mcmenamy - Answered a Question by WINKLEY (11 Mar 09 21:09)

Hi We flew back from the Caribbean in november to manchester, we tried to book premium but they were fully booked, we were made up though when we boarded. The premium cabin was full and the economy was only 1/3 full, so I think we got the better deal..

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Wilson - Answered a Question by WINKLEY (09 Feb 09 12:27)

Hi, we flew Premium on the way back from Barbados having gone out standard. The only difference is that in Premium you get a better set of headphones, a free glass of champagne on boarding and access to all the films and games not just 3 set ones as in standard (you could get them all in standard if you paid £5.00 on the plane. Otherwise seats, seat pitch etc exactly the same. Wouldn't do it again waste of money, Thomsons standard is fine. Food exactly the same in both classes.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Dobson - replied to Wilson (09 Feb 09 16:55)

Agree - seems a waste of money. We flew with them when holidaying with Princess and thought we had the standard seat, on passing the premium class seats they did not seem to give anymore leg room to know/feel the difference. And as for the extra movies, you could pay an extra £5 in Standard Class to have the same entertainment as those in Premium Class. Though we were flying with Princess, all beverages were free to all passengers. I may be wrong but I think it's more than £100 pp to pay for an extra 3/4 inches of legroom and an entertainment package that costs £5 extra (and maybe the champagne). A bit steep - just an excuse to make extra money. Your choice.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
hale - Answered a Question by WINKLEY (09 Feb 09 16:42)

Hi,flew premium both ways for our OV cruise in december (thomson) found seats on our flight to have more legroom & wider than standard,not to mention free drinks for full journey!(ho bother i,ve mentioned it)have booked premium for our repo cruise with OV in april,.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
WINKLEY - replied to hale (10 Feb 09 17:07)

Hello there I note from your reply that you are on the repositioning cruise in April with OV I presume you are going out on the 14th of April, are you flying from Manchester? If so we must put names to faces, thank you for your reply, my e-mail address is if you would like to e-mail me direct rather than using this site. From Winkley of Penrith.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
DUNNE - Answered a Question by WINKLEY (11 Feb 09 16:06)

Hi we flew back from barbados last october with thomsonfly and it was great plenty of room television in the back of the seat and first drinks free would definatly reccomend them.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
BARNETT - Answered a Question by WINKLEY (15 Feb 09 00:02)

Save your money - just come back from caribbean, two of our relatives had paid £400 for premium seats, and could not believe the ordinary seats we were sitting in were nearly as big, also all food and drinks on board are free, you can actually have what you want to drink within reason - thomson do a fantastic job on behalf of p&o.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
King - Answered a Question by WINKLEY (06 Mar 09 18:12)

Hi I got a special and paid 99 each booked with thomson but it ended up being first choice work 99 but not 199 each.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Your Favourite No Fly Family Sailing - Barcelona, Nice & Gibraltar

    Royal Caribbean - Independence of the Seas - 16 Jun 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Gibraltar : Cartagena : Palma De Mallorca : Barcelona : Nice (Villefranche) : Ajaccio (Corsica) : Malaga : Seville (Cadiz) : Southampton

    Now from £1179pp

    • 30% OFF Plus Free Wi-Fi & Port Parking 
    • Family of 3 from Just £3089

    Reduced 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises from Southampton >>

  • Even More Cheap 2018 Cruises From Southampton

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 4 June 2018 - 10nts

    Southampton : Le Havre : Invergordon : Edinburgh : Newcastle-Tyne : Amsterdam : Hamburg : Southampton

    Now from £599pp Was £849pp

    • Exclusive Deal 

    • Also Available 3 Sep 2018

    • Balcony Cabins Just £769pp

    Click to View More Exclusive MSC Cruises >>

  • EXCLUSIVE - Half Term Cruise with FREE Drinks

    Thomson Cruises - TUI Discovery 2 - 20 Oct 2017 - 14nts

    Santa Cruz : Las Palmas : San Sebastian : Madeira : Arrecife : Puerto Del Rosario : Santa (Overnight) : Las Palmas : Arrecife : Agadir : Madeira : Santa Cruz De La Palma : Santa Cruz

    Now from £1229pp Was £1689pp

    • Exclusive Low Price Just Released! - Family of 3 from £2095!

    • Includes Flights From Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted

    • FREE Upgrade to All Inclusive!

    Click To View All Thomson Regional Flights >>

Show More Deals
Lee Johnson's blog

Cruising is for old folk?!?

By Lee Johnson

Actually no it isnt…According to figures released by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) The average age of cruise passengers overall has fallen to its lowest in 20 years, and a record 1.7 million UK holidaymakers opted to take to the seas in 2016. So more people are cruising and it is attracting a younger audience.I was on board the Celebrity Eclipse in May for a 2 night cruise and there was definitely a lot of under 40s on that including Hen parties, which tends to be the ...

Read More

Jul 25 2017 06:07:02:000PM

The 3 Words Parents dread...

By Haydn Jones

Haydn Jones's blog

Well there is no avoiding it now, the 3 words many of us parents dread are almost here…….school summer holidays!We have to now juggle work , childcare , activities, queue 3 times longer than normal for any day out, put up with the unpredictable weather and boredom! A great many parents find the long holiday difficult, expensive and the source of huge stress. We like nothing better than spending time at play with our kids. In fact, wed love to do that but our bosses and bank balan...

Read More

Jul 25 2017 08:22:28:000PM

What is a Christmas Cruise like?

By Des Morgan

Des Morgan's blog

Hello readers,Well what is a Christmas cruise like? having worked on board Princess cruises for 11 years and been at sea for Christmas for 8 of those, I can tell you first hand this is a cruise for everyone!The ships I worked on were always beautifully decorated with lots of Christmas trees and garlands throughout the ship. The days leading up to Christmas a whole gang of people from shore would come on and transform the ship, to give it a really magical feeling. Baubles of every colour , tr...

Read More

Jul 19 2017 12:42:12:000PM