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Jules1069
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Carib cruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
65 forum posts
18 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
29 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
19 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
28 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
13 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
7 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
31 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
23 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
28 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
15 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
annette hamilton
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This was the fourth trip on the Spirit. Because it is a smaller ship you actually get to meet some wonderful people. My husband has a walking disability and we had no trouble whatsoever getting to the ship. When on board I did not ... Read more
treeza1010
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
we chose this cruise because of the excellent places we were scheduled to visit - starting with the flight to malaga - first day at sea then lisbon in portugal followed by porto meyo in portugal - on to cadiz in spain then casablanca then ... Read more
veryhappycruiser
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
34 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
mckenzie1810
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
My husband and I were first time cruisers and did not want to go on a big ship. So we chose this boat as it accommodated about 1200 passengers. From the moment we embarked at Malaga which is a wonderful port everything was taken out of our ... Read more
Colette Farrell
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
20 helpful votes
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
21 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
46 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
18 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
22 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
15 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
16 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

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