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69 Thomson Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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PX MAN
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We have been cruising with Thomson since the mid nineties and have always found them very good value for money and excellent service, but on this occasion they seemed to be sadly lacking. There had been an outbreak of Noro virus on the ... 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
BURKES
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have been on the Celebration before and we knew what to expect. The food in both the meridian and the Lido was excellent with a good choice always hot. The entertainment was not as good as our last cruise they had problems with the ... Read more
margpearce
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We wanted to cruise the Baltics and also the fact that we embarked in Newcastle was a bonus. Embarkation went smoothly. The first day at sea was relaxed and there were plenty of areas to sit apart from the dining areas. Oslo was the first ... Read more
Anduin
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose the cruise for the ports of call. The crew were excellent and all ways very helpful And the food was as we expected good English fair. The celebration is showing its age in places especially in the cabins the one we had 542 was a ... Read more
Hils47
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Overall the cruise was good, the Staff onboard could not do enough to help, service was excellent from the majority of crew members always went the extra mile to accommodate guest needs and answer and resolve any queries or problems. ... Read more
jeanniejeannie
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of the ports of call, all of which were superb, especially loved Venice and Split. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the ship, it was dated in parts. Our cabin was spacious and kept immaculate by our ... Read more
shipdenborn
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
We choose this cruise to mark our 50th Wedding Anniversary, having deliberated long and hard about repeating our honeymoon to Italy. We were so pleased with this choice. The whole experience was faultless. Front facing cabin on the ... Read more
John Swin
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Having just returned from our Baltic Flavours cruise on a Thomson Spirit, The standard of cleanliness, food and entertainment were 1st class. All the staff were terrific from the 2 girls who cleaned our cabin, The waiters in the Compass ... Read more
Fraseen
Member Since 2014
1 review
Having just returned from our first cruise on a Thomson ship, I can't praise it enough. This is my 3rd cruise the previous two being on a Celebrity ship which was much bigger and newer, Obviously due to its size and age,the Spirit's ... Read more
Dotmag
Member Since 2014
1 review
I agree with most of the earlier review of the Fire and Ice cruise but I think that although the current young show team did not have as many strong male singers as last year they more than made up with it with their energy and brilliant ... Read more
dado
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
Hi this is our 5th cruise on the Thomson Spirit the last being in 2009. So what has changed starting at the stern of the ship there was the addition of a gazebo type structure covering the what was the open deck space at rear of the lido ... Read more
Helpful? Thank dado
holiday ahoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
165 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
Following on from our brilliant cruise to Norway in August 2013, we booked this cruise to Iceland not long after returning. Check-in at Harwich was quick and faultless, and we were on board within a few minutes of arriving at the port, ... Read more
wishiwasinliverpool
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - seven countries, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Sweden, stopping off in places we'd never visited before and always wanted to see, particularly St Petersburg. It was ... Read more
jaxship
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
We sailed on the Thomson Spirit to the Norwegian Fjords in July 2014 and it was fab. There were 4 of use, 2 adults and 2 lads aged 14 and 19. We had a 4 berth cabin which was quite spacious and very clean in comparison to some we've stayed ... Read more
Arctictraveller
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
After enjoying a great cruise on Thomson Spirit last year on the North Cape Explorer, my wife and I were attracted to this cruise to Norway and Spitzbergen primarily because this cruise was not only going up into the Arctic, but also up ... Read more
Joe Pen
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
As Thompson aren't doing this trip anymore we booked at the last minute. I'm heading towards 50 & I can honestly say this was a big step back in holidays for me. The fjords were lovely, as were most of the staff. However, food was ... Read more
Tina Bell
Member Since 2014
1 review
I sailed on the Thompson Spirit 27/7- 3/8 on the Norwegian Fjords and Glaciers trip. This was my first cruise, and I was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived at the port, everything was structured and organized to minimize delay ... Read more
PennineDave
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
Embarkation was straightforward and reasonably quick. We picked up our cases in the corridor on deck 6 as we went to our cabin, so it was brilliant. Our Cabin. Almost immediately you could feel a strong vibration in our cabin and this ... Read more
tiernsee
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
60 forum posts
Sailed July 2014
It was my son who decided where we would go on holiday. In 2013 we had gone to Tenerife, he was bored, it was too hot and there was nothing to do. As he will be 18 next year I asked him where he would like to go and in a flash he came back ... Read more
Bilje
Member Since 2008
1 review
91 forum posts
Sailed July 2014
Well we've been back barely a week and the magic hasn't worn off. One of the best holiday experiences I've ever had. We have sailed on Spirit once before in 2012, and enjoyed that trip very much. We have sailed with other cruise lines on ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Bilje
anddbed
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed June 2014
Second cruise with the Thomson line. The cruise was a mixed bag of excellence to very poor. The Thomson Spirit is an old ship, tatty in places and very noisy- shakes and rattles almost continuously, regardless of the weather. ... Read more
weesyl
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
Arrived at Newcastle which was a very pleasant embarkation unlike airports. It had been 8 years since my husband and I was last on this ship and we definitely noticed a huge change on the ship.We were located on deck 7 deluxe suite, which ... Read more
Dtw278
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Finally the date arrived 27th May 2014 to go on a long awaited Baltic cruise on Thomson Spirit from Newcastle. Travelling from the midlands was easy .... straight up the M! / A1 , the port handling and embarkation were a dream, on the ship ... Read more
ettrickbay
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Sailed May 2014
This was our third time on the Spirit leaving from our home base Newcastle on Tyne. First of all I was delighted by the efficient way the port authorities dealt with the passengers before we actually booked in. Quickly and efficiently our ... Read more

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