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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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