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424 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews
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75
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67
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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
6 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
5 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
191 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
11 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
Preston Pete
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
19 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
6 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
jodiemark
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
After, previously, enjoyable Thomson Cruises, we were very much looking forward to this; especially our Children. However, in turned out to be a bit of a disaster. We knew the omens were against us, when, on arrival we hadn't been ... Read more
peterjjones.
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
HI all, This is the first time i have had reason to complain about thomson cruises. We booked this cruise to the caribbean for my lady and I plus a another family of three adults and one 12 year old lady. we were all excited about ... Read more
Donna Mcdarby
1 review
27 helpful votes
As an experienced cruiser with three children this Christmas trip was an extremely disastrous holiday and I have never felt so disappointed, underwhelmed and quite frankly cheated and angry to the point I have to warn people about this ... Read more
aged cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
10 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
Gren1961
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Having sailed with P &O previously and enjoyed the experience,we were a little unsure about what to expect when booking our thomson cruise on the Dream. Fortunately we had nothing to worry about as the Dream was an extremely ... Read more
Baxter 007
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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
13 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
2 helpful votes
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

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