Official Press Release
Thomson Cruises launches winter 2013 brochure line up including Dreamliner flights to Barbados
15 November 2012 - Thomson Cruises is delighted to announce the launch of the new winter cruise calendar 2013/14. Showcasing flights on the Thomson 787 Dreamliner, some exciting new ports of call and some fantastic early booking offers for cruises sailing between November 2013 and April 2014, the itineraries are on sale today.
FLYING DREAM HAUL – THOMSON 787 DREAMLINER
Thomson Cruises is thrilled to announce the introduction of the Thomson 787 Dreamliner to the Thomson Cruises package from December 2013. The Thomson 787 Dreamliner will be flying directly to Barbados on selected flights from London Gatwick and Manchester airports. With its wealth of benefits including class leading legroom (33 or 34 inches in Economy Club and 38 inches in Premium Club), altered cabin pressure for a reduction in jetlag and 60 per cent less noise than a standard aircraft, the Thomson 787 Dreamliner offers the perfect way to begin a Thomson Cruise.
NEW PORTS OF CALL
For Winter 2013/14 Thomson Cruises is offering an additional 13 new ports of call, visiting some of the Caribbean’s finest destinations. Thomson Cruises customers’ can now experience some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive islands, with celebrity haunts like St. Barts and the Grenadines now available on two new seven-night itineraries.
Thomson Cruises offers a seven-night Caribbean Charms cruise onboard the Platinum Thomson Dream from £1079 per person departing from Birmingham airport on the 5 January 2014.
Winter 13/14 also marks the return to Cuba for Thomson Cruises. Available on the 22-night Caribbean Discovery itinerary, the Thomson Dream docks in Havana and also Cozumel, Mexico – two of the Caribbean’s most historic and iconic destinations. Bermuda and the Azores – a stunning collection of volcanic Islands found in the North Atlantic Sea are two new additional ports of call visited by Thomson Cruises’ 20 night Atlantic Discovery itinerary.
To beat the winter blues Thomson Cruises is offering some incredible early booking offers, including up to £200 free on-board spending money per couple on selected itineraries. Thomson Cruises is also offering free all-inclusive upgrades for passengers travelling on the Adriatic to Atlantic itinerary; which teamed with Thomson Cruises’ inclusion of all tips and service charges, amount to some fantastic on-board savings.
TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING OFFERING
For those passengers who enjoy a more relaxed cruising experience; Thomson Cruises is now offering two new adults-only extended transatlantic cruise options – Caribbean Discovery and Atlantic Explorer. Cruising for up to 22-nights, transatlantic crossings offer the perfect opportunity to truly experience what the Caribbean has to offer, taking in sun-drenched destinations including Cuba, Mexico and Bermuda. Thomson Cruises is also offering the opportunity to extend the Atlantic Explorer crossing just that little bit further by combining with an additional seven night itinerary, visiting destinations including; St. Lucia, Antigua and the Azores resulting in an amazing 27 night sailing – a must for any cruise lover.
Thomson Cruises offer a 22-night Caribbean Discovery cruise departing on the 23 November 2013 from London Gatwick airport from £1799 per person.
NEW CRUISE AND STAY OPTIONS
Due to the increasing popularity of flexible durations and having ‘the best of both worlds’ Thomson Cruises now offers 10 fantastic cruise and stay options; teaming one of Thomson Cruises varied itineraries with a week’s stay relaxing at a Barbados hotel. Thomson Cruises has also taken this one step further combining the newly Platinum Thomson Dream with one of two Platinum collection hotels; the Ocean Two, St. Lawrence and Mango Bay, St. James, offering a truly unbeatable Platinum experience. The new Platinum range will offer a more contemporary cruising experience, with a modern and minimalist feel onboard. Customers will also benefit from refurbished contemporary designed cabins, themed a la carte restaurants, flat screen TVs as standard and iPod docking stations in suites. All our Platinum ships have to score ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ with at least 90 percent of our customers to make the grade.
The Platinum cruise and stay option; teaming a seven-night Latin Gems cruise on Thomson Dream with a week’s stay at the 4T Platinum Mango Bay is available from £2069 per person, departing from Birmingham airport on the 5 January 2014.
Fraser Ellacott, Managing Director of Thomson Cruises says, “At Thomson Cruises our customers are at the heart of everything we do – which is why for Winter 13/14 we’ve introduced some impressive new Caribbean itineraries; taking in places like Cuba, Bermuda and Mexico. We know Cuba is a popular destination for our customers, so we are delighted to be able to include an overnight stop in Havana in our itineraries. We’ve carefully reviewed our hotel line up too – with a great range of properties to choose from; including those perfect for the ultimate all-inclusive Platinum experience, and some self-catering budget-friendly beachfront escapes. Couple all this with flights to Barbados from 9 different UK airports, and selected routes on the new Thomson 787 Dreamliner, and you’ve got a cruise holiday you can only get from Thomson.”
Are you a Thomson cruiser? Will you be booking any of the above?
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Thomson Cruises launches winter 2013 sailings including Dreamliner Barbados flights
17th December 2012, 12:23 PM #2
Pity that the new brochure confirms Majesty will be in the Red Sea. as i value a good nights sleep i will be cruising with P&O next winter and even in the summer season if you are a solo cruiser you can get much better deals elsewhere. I will soon have completed 12 Thomson cruises but it looks unlikely that i will be cruising with them again.
There's also a couple of new ports of call this side of the pond for next winter.
Eilat on some Red Sea cruises.
And Azores on some Canary cruises.
Dave,,,will give my impression of Majesty in 3 weeks.Got to try it!!
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17th December 2012, 06:44 PM #5
Thomson will save on fuel when calling at eilat. It is less than 3 miles from aqaba!
We're really pleased to see some interesting itineraries, it seems Thomson listen to what the customers say and provide a few new ports each year which is more than can be said for some of the other cruiselines!!