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242 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews

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36
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Rooster60
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Have been on this ship nearly 2 years ago & because we enjoyed it so much opted for same ship. Big mistake! Badly in need of some sort of refurbishment. Deck 10 a disgrace, dirty, smoking near restaurant, would not even enter pool or ... Read more
Janmarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a lovely week in Montego Bay in the Riu palace, would defiantly give that a 5 star rating. We were advised by Thomson rep to stay at hotel first as we would be disappointed with hotel after the cruise, this I might add was ... Read more
NEBirder
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
When I check reviews written on this site I generally discard the best reviews as some people will be happy with a very basic holiday (cardboard box int middle of road!) I also discard the worst reviews as some people are never satisfied ... Read more
misstq
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
As the review title states, this was our second cruise on this ship. Itinery was good but the ship leaves a lot to be desired. Flights and cruise check in good. Cabin (outside deluxe) deck 5 was quite spacious for 3 of us and seemed o.k ... Read more
suron
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
1,308 forum post
43 helpful votes
Have just returned from the Colourful Coasts cruise from Tenerife. This was the best option for us as we wanted to fly from Bristol - daughter, son in law and granddaughter were coming by ferry to me in Bristol from their home in ... Read more
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Scotsguy31
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
44 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this cruise fairly last minute to celebrate my mum's birthday and got a really good deal. The flight from Glasgow to Paphos was on time and fine, some lovely views of the Alps flying over. Paphos airport is very small and lots of ... Read more
dale64
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
58 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having read these reviews extensively prior to taking this cruise, I really do think they say more about the reviewers than the cruises themselves. For the price paid, I do think that this cruise represented outstanding value, and as ... Read more
stevieshoe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
36 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Ok, so we've been on a couple of cruises before (around the Aegean and Red Sea) and this was our 3rd time on the Celebration (have also been on the Majesty). We know what to expect on a Thomson cruise and we weren't disappointed. Some ... Read more
tinymaze
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was me and my mums first cruise and got to say we wont be doing another one. absolutely disappointed with it. My mum's always wanted to do a cruise and thought, this would be a good first time cruise but even the season cruisers ... Read more
cmo127
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
At the end of this cruise the 3 first time cruisers in our family group were impressed with the whole thing. We would aĺl certainly use Thomsons again. Dreamliner flights were great- on time, good food and catered for food allergies ... Read more
Saldev
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
JOURNEY: very easy to check in online few days before and then just drop off bags-and not see them again until we got on board the ship-this was great and took away all the stress of travelling -The dream liner is a fab plane and a very ... Read more
frendly wendy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Arrived at Montego Bay in the afternoon of the 5th January this year. We are poor walkers so had booked assistance at all airports and docks. We were looked after very well and were whisked away to coach in wheelchairs. Service was great ... Read more
Dorsyb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Me and my husband have just returned from this cruise and we can honestly say we loved it. We will definitely be going again next year. I looked at all the reviews and spoke to some people and quite honestly, some were awful, so I wasn't ... Read more
mwalbridge
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Travel to Embarkation Port Negative -No reception at gangway (no staff greeting, no direction, no signage) -Took away Canadian passports without explanation (very strange) but did not take British passports -Driver did not ... Read more
mwalbridge
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Travel to Embarkation Port Negative -No reception at gangway (no staff greeting, no direction, no signage) -Took away Canadian passports without explanation (very strange) but did not take British passports -Driver did not ... Read more
sherl123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We went for our honeymoon. We arrived in the embarkation area to be greeted by a miserable girl who never once smiled and told us we had to register a debit card with her or deposit £200 on board at Reception as this was their ... Read more
Liviu
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was for me and my wife 3rd cruise with Thompson and worst. The ship is very tired, the staff underpaid, the general atmosphere of discontent is persistent among them. You have to be very careful at hidden charges, despite having ... Read more
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Liviu
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was for me and my wife 3rd cruise with Thompson and worst. The ship is very tired, the staff underpaid, the general atmosphere of discontent is persistent among them. You have to be very careful at hidden charges, despite having ... Read more
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kaiti
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my 7th ever cruise and 2nd Thomson's. The itinery was Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, St Lucia, Bequia, and Dominica. Only one day at sea compared to many caribbean cruises of 3 days at sea over a week. Thomson's is a mid priced and ... Read more
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Mal C
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Majesty at xmas 2014 I vowed down never to cruise with Thomsons again but having heard many positive remarks about the Spirit we decided to give it a go and very pleased we were. The cruise director (Lewis) was the ... Read more
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area
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We went on the Thomson Dream for the first time and read the reviews before we went. We were a bit upset at some of those that we read and it was with trepidation that we embarked on this trip. We need not have been worried at all ... Read more
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area
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
AS I said it was the first time on this ship and we were a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews but we needn't have worried as it was really good. As an elderly disabled lady the cabin was an adapted one and there was ... Read more
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dado
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Fourth time on the dream and how better can it get. First I must say they have now finally got the excursions team sorted out with a new manager that's well organised with a good team. We did 5 tours in total out of 6 ports and all ... Read more
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Newtownabbey2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our 5th Thomson cruise and our first on the Spirit and like the previous 4 it did not disappoint us. The flights to and from Dalaman were on time and the coach transfers to and from Marmaris took about 1 1/2 hours. Both ... Read more
China doll52
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
42 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our flight from Manchester left a little late but we arrived on time thanks to a good tail wind. The luggage reclaim was horrendous - we waited 50 minutes at the airport but after that everything went smoothly. The staff were as amazing ... Read more

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