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312 Thomson First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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she/ron
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have just returned from our 2 week cruise first week was Adriatic Charms and second Italian Job this was our first cruise unfortunately our weather was not on our side sea was rough and couldnt sleep eat or relax due to ship rocking ... Read more
steffo 55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I travelled around Italy , for my 60th birthday on 12th of October 2015, on the Majesty cruise ship, with 4 friends, what a birthday holiday I had, its my first crusie & hopefully not my last.1 complaint & its not the captains ... Read more
Modavey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have just returned after a fantastic cruise on the Thomson Majrsty. We chose the Hellenic cruise with ports of call including Mykonos, Athens and Crete. We were very apprehensive after reading less than glowing reviews of the Majesty. ... Read more
Gremlin21
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We only booked a week as this was our first cruise - it certainly won't be our last! We had a suite on deck 8. From the check in at the airport to our return, the Thomson efficiency couldn't be faulted and was totally stress free! ... Read more
whoopeewoo
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I will start by saying this cruise was excellent in the food? was great, entertainment was of a high standard. The only moan I will get rid of straight away we booked late so was allocated of cabin on DECK 6 cabin 6206 aft of ship, ... 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
Ruthiesteve
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Myself and my Husband (52 & 58yrs) have just returned from an amazing Cruise around the Greek Islands and Turkey. This is the first time we have cruised and couldn't have chosen a better cruise ship to start us off. The start was not ... Read more
George Walker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
florriew
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Have just come back only a couple of days ago everyone had a fantastic time, there were 14 of us 13 ladys 1 man, this to me and my friend i shared with was the best holiday we`ve ever had, the countries were fantastic, then to come back ... Read more
Mentalmandy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our first cruise - loved it, yes the boat is a little tired -but the food was excellent and the staff brilliant. You really don't need to do the trips if you can't afford them as all the ports are fantastic! I would however, ... Read more
bluepeter999
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Port of Embarkation was actually Marmaris in Turkey but thats not an option in the drop down Just back from Thomson Ancient Wonders cruise on the Spirit. Have never cruised before, apart from on the Nile, so didn't know what to expect. ... Read more
jakes85
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Many of you reading this prior to cruising on the Majesty may be worried with the negative reviews as was I. I booked this for our honeymoon and It was great. Its our first cruise and the inside cabin on deck 6 was tiny and a bit dated, ... Read more
19PRICE63
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
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
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
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
nel1994x
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We went on the Thomson Spirit highlights of the black sea August 2015. Had a really good time. There was a wide selection of food, could either have self service with alot of variety, eat in one resturant being served, with limited choice ... Read more
JayneWills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Ignore any moaners..we got back this Monday 17th Aug...that's if there are any !!! we had an amazing time...I have never seen so much food...if you dont wish to dress up you can try the buffet service....wish we did in the days time ... Read more
Xanthe0160
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We have just returned from our first cruise around Croatia it was wonderful from start to finish. The handling of luggage was hassle free, all the staff were happy and helpful, the service faultless. The buffet food in the Lido restaurant ... Read more
Freddy Roberts
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Myself and my partner just spent a week on the Mediterranean Secrets Cruise. 99 % of Staff were welcoming and friendly, which made a lasting impression. The food and staff in the main sit down restaurant where great, we enjoyed every ... Read more
Ellemagee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We could not have asked for a better week on the Thomson Dream. If you're looking for good value for money and excellent service the Thomson Dream has it all! My boyfriend and I are a fairly young couple in our 20's and weren't sure ... Read more
Trevort
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Thomson flight 35 minutes late going, almost an hour on the return. After waiting in a queue for over an hour someone is waiting to take your picture. First morning at sea, toilet stopped working(soon mended). Second day first port of call ... Read more
chrisfto
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I must admit I thought cruises were for the "older" person so was a little apprehensive about being in the minority. I needn't have worried as the age range was incredible, it really is a holiday for anyone from 0 to 100 years ... Read more
Mark Chorley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Meant to write this as soon as we returned. We cruised for 2 weeks (Med and Adriatic) end of July into August and we had a great time! So many highlights. The weather perfect! The food delicious! The service excellent! I would especially ... Read more

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