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287 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews
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solent diver
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
went on this cruise as not cruised this area before. read the reviews ,they were quite mixed cannot believe people are giving this 5 stars want expecting much as it was only £519.00.On arrival saw what looked like a1970s ferry.The ... Read more
Blueangel14
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First time on a cruise went as a group of friends who all live in Cyprus, Some had been before on this cruise but we were 6 newbies to cruising. We took a taxi to Limassol from Paphos arrived in Limassol about 12.30 and were guided to ... Read more
johnjohnboy
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have had several cruises including P and O and on Thomson, the Spirit offers good value which is spoilt by TUI/Thomson screwing every last penny form you. We had the drinks package and on previous ships to get a drink you showed one ... Read more
spark18a
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Cabin ok but we booked a sea-view we could see a lifeboat hull! Food average, too little choice for non-meat eaters, the service was good to ok outside restaurant, sporadic inside. Pools are minuscule and the jacuzzi was out of order all ... Read more
Queenie1603
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My mother in law, a wheel chair user chose this trip as we have travelled on the Spirit before and the cruise had some distinct advantages. The ship is generally wheel chair friendly, the wheel chair user cabins are spacious and are at ... Read more
jon068
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Good value for money cruise, the ship although old was very well maintained and having already cruised on the Dream four months earlier I did not have to familiarise myself with the layout as they are virtually identical vessels. The ... Read more
sw16girl
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
It was nice not to have to queue for everything and the ports visited were perfect. The staff could not have been more friendly and the shows were good for cruise ships and did not seem to be skimped due to being a smaller ship. The late ... Read more
safety10
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to go to Israel and the Holy Land. The flight is basic and everything costs. Boarding from our flight in Limassol was a nightmare. It took nearly 2 hours !! The food was very disappointing, both in the buffet ... Read more
swansong49
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have just returned from a two week cruise on the lovely Thomson Spirit. Our first week was the itinerary Timeless Treasures and second Aegean Titans. As it was a special anniversary, we decided to splash out on a suite, and we were ... Read more
justingalore
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This cruise ("Timeless Treasures - taking in Cyprus, Santorini, two stops in Turkey and Israel) was originally booked with my mother, but after a family emergency I instead went with my girlfriend. Firstly - the ports were all ... Read more
CarenP1
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 helpful votes
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
t_hornbuckle
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I were keen to try a cruise, but had limited holiday dates, and this was the only cruise available to us. We had no idea what to expect but the all inclusive deal seemed great value. We were not disappointed. It's an ... Read more
Lov3Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 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
16 helpful votes
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
11 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
9 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
5 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
19 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
13 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
10 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
5 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
23 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
12 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
SoniaA
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We had no idea what to choose as we never cruised before. Thomson travel agency helped us to decide.Their staff are wonderful, and so helpful. The ship met all our expectations and much more. It was just the right size too. We got lost ... 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

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