First cruise on the Thomson Spirit around Canaries, Madiera and Morocco, as the ship was standing in for Island Escape which was in the dry docks.
Everyone had an excellent holiday, one of the best ever which is saying something as we go away 3-4 times every year.
The food in the buffet and formal restaurants is of great quality, enjoyed every meal, plenty of choice. We were lucky to get the all inclusive drinks free when we paid for our holiday but think it is worth the £200 pp you will be charged if not getting it free even if you are not a big drinker, because it is worth it for the soft drinks, lattes etc. If you do drink alcohol, most premium spirits are in the all inclusive, as well as cocktails, good quality wines, beers etc etc. The price of the drinks on board is reasonable. The only thing is that bottled water is not included on the all inclusive, but soda water is so I just drunk that if I wanted water.
Yes the decor is a bit dated but that adds to its character as a ship of days gone by - it is not like the disney ships with a water flume on the roof! Lots to do - walk around the ship, cinema, tour the deck with the captain, swim, gym, spa, casino - and thats before you get off and explore the ports. We did some tours e.g. Morocco where we felt safer in a group, but in most of the canaries you can walk straight in to the towns or there is a taxi waiting for you at the port you can pick up. This would be similar in other areas the ship sails - in europe you probably feel fine alone but may want extra security where there have been recent troubles.
Cabins really clean and well looked after.
Entertainment was good especially the guest comedians they fly in from the uk just for you.
Staff are very friendly and I would definately go back!