i write this review in an attempt to put some perspective on the more negative reviews that have been written before.Firstly i have been on 2 cruises ,both with thomson,last year western med on the destiny, so lets begin,,if you want to tell your friends that youve been on the biggest most luxurious ships on the sea then book with royal carribean,p&o,cunard etc but also be prepared to pay 11 or 12 dollars a day per person service charges plus 8 dollars or so for a pint of lager and about 30 dollars for a bottle of wine. The problem with cruising is it still attracts the snob element,a fact that is abundantly clear if you read some reviews on this site,what thomson offer is a down to earth good value product,yes the ships are old but so are alot of 3 star hotels in most resorts on the med.the differenc between a thomson ship and a run of the mill resort hotel is the service,which is always first class,frindly and attentive,add this to excellent food and superb destinations.
I will dedicate the rest of this review to the ship itself,firstly the ship is 30 years old and does look tired in places but is kept spotlessly clean,the food is uniformly good and as i have stated above the service is superb,the destinations on this cruise were stunning particularly montenegro and croatia.please dont be put of by the negative reviews.to finish having sailed on the destiny last year i would probably choosse this ship purely as it is slightly larger and has more outside bar an eating area.The flight to corfu and embarkation were on time and efficient and i really can not fault thomson holidays .the cruise was adriatic explorer sailing from corfu
corfu ,the only downside to the cruise,the airport is awfull no aircon and very little in the way of shopping or refreshments,i would hate to be delayed there for any length of time.
koper slovenia,a nice place but suffers in comparison to kotor ,probably worth investing in an excursion as i think the best of slovenia is inland.