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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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219 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews

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Tina Bell
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I sailed on the Thompson Spirit 27/7- 3/8 on the Norwegian Fjords and Glaciers trip. This was my first cruise, and I was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived at the port, everything was structured and organized to minimize delay ... Read more
PennineDave
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
Embarkation was straightforward and reasonably quick. We picked up our cases in the corridor on deck 6 as we went to our cabin, so it was brilliant. Our Cabin. Almost immediately you could feel a strong vibration in our cabin and this ... Read more
tiernsee
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
It was my son who decided where we would go on holiday. In 2013 we had gone to Tenerife, he was bored, it was too hot and there was nothing to do. As he will be 18 next year I asked him where he would like to go and in a flash he came back ... Read more
Bilje
Member Since 2008
1 review
86 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Well we've been back barely a week and the magic hasn't worn off. One of the best holiday experiences I've ever had. We have sailed on Spirit once before in 2012, and enjoyed that trip very much. We have sailed with other cruise lines on ... Read more
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fairygran
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've just returned from the Fjord-land Splendour aboard the Thomson Spirit and had a good time. The weather was glorious, hitting 31C on one of the days so that helped. We sailed from Newcastle which was an absolute breeze, except for the ... Read more
anddbed
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Second cruise with the Thomson line. The cruise was a mixed bag of excellence to very poor. The Thomson Spirit is an old ship, tatty in places and very noisy- shakes and rattles almost continuously, regardless of the weather. ... Read more
weesyl
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Arrived at Newcastle which was a very pleasant embarkation unlike airports. It had been 8 years since my husband and I was last on this ship and we definitely noticed a huge change on the ship.We were located on deck 7 deluxe suite, which ... Read more
Dtw278
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Finally the date arrived 27th May 2014 to go on a long awaited Baltic cruise on Thomson Spirit from Newcastle. Travelling from the midlands was easy .... straight up the M! / A1 , the port handling and embarkation were a dream, on the ship ... Read more
ettrickbay
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
This was our third time on the Spirit leaving from our home base Newcastle on Tyne. First of all I was delighted by the efficient way the port authorities dealt with the passengers before we actually booked in. Quickly and efficiently our ... Read more
lyndatimberlake1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Just got back from our cruise to Iceland/Scotland and Ireland. Had a brilliant time, The Spirit is an old boat but she has had some updates done on her since we last cruised in June 2013, still very clean and comfortable and the crew are ... Read more
olivanova
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
39 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
Delights of the Promised Land and Aegean Discovery 9-23April 2014 The entire experience from flights to cruise was extemely disappointing for the reasons stated below: Check-in and Flights. We arrived at Thomson's bag drop/check-in at ... Read more
Ellie2green
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
This was our first Cruise which we found very disappointing..... although Clean and tidy with most of the staff being friendly and helpful....THE SHIP WAS VERY SHABBY. The Cabins (we upgraded to a window cabin (£150 wouldn't bother ... Read more
Ellie2green
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Went on this Boat 2/04/2014 -9/04/2014 The Ship is Clean and Tidy BUT Very Tatty... Cabin still same as above except we had up graded to a WINDOW £150 EACH.... Not worth the money......Entertainment very basic and cheesy.... did get ... Read more
Anne Daniels
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on a number of cruises previously, the latter on the Thomson Majesty and have always enjoyed our cruising experience. We are a party of 6 adults. We had stayed at the Louis Pheathon in Pathos for a week prior to boarding the ... Read more
harleydee
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a 2 week cruise and stay holiday to the Aegean, ;cruise was good value,couldn't resist the delicious food so will have to go on a diet now! Enjoying sharing information with other cruisers in the dining room,but after a ... Read more
kathryn73uk
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise and it exceeded my expectations. The journey from Manchester to Cyprus was longer than expected and having to then queue to get on the ship was tiring. The ship was outdated in its style, but was very clean. I had ... Read more
linedanceangel
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Never been on a sea cruise before, but wanted to go to Jerusalem and this cruise sailed from Cyprus so I didn't have to fly and was cheaper than an airfare. On the good side the crew were excellent on the whole and very friendly. This is ... Read more
Jackie(55)
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Went on a weeks cruise pre-Christmas round the Canaries and sorry to say this ship is old and outdated it needs taking out of service. Fixtures and fittings are old our cabin had no air-conditioning had to get it repaired shower wouldn't ... Read more
viviento
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Flew from Cardiff to Tenerife.Coach to port where everything was explained to use about boarding ship as this was our first cruise. Boarded ship and taken to our cabin by a nice Phillipino lady, shown where all the necessary switches etc., ... Read more
thespeedman
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
As an experienced cruiser I took my partner for her first cruise on the Thomson Spirit in early December. I had been on this ship may years ago. The Spirit is an old girl and she has her roots set in the 50/60's although she was not built ... Read more
portway
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Although this was our 2nd time on a Thomson Cruise- the previous one over 20 years ago- we were pleasantly surprised and it compared favorable to other Cruise Lines - P and O, Fred Olsen, Princess, Cruise and Maritime and Holland and ... Read more
Jon Ben
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
What a fantastic cruise. I cannot praise the Thomson Spirit and its crew highly enough. My wife and I love this ship and just wish we could afford to sail in her every year. Every member of the crew we came into contact with could not do ... Read more
shazzy692002
Member Since 2013
1 review
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Cyprus-antalya-marmaris-crete-at sea-israel-israel-Cyprus This is my 2nd thomson cruise, the 1st being in 2006 which had such high waves, we were put off for a few years....we were actually ready to come home at the 1st port of call. ... Read more
emousley
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Previously sailed with Thomson on the celebration in February 2013 (Red Sea) and loved it so much we booked this cruise. We choose it because of the ports we would visit are some of the smaller ports, and this being our first long cruise ... Read more
ju1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I don't normally write reviews but enjoyed this cruise so much that felt I really wanted to this time. We embarked at Limassol very quickly, but as we live in cyprus and made our own way to the port maybe it helped. We paid a little more ... Read more
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