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261 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews

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Liz632972
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Went as a family with husband, daughter and her husband and two children aged 4 and 6 months. This was a great cruise for all of the family. The four year old attended the kids club most days, her choice, and had a great time. Having ... Read more
THOM25SON
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
What a great cruise, 5 star staff , all willing to help. As has been said by many before this is not a new ship, but it does have character. We stayed in 924, the so called NOISY ROOM, never heard a thing. Extremely clean and clean towels ... Read more
arwen taylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise, but we are widely travelled on a world wide basis and did have reasonably high expectations We travelled with two elderly people with health issues so picked a cruise as it was a good option for us all to have ... Read more
s.plumley@sky.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I joined the ship at Palma de Majorca . To start with the long lines of guests waiting to be let on board was frustrating ( it was must simpler on Royal Caribbean) when we arrived on board we found that our cabin on deck 9 ... Read more
f0rmentera
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise with Thomson, all on different ships. But this Thomson Dream cruise was both excellent and horrible. We would never sail with this ship again, and we are having serious second thoughts about cruising with Thomson ... Read more
Toldowestyorkshire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
The Thompson Dream cruise liner is a very dated vessel and will be taken out of the fleet next year not before time. They seemed to be more paint than steel in the structure of the ship, but it was adequate for what we needed we had two ... Read more
Mo Gas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This ship needs scrapping. It was our first cruise and honestly it has probably put us off for life. The ship is tired to the point that even a complete overhaul would be too expensive to save it. Our cabin was possibly (from what we heard ... Read more
BroadsideDerby
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
34 helpful votes
My wife and I have recently returned from our first sea cruise “Treasures of the Mediterranean” on board the Thomson Majesty. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience which was, in a way, a relief after having read a number of ... Read more
fergusbean
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose the ship as this was a first cruise for three women and the reviews were good. It was like a floating residential home with a hint of urine. The food ranged from very poor to middling, the drinks were okay and the staff were ... Read more
garlhamster
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
no long flights. moderately choppy seas upset a few guests on first couple of nights but it was may. lisbon very interesting. if you want to do your own thing, buy a 6.50 euro via gem ticket from the metro. you can use on trams and buses ... Read more
ilstonio
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
45 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Firstly, this is our 3rd cruise and all with Thomson's so my experiences are based on this. I got interested when the Mrs mentioned the drinks packages and no infernal drinks and tips bills. The Spirit is clearly on the older scale and ... Read more
hunt13r
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
34 helpful votes
My wife and I cruised on the Thomson Dream for 2 weeks from the 6th May, the first week was the Hellenic Classic and the second week was the Adriatic Explorer. Overall, we had a great holiday with excellent food and generally good ... Read more
dredshaw
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Was really looking forward to this cruise, it was the Hellenic Classics. Actually getting onto the ship at Corfu was a joke.....an hour and a half queue to embark, in the sun!! Come on Thomson - not even any shade or seats, and bearing ... Read more
Jodi31
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Having been on a number of Thomsons cruise in the past (with no problems) we decided to try the Enchanting Vistas repositioning cruise on the Dream. Wish we hadn't bothered now. The only good thing about that ship was disembarkation! ... Read more
suco
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
8 forum posts
11 helpful votes
chose this cruise to take my dad back to see gibralter.The overall impression of this ship is not luxury but comfortable with friendly staff. Come on thomson what about every night at 6-30 out when you eat in the dining room and come ... Read more
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Rooster60
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
Kibworthoap
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise because it was reasonable for school holidays. My grand daughter and grand son came back with scabies!! I had a call from thomsons and they said they would notify the ship of the cabin numbers. We think they caught ... Read more
Janmarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
13 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
17 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
1,359 forum post
55 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
48 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
60 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
47 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
7 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

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