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249 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews

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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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Mal C
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Majesty at xmas 2014 I vowed down never to cruise with Thomsons again but having heard many positive remarks about the Spirit we decided to give it a go and very pleased we were. The cruise director (Lewis) was the ... Read more
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area
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We went on the Thomson Dream for the first time and read the reviews before we went. We were a bit upset at some of those that we read and it was with trepidation that we embarked on this trip. We need not have been worried at all ... Read more
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area
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
AS I said it was the first time on this ship and we were a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews but we needn't have worried as it was really good. As an elderly disabled lady the cabin was an adapted one and there was ... Read more
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dado
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Fourth time on the dream and how better can it get. First I must say they have now finally got the excursions team sorted out with a new manager that's well organised with a good team. We did 5 tours in total out of 6 ports and all ... Read more
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Newtownabbey2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our 5th Thomson cruise and our first on the Spirit and like the previous 4 it did not disappoint us. The flights to and from Dalaman were on time and the coach transfers to and from Marmaris took about 1 1/2 hours. Both ... Read more
China doll52
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
42 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our flight from Manchester left a little late but we arrived on time thanks to a good tail wind. The luggage reclaim was horrendous - we waited 50 minutes at the airport but after that everything went smoothly. The staff were as amazing ... Read more
scottc69@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Five of us travelled - aged 40's, early 20's & 18. Very apprehensive as to what to expect! The apprehension soon disappeared. Flight from Stansted was on time and smooth. After getting off the plane all transfers were very easy - ... Read more
WattsCN61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our 3rd cruise having previously been on Island Escape and Thomson Celebration. We booked this Hellenic Cruise as we were particularly interested in the ports it visited. Mykonos - me being a mad Shirley Valentine fan, ... Read more
Cruise control 2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Just back from a Greek islands cruise, not the best cruise I have had, but then again it wasn't that expensive, the ship was old but it was well looked after. My cell was very small and very noisy but it was clean. The staff were very ... Read more
Ianandjan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We have been lucky enough to have done many cruises with different companies and have twice sailed with Thomsons on the Dream. We had fabulous holidays on both occasions and have always enjoyed cruising with which ever company we have ... Read more
George Walker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I treated ourselves to our first cruise after I recently retired and must say that we should have done it years ago. we were a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews prior to the cruise. We joined the ship ... Read more
happy hols in the med
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from our second cruise on this ship. we did the Adriatic Explorer The flights etc were fine, only 15 minutes to the port, however we did have some issues on the ship itself. The first being the smell of sewage and diesel in ... Read more
19PRICE63
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Came back yesterday from visiting Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Malta and Sicily. The holiday commenced with a good start at Birmingham airport as we went to the cruise line desk and our cases had our cabin number lables secured to our ... Read more
ggbanks
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This ship as far as I could see has not been refurbished since the late 70's or early 80's. Our cabin had dark wood panelling, very dull. In one bar for the whole week we were on board there was a air blower constantly blowing on the ... Read more
Wheesht
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is my fifth Thomson cruise, the fourth on the Majesty. I do love these cruises and know what to expect. They're not luxurious - but they are fun and friendly and not too crowded. I also like their choice of destinations. I'm ... Read more
Gwizard1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
been on many cruises and gave Thomson cruises a go, oh what a mistake this was. the ship needs to be scrapped ASAP, it has to be the worst ship afloat. the ship was dirty, the deck 10 dining area windows had not been cleaned for ages ... Read more
willofspicey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I honestly do not see where the bad reviews are coming from. The staff were excellent all around the ship - Smiling and happy to help; visible from the moment you board the ship. The food was brilliant in the buffet on Deck 5 and The ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My family which included my daughter & husband & three Grandchildren aged 3,12, & 16 boarded the Thomson Spirit in Marmaris Turkey. The boarding procedure was quick & as soon as we were on board the difference in the ... Read more
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willofspicey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
So after reading all the negative reviews, this lead us to suspect that maybe we didn't make the right choice but I'm now glad we did! The ship is tired but this never bothered us as most of the interior of the ship remained very clean. ... Read more
rmbuk30
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Myself and my partner spent a fantastic week on the dream. Well organised at the airport and a swift trip to the ship. Embarkation was speedy and efficient and the bags were delivered to our cabin within 20 minutes of boarding. Inside ... Read more
Spanish one
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled independently for this cruise , it was difficult findin where to embark as there were no Thomson reps available port side , The staff on the ship are all so nice with the exception of the cruise director , the Mistral ... Read more
Hellybell14
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Slightly worried about what to expect on a cruise, will we enjoy it, will we fit in?? No worries! Absolutely loved it! Flew to Turkey on the Thomson Dreamliner,very smooth & quiet. I even got to peek inside the cockpit prior to ... Read more
chrisrh
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Second time on the majesty, 4th time on a thomson cruise. Staff are extremely friendly - some even remembering us from different boats. Special mentions to JD, Alvin, Gabriel and Alfred - great members of the Thomson Majesty team. Most of ... Read more
Wagons1967
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Sorry to start with negatives but there were a few positives too. Firstly the ship is very dated and shabby, no nice soaps etc, our bathroom was tiny and your knees nearly touched the door when you were on the toilet. Our loo smelt ... Read more

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