Have just returned from the Italian Flavours cruise. Arrived at Corfu airport to find it is still as desperate as ever,never mind, Thomson people there to sort passengers onto the coaches.(Unlike Gatwick where there was not a Thomson rep to be seen, cost cutting!)
Arrived at the ship and were quickly processed and on board. Our cases beat us to our cabin, much quicker than other Thomson ships we have been on. We had pre booked an outside plus cabin on deck 6, big mistake. Cabin 612 is above the piano bar, not much noise you would think but the pianist would sing, play guitar and the harmonica through a very loud microphone, till 1am every morning. He may as well have been in the cabin with us, the din was terrible. I complained to reception and they offered us ear plugs, there were no spare cabins. We had booked on some trips and they were all morning starts, 7.45, 8.00, and 9.00, for two of them we had to get up at 6.15am. By the end of the week we were exhausted.
The food was good in the Seven Sea's etc but we did use the Bistro Restaurant one night for a £20 supplement per person. This was very good but I thought the price a little high. Entertainment wise it was fantastic, the show team was the best we have ever seen, worthy of one of the big cruise lines. It was the usual scramble for a seat but it was worth the effort. Also the resident band Music Unlimited were excellent particularly the female singer, forget the X Factor, she would beat them all hands down. The crew were very good, more attentive than the Dream, nearly as good as the old Destiny. On board were the usual" towels on the sun bed gang," 7.00am, some of them, but you have to get used to that I suppose.