Dont Just Dream - Go: Thomson Dream Cruise Review by M Roberts

Thomson Dream 5
M Roberts
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Dont Just Dream - Go

Sail Date: December 2010
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Southampton
Having read previous reveiws, both good and bad, we weren't quite sure what to expect but hey, for the price we paid, it was going to be a nice break. We have to say, there were an awful lot of people on board who seemed hell bent on looking for problems and making trouble, stupid ones even filming engine smoke! - we felt really sorry for the reception staff who had a lot of abuse thrown at them and still managed to smile and do a great job. Silly moans about sea days - you book an Atlantic crossing, you get sea days for heaven's sake - I do wonder why they even bother, maybe the wrong kind of people are cruising these days?

We had a great time, OK the cabin was a bit noisy during docking but being near the back we knew this was likely. We had a problem with the bathroom light, it was fixed within half an hour. Yes, there were delays coming back due to the weather in UK but that's not anybody's fault and Thomson kept everyone on the ship as long as possible, other companies More would've dumped passengers at the airport first thing in the morning and let them get on with it. All the staff and crew were brilliant, very friendly (not like P and O) we saw the Captain and his family everyday in the Lido at breakfast, the entertainment was as good as ever and Gavin, as always, brilliant. The Casino staff in particular were great company!

The lay-out on the Dream is really good, give Thomson time and this really will be a fanatastic ship - we'll be back! Less

Published 12/30/10

Cabin review: IN6210

Good size cabin and shower, some vibration from engines when docking early. Could do with a little more drawer space. Decore good and bed comfortable.

Port and Shore Excursions

We shared a taxi and did an island tour which we have done before. Canopy tour is new, zip wiring looks good. Pavements, where there are any, are not very good so you need to take care.

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It was very busy the first day, 5 ships in port so crowds everywhere. Good to see the island having a good time. Quieter the second day so easier to walk around.

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Great to see Madeira getting back on its feet. Christmas decorations were fantastic.

Before Madeira, there was also La Corona - very nice and Porto which we liked a lot.

Amazing scenery, always worth a trip out, especially the Pitons.

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M Roberts
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