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320 Thomson First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews
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sussexboydy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
3 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
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
6 helpful votes
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
2 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
she/ron
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
5 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
6 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
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
5 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
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
7 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
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
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
6 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
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
4 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
2 helpful votes
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
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

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