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48 Thomson Holiday Cruise Reviews
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Member Since 2013
1 review
My wife & our boys aged 12 years & 9 years were on the Thomson Celebration Cruise during this Christmas in 2 nos. outside cabins on B deck. The cabins were comfortable with adequate space to store cloths etc. The food was acceptable ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed December 2012
My husband and I decided to splash the cash and have a Christmas to remember but this was one I would happily forget. Having previously sailed on the Thomson Destiny we were expecting the same high standards, however our experience on ... Read more
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
2 forum posts
Joined Thomson Celebration on 20th December 2012 for Red Sea Magic Christmas Cruise. Transfers from Sharm El Sheikh airport to port went smoothly and boarding process was straight forward. We had sailed on the ship before , normally on ... Read more
Member Since 2011
1 review
91 forum posts
Sailed December 2011
We paid for the premium seating on the plane and were rather disappointed by the size of the seats. The leg room was fine, but the seat width was supposed to be larger than the other compartment, if it was I pity the other passengers. The ... Read more
1 review
Sailed December 2011
This was our 13th cruise and was booked within the last 3 months. We normally travel with Princess and had never even considered Thomson, I suppose if honest, had made the assumption that it would be comparable to Butlins-on-Sea. How ... Read more
S Holmes
1 review
We went on the Christmas Getaway sailing from Barbados. This was not a cheap option, but we chose it due to the excellent itinerary. The Thomson Dream is not as bad as I expected, but the holiday was let down by a number of factors, this ... Read more
Lyndon Williams
1 review
Sailed December 2011
Just got back from our Xmas Getaway on the Thomson Dream. Having previously sailed on the Dream last year we thought, yeah lets give it another go. Following a comfortable trouble free First Choice flight from Gatwick to Bridgetown ... Read more
1 review
Sailed December 2011
In early December we had our first transatlantic cruise on the Thomson Dream (02-12-11 to 18-12-11) to the Caribbean. We had a fantastic time, although we are aware that there were others on the ship who would not agree with us. There did ... Read more
Gwen D'souza
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2011
REVIEW: Mediterranean Highlights 29th Oct- 11th Nov Thomson Dream We have recently (11th Nov) returned from an amazing 2 weeks on board the Thomson Dream on their Mediterranean Highlights cruise. Having initially sailed on their ... Read more
Neil Walker
1 review
Sailed October 2011
I have travelled and holidayed in several places around the world but i have never had the urge to look back at the end of it and said goodbye and thankyou to a hotel before. When i left the Thompson Spirit, I just felt i had to say ... Read more
Travel to the ship from the airport was (it has to be said) the worst we have ever experienced, I don't blame Thompson for this as they have limited resources at each port, but the coach had no air conditioning at 36 degrees was like ... Read more
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Member Since 2012
1 review
Embarkation -- The embarkation process in lONDON was fairly quick but clearly not well structured. Three ladies were standing in front of a very small desk trying to check the passports and get people to fill in a health declaration form. ... Read more
1 review
Sailed August 2011
We set sail from Corfu on a beautiful evening, having settled in to a great cabin on Thomson Spirit. For the next week we cruised the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic, enjoying the food and hospitality whilst on Board. The crew ... Read more
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
Sailed July 2011
Enjoyed our cruise & stay holiday with Thomson Dream just a few points which they could have improved on....The meals in the Lido Restaurant the queues in this place were chronic breakfast, lunch and dinner always a massive Q really ... Read more
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect but we were not disappointed. The ship was clean and comfortable although beginning to look it's age and some area's could do with refurbishment. Our cabin was at ... Read more
john cleary
1 review
Holiday 23rd Dec for 14 nights Having sailed on the DESTINY last year and the CALYPSO the summer before, (both great holidays apart from the sizes of the cabins) I had high expectations for the DREAM but having read some of your ... Read more
Member Since 2009
1 review
33 forum posts
My husband and I booked the Cuban Adventure last March to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary (in August). Itinerary was the key reason, couldn't agree or see anything around the real date. Hubby not too keen to go anyway, but he'd ... Read more
susan niker
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2010
My first Christmas on holiday and now I know why some people choose to spend them holidaying..... I deliberately chose a fairly small ship as I was travelling solo. I wanted friendliness and was not disappointed. Such a ... Read more
A Brave Royal Fan
1 review
We went on this cruise with a very open mind after seeing it featured on Watchdog and reading many bad reviews. We took hope in the fact that the ship was going into dry dock for repairs and "refurbishment". How wrong we were!!! This was ... Read more
Ruth Backhouse
1 review
Sailed December 2010
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 ... Read more
1 review
Sailed January 2010
I'll start with the only negative - We didn't get off to a good start as we were delayed for 9 hours going out, the only consolation was that we didn't have to hang about the airport all day as Cruise Deals telephoned us the night before ... Read more
Member Since 2009
1 review
56 forum posts
Not rated Sailed January 2010
We had a wonderful cruise. Yes, there were problems but we were SO lucky we didn't have anything really major go wrong for us personally. The problems with the ship seem to be taking over the enjoyment of the actual cruise for alot of ... Read more
colin paxton
1 review
I should first of all inform you all that as veteran cruisers on many other cruise lines my wife and I have never found the need to put pen to paper in order to complain until our experience on the Thomson Celebration. Our cabin ... Read more

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