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AJ28
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
230 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
3 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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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
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
6 reviews
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
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews
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
4 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
mcfccruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Day One I started with such high hopes; well not high but with expectations. We knew the Spirit was a small and old ship. Everything went well at the beginning the flight was on time departing to Cyprus. The flight however was just one ... Read more
Farleigh
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
I am not going to drone on too much about the food, entertainment etc. Quite simply, the check in and flights from Gatwick were fine. No delays other than some clot who checked their bags but then showed up late for the flight!! Yes ... Read more
Shieldsduo
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Sailed April 2015
Just got back from another week on the Thomson Spirit – this being our 6th time over the years. Really love this ship and the friendliest crew in the fleet; however, the standards seem to be going back generally throughout the ship. ... Read more
Hudswell
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our third cruise on the Spirit and our eighth with Thomson. Quite simply you get what it says on the tin....The Spirit is not a floating theme park or a 5 star floating hotel....it is a cruise ship that delivers a level of ... Read more
Northern Sandie
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Review of the Services And the ship over all is good. The ports of call were the most impressive qualities of the cruise. The excursions were well organised but could be achieved quite easily on your own steam for a fraction of the cost. ... Read more
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
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
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

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