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308 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews

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146
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53
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46
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Toldowestyorkshire
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
The Thompson Dream cruise liner is a very dated vessel and will be taken out of the fleet next year not before time. They seemed to be more paint than steel in the structure of the ship, but it was adequate for what we needed we had two ... Read more
HEASET
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Not too big but enough facilities with a well thought out entertainment programme whilst on board. Entertainment Team Brilliant - well done Gavin, Robert, Rusty, Taylor and Gemma and if the Captain wasn't the Captain he could join you as ... Read more
Mo Gas
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This ship needs scrapping. It was our first cruise and honestly it has probably put us off for life. The ship is tired to the point that even a complete overhaul would be too expensive to save it. Our cabin was possibly (from what we heard ... Read more
BroadsideDerby
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 helpful votes
My wife and I have recently returned from our first sea cruise “Treasures of the Mediterranean” on board the Thomson Majesty. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience which was, in a way, a relief after having read a number of ... Read more
fergusbean
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose the ship as this was a first cruise for three women and the reviews were good. It was like a floating residential home with a hint of urine. The food ranged from very poor to middling, the drinks were okay and the staff were ... Read more
garlhamster
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
no long flights. moderately choppy seas upset a few guests on first couple of nights but it was may. lisbon very interesting. if you want to do your own thing, buy a 6.50 euro via gem ticket from the metro. you can use on trams and buses ... Read more
ilstonio
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
55 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
hunt13r
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 helpful votes
My wife and I cruised on the Thomson Dream for 2 weeks from the 6th May, the first week was the Hellenic Classic and the second week was the Adriatic Explorer. Overall, we had a great holiday with excellent food and generally good ... Read more
dredshaw
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
12 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
17 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
6 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
5 helpful votes
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
betsy56
Member Since 2016
1 review
NIGHTMARE! watered down drinks staff miserable and unhelpful meals mediocre had to move cabin after first week waited an hour to be served with drinks but when we decided to go to the bar ourselves everyone else had the same ... Read more
NEBirder
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
16 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
17 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
1,387 forum post
58 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
49 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
61 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
51 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
7 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
12 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
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
5 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

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