Absolute Dream: Thomson Dream Cruise Review by Elizabeth McTeague

Thomson Dream 4
Elizabeth McTeague

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Absolute Dream

Sail Date: August 2010
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other
We have just returned from a 2 week cruise on the Thomson Dream which meant a total of 10 ports of call . Although we had read mixed revierws we can honestly say that we had a great time on this ship.

The only disappointment was we did not get to visit Tunisia because of a technical problem with the ship which I have since discovered since coming back has been long term so cannot understand why Thomsons did not tell us we would not be calling there until a day or so before and that Cagliari would be the alternative.

Food was great especially breakfast in Sirens. We dined at the grill on a couple of occassions. Only critiscism is the food in Andromeda could be luke warm and bland but we worked or way round it by using the other options Have got to say the £59 celebrations package is a briliant deal. I treated hubby to one as it was his birthday while we were away.

The staff and crew were great in all departments. We loved the Captin's daily sea More stories and what entertainment we saw was good. Staff talent night very good.

The only draw back was we got caught up in the air traffic controllers strike on the way back which added a couple of hours onto our journey Less

Published 09/08/10

Cabin review:

Cabin was outside plus on deck 6 - very clean and comfortable

Port and Shore Excursions

Very nice - Sunday market in full swing when we were there and also had a lovely lunch

Great trip - loved the city - got on the bus tour and did a couple of trips. Stopped of at Michaelangelo's tearrace and enjoyed the view as well as lunch

Tour was good although the guide was not great and dragged us all over the place. I was a bit jaded possibly due to the fact I had a stinker of a cold and it was in the 90's. It wass too hot to queue at the Vatican so we wenbt and had a cold drink instead and the took external photos

Visted Caliargi instead of La Goullette in Tunisia. Went of a scinic tour which tho nice did not make up for the disappointement of missing out on the one destination we were really looking forward too.

Later in the week we also visited Olbia in Sardinia. I am not too keen on this port of call at all.

Had a great day in naples on bus tours - loved the dodgy driving even if it was hairy at times.

Toulon was another nice place - had a tour round the naval base on a boat and went on the wee train as well asvisiting the Sunday market

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Trip to Monac, Monrte Carlo and Nice was excellent - really enjoyed orselves. Hoghlight was spending under 4 euros on two raspeberry frappe's from McDonalds whilst othere were forking uoyt 15 euro for a couple of drinks at the Cssino

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