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Returned home on 24th December after great itinerary on Thomson Dream. Developed cruise cough a few days before the end of the cruise along with many others. Still got it 10 days later.  It seemed to be rife, with tales of visits to the ... Read More
Returned home on 24th December after great itinerary on Thomson Dream. Developed cruise cough a few days before the end of the cruise along with many others. Still got it 10 days later.  It seemed to be rife, with tales of visits to the ships doctor and large bills to follow. Generally hand sanitation seemed to be very good. Is there something wrong with the air conditioning filtering system, other cruise lines do not seem to have the same problems as Thomson. Lots of problems with the lifts, someone was trapped in one for 30 mins. We climbed the 5 flights of stairs to breakfast every morning to be on the safe side. We had an outside plus cabin and were pleased with it after a few teething problems, ie no water, exploding hair drier. On the positive side the dining in the waiter service areas was very good. Alas the buffet on both decks is badly laid out, with lots of waiting around to get food and poor seating plans on deck 9. Outside space on sea days was very difficult unless you adopted the German tactic and put your towels out at 6am, it was relieved a little when work on the new sundeck was completed a few days into the cruise. As for entertainment, the show team were excellent, best we have seen on our 9 Thomson cruises, comedians funny and guest lecturer brilliant. Greg Francis band was good for dancers but a bit old hat with a rather annoying singer. Not enough proper big band sound. The Medusa lounge is not big enough to cope with evening entertainment and there were lots of comments on the "new" coffee lounge - another money making idea from TUI>. There seemed lots of new staff and the bar service was abysmal for the most part - concluding in a very small measures of cocktail with lots of ice which is ridiculous with a drink package and poor quality draught beer maybe due to lack of training. Luckily we enjoyed the ports of call and thoroughly our trips and our own explorations. It is our second and last trip on the Dream and any future cruise with Thomson will be on the Majesty or Celebration.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2014

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