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242 Thomson Family Cruise Reviews

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Baileys7ckc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
9th cruise with Thomson and the first time on the spirit, we chose the cruise due to its itenary. Visited some nice ports and the cruise experience was good similar to previous cruises. Transfer was not very good no air conditioning ... Read more
carlswain@gmail.com
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We traveled on the Thomson Majesty 17th-24th July 2015, on the itinerary ‘Adriatic Charms’. Firstly I must point out, this review is long, however especially useful for anyone matching my criteria of being a first time cruiser, ... Read more
PurpleOrchid67
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We have just returned from 1 week cruise from Corfu. We were a party of 6 (self,husband,2 teenage daughters & my parents). This was our 4th family cruise but my parents 1st. We all had a very enjoyable holiday & found so much to ... Read more
Cocteauquinn68
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just back from our first cruise with Thomson on the Majesty. My wife and I travelled with our 18 year old son and his girlfriend. We flew from Glasgow to Corfu where we boarded the ship. We were in an inside cabin on deck 6. Our ports were ... Read more
rikidooos
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Airport and arrival. - First class Walking on board- Oh dear, The ship looks like it needs a makeover. Suspended ceilings with rust. Interior fittings in need of a big update to bring the ship into the modern age. The cabins were ... Read more
AJ28
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
230 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've been on over twenty five cruises and this one is our third with Thomson. We have been on Celebration (Spirit’s sister ship) and Spirit previously. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary; Thomson cruises tend to have ... Read more
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Ewen Miller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship is a bit tired in places, but was very clean. The cabins were kept exceptionally clean, cleaned twice daily, and were quite comfortable and had ensuite showers and a bath. They were a bit tired though, and 9017 did not have a ... Read more
Kiki cat
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
113 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our second cruise and was chosen for the destinations not the ship. We have previously sailed on the Dream. The Celebration, we thought, was just as nice. Check in at Glasgow was great and we next saw our cases in our cabin ... Read more
riggersbird
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Eastern Encounters Cruise was attractive due to the interesting itinerary, Turkey, Beirut, Cyprus, Israel. Transfers from airport to ship relatively straight forward after hunting down the coach driver at Dalaman airport. ... Read more
Desneo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Never cruised before so don't have a comparison, having said that I would consider my self quite an objective person. We loved it yes it is dated, yes it may be old but if you owned an e type jag you wouldn't moan would you. If you looking ... Read more
setra108
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
This was our first ever cruise a bit worried at first, but turned into a very good holiday. Thomson dream was very well run, all staff pleasent and friendly, and knowledgeable, the only downside was the flights to and from Manchester ... Read more
Lozzle94
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arrived back from this cruise on Saturday. There was eight of us altogether and overall it was good. The staff who worked on the bars and restaurants were amazing and couldn't do enough for you. The same can't be said for the others. One ... Read more
Yorkie58
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked this cruise with Thomson Cruises from June 5th - June 12th 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship was immaculate and infection control was in place at the toilet areas by using anti-bacterial gel provided. Hand gel was ... Read more
aegean456
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Although we were on the Thomson Dream for two weeks I will only review the second week when the ship visited new ports. The tour was titled 'Mediterranean Secrets' and I will mainly review the ports visited. This was the second year ... Read more
darren41
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Just come back from a weeks cruising on thomson majesty and loved it. the food was spot on and im funny with food abroad.but a wide range you want for nothing. the staff are very friendly and helpfull from the top of the ship to the ... Read more
shipsteve
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on the Thomson Dream with 8 from our family, 4 generations, this was our 5th thomson cruise . Several Thomsons planes landed at Palma Airport in a short space of time, it was like being at a football match with the crowd, very ... Read more
Lintel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Have just come back from a weeks cruise round the Greek Isles. On arrival had been given a double room rather than a twin but this was sorted by reception with a smile! Our room was wonderful spacious clean and comfy! - Cleaned everyday by ... Read more
magschris
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Went on the cruise from Palma to the Western Med from 16 to 22 May 2015, as it was our first cruise we had worries etc, but everything was 100%, Food was out of this world, Entertainment was excellent, Outside Cabin was beyond expectations ... Read more
Bodster
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have just returned from a week on the Thomson Majesty on the Hellenic Classics cruise. I travelled with my partner and our 2 children age 5 and 8. I have done 1 other cruise on the Thomson Dream so I had an idea of what to expect with ... Read more
Jeanneal
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Having cruised with Thomson on all of their ships, including the Island Escape - (ERROR!) we thought that the Adriatic looked interesting and as we had not travelled there before we booked. Embarkation was excellent. Put our bags on the ... Read more
Bristollady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first Thomson spirit cruise, left Marmaris on 4th May for 2 week back to back cruise around eastern med including Israel. First off the staff were amazing, from the cleaning staff- kept the room spotless, were great around my 4 year ... Read more
THOM25SON
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wasn't too sure about cruising a bit apprehensive - how wrong you can be. A great experience. The first sighting from the harbour road of the dream was a delight. The boarding was quick and efficient. By the time we arrived at our cabin ... Read more
garlhamster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
had a problem with cabin. as queen bed was parallel to outside window, i had to climb over my wife to use the toilet in night. my brother and his wife were in the cabin next door with the same layout and they are in their seventies. i ... Read more
mcfccruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Day One I started with such high hopes; well not high but with expectations. We knew the Spirit was a small and old ship. Everything went well at the beginning the flight was on time departing to Cyprus. The flight however was just one ... Read more
Shieldsduo
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Just got back from another week on the Thomson Spirit – this being our 6th time over the years. Really love this ship and the friendliest crew in the fleet; however, the standards seem to be going back generally throughout the ship. ... Read more

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