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373 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews
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Orinb
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a last minute booking for us so we didn't get to do a lot of research. We've cruised many times with larger cruise lines mostly American and family oriented. I am going to go over the first impressions first which weren't great ... Read more
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thegoldentonsil
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We had a balcony cabin on deck 6. The room was a reasonable size, perfect temperature, our little balcony was worth the extra, and the stewards kept it looking perfect. We assumed that the soundproofing in the rooms was good as we had ... Read more
Preston Pete
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise as I have cruised with Thomson twice previously in the Med and quite enjoyed it. This time I fancied seeing some of the Caribbean. I must admit I didn't research the ports of call much as this cruise was the only ... Read more
louloo22
Member Since 2013
1 review
87 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The cruise was billed as a luxury cruise, lovely ship and service. The opposite was true. Embarkation was easy and we were on in minutes, after a long flight (Thomson an hour delay too) we needed to rest. First impressions of the ... Read more
Shelly 59
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This has to have been the worst cruise I have ever been on Thomson Majesty is about to be retired & not a moment too soon it is so outdated, scruffy sulky staff (the cleaner was the only polite one) and I don't think the ... Read more
aged cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
standards are dropping as they are returning the ship to the owners in Sept 2017.It appears no maintenance is being done. No hot water for 3 days. Toilets blocked. No one is interested in your cabin problems. No matter how many times we ... Read more
Bogside 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises and cruise lines ,but when we looked at this one ,flights, All inclusive ,plus free drink package included ,and 14 nights cruising .it was one of the best ever. The food was lovely ,in both restaurants ,our ... Read more
Baxter 007
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The holiday got of to a good start with out outbound flight on the Dreamliner to Barbados. We stopped in a Gatwick hotel overnight as it was an early flight. Unfortunatley our more local airports, Birmingham and Manchester, did not have ... Read more
Dionne1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Myself and 7 others embarked on the TUI Discovery on 4th December for 14 nights. We all had an outside cabin on Deck 2. The cabins were very clean and lots of storage space. The shower curtain was no problem at all. Cabins were cleaned ... Read more
paigehawkins
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Milvio char and Sidesh we're extremely caring and supportive. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were always eager to help, be it a drink from the bar or serving us the grand meals that were available in all of the resturants. ... Read more
dawnie1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Unfortunately for Thomson my first cruise experience was on a sister ship to the Discovery but with Royal Caribbean earlier in the year. Had I not experienced their service, I may have been more generous with this review. The service ... Read more
Chez mar
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We cruised Thompson Celebration in March and because of our exceptional experience we decided to try the TUI Discovery. We were not disappointed! We had two glorious weeks. The ship has been beautifully refurbished. The atrium is ... Read more
dart11
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as it was only one available for the time with child a place. Good points are:- 1. Most Staff v friendly, lovely warm welcome aboard, Cabin steward was friendly, Crew at ports very friendly. in fact all of the ... Read more
whitemaisey
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise because we wanted to take our family away to celebrate my birthday and it had to be in half term because of our 8 year old grandson. I have got to say we were awestruck from the time we boarded until we left. We ... Read more
stw61
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We went on the Discovery for a half term break with our 15 year old daughter. We had a balcony room on deck 6 and Hannah had an inside on deck 3. Both were well decorated and well looked after, no shower curtain problems here! Only one ... Read more
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Selest66
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise (having been on a Caribbean cruise earlier this year with Royal Caribbean) but, having read some rather scathing reports I was a little worried about the quality I would receive with this cruise (especially ... Read more
ilstonio
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
*Fell in love with Thomson Crusing in 2014. This is now our 6th. *Satisfaction creeping up following early teething. *I have not cruised with other lines. *Thomson/Tui set stall out splashing out on this vessel. Sound ... Read more
Dtw278
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
A Voyage of Discovery We spent a week on Thomson's latest acquisition to the fleet Discovery on a trip around the Med . Having heard that this ship was a huge step up for Thomson and a sign of things to come (more replacements coming in ... Read more
n.cartwright
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Thomson “Catalan Promise” 8 day cruise aboard the Thomson Majesty. Just returned from this cruise. We booked this on an offer price and were very impressed with the whole package, flights, ship, entertainment, drinks ... Read more
jake 26
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
93 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Not having cruised with Thomson for quite some time we booked a cruise on TUI Discovery because we had sailed on one of RCI’s Vision Class ships, Legend of the Seas, in the past and loved it. The Discovery was the sister ship ... Read more
AEIOU1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Price was good and all the destinations were places we had never visited before. We had a previous cruise on The Dream 5 years ago and it was brilliant. Ship lovely ,clean and so well organized. Melvin our cabin stewart did ... Read more
robbo2574
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first ever cruise and were very excited to be on the Thomson Discovery given it was now Thomson's flagship cruise ship. We did not want to get off after the week was over. We were not disappointed. We had a Grand Suite, ... Read more
Adalesi
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
What is packaged ? We had a cruise in Sept. 2016 on the Discovery. This was mainly to introduce 2 other members of our family to a cruise as we had such an enjoyable time on Thompson’s, now scrapped, Island Escape last year. ... Read more
Joanne07
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I booked this cruise 18 months before I went, reading some of the reviews I was really put of. We had to fly to Corfu to meet the dream. The Thomson staff from the travel agent right to airline staff and staff on the ground at Corfu were ... Read more
Joe365
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was a bit unsure about this cruise after reading some of the reviews, but all.i can say from booking the cruise with Thomson to boarding the ship was fantastic the Thomson staff at Corfu were very helpful and had cold drinks for all ... Read more

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