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43 Thomson Holiday Cruise Reviews

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Dobbin51
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
Having cruised with Thomson before on both Destiny and Celebration we were looking forward to a fantastic Christmas cruise on Thomson Majesty. This was the first time we had been away from home at Christmas and following our experience it ... Read more
breynolds
Member Since 2015
1 review
This is our 5th xmas/new year cruise with Thomson and I am afraid to say probably our last! The staff have changed from being happy/chatty to dull and miserable looking. I am not saying they do not work hard, as most do, but a smile now ... Read more
veronica watkin
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We were so disappointed in our cruise with Thomson at Christmas 2014 around the Canary Islands. We have cruised many times with Thomsons, last Christmas was great on the Celebration, but this year was a shambles. We were on the Majesty a ... Read more
houseflag
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Thomson Majesty – (Old Smokey) Sailed on the Majesty from 19th to 26th December - Canary Islands. We joined the ship in Tenerife but unfortunately several hundred other passengers arrived at the same time as flights all came in ... Read more
tinastanier
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have cruised many times before and previously with thomsons, we booked this Xmas cruise basically because it was affordable with it being Xmas , quite frankly it would have been cheaper and better if we had gone with one of the leading ... Read more
loopyloo1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
We have been on many Thomson cruises, but think this will be our last. Firstly, the food has deteriotated badly, the only meal we really enjoyed was the breakfast in the Orion restaurant. The evening meal was poor, very poor quality meat ... Read more
Darcy's girl
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
We wanted to escape the Xmas madness in the UK and treated ourselves to a Xmas and new year cruise to get some sun. We have had two previous summer cruises so were looking forward to trying a winter one. We had a fantastic time. Staff as ... Read more
elainewylley@yahoo.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
I recently have returned from a 14 day. Xmas cruise on the Thompson Dream How disappointed we were. After reading some of the reviews I can only highlight what has already been written.. We were hoping for a Dream Holiday we have been on ... Read more
Tina.w12
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
385 forum posts
We flew from Manchester on the Dreamliner, nice plane. We arrived at Barbados and transferred directly to the ship, easy check in in the “shed” We had booked an inside cabin on deck 5, same cabin that we were in in September ... Read more
pendlegirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
We went on the Celebration for Christmas and the New Year and after a fantastic time on the Majesty last year we had high expectations for a great time this year. After promoting the ship as a 'Platinum' ship we were expecting the ... Read more
Tatto
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
87 forum posts
We flew from Manchester and arrived in Barbados at around 3pm BB time. The journey to the ship took about 30-40 min and there we had to wait for over an hour to check in Now for Thomson's Holiday Money Extraction.. On checking in a fee of ... Read more
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maxymaxy1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
76 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
We sailed on 14th December from Barbados. The ports were great. We especially liked the Dutch ports. They seemed a lot cleaner and the beaches etc. were well laid out. Having Dutch relatives and being able to eat Dutch food while we were ... Read more
vodkasue
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
This was our third cruise on the Celebration this year and since April we have seen a decline . We did voice our concerns in August but was informed by Thomson Customer Service that they were sorry they did not meet our expectations but ... Read more
Rossi1948
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
I know some people thought this cruise was fine and have even re-booked for next year but for the life of me I cannot understand why. I don't go on holiday to pick fault but I have nothing good to say about the Celebration. Our problems ... Read more
worzelle
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
We have just returned from a Thompson's cruise and stay on The Majesty and after being really worried as I am not a good sailor, I have to say it was totally amazing. In fact this was our first cruise and friends had suggested the Adriatic ... Read more
maximart
Member Since 2013
1 review
Yes, we loved it! Mostly down to the fabulous Entertainment team on board the Thomson spirit, I advise you all to book now. They never put a foot wrong, doing two main shows every evening, plays during the afternoon, larking around the ... Read more
bds1958
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
48 forum posts
Itinerary: - Treasures of the Mediterranean/Highlights of the Mediterranean. (Back to Back). Embarkation:- Well organised. Long walk at Palma airport to baggage claim. Then long walk to coaches. Plenty of Reps to show the way. Check in ... Read more
Sandest
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
My wife and I, plus two friends have had a wonderful cruise on the Thomson Spirit. We sailed out of Newcastle on the Fjords & Glaciers cruise. This was the first time we have we have sailed with Thomson and hopefully it will not be ... Read more
Bobby104
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2012
We have returned from the New Year 2012/3 cruise to the Canaries on the Thompson Majesty. The Majesty is Thomsons newest ship and having been many times on the other ships we were interested to try it out and see if it is better than the ... Read more
Kermit56
Member Since 2013
1 review
Originally booked on the destiny but transferred to the Majesty when the changed ships. Majesty was clean and the cabin, an outside plus on deck 4, was spacious and, considering we had three adults in it, quite a surprise. Mid-ships, ... Read more
joshuamcbuck
Member Since 2013
1 review
My wife & our boys aged 12 years & 9 years were on the Thomson Celebration Cruise during this Christmas in 2 nos. outside cabins on B deck. The cabins were comfortable with adequate space to store cloths etc. The food was acceptable ... Read more
anthemion
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed December 2012
My husband and I decided to splash the cash and have a Christmas to remember but this was one I would happily forget. Having previously sailed on the Thomson Destiny we were expecting the same high standards, however our experience on ... Read more
houseflag
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
2 forum posts
Joined Thomson Celebration on 20th December 2012 for Red Sea Magic Christmas Cruise. Transfers from Sharm El Sheikh airport to port went smoothly and boarding process was straight forward. We had sailed on the ship before , normally on ... Read more
OpheliaS
Member Since 2011
1 review
89 forum posts
Sailed December 2011
We paid for the premium seating on the plane and were rather disappointed by the size of the seats. The leg room was fine, but the seat width was supposed to be larger than the other compartment, if it was I pity the other passengers. The ... Read more
breezy23
1 review
Sailed December 2011
This was our 13th cruise and was booked within the last 3 months. We normally travel with Princess and had never even considered Thomson, I suppose if honest, had made the assumption that it would be comparable to Butlins-on-Sea. How ... Read more

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