Cruising is something we have always wanted to do and have looked at many times. There are so many different ships to choose from with 100s of activities on board between them. I know people who have been on cruises and all they can say is positive things, nothing is to much trouble for the staff and you don’t lift a finger whilst on board. Just recently we have been looking a Thomson Cruise and they have 6 ships to choose between. Just deciding on which ship you feel best suits your needs is a task in itself.
The Brand new Thomson Discovery is the biggest in the fleet and offers many eating places, casino, outdoor screen to watch a movie under the stars, mini golf, spa, gym and much more. The ship has wifi on board so if the on board Casino isn’t your thing, why not log onto the wifi and have a game of bingo!
The other ships are the Thomson Spirt which is the longest serving ship in the fleet and a favourite for people choosing a Thomson cruise.
The Thomson Dream which is well known for its beautiful show lounge and amazing west end style performances.
The Thomson Celebration is one of the smaller ships. It offers a range of restaurants and Al-La Carte eating area.
The Thomson Majesty is the one that couples love, offering a beautiful his and hers treatment room in the spa and plenty of bars and lounges.
The Thomson Island Escape is the most laid back of all the fleet and takes the more informal approach to holidaying at sea.
So as I said choosing a ship in itself is a task. Once you have decided which ship you would like to go on then you can go ahead and check out the itineraries. I am imagining us on the new Thomson Discovery as it has a lot of activities for the kids. Each ship has different itineraries for you to choose from each ranging from 7 nights up to 14+ nights. You can see each itinerary in its entirety on the Thomson website. Some days you will spend at sea and other days you will spend at a certain place then cruise to the next destination overnight. There are so many places, far to many for me to list here of where you can cruise to. I think cruising is on of those things that once you have done it you will catch the cruising bug and want to try other ships and different destinations all the time.
Thomson are currently taking bookings up to October 2016 so if you have already been away this year and are looking for next year then maybe you may now decide to look at cruising. It doesn’t have to be expensive like a lot of people think. You can make the price suit you, depending on which ship you choose, which Itinerary you choose and which cabin you decide on. Personally I think that a balcony is a must have however that may not suit some people.
Hopefully this has given you a little taste of what you could be experiencing.