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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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244 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews

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mjkStirling
Member Since 2014
1 review
48 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Had booked the cruise 10 months in advance as we really wanted to go and flights from Scotland are limited. Cannot complain about the staff, the food or the cabin we were in for the week. Only ever in a cabin to sleep and shower so went ... Read more
jnetamundo@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
It was me and my wifes first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff stood out the most as they made you feel like you was on holiday. They were always helpful,smiling,funny and exceptionally attentive. Constantly attending to ... Read more
martinsa1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband booked this cruise for an Easter break, with Thomson, about 6 weeks before departure. Having been on other cruises with P&O , NCL etc we thought we would try a Thomson platinum cruise. First we had 2 hour delay at Gatwick ... Read more
Sycamoregirl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
This cruise was apparently the first of the season for Spirit: from Cyprus via Turkey and Greece (Santorini) to Israel before return to Limassol. The weather was poor until Israel, something to consider in future for this area. ... Read more
catmad
Member Since 2014
1 review
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband chose this cruise as a present for me and because it left from Limassol, Cyprus and visited Santorini and Israel (Ashdod). We live in Cyprus and parking at the port is easy because the large car-park was directly opposite ... Read more
copper45robson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was a very enjoyable cruise and once again Thompson's looked after us very well from departing and returning to Newcastle Airport. We were met and welcomed at the port by members of the fabulous show team, check-in very quick and we ... Read more
IMP1949
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As always with Thomson Cruises this was an excellent cruise. We boarded the ship at Marmaris and after 1 day at sea called at a different port every day taking in various Greek and Turkish ports. The ship is looking a bit tired but will ... Read more
eeviengrumpy
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
just back from eastern adventure cruise, having traveled on this ship before we knew what to expect it has been refurbished since our last time, as always the staff are brilliant, entertainment very good but getting a bit old fashioned and ... Read more
shipdenborn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
We choose this cruise to mark our 50th Wedding Anniversary, having deliberated long and hard about repeating our honeymoon to Italy. We were so pleased with this choice. The whole experience was faultless. Front facing cabin on the ... Read more
Benhan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We arrived in Harwich at the same time as the world and his wife. I am expecting to have a hip replacement so was very wary about standing a long time in the very long queue. A girl noticed I was having to use a stick and she invited me to ... Read more
Ritaclark
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Just returned from mediterran Explorer cruise, there was 6 in our party and we all agreed that we had a great time. Staff were all very welcomeing and friendly. Cabins were spacious and kept clean throughout the whole day by smiley by Ida ... Read more
anrid73x24
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from 15 nights Med Explorer. weather fantastic the whole time .....makes a big difference . Embarkation at Harwich was tiresome simply due to the number of passengers all arriving at the same time ....long cues ...wait of about ... Read more
DJCS
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first Thomson cruise and having previously cruised with Royal Caribbean and P&O, the ship looked disappointingly small and lacks the WOW factor!! But it is over 30 years old. Also we feel that we got a good price for our ... Read more
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John Swin
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Having just returned from our Baltic Flavours cruise on a Thomson Spirit, The standard of cleanliness, food and entertainment were 1st class. All the staff were terrific from the 2 girls who cleaned our cabin, The waiters in the Compass ... Read more
Fraseen
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having just returned from our first cruise on a Thomson ship, I can't praise it enough. This is my 3rd cruise the previous two being on a Celebrity ship which was much bigger and newer, Obviously due to its size and age,the Spirit's ... Read more
Dotmag
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I agree with most of the earlier review of the Fire and Ice cruise but I think that although the current young show team did not have as many strong male singers as last year they more than made up with it with their energy and brilliant ... Read more
dado
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Hi this is our 5th cruise on the Thomson Spirit the last being in 2009. So what has changed starting at the stern of the ship there was the addition of a gazebo type structure covering the what was the open deck space at rear of the lido ... Read more
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holiday ahoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
165 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Following on from our brilliant cruise to Norway in August 2013, we booked this cruise to Iceland not long after returning. Check-in at Harwich was quick and faultless, and we were on board within a few minutes of arriving at the port, ... Read more
cuiser81
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on the Thomson Spirit to Amsterdam. Thankfully it was only a 3 night cruise. The ship is definitely showing its age and is in desperate need of a major refit. It reminded me of a ferry rather than a cruise ship. The swimming pool ... Read more
wishiwasinliverpool
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - seven countries, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Sweden, stopping off in places we'd never visited before and always wanted to see, particularly St Petersburg. It was ... Read more
gralynne@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with Thompson, two were with the Majesty and this one on the Spirit and we have not experienced anything that would make us change our choice for this cruise line. Everything from embarkation to disembarkation has ... Read more
Aadele
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
having heard my mum going on about going on a cruises, we took the plunge and went on a taster cruise and was really impressed with the whole thing, we didn't enjoy the coach ride up to Newcastle but embarking the ship getting to cabin ... Read more
jaxship
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Thomson Spirit to the Norwegian Fjords in July 2014 and it was fab. There were 4 of use, 2 adults and 2 lads aged 14 and 19. We had a 4 berth cabin which was quite spacious and very clean in comparison to some we've stayed ... Read more
Arctictraveller
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
After enjoying a great cruise on Thomson Spirit last year on the North Cape Explorer, my wife and I were attracted to this cruise to Norway and Spitzbergen primarily because this cruise was not only going up into the Arctic, but also up ... Read more
Joe Pen
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
As Thompson aren't doing this trip anymore we booked at the last minute. I'm heading towards 50 & I can honestly say this was a big step back in holidays for me. The fjords were lovely, as were most of the staff. However, food was ... Read more

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