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407 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews
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glpl
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 helpful votes
It came up as a cheap deal with drinks with dates I needed so went for it. Easy transfer to and from ship. I was aware this was not a posh fancy ship. Its being removed from the fleet this year. overall it was fine for the money ... Read more
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SailAwaySunset
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have travelled on 35 cruises, many with Thomson, but never on the Majesty until this one. We found the Majesty old & dated, cabins were unimpressive (ours had a big pipe behind the drawers/bedhead that regularly sloshed ... Read more
boesk1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were on the Seven Shores cruise with Thomson and I truly enjoyed our experience. We were in a small inside cabin with four people (2 adults and 2 children) but the layout and storage options never made me feel crammed. Our room was ... Read more
cruiserkiddy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The food was good and always available and hot. The colourful coasts destinations: apart from Gran Canaria and Madeira, the ship was far to far away from the ports. I also think the excursions are very over priced, especially if there is a ... Read more
justingalore
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This cruise ("Timeless Treasures - taking in Cyprus, Santorini, two stops in Turkey and Israel) was originally booked with my mother, but after a family emergency I instead went with my girlfriend. Firstly - the ports were all ... Read more
N S
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
Looking for a new way to take our holiday, we decided to try cruising. Using the many sites dedicated to providing all the information anyone could ever need about the subject, we found a suitable Itinerary on Thomson’s Majesty. The ... Read more
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Muckymary
Member Since 2017
1 review
We choose this cruise as a first cruise and the choice of Ports and Excursions. The Ship has some lovely vintage public areas ( Main bar and Dining Rooms) which had echoes of a more glamorous era. The alternative dining facility was ... Read more
plummey65
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as it was a back to back (Cuban Fusion and Mayan Treasures) both of which we loved the itinerary of. The dream is a lovely old girl and stands up to the test of time beautifully. we chose Thomson because of the ... Read more
Linapp
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
This was our second ever cruise. Previously we had been to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas. The TUI Discovery is much smaller and caters for specifically British people. We decided on this cruise as we ... Read more
jellybelly49
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
just returned from a weeks stay on the majesty ,the ship is tired and decor is dated and the cabins are small but that wasn't a problem for us.The food in the seven seas restaurant was overall very nice with waiter service and we were ... Read more
Beckymaddison
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
We travelled to the Caribbean for 2 weeks 2 adults , 1 nine year old in Feb 17. This was our first cruise. Following long journey embarkation well organised. You don't go through Barbados customs, you get on a bus straight to the ship. ... Read more
Cruise Professional
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Fabulous cruise, places we visited were beautiful, beaches wonderful. We did the Paradise Island and Tropical Delight itinerary. Ship great, service fantastic, food spot on, cabins bigger than expected. First time on this ship, ... Read more
Davidr45
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
The ship was tired but maintained character that you will not find on the large newer ships, dining was great with standards matching many others and strive that was better than we had on the Britannia in November. Food and service in ... Read more
Salty Snow
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked this all inclusive holiday as something special do on my 70th birthday. A trip to the Caribbean taking in the Panama canal and Havana amongst other places has always been something we had wanted to do. First impressions ... Read more
StephRobertson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Feedback from Thomson Dream – Cruise Ship – 31st January – 14th February 2017 Overall we had a fantastic holiday and I would like to give feedback about the whole experience on the Thomson Dream and highlight both the ... Read more
Pedromanning
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise. We did a lot of research into all different companies that do Cruises. With our budget and the type cabin and the type of holiday we were looking for Thomson come out best for us. We started our holiday ... Read more
mcmurdo
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
2nd time on this ship still not seen the captain does speak once a day through tanoy but could not understand word he said. very bad point toilets or lack of them, hundreds people on sun deck and pool deck only 1 toilet on each deck ... Read more
MarkCheshire
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
83 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a party of 12 family members cruising the ‘Cities of Gold’ end of January / start of February. This included Dubai; Bahrain; Oman (Muscat and Khasab); Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai (with an overnight stay). We flew from ... Read more
I.W.F.
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were a family party of six. My wife and I had been on a cruise together on the Mediterranean for my 60th and were celebrating my 70th. Other than that the two of us had been on a two day cruise to Bruges both times with P&O. Three ... Read more
Dagwoodbumbstead586
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
A Butlin’s Holiday Camp on the High Seas……… As seasoned cruisers with thirty years’ experience of cruising with a variety of companies on several ships this has to be our worst possible experience to ... Read more
Dav.I.D
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
We didn’t have the best of starts to our Dream Cruise, a seven hour delay leaving Gatwick which resulted in us losing our first afternoon and evening on board. Transfer from Airport to Ship was the worst I have experienced in five ... Read more
louand47
Member Since 2011
1 review
174 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We decided to take a 14 day winter break to the Canary Islands. We left from Bristol after a slight delay and arrived in Las Palmas about 8:00pm. The Thomson staff at the airport were helpful and getting on to Blue No 2 bus was very ... Read more
Orinb
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 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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Choirman PJ
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
43 forum posts
21 helpful votes
I’ve just returned from a cruise on Thomson Discovery taking 12 of our family and occupying 4 deluxe cabins. Overall it was a great cruise and the family greatly enjoyed it. The Good: 1/ The largest non-suite cabins I’ve ... Read more
thegoldentonsil
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 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

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