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Thomson Dream
Thomson Dream
Member Name: gillyg
Cruise Date: May 2014
Embarkation: Palma de Mallorca
Destination: Mediterranean
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates Not Rated
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Our least favourtie Thomson cruise so far

Now I'll start by admitting this was only our fourth cruise so I am hardly the most experienced cruiser, but we have sailed on the Destiny, Majesty, RCI Legend of the Seas, and now the Dream.

Embarkation was the usual chaos, only 1 scanner at the top of the stairs for security, so even though the check in process was fast the bottleneck at security was pretty bad.

Our cabin was inside 5119, as we expected, no problems there. Location was good, quiet and close to the lifts.

We ate in the MDR every evening as one of our party is coeliac and it suited us to have the same table/waiters etc as they got to know her needs and requirements. Couldn't fault them, very helpful.

the food on the other hand was 'fine', nothing wrong with it per se, just OK! I suppose we have become used to great food and we felt this was pretty ordinary. My husband paid the extra for the steak one night, and would not recommend.

The biggest let down for us was the entertainment. 'Enchanted Duo' in the Argo lounge most evenings. If ever there was a mis named pair they were it! The singer was OK but the accompanying guitarist appeared to know 4 chords and she simply played them along to every song being sang. Dire!

The group in the Jubilee Lounge were simply 'noise', nothing more or less. The 3 piece Mahrachi band were good but it didn't take long for the other passengers to realise they were the only thing worth listening to, so you could never get a seat in the Ocean Bar.

We also didn't like that all the bars were on the same deck, so you could hear the screeching from Enchanted duo even in another bar!

The most disappointing though was the Show Team. The most amateur group I have seen on ANY ship. We actually walked out of two shows.

We liked the ports of call, and overall had a good holiday., but we will not sail on The Dream again.


Publication Date: 06/14/14
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