After reading a couple of bad reviews before we left i was very dubious about this cruise, but from the minute we stepped foot on the ship to the minute we stepped foot off the ship i could not of found one fault, the food, drinks, staff entertainment was fantastic, we went on the cruise purely to see Petra, The Pyramids & The valley of the kings. people comment on how expensive the trips are but your getting transport, a guide, an armed guard, lunch which was in a 5 star hotel, a snack box for on the bus & your entry into the sights which when you break it all down probably isn't a bad deal. We had our teenager with us and she made friends straight away & had a ball. The hasslers trying to sell you things are very intimidating & off putting they tend to spoil the excursions alot its about time something was done as this has put me off returning to the country again. driving through Cairo & Luxor again was an eye opener & pretty scary at times, but the driver & guide we had were excellent.
i would definitely cruise again with Thompson, we never once had a bad meal & nothing was to much trouble, our suite didn't seem to have had its upgrade but it was still fine, the bars were always kept immaculate as were the food areas, hand sanitation was always available but quite a few people never used them!! sunbeds were a problem it was the same old faces that got up early & hogged them all day.we didn't see a great deal of the night time entertainment but we always heard good things about it. massive choice of food & drinks there will never be anything you cant find to eat & the selection of drinks couldn't be faulted either, we seemed to have a good deal with our drinks package but every time my husband wanted a drink there was a Â£2.00 surcharge as the only lager available was Heineken. I feel from speaking to others Thompson is a very laid back ship but you still get the service you would get on any other. I cant wait to book my next one!!