Thomson Dream Highlights of the Mediterranean and Treasures of the Med
After doing two previous cruises on the Thomson Spirit we decided to do a cruise with the Thomson Dream for fourteen days. Given this was a Platinum ship, I have to say it was not what we expected. The layout of the ship was not as good as all the evening entertainment in the Broadway Lounge and the bars was situated all on one deck. This made things crowded and noisy at times which meant there were no real quiet areas to relax in. It would have been better if this had been spread around a few other decks. As for the food it was disappointing to say to say the least and was not of a very high standard. The reason for this was that there was not much variety, it was sometimes cold and also tasteless. It would have been nice to have experienced different types of cuisine which is what we experienced on the Thomson Dream.
The crew seemed not be as happy on the Thomson Dream as they were on the Thomson Spirit which may have been due to the fact they were tired and they were worried about their contracts being renewed. It was interesting to learn that the bar staff and the food waiters were working eleven hour days every day without any time off until the ship goes into dry dock for three months.
Finally the other thing which did concern us was there was some cases of the Noro Virus being reported on the ship during the cruise which meant there were restrictions put in place like serving yourself for the food and drink along with using the Jacuzzis.
All in all for what we had paid for this cruise did not seem good value for money and doing another cruise on the Thomson Dream is something we would not want to do