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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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224 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews

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Julia Huddless
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first cruise with Thomson's but definitely not the last one. The flight and transfer from Dalaman to Marmaris was well organised, as was the checking in on to the ship. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food ... Read more
Julia Huddless
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first Thomson cruise and we were very pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of all the crew. From checking in at the airport, the well organised transfer to Marmaris, our journey to the ship went very smoothly. The ... Read more
willofspicey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I honestly do not see where the bad reviews are coming from. The staff were excellent all around the ship - Smiling and happy to help; visible from the moment you board the ship. The food was brilliant in the buffet on Deck 5 and The ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My family which included my daughter & husband & three Grandchildren aged 3,12, & 16 boarded the Thomson Spirit in Marmaris Turkey. The boarding procedure was quick & as soon as we were on board the difference in the ... Read more
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willofspicey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
So after reading all the negative reviews, this lead us to suspect that maybe we didn't make the right choice but I'm now glad we did! The ship is tired but this never bothered us as most of the interior of the ship remained very clean. ... Read more
Hellybell14
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Slightly worried about what to expect on a cruise, will we enjoy it, will we fit in?? No worries! Absolutely loved it! Flew to Turkey on the Thomson Dreamliner,very smooth & quiet. I even got to peek inside the cockpit prior to ... Read more
nel1994x
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We went on the Thomson Spirit highlights of the black sea August 2015. Had a really good time. There was a wide selection of food, could either have self service with alot of variety, eat in one resturant being served, with limited choice ... Read more
JayneWills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Ignore any moaners..we got back this Monday 17th Aug...that's if there are any !!! we had an amazing time...I have never seen so much food...if you dont wish to dress up you can try the buffet service....wish we did in the days time ... Read more
Parked
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was our 1st cruise and did not know what to expect, but as a result of this cruise we will do more!!! All i can say is it was wonderful, we booked and basic inside cabin, a bit dated but bed was comfy and spotless clean actually ... Read more
Baileys7ckc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
9th cruise with Thomson and the first time on the spirit, we chose the cruise due to its itenary. Visited some nice ports and the cruise experience was good similar to previous cruises. Transfer was not very good no air conditioning ... Read more
AJ28
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
230 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've been on over twenty five cruises and this one is our third with Thomson. We have been on Celebration (Spirit’s sister ship) and Spirit previously. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary; Thomson cruises tend to have ... Read more
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Myjilani
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Joined the Thomson Spirit in Marmaris. Flight and transfers went very well. Now that the Turks have computerised the visa system they know when they check your passport that you have purchased a visa. We enjoyed the cruise very much and ... Read more
riggersbird
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Eastern Encounters Cruise was attractive due to the interesting itinerary, Turkey, Beirut, Cyprus, Israel. Transfers from airport to ship relatively straight forward after hunting down the coach driver at Dalaman airport. ... Read more
MikeDoncaster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my wife and I first cruise. My wife not having a good record on sailing, she can feel queasy crossing the channel, had been reluctant to cruise. She need not have worried, even on a particularly windy night, the ship did no more ... Read more
Zadok
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Booked 6 week prior to holiday. Pre-booked cabin this took all day and cost £10 in telephone charges - just kept me on hold waiting for someone to answer. Flights, transfers, embarkation fine, except the pre-booked cabin was not ... Read more
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Desneo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Never cruised before so don't have a comparison, having said that I would consider my self quite an objective person. We loved it yes it is dated, yes it may be old but if you owned an e type jag you wouldn't moan would you. If you looking ... Read more
_wayne_
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have cruised with a lot of cruise lines, 23 cruises in total, this cruise we went with anothetr couple, both cabins were on deck 3. Crew try there upmost best to make sure you have a great time. Cabin was basic clean and tidy had ... Read more
Sunter18
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
1st of all i would like to mention 3 important things then post my email to Thomson regarding the cruise sent June 9th and still nowhere near being resolved as Thomson customer service is not good at all. This was our first ever cruise, ... Read more
Jimmywayhay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Flew from Newcastle to Dalaman in Turkey ,no issues here apart from a one hour que at passport control at Dalaman. Transfer to ship and embarkation,no issues. We were on the Dream in Feb/March and had read negative reviews on the ... Read more
Bricklayer
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Ok, here goes, we have cruised with all the Big Boys, and it was with some trepidation that we booked this Thomson cruise ! Our flight over was fine, transferred to Marmaris port and went to board the ship. It has to be said, she isn't ... Read more
Bristollady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first Thomson spirit cruise, left Marmaris on 4th May for 2 week back to back cruise around eastern med including Israel. First off the staff were amazing, from the cleaning staff- kept the room spotless, were great around my 4 year ... Read more
PaulTay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on cruises with Tompsons for many years going back to our first cruise on the Topaz. When we first cruised the standard of the food was much higher, We had dishes such as Steak and Lobster on the main restruant menu. That has ... Read more
daimac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I have just returned from a week cruise on the Thomson Spirit to the Eastern Med. We chose this cruise for the ports of call, and boy was it the right decision, we saw some fantastic sites, in the various ports of call, coupled with the on ... Read more
bdon257
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our seventh cruise and the first with Thomson, it was the itinerary which appealed to us rather than the ship or company. The ship is certainly showing its age and does not come up to the standards of its competitors. Food on ... Read more
tim1949
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
As someone who has travelled quite a bit I always dismissed cruising as for "old" people. However my good friend for many years mentioned that he was thinking "mmmmmmm-maybe". And so we decided to give it a try on a ... Read more

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