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273 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews
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CarenP1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
From start to finish, this was an amazing cruise! When we arrived in Las Palmas we were greeted with a warm welcome and a nice cold fresh orange juice. Check in was speedy and simple. The Spirit is a small very friendly ship but has all ... Read more
Lov3Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
SHORT VERSION Thomson Spirit is an old ship but with a fantastic crew, great food and offers very good value – including an “all inclusive” option which includes house wines, some beers and standard spirits. All prices ... Read more
Kevcabs
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was my first cruise ,we had a fantastic time the staff were great the food in all restaurants was very good ,we had the drinks package again great value , the ship is a little tired but very clean , the only place i would not go to ... Read more
dart11
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as it was only one available for the time with child a place. Good points are:- 1. Most Staff v friendly, lovely warm welcome aboard, Cabin steward was friendly, Crew at ports very friendly. in fact all of the ... Read more
HAGGISS
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife tried for many years to convince me to go on a cruise it was only because the holiday to Tunisia went pear shaped that i agreed [ wish i had done it years ago ] Am a Chef so as all Chef will do i looked for fault and there was a ... Read more
HAGGISS
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My wife wanted us to go years ago i wouldn't budge [ silly bugger ] we booked for Tunisia before the trouble long story short we booked for the ship I couldn't fault it from the minute we stepped on we were greeted by smiles and good ... Read more
Spandauman
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my first cruise,my wife has been trying to convince myself for sometime,to do a cruise ( she went on cruise a few years ago with a friend). We decided on the Iberia cruise ,on the Thomson spirit,because of the ports of call, i.e. ... Read more
oceanvillage
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We did 4 cruises on Ocean Village - our last being in 2010. We decided that we would like to do another 'cruise for people that don't do cruises' hence our choice of Thomson Spirit. We were very much looking forward to this cruise and, ... Read more
dandp91
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Good flights and speedy transfer from Malaga to port and check in to ship even though very very busy at port. Great service. Went All Incl and enjoyed the experience. Relaxed approach and this cruise could be as Formal or informal as you ... Read more
Debs11
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise on the Spirit and we was very impressed. Embarkation was very smooth at Malaga and our cases was outside of our cabin before we got there. We was on the 2nd deck cabin 624 the cabin was only small but kept very ... Read more
mum2evntess
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband booked this trip as a surprise birthday and wow, what a wonderful time we had. The old lady was charismatic and a joy to sail in plus our two cabin stewards Randy and Bert couldn't be more charming and helpful. Apart from some ... Read more
Jules1069
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Have cruised with Thomson 5 times before, the last one being over 5 years ago. This cruise was disappointing, not enough staff and they are penny pinching. The drinks package doesn't include cans of drinks i.e coke, cider or baileys! ... Read more
Paulinemcevoy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruse and certainly won't be our last. Yes the ship is old but very clean and well maintained. We were on deck 1 with a outside cabin and must say it was very comfortable and larger that I expected. The housekeeping was ... Read more
Carib cruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
65 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We choose to cruise for the itinerary, not the ship and Thomson Spirit was visiting Gibraltar, Vigo, Porto, Lisbon and Huelva so we booked it. People say the ship is tired but I didnt think so. It is small and easy to get around which ... Read more
lee1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
this was our first cruise and won't be our last it was fantastic the staff made this cruise everyone one of them was all polite friendly helpful from entertainers to crew all fantastic.we did the spirit of iberia cruise everything from ... Read more
debbiecurnow
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
booked with friends who had been before.loved it all crew were very friendly and helpful.. cabin was comfortable and well stocked with tea coffee and milk. cabin stewards were friendly and cheerful. ship was comfortable my view was it is ... Read more
baggies56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
30 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the places it was visiting and also we had sailed with the spirit in march, which we really loved and I have to say we enjoyed it just as much this time, the flights, transfers and getting on to the ship ... Read more
Happyholidamaker
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because of the dates and itinerary.Having sailed on other Thomson ships we knew what to expect. Being the oldest ship it wasnt luxurious but what character.Never been on a friendlier cruise,the staff were excellent in ... Read more
jackietel61@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 3 Thomson's cruise, The Ship... was old, very noisy and cold. It has been tarted up but finish was not great could tell bathrooms had been could still see grout around tiles. The ship sluggard all day and night and found ... Read more
JMURRAYSEDDON
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Staff were almost all lovely, especially those that we interacted with often. Good range of bars and evening shows were quality. Pools are small and poolside space limited at peak times, as expected.I didn't enjoy the Lido dining as it ... Read more
Calton
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
46 helpful votes
This is our third cruise with Thomson on our third different ship. This time we were on the Spirit. The ship is dated and doe's have some little quirks, like the vibrating. It did not bother the two of us, in fact it added to the charm. ... Read more
pmtayjones@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
With Thomson you can't go wrong - if you want the high class QE2 end of cruising then fine, go with Cunard or whoever but with Thomson you get a very good packaged holiday on a ship. The crew (Eastern Europeans or Eastern Asians) could ... Read more
poshtosh
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
24 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We decided to try a Thomson cruise as the reviews were usually very good. We chose Thomson Spirit as got a great deal and liked the itinerary. The ship is small and tired but spotlessly clean. It has a lot of vibration especially when ... Read more
Paperchase161949
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
29 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Having never been to most of Spain we fancied the Thomson cruise called Spanish Sunsets. We have been on 9 Thomson cruises to date, the first being on the Thomson Spirit ten years ago. We have been on the Thomson Celebration four times, ... Read more
Valley lady
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
First time on a Thomson cruise, previously cruised with PO many times but fancied trying a different company and was very impressed. Great service with fantastic staff. We had the all inclusive package which was well worth the money we ... Read more

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