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Thomson Spirit Review


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Reviewer Name: Peter & Anne Crawford
Date Of Birth 21-4-1951
Past Cruises: 0 Thomson Spirit
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Reviewer Country: West Midlands
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Ship: Spirit
Review Date: Jun 8, 2009
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We have just come back from our very first cruise with a group of our friends on the Thomson Spirit, Myths of Fjords, Norway 16th-23rd May.
Out of our group there was only one couple who had cruised before so could enlight us to what goes on, on board the ship. They have cruised several times now with Thomson and already have future plans.
So many of the reviews talk about the booking in at the Port of Tyne yes I think it badly needs looking into as it was a mess and appeared very long winded involving long car queues which were totally unnecessary. As far as the cruise went well where shall I start. Once aboard the Spirit the staff were all working very hard, directing you to your cabins or decks, and so efficiently as we sailed away from Newcastle our cases arrived outside our cabin doors. The cabin staff could not do enough for you and were very polite. The Compass Rose Restaurant food was well edible and well presented. if you had a big appétit then it was no problem to serve you more of what you wanted. The Lido Buffet was also stocked well with food and plenty of it. The entertainment on board was of a high standard with two shows performed every evening – for those dining early and late so no on missed out. Also short comedy plays were performed couple of afternoons also in the Broadway lounge. The onboard cinema had the same feel as the cinema in the high street and showed up to the minute free films.
The excursions were a little expensive but not forgetting fish & chips were £15 for one at the one port we visited and the excursions we went on had the added bonus that at any stop made a drink and cake were supplied and on the Flam Railway Excursion a very elaborate buffet was included in the price, so looking at it like that they are not too badly priced.
Think Thomson Cruises should review the fact that they have not scheduled any cruises from the UK in 2010 and those who cannot fly to meet the ship or have a disability that makes it impratical, will unfortunately loose out and think Thomson may regret this.
Overall all would recommend Thomson Spirit 9/10 as would our friends.

Cruise Positives:
As above

Cruise Negatives:
Booking in at the Port of Tyne yes I think it badly needs looking into as it was a mess and appeared very long winded involving long car