A weekout of winter!: Thomson Spirit Cruise Review by Ruth Backhouse

Thomson Spirit 5
Ruth Backhouse

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A weekout of winter!

Sail Date: December 2010
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Tenerife
We had been on Calypso last year and knew that Spirit would be as good. The plus for these ships is that every passenger is friendly and ready to talk and at each meal you meet someone different to talk to. The cabin staff are very friendly (perhaps with a view to a monetary gain at the end of the cruise!!)

The shows are terrific and the crews talent contest not to be missed. We were lucky to have Elvis as a waiter and entertainer on that night. He was a star!

The one place that should be missed out on this cruise is Agadir - not worth going to do. Everyone we talked to who had been was of the same opinion.

Some places could do with a shuttle transfer from docks. A shuttle was available at Lanzarote but Madiera could hae really done with one.

Thoroughly recommend Thompson Cruises. I have been on nine Pricess Cruises - which I have enjoyed, but my next one will be on Thompsons. Less

Published 12/31/10

Cabin review: 12i820

cabin 820. We had the least movement of all in this cabin - whereas others seemed to have trouble. Goodsize cabin with ample storage - really could not fault it - it showed its age that's all.

Port and Shore Excursions

All potsokay except Agadir - docks in a dreary comercial dock- and the town is not worth going to.

Madiera and Lanzarote are both excellent along with La Palma.

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