a few guests on first couple of nights but it was may. lisbon very interesting. if you want to do your own thing, buy a 6.50 euro via gem ticket from the metro. you can use on trams and buses ... Read more
ilstonio
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
46 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Firstly, this is our 3rd cruise and all with Thomson's so my experiences are based on this. I got interested when the Mrs mentioned the drinks packages and no infernal drinks and tips bills. The Spirit is clearly on the older scale and ... Read more
devonware
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
If you like the following: • poor food & choice (carrots & courgettes with every type of meal including curry) • wooden sticks instead of tea spoons to stir your tea/coffee • a ship that shudders with ... Read more
shipshapeUK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
40 helpful votes
This was our second Thomson cruise having been on the Majesty earlier this year. Despite being an older and smaller ship, the Thomson Spirit was a fantastic choice and I can see why people return to her year after year. Embarkation at ... Read more
i love oriana
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We booked this cruise a year ago in order to go to Israel Turkey and Greece and also because we could fly from our local airport at Bournemouth direct to Pathos Cyprus. We had a fantastic holiday and we really enjoyed all the excursions ... Read more
happymariner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have just completed our fifth cruise - each one has been different - ship, cabin, deck, big, small, destination and I can honestly say that the cruise on Thomson Spirit has been one of the better ones. In conversation only 2 couples ... Read more
bertie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We have taken early retirement and now live in cyprus, a special 60th birthday needed to be celebrated. We have gone on many cruises with many different cruise lines. We booked this 23rd march till 30th march cruise very late, paid for ... Read more
marcopolo56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The cruise was the Ancient Affair, 16th March - 23rd March. CABINS I paid extra to enable me to choose two cabins for our party. One of these cabins was 567 on deck 3. I found it very difficult to sleep, due to the engine noise and ... Read more
Scotsguy31
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
49 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this cruise fairly last minute to celebrate my mum's birthday and got a really good deal. The flight from Glasgow to Paphos was on time and fine, some lovely views of the Alps flying over. Paphos airport is very small and lots of ... Read more
tranmerefan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
32 helpful votes
This was my first cruise as bit of a treat for my 40th. We had cabin 832 which was in the middle on bottom deck. Some other passengers had issues with not having hot water but I had no problems at all. The walls were thin so we could here ... Read more
baggies56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This cruise was booked by my husband as a birthday present for my 60th birthday and it could not have been any better, we were in cabin 360 deck 4, flight was a little late not the airlines fault and when we got to the airport the luggage ... Read more
caz26
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
The Thomson package, as always, was well co-ordinated and smooth. On arrival at the Spirit, moored in Cyprus, we were excorted to our cabin No. 407, for which we had paid extra as it is in the middle of the ship. Immediately on ... Read more
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PeteyDundee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Just back from a 7 night cruise on the Spirit, Due to safety concerns we never got to Beirut instead we went to Rhodes. Picked up from airport and taken to the ship and very quickly checked in and onboard, We have cruised with Thomson a ... Read more
Mal C
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Majesty at xmas 2014 I vowed down never to cruise with Thomsons again but having heard many positive remarks about the Spirit we decided to give it a go and very pleased we were. The cruise director (Lewis) was the ... Read more
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archy789
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Booked a week sailing the Aegean on Thomson Spirit, the flights and tranfers were very good and well co-ordinated at the port very quickly through check in and onto the ship. Yes the ship is old and some of the furnishing is a bit worn but ... Read more

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