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4.5 Editor's Rating
299 Thomson Spirit Cruise Reviews
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haze52
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My friend and I had heard a lot of good reports on cruising but we were very dubious. We need not have been, returned yesterday from the Venetian Vista cruise and cant fault it. The staff, food, destinations, organisation etc were ... Read more
SJ 163
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the itenaries for both weeks. We could not have made a better choice. The ship is small by comparison to many others but that is certainly part of its appeal. A friendly, informal ship with wonderful staff and ... Read more
Manxmade
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise for its destinations as our son lives in Malta and we hadnt visited any of the other ports before. After a perfect flight and transfer we arrived at the ship around 10am expecting the usual delays in ... Read more
AnnBrad
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary- some places we had never visited and wanted to see. It was the Adriatic and we had very good hot weather. The scenery we saw was breathtaking (particularly Montenegro) and on the journey to ... Read more
graham375
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
we chose the cruise on price so i cant really moan,but the ship needs scutteling its very old.its very 80s.the cabins were ok and kept very clean.the entertainment in the theater was brilliant (every night a differnt show) the deck ... Read more
Elishaxo
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my partner, it was our first time cruising and we don't have a single bad word to say! We can't wait for our next cruise and are genuinely sad that the Spirit ship will be leaving the Thomson fleet at the end of ... Read more
crowlands
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
29 helpful votes
After not cruising for a few years we decided to do a stay and cruise with Thomson, which included a stay in Croatia which was also a factor. It was also an adults only cruise. I knew that the Spirit was an old ship but that did not put me ... Read more
smaycruise1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My first ever cruise, chosen because my sister and I had not visited any of the ports of call previously. Dubrovnik Croatia, Valletta Malta, Messina Sicily, Taranto Italy, Igoumenitsa Greece and Kotor Montenegro. I read many of these ... Read more
sarahlouisemarshall
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We had a fantastic cruise with Thomson, the ports were great and the staff were even better. Yes, this ship is tired but make the most of the time you have away and dont concentrate on the negatives. The food was brilliant and the ... Read more
DeeBee132
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have used Thompson for a few cruises and in particular the Spirit (3 times), but this time we noticed that the food was not to the same standard and the entertainment was lacking. We chose an outside cabin on deck 7 which was perfect, ... Read more
solent diver
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
went on this cruise as not cruised this area before. read the reviews ,they were quite mixed cannot believe people are giving this 5 stars want expecting much as it was only £519.00.On arrival saw what looked like a1970s ferry.The ... Read more
Blueangel14
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First time on a cruise went as a group of friends who all live in Cyprus, Some had been before on this cruise but we were 6 newbies to cruising. We took a taxi to Limassol from Paphos arrived in Limassol about 12.30 and were guided to ... Read more
johnjohnboy
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have had several cruises including P and O and on Thomson, the Spirit offers good value which is spoilt by TUI/Thomson screwing every last penny form you. We had the drinks package and on previous ships to get a drink you showed one ... Read more
spark18a
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Cabin ok but we booked a sea-view we could see a lifeboat hull! Food average, too little choice for non-meat eaters, the service was good to ok outside restaurant, sporadic inside. Pools are minuscule and the jacuzzi was out of order all ... Read more
Queenie1603
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
72 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My mother in law, a wheel chair user chose this trip as we have travelled on the Spirit before and the cruise had some distinct advantages. The ship is generally wheel chair friendly, the wheel chair user cabins are spacious and are at ... Read more
jon068
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Good value for money cruise, the ship although old was very well maintained and having already cruised on the Dream four months earlier I did not have to familiarise myself with the layout as they are virtually identical vessels. The ... Read more
sw16girl
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
It was nice not to have to queue for everything and the ports visited were perfect. The staff could not have been more friendly and the shows were good for cruise ships and did not seem to be skimped due to being a smaller ship. The late ... Read more
safety10
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to go to Israel and the Holy Land. The flight is basic and everything costs. Boarding from our flight in Limassol was a nightmare. It took nearly 2 hours !! The food was very disappointing, both in the buffet ... Read more
swansong49
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
35 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have just returned from a two week cruise on the lovely Thomson Spirit. Our first week was the itinerary Timeless Treasures and second Aegean Titans. As it was a special anniversary, we decided to splash out on a suite, and we were ... Read more
justingalore
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This cruise ("Timeless Treasures - taking in Cyprus, Santorini, two stops in Turkey and Israel) was originally booked with my mother, but after a family emergency I instead went with my girlfriend. Firstly - the ports were all ... Read more
CarenP1
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 helpful votes
From start to finish, this was an amazing cruise! When we arrived in Las Palmas we were greeted with a warm welcome and a nice cold fresh orange juice. Check in was speedy and simple. The Spirit is a small very friendly ship but has all ... Read more
t_hornbuckle
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I were keen to try a cruise, but had limited holiday dates, and this was the only cruise available to us. We had no idea what to expect but the all inclusive deal seemed great value. We were not disappointed. It's an ... Read more
Lov3Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
SHORT VERSION Thomson Spirit is an old ship but with a fantastic crew, great food and offers very good value – including an “all inclusive” option which includes house wines, some beers and standard spirits. All prices ... Read more
Kevcabs
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my first cruise ,we had a fantastic time the staff were great the food in all restaurants was very good ,we had the drinks package again great value , the ship is a little tired but very clean , the only place i would not go to ... Read more
dart11
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as it was only one available for the time with child a place. Good points are:- 1. Most Staff v friendly, lovely warm welcome aboard, Cabin steward was friendly, Crew at ports very friendly. in fact all of the ... Read more

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