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274 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews
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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
27 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
18 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
bluepeter999
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Port of Embarkation was actually Marmaris in Turkey but thats not an option in the drop down Just back from Thomson Ancient Wonders cruise on the Spirit. Have never cruised before, apart from on the Nile, so didn't know what to expect. ... Read more
Suzy C
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
Sailed on 31st August from Mamaris Turkey . Travelled to Istanbul Bosscarda Kusadasi Athens and Santorini . Wonderful ship although not a large new style ship very adequate . Reasonable spacious cabin we had an outside on deck 3 ... Read more
Julia Huddless
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
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
4 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
4 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
6 reviews
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
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
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
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
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
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
4 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

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