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Thomson Dream


Overview: Thomson Dreamsuits couples and singles taking their first or second cruise, and families with children of all ages.


Boring Cocktail Party. by Ogilvie, Wigston

Boring Cocktail Party.

Overall Rating: 5


Cruise Line:
Thomson Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Thomson Dream

Reviewed By: on
Thoroughly enjoyed the 6 night cruise . Cabin , food , drinks and entertainment were excellent , but the best by far was the friendliness of the other passengers . We met some very nice people . The worst thing was the captain's cocktail party . There was no point at all in getting us into the Broadway Lounge in order for the captain to introduce his staff . There was no opportunity to speak to other passengers and no drinks were served after the initial small glass of wine on our entry to the Broadway lounge .
There were no problems with supply of sun loungers and I believe new ones must have been bought for deck 11 . Very comfortable !
We would have welcomed open seating in Orion restaurant at dinner , but for some reason we were always shown to a table for 2 . Of course we should have said that we prefer to be sociable , but we were never given a choice in this .

Times cruised before: 6-10
Sailed: September, 2012
Age: 65+
Cabin: Outside
Occasion: Wedding anniversary

Quality of Food
Ate breakfast and lunch in Sirens most days and in Orion restaurant for dinner I was put off the Lido by the queues , but when I had lunch there on our penultimate day . I found it excellent

Particularly enjoyed Al's singing and piano playing in DeLo Bar . Shows were all good

Shore Excursions
We did our own trips

Too many to name . Bar staff were excellent

Children's Facilities

Onboard Activities
Never found the time to use casino facilities , so will have to save that for the next time

Yes Outside cabin on Deck 7 and very comfortable

Overall Rating
pat, Newcastle - Commented on this review

A very fair and informative review.We are doing this itinerary on the Dream in 2 weeks ( 1st time on this ship) so your comments re dining were interesting as we also prefer to share with others ( see enough of the OM at home). The captains party sounds very like what we have experienced on the other Thomson ships although we were fortunate to be on the captains table last time which greatly enhanced the experience. What was the weather like?

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Cruise, Back at Home - Commented on a comment by pat (14 Oct 12 21:29)

This was the 6 night cruise from Palma to Tenerife via Gibraltar, Casablanca, Agadir and Arrecife - the weather was very good with two days sunny all day - casablanca and Santa Cruz the others having more of a mix of sun and cloud. Seas were calm. Cocktail Party agree with review - it was not exceptional .... and there were no cocktails either ! Disagree about sunbeds - but only when the ship was at sea and on the early departure from Casablanca at 2pm. Sunbeds were the same as those in 2011. Would be interested to learn when you return whether the Lido and Sirens are back on self service or not as they changed on the last night of this cruise (Thurs 4th ) due to alleged norovirus - these rumours supported by the sign of crew walking around with large backpack sprayers dousing the stairs and handrails at least at Stairs A if not elsewhere too and all staff in self service wearing disposable gloves whether serving at the buffet or not.

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