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248 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews

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ilstonio
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
dredshaw
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
2 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
13 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
0 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
1 helpful vote
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
8 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
1,319 forum post
50 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
46 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
59 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
41 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
Luna123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It has taken me 40 years to get my husband on a cruise. I was praying it would not be a disaster. It was great. We did a back to back Cuban Fusion and Pride of Panama. Fantastic itinerary. The ship is old but kept perfectly clean. ... 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
4 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
3 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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