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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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251 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews

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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
1 review
4 forum posts
59 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
31 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
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
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
baggies56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
20 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
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
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
17 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
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
Solivagant
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Food very average but usually we were able to mix from eg outside snack bar and inside self service so as to create a reasonable meal. Cold meats and some joints poor quality. Penty of volume however if you just want to stuff! The ... Read more
Bbarr
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Was worried about going on ship after reading some reviews all I can say is ignore bad reviews we have been on numerous cruises rci princess and P&O but this was by far the best cruise ever embarkation was quick and well organised as ... Read more
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travrend
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise in approx 10 years and our first with Thompson. To be honest we expected to have a good time but didn't expect it to be an upmarket affair. So we were very pleasantly surprised to discover that the level of dining ... Read more
cov kid
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We landed at Dalaman airport and went through customs having already purchased our Turkish visa before we traveled. This costs $20 online, (about £14 ). Transfer to Marmaris took just over an hour, and once checked in we were on ... Read more
Newtownabbey2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our 5th Thomson cruise and our first on the Spirit and like the previous 4 it did not disappoint us. The flights to and from Dalaman were on time and the coach transfers to and from Marmaris took about 1 1/2 hours. Both ... Read more
Cressy45
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
If you think Chicken Curry served with Brussels Sprouts or Shepherd's Pie come under your idea of fine cuisine then the Compass Rose Restaurant aboard Thomson Spirit is for you. If you prefer less formal eating, where you can pile your ... Read more
Ianandjan
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
We have been lucky enough to have done many cruises with different companies and have twice sailed with Thomsons on the Dream. We had fabulous holidays on both occasions and have always enjoyed cruising with which ever company we have ... Read more
kentmick
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first time on the Thomson Spirit having sailed on the other Thomsons ships. The flight to Dalam airport was on the Dreamliner from Gatwick arriving earlier than expected. The transfer to Marmaris took about 1 and a quarter ... Read more

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