Offering a blend of traditional and modern, casual elements, Thomson Cruises occupy a unique place in the world of British cruises. Boasting five different ships within the fleet and a variety of destinations, Thomson cruises are a great, affordable option for first-timers wanting to get a taste of cruise holidays.
Itineraries vary from the historic cities of the Western Mediterranean, to the eastern exoticism of Turkey, Morocco and Egypt. With a dazzling array of on-board activities, Thomson Cruises have plenty to offer adrenaline junkies, culture buffs and, of course, those just looking to kick back and relax in the sun as experience the world from a very different vantage point as they go.
Specialising in short, 7-day itineraries, Thomson Cruises has Mediterranean cruises covered, but also offers several itineraries for those looking to venture further afield, including to the paradise islands of the Caribbean and the breathtaking monuments of ancient Egypt.
Spend a day or two on the sun-baked beaches or in the tapas bars of Tenerife’s Santa Cruz, before setting sail to experience the magic of Morocco. Landing in iconic Casablanca after a day spent at sea, you’ll notice a few changes to the city since it was made famous by Bergman and Bogart back in 1942. Morocco’s biggest city is an exciting blend of mosques, markets, bars and beaches. Bag a bargain in the bustling bazaar or tour the impressive architecture of the Hassan II Mosque before re-boarding a voyage around the Spanish cities of Seville and Palma for an exciting clash of cultures.
For a touch of luxury, hob-knob with the A-listers on the white sand beaches of Barbados and St Lucia on one of Thomson’s Caribbean cruises. Enjoy Christmas in the sunshine with the Caribbean Charms Christmas cruise, which kicks off on the palm-fringed beaches of Bridgetown. Snorkel with turtles or take a tram ride through St Thomas’s underground caverns before locating your cabin.
Next stop Tobago, where the colonial delights of the lively market town of Scarborough can be sampled. Then there’s the Robinson Crusoe-style desert island of St Vincent, where you can relax and unwind in peace. With St Maarten, St Kitts and St Lucia also to be explored, you will realise that beyond the azure waters and powdery white sands, these tropical islands each have a distinctive culture and history to be explored.
For a different cruise experience, voyage to the Baltic Sea and take in the shimmering canals and beautiful bridges of St Petersburg, whose rich lists of sights provide constant entertainment from dawn until dusk. Other highlights of a Baltic cruise include the medieval city of Tallinn, Latvia (a World Heritage site) and the stunning water-cities of Helsinki, Copenhagen and Denmark.
Thomson Cruises boast a fleet of 5 vessels, each offering their own distinctive experience and options to suit all tastes and budgets. The Thomson Dream ship offers plenty of space and a brilliant selection of facilities, which is typical of what you can expect from a Thomson Cruise. Geared up to give the whole family a fun-filled experience, the Thomson Dream is equipped with fantastic West End-style entertainment, and hosts a weekly Captain’s Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner which is well worth getting dressed up for. Busy Mums and Dads can take a break too – knowing that the Thomson Kids’ Club is on hand to keep the little ones entertained.
Thomson Majesty has been designed with couples in mind, and those with an eye for the romantic will love the ship’s great range of restaurants, sophisticated piano bar and indulgent spa (featuring his and hers treatment room for couples massages) where you can take the opportunity to recharge between exploring destinations. Bookworms will love the onboard library and those who enjoy a flutter can take advantage of the ship’s casino, ensuring there’s never a dull moment during your getaway.
Thomson Cruises offer everything you need for an unforgettable voyage. Whether it’s a family break, or a romantic couple’s holiday that’s on the cards, the world is your oyster – at an affordable price too.