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312 Thomson First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Deep Thinking Fish
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First cruise, absolutely loved it. Yes, we had no benchmark but given some of the nitpicking on some of these reviews we found hardly anything to complain about. The ship looks immaculate, regularly cleaned inside and out and by God ... Read more
Ajs1993
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have just returned from this cruise with my parents and 2 younger brothers and just wanted to write a review to describe how absolutely brilliant it was!!! I read a lot of negative reviews before going and it worried me a lot as my whole ... Read more
Parked
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was our 1st cruise and did not know what to expect, but as a result of this cruise we will do more!!! All i can say is it was wonderful, we booked and basic inside cabin, a bit dated but bed was comfy and spotless clean actually ... 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
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
dontyouknowimloco
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Hi everyone I would just like to give everyone a heads up on the drinks package and also the excursions. We sailed on the 3rd of July on the Italian Flavors cruise there were alot of flaws, alot of this blame goes to our travel agent. ... Read more
The Fabulous Four
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
There were four of us in our party, my husband, my friend and her husband. This was our 12th cruise with Thomsons. Everything was superb from start to finish. When boarding we met Ronaldo who had been our waiter previously on the ... Read more
Lost in Dorset
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our first ever cruise so we were both quite excited when we came on board. We had booked a suite but we were rather underwhelmed at first sight - not the luxurious experience we thought it might be. There was plenty of space, a ... Read more
chapel123
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have always been on land holidays and decided to go on a cruise. I must admit I was a bit nervous as I am not very good on boats lol but I should not have worried. We arrived in Dubrovnik to find our baggage would be on board the ship ... 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
Stevej1805
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
As this was our first cruise we decided to go with the familiar, having been on Thomson Family Holiday's before. Also the itinerary around the Adriatic, was the one that appealed to us both. The itinerary was Corfu. -for ... Read more
Gemmagraham-1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
At first I was a bit apprehensive going on my first cruise with my 83 year old grandmother but I was pleasantly surprised. On arrival I was helped with my grans wheelchair through check in and to the cabin. The cabin was small and dated ... Read more
MikeDoncaster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my wife and I first cruise. My wife not having a good record on sailing, she can feel queasy crossing the channel, had been reluctant to cruise. She need not have worried, even on a particularly windy night, the ship did no more ... 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
Moomeh1968
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time cruisers very wary about what to expect. Transfers fast and straightforward made easier by color coding suitcases. Warm welcome onboard ship and taken instantly to our cabin. Very happy with cabin. We found the beds seriously ... Read more
Bubbles1963
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The Majesy is very tired, our cabin was so small one of us had to stay in bed to allow the other to get ready. The towels provided were very poor. The entertainment was terrible. If you want a sunbed you have to get up at stupid ... Read more
JillyT-Preston
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
I avidly read all the reviews about Thomson Majesty prior to this our 1st cruise, so I knew it was an old ship, i knew the staff were all very pleasant and happy to please and this was indeed the case. I had booked this cruise 12 months ... 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
Batfink2079
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As this was my partner and I's first cruise we were a little apprehensive at first and having read some of the reviews on this site more so. However we needn't have been as we had a great time. I think at 35 we were the youngest people on ... 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
HJC99
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Firstly I have to admit this was my first cruise. The Celebration is an old ship and in dire need of restoration. Three adult females booked a suite as we wanted sufficient space, we had space but the suite was like something out of the ... Read more
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diverkev
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my first cruise and was unsure what to expect. Checking in was very good and everything went smoothly with our suitcases being left outside our cabin, so no need to drag them around the ship. Checking out was another matter; we ... Read more
Sunter18
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
1st of all i would like to mention 3 important things then post my email to Thomson regarding the cruise sent June 9th and still nowhere near being resolved as Thomson customer service is not good at all. This was our first ever cruise, ... Read more

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