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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
Jealex10
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
All started well and a great flight from Gatwick to Barbados, with an upgrade and flight on the Dreamliner the holiday started well. Reaching Barbados and straight off the flight with a short journey straight to the ship, a ... 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
WayneM
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Let me start by saying this was our honeymoon cruise and the first cruise my wife and I have ever been on, so I don't have another to compare it with,my views are as I found it. OUTWARD FLIGHT. This was from Birmingham direct to ... Read more
Cruiser Virgin
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Our 3rd cruise with Thompson and although we got fed up during 6 sea days we enjoyed ourselves. Food was good and hot and plentiful. Service throughout the ship was excellent with all staff smiling at all times. Drinks package was good. ... 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
Bripy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We were attracted by a very reasonable price and to visit both Caribbean ports and Mediterranean ports in one cruise. We were dubious about whether we would like 6 days at sea, but thought we would give it a try. Flight over to Barbados ... Read more
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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
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
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
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
TERRY 1948
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Not a good ship been on many thomsons and enjoyed them the pluses entertainment good and our cabin 7077 we feel lucky as many had to move because of flooding and were moved to cabin someone had just moved from kept blaming passengers but ... Read more
Chocolate gin
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise for the Transatlantic crossing. However they cancelled two of the advertised destinations. Ship was renamed Thomson Nightmare by a lot of customers. Food in the self service was poor, like school dinners and the ... Read more
jolinbra
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to try the transatlantic after 7 previous Thomson cruises. After booking the itinerary was changed - these things happen. We were informed we owed £37.84 (we did not) oh it was a computer glitch! The flight was fine. ... Read more
Cathev
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Thomson Dream and will probably be the last. Al a Carte restaurants were excellent but came at an extra cost £17.95 each in the Kora La...but well worth it. Excellent food and service. The ... 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
weshpenguin
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 helpful votes
What a great time we had on the Thomson Dream for the transatlantic cruise 'Beyond the Sunset'. We chose to embark in Gran Canaria, then enjoyed stops in La Gomera & Cape Verde before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. I'll ... Read more
sunshinergirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Love the Dream Love the ports of call Weather great. Entertainment not as good as previous transatlantic same old shows not as many guest acts Hardly any live music on deck in the afternoons too many quizes. The comedy club was very ... Read more
ELSK
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have enjoyed 3 cruises on The Celebration previously so we knew what to expect from the ship and had chosen our cabin so we were pleasantly surprised to find it had been spruced up with new upholstery and carpets. We settled in quickly ... Read more
Helpful? Thank ELSK

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