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51 Thomson Repositioning Cruise Reviews
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Duston Pirates
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We approached this cruise with some trepidation. We had done the Bay of Biscay a couple of times in rough weather on the big car ferries so no problem there. But we had not used Thomson flights or holidays for some ten years following a ... Read more
Chat150
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our seventh Transatlantic crossing, the fourth with Thomson, sorry, TUI! and about our 25th cruise in total. Previously we've crossed on Celebration, lovely little ship! I shall be sorry to see it go, Azura (P&O) and ... Read more
ian1964
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Flight out Manchester to Barbados, great on Thomson Dreamliner. Embarkation smooth with no Drama. Ship looked stunning, and we were looking forward to our first cruise with Thomson, after they procured this ship from RCI. We are seasoned ... Read more
Hottie63
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our second cruise with Thomson having been on the spirit last year gave me the bug to book another one. We travelled with my sister on her 1st cruise. The Discovery was a much bigger ship and easier to get around. Disappointed ... Read more
JennyPoppy
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We checked in at Gatwick and flew by Dreamliner to Barbados. We were taken directly (the hold luggage is taken directly to the ship) from the aircraft to the Ship, so no immigration or collecting baggage at the airport. Check in at the ... Read more
gilldavies4
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose thomson for our first cruise as we were told they were a bit more relaxed, adults only, all inclusive and not too big a ship! I don't want to repeat previous reviews so will try and add bit that were relevant to us .. our Cabin ... Read more
celiadurham
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I have rated this cruise a 5 rating for several reasons. It may not be luxurious or swish but where it lacks on that front it more than makes up for in friendliness and fun. Staff were really helpful and just couldn't do enough for you. ... Read more
David turnbull
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Great flight out from Birmingham,long flight but well looked after.outside cabin excellent,well looked after by maid.food great after complaining about cold meals in restaurant manager made sure our food was always hot .Missed the ... Read more
Ellie61
Member Since 2017
1 review
We sailed with friends, choosing this cruise based on destination and price. Dreamliner flight from Glasgow was amazing...only to be ruined by the immigration fiasco in Montego Bay. Given two cards on arrival..no pens available, herded ... Read more
samuel threasher
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation was an extremely long drawn out operation, as when we arrived at the port, there was a huge queue while we waited to be signed in. On the Dream, we simply walked on board and were signed in within minutes. The size of the ... Read more
Kevin Duncan
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Great cruise holiday overall, First cruise on the Thomson Dream and was pleasantly impressed.First time in inside cabin and would recommend an outside one from previous experiences but if your budget doesn't allow for this the inside ... Read more
bigglesgirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this transatlantic cruise as we enjoy sea days and this cruise had 6 sea days between Malaga and St. Kitts, and because we wanted to try Thomson cruises. We chose an outside plus cabin on deck 6 which was large and very ... Read more
jaw1204
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We picked this cruise for the itinerary, the duration and the dates. The ship was very tired, the lifts were shockingly bad, the food was hit and miss and the queuing in the buffet was rather like being at a school canteen. There ... Read more
carryoncruising
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
85 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our 6th cruise on the Dream and the 3rd Transatlantic so we knew exactly what to expect. The ship is showing signs of her age (30) and the lifts are worse than I remember. However, none of this detracted from what was ... Read more
Navy Mum
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have cruised on RCI, P&O, Princess, and this time Thomson Having sailed on the ship when she was RC Splendour of the Seas, first time with Thomson and thought we we try as she had been taken over by them. I will get the ... Read more
Jayrb582
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to mark my retirement. We had looked at a number of other cruises but saw this as a late booking and liked the look of the itinerary. We booked a Junior Suite (8060) on the port side so we would have the sun on our ... Read more
Lady Daydream
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
A friend booked the cruise and her companion dropped out so I took that place. Lots of interesting ports of call after boarding in Majorca: Cartagena Spain, Gibraltar, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (6 days at sea crossing the Atlantic), Antigua, ... Read more
Toastie99
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My partner usually cruises with Royal Carribean however I Persuaded her to try Thomson. The ship is impressive being an ex Royal Carribean ship however Thomson appear to be still trying to get a grip of running a bigger ship. The ... Read more
Jodi31
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Having been on a number of Thomsons cruise in the past (with no problems) we decided to try the Enchanting Vistas repositioning cruise on the Dream. Wish we hadn't bothered now. The only good thing about that ship was disembarkation! ... Read more
purplemanalishi
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Cancelled a cruise to Israel. Didn't fancy Beirut and Jerusalem at the moment.Told my wife, 'Found another but I'm afraid it's on the Dream'. 'Hopefully in 4 years it has improved', said she. Not so.12 Thomson cruises in 4 years. 10 ... Read more
devonware
Member Since 2012
1 review
33 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
If you like the following: • poor food & choice (carrots & courgettes with every type of meal including curry) • wooden sticks instead of tea spoons to stir your tea/coffee • a ship that shudders with ... Read more
ausie white
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
this was our 2nd transatlantic cruise our 1st was a rough crossing this one was very calm we stayed in an inside cabin deck 7 very clean spacious great nights sleep our cabin steward cleaned twice a day always polite and smiling we paid ... Read more
DiggersOldChap
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
The cruise title was "Transatlantic Quest" commencing Barbados and ending in Malaga in the Mediterranean. The first few days included calls to several Caribbean islands including St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, British Virgin ... Read more
mansej
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
55 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We flew from Gatwick to Las Palmas to join the Dream on December 5th, 2015 for a 17 day cruise across the Atlantic. Embarkation onto the ship was swift and painless. As we had sailed on her before we found our own way to our cabin which ... Read more
Meltis46
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our second time on the Dream, the first was three years ago and it was poor, we gave it another go because we new about the refurbishments, plus we had a very good cruise on the Celebration in Nov 2014. How these two ships can ... Read more

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