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273 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews
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annette hamilton
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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
36 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
22 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
21 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
47 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
19 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
beep2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This is our 3rd cruise of the spirit last year we went on the Thomson Majesty but was very disappointed as had problems with the toilet and there was a smell of fumes in our cabin which we complained about on 3 occasions, so we chose this ... 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
fergusbean
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 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
19 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
2 reviews
6 forum posts
60 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
32 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
Cruisefirst2
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed on the THOMSON SPIRIT for my husbands 65th Birthday in April. Fantastic first cruise! Smooth holiday from beginning to end. I booked a suite which was huge and clean! The cabin staff were very good they left my husband a ... Read more
shipshapeUK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
43 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
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
27 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
9 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
16 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
13 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
33 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

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