Hulstrom - Answered a Question by Doyle (31 Aug 08 20:40)

I am in total agreement with Dolan. Thomson cruises are very good value for money and you can book outside cabins - no balconies I'm afraid - There is just the one formal nite and that is the Captains Gala Evening and it's nice to put your best bib and tucker on, just to get into the party spirit. The All Inclusive is great- if you can get the free upgrade - as this will ultimately save you a bill at the end of the cruise. If you read some of the reviews on this site, you will notice that some of the cruise and stayers wish that they had stayed on board for the extra week because the Hotel, etc didn't live up to the expectation of the 1st week. The entertainment on board the ships is varied, shows in the theatre, fun, games and live music in the lounge bar, and there are other options open to you if you wish to persue them. I can wholeheartly recommend Thomson for a 1st time cruise beacuse once you have been on one cruise, you will definately want to do more of them. Go on, book your cruise today and you won't be disappointed.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
dolan - Answered a Question by Doyle (31 Aug 08 19:12)

Thomson do an all inclusive offer- free on certain cruises and excellent value for money but they dont have balcony cabins. Thye have excellent entertainment too.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Thomson - Answered a Question by Doyle (31 Aug 08 21:25)

We are just back after a week on the Thomson only problem was I wished we had booked for 2 weeks as it was great. We didn't have the drinks package and certainly didn't reach the 149 pounds each person that is charged if you don't get the upgrade. As this was our 1st cruise it was great, unfortunately we didn't make the captaind night as I was ill, once I got the sea sickness tablets and found my sea legs there was no looking back.We bought a dvd of our stay and loking at the captains night some people had tuxedos, some suits, some jacket and trousers others shirt and tie, ladies were in dresses on the whole. You have something special to look forward to. We hope to go back next year.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Doyle - Answered a Question by Doyle (02 Sep 08 19:58)

Thanks for your feedback everyone you have given me plenty to ponder and I'm looking forward to our cruise more than ever.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
macro - Answered a Question by Doyle (13 Sep 08 09:34)

If you want large cabins with balconies, and an informal but entertaining cruise, try Ocean Village. go to the cruise ship reviews on this site and look at the Berlitz guide on this site also before making your final selection. Dont be put off by FORMAL either. Try Princess or P & O mid size ships. they have at least one restaurant with freedom dining and on formal nights there are two restaurants where you can enjoy being Informal. You may find however that you wished you had brought just one suit and a cocktail dress, especially as its your 25th.

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

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Even More Cheap 2018 Cruises From Southampton

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 2nd or 9th Apr 2018 - 7nts

    Southampton : Paris (Le Havre) : Bruges : Amsterdam : Hamburg Southampton

    Now from £449pp Was £699pp

    • Exclusive Deal 

    • Also Available Apr - Oct

    • Balcony Cabins Just £549pp

    Click to View More Exclusive MSC Cruises >>

  • 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 £1199pp

    • 30% OFF Plus Free Wi-Fi & Port Parking 
    • Family of 3 from Just £3089
    • Also Available 11 Aug 2018

    Reduced 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises from Southampton >>

  • Half Term Barcelona, Naples & Rome

    Thomson Cruises - Thomson Dream - 27 Oct 2017 - 9nts

    Corfu Town : Naples : Rome (Civitavecchia) : Livorno (Florence & Pisa) : Barcelona : Valencia : Cartagena : Malaga

    Now from £589pp Was £1015pp

    • Direct Flights & Transfers from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff or Gatwick
    • Just £25pp Per Night for All Inclusive Drinks!

    Click To View All Thomson Regional Flights >>

Show More Deals
Ruby Perkins's blog

Themed cruises all the way.

By Ruby Perkins

I had to smile this week when I read about Bonnie Tyler making a guest appearance on board ‘Oasis of the seas’ to help get passengers in the spirit to experience the Solar eclipse. Very clever Royal Caribbean, it’s almost as good as an episode of ‘Homes under the hammer’.Bonnie will be belting out her 80’s hit ‘Total eclipse of the heart’ alongside American rock dance band DNCE in the Aqua Theater about an hour before the eclipse next week. You ...

Read More

Aug 18 2017 09:55:22:000PM

Weddings at Sea

By Renee Gagen

Renee Gagen's blog

Cruise lines have been doing weddings at sea for many years and I’ve known many people get married on cruise ships and it just sounds amazing and the photos look lovely.When you decide to get married you want your special day to be amazing, you’ve been dreaming about this day since you was little ( well I have) but how much does it cost to get married on cruise lines and what do you get for your money?Princess charge from $2500 for there tie the knot at seas which I don’t th...

Read More

Aug 14 2017 12:07:59:000PM

P&O leave my customers disappo...

By Abbi Varela

Abbi Varela's blog

After recently chatting to a regular customer of mine about the P&O cruise they had just returned from it saddened me that for the first time since I began booking their cruises three years ago this was the first time they had been really disappointed with the cruise.P&O as a cruise line had come highly recommended to them by friends and they were really excited at the prospect of sailing with them for the first time. They have cruised with Princess, with Cunard, with Royal Caribbean ...

Read More

Aug 17 2017 06:50:48:000PM