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312 Thomson First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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tranmerefan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This was my first cruise as bit of a treat for my 40th. We had cabin 832 which was in the middle on bottom deck. Some other passengers had issues with not having hot water but I had no problems at all. The walls were thin so we could here ... Read more
A-Telford4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose Thomson's as we thought as first timers we could rely on them to meet our expectations and the Caribbean Mayan Treasures cruise sounded interesting and we should have good weather. Our journey from the airport in Montego Bay to ... Read more
jammiejam91
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
46 helpful votes
Just returned back from the colourful coast on the majesty. The whole experience right from the flight to the cruise was out of this world. This was my first cruise, and I was a solo traveller, the flight was smooth and just about on time, ... Read more
Casualeye
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our first cruise. My wife has always wanted to go on a cruise, I prefer to keep my feet on terra firm's, boots on and walking especially in Madeira. This holiday offered both, a cruise for my wife and a visit to my favourite place. The ... Read more
Macey77
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
40 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
As first timers on a cruise after reading some of the reviews on here we were worried about going but I really do not understand why people complain. The ship itself was lovely( but I do appreciate we have nothing to compare it too as ... Read more
Leswalker
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Read a few bad reviews prior to my first ever experience of cruising.What a load of rubbish,If you are a snob,or pompous like formal nights every night then this is not the ship for you.If you like being looked after by really friendly ... Read more
heart of England
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
So many errors and complaints! Don’t know where to start! I would never recommend going with Thomsons to anyone! They don’t want to know if you have a ruined holiday they will just fob you off! Like they did us! They don't ... Read more
narwahale
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We are a couple, we are first time cruisers travelling with a party of 10 friends some of whom had cruised before. We chose the Thomson Celebration because of the itinerary. It's a small ship visiting mostly smaller Caribean Islands some ... Read more
MrsOgg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having read previous reviews, like others I was apprehensive about our holiday, however I worried needlessly. We had a great time. Transfer from the airport was approx 50 mins, embarkation was seamless, took about 20 mins to get to our ... Read more
BillUKm52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was a total let down! thank god most of the staff were great or l would have got off and flown home. The ship needs major works done to it as its so tired and in places is a mess, cabins are compact to say the least and I have ... Read more
tinymaze
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
williscris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We decided to try a cruise for the first time as we wanted to see more of the Caribbean, having loved Jamaica and Barbados when we had stayed there. I admit we were apprehensive, not about being at sea (I love the sea) but about being ... Read more
Thomson Dream
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We boarded the ship to receive a letter in the cabin advising of Noro Virus. Please note that if one of your party is ill, both must remain in the cabin for 24 hours. We have therefore paid to look at Mexico through a cabin porthole ... Read more
the owl and the pussycat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Pre curise booking was a nightmare - so many errors - had to go into travel shop three times and was still not sorted by the time we left re flights. Seating on aircraft very compact - upgrade if you can but avoid seats right next to the ... Read more
spanishsandra
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Having read some previous reviews, our expectations were not too high. We chose the cruise because of the itinerary. Have to say, there was very little to find fault with. We had had a week in a hotel in Jamaica first, were picked up ... Read more
Tigseoul
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise and first time to the Careibran. As other reviews state the Celebration is a little faded, but saying that it was lovely to be on a 'proper ship' and the fact that it was small meant that it was very friendly. All ... Read more
bloodhound36
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Saying goodbye to your luggage at Birmingham is the start to our holiday as you wont see them again until you enter your cabin on the "Celebration" in beautiful Barbados. As first time cruisers we chose this particular trip as ... Read more
sussexboydy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and I was a little apprehensive but there was absolutely no need. Thomson could not have looked after you better. Yes the décor is a little dated and could do with a refurb but it still has a certain ... Read more
72dextra
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Having never cruised before and after reading some of the reviews on here i must admit I was very apprehensive about this holiday and was wishing I had booked my usual style winter holiday (Thailand/Australua). As a fit 46 year old woman ... Read more
philgard
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Brilliant introduction to cruising. As it was our first time we had no idea what to expect and after the initial traumatic problems of getting on board from Malaga we were sure we had made a big mistake. We were made to queue for almost ... Read more
ian p
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday. liked the look of the itinerary and the dates were perfect. booked an outside plus cabin as I had read standard cabins were a bit cramped ... Read more
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AlexCross
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our very first cruise and will definitely like to do it again. Going by other peoples comments that we had with others on board the Thomson Majesty we would definitely like to cruise again with Thomsons or maybe Princess. Our son ... Read more
seanmac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was a last minute deal and our first cruise. When I read some of the comments (after I'd booked) I thought I made a big mistake. I think all the comments people have made, good and bad, are fair it all depends on your view of the ... Read more
Ladybird2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Our first cruise (previously done a mini cruise to Egypt) and have to say what a wonderful time we had. Our itinerary was slightly different as we flew to Dubrovnik and home from Malaga but covered every port we wished to visit. Its ... Read more
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The flight was diverted because of extremely bad weather. Excellent treatment and quick refuel and safe return to Dubrovnik. Thompsons are very efficient Cabin had a bit of a smell on first entering.......... but clean The Shows ... Read more

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