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69 Thomson Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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lyndatimberlake1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
17 forum posts
Sailed May 2014
Just got back from our cruise to Iceland/Scotland and Ireland. Had a brilliant time, The Spirit is an old boat but she has had some updates done on her since we last cruised in June 2013, still very clean and comfortable and the crew are ... Read more
redretford
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed on the Spirit before and loved it. This Baltic tour lived up to its expectations for scenery and ports of call and the entertainment was first class. Richard has a great team and offers a really diverse programme, but this is a ship ... Read more
mzigly
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
GOOD Our cabin was just great, and with loads of storage space, and always very well cleaned. The only trouble was the noise from above. When we went to complain about this, we were informed that it was coming from the kitchen. The lovely ... Read more
trendytraveller10
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed August 2013
We chose Thomson because some of our friends have cruised with them and we were told they were good for first time cruisers and their prices are competitive. We arrived at Harwich early just before 12.00pm and already the queues had ... Read more
maximart
Member Since 2013
1 review
Yes, we loved it! Mostly down to the fabulous Entertainment team on board the Thomson spirit, I advise you all to book now. They never put a foot wrong, doing two main shows every evening, plays during the afternoon, larking around the ... Read more
Andi & Angie
1 review
This was our first cruise, Thomson's being recommended to us. Because we live quite close to Harwich International we decided to use the train, upon arrival it is a 4 minute walk to the cruise terminal (if you go by car, follow the signs ... Read more
sparkieplug24
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
355 forum posts
First off we were a group of 2 adults, aged 24 and 34 and a child of 12. We chose the thomson spirit mainly because of the intinnary and the fact it sailed from Newcastle which is much easier than southampton, Dover or Harwich for us. On ... Read more
Johnf1957
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
So disappointed on this trip, we were visiting 7 countries I had never been to before knowing the scenery and the cities would be fantastic I was excited then it all fell to bits. the ports of call we were supposed to make never happened ... Read more
lutherdn
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed June 2013
Departed North Shields on 22 June for a 7 days cruise to Fjords & Glaciers on the Thomson Spirit. One of the reasons we picked this cruise was that it departed from our local area so we could reach the port in about 20 minutes. ... Read more
cosmoose
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
Family of four (2 adults & 2 teenagers) first cruise ever which we chose for the itinerary which was fabulous. Embarkation speedy and stress free, First impressions of ship were good as did not know what to expect. Cabin for 4 was ... Read more
Suzywac
Member Since 2013
1 review
Good points, great itinerary, fantastic staff, good entertainment and lectures, good storage space in cabin. Bad points, definitely only a 2 * ship, nowhere near “Hotel Inspector” standards: Towels were badly frayed - this ... Read more
Sandest
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
My wife and I, plus two friends have had a wonderful cruise on the Thomson Spirit. We sailed out of Newcastle on the Fjords & Glaciers cruise. This was the first time we have we have sailed with Thomson and hopefully it will not be ... Read more
BEX994
Member Since 2013
1 review
We booked our 13 night cruise in a Thomson store after considering several cruise companies offering Baltic itineraries. We chose the Baltic Highlights cruise, as it had fewer days at sea than other companies and left from the U.K. After ... Read more
helcruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2013
EmbarkcationArrives at Newcastle after a 31/2 hour drive this was extremely easy and quick no hanging about and we were on the ship very quickly. First impressions that the ship was extremely small especially as the ferry that was parked ... Read more
Geezabrekannat
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed May 2013
We chose this ship following the reviews as this was our first cruise (the wife does not really like sailing but willing to try) & this being the most convenient way to see the area's listed at the time we were looking. Thomson Spirit ... Read more
gzerovti
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Sailed May 2013
After enjoying a great cruise on Thomson Spirit last year to the Baltic, my wife and I were attracted to this cruise to Norway primarily because it sails from Newcastle so there would be no flying, and it was a new country for us to ... Read more
Lone Starr
Member Since 2013
1 review
46 forum posts
This is my first post on your forum, so hopefully it's interesting enough for all of you that have already experienced cruise holidays. We'd not really considered that cruise holidays were for us, and I was actually looking online at ... Read more
Darceysgran
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed August 2012
Sitting at home reflecting on a wonderful last minute late summer cruise to the Norwegian Fjords on board Thomson Spirit. We embarked at Harwich, no problems at all. Settled in cabin and feeling relaxed by 1pm. From the time we arrived on ... Read more
aliciamn
Member Since 2012
1 review
We have just returned from a Fjords 6 night cruise with the Spirit, having cruised with Ocean Village, NCL and Princess previously, we boarded the ship at Harwich, if you have boarded at Southampton you will find Harwich less impressive as ... Read more
warfran
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed August 2012
We set off from merseyside at 5 o'clock on the Tuesday morning arriving at 1.o'clock at harwich to meet our ship the spirit . The journey down was long but very comfortable with ledger coaches. on arrival we were given labels to put ... Read more
gunn3rs3
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
447 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
Going from Harwich was a delight only 75 minutes from home,no airport to deal with,especially as my Wife has to use a wheelchair,we were on board just 60 minutes after arriving [1115].As we have previously cruised on Spirit including last ... Read more
Suomi Star
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After a smooth and quick embarkation and lifeboat drill we were informed by the captain that we would unfortunately have to sail 24hrs late due to bad weather so we would miss the Faroe Isles. Since we had an extra day in Newcastle shuttle ... Read more
Juebo
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
Been back Three weeks, from our three week holiday in the Baltic and the Norwegian Fjords. Had a fantastic time, this was our fifth cruise with Thomson, our first on Spirit. We knew what to expect as we had cruised on the Thomson ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Juebo
Grizzlyeric
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
A really brilliant holiday. Any quibbles are minor, and I must again highlight the outstanding levels of service, in bars, restaurants and housekeeping that Thomson ships mangage to attain. We went to 3 ports in Iceland and 2 in ... Read more
Welshgirl1962
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
Sailing from Newcastle meant that I left home at 12.30 as we were in our cabin by 12.50. The process of registering and going through customs, was so efficient, and a wonderful start to the cruise. The cabin lived up to our expectations, ... Read more

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