You may have heard a word on the waves, so we’re here to anchor those rumours in truth. Serious news is afloat. OK, cheesy puns over. Thomson Spirit, the longest serving ship in our fleet, was set to sail for the final time in November 2017. But, due to a huge demand, it’ll now be sailing until October 2018. Read on to find out just why there’s so much love for this ship.
Mapping things out
Thomson Spirit’s been a household name with us at Thomson Cruises since 2003. And, in 14 years, it’s taken customers all over the world, from the exotic shores of the Eastern Mediterranean, to European hotspots like the Canary Islands and Cyprus. Currently though, Thomson Spirit sails out of the red roof-topped city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, which you might just recognise as the setting of King’s Landing in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. From here, you can take in the postcard-pretty sights of Venice and Montenegro on our seven-night Venetian Vistas cruise, bring history to life with visits to Athens, Olympia, and Corfu on the Classical Greece itinerary, or see what Cyprus and Turkey have to offer on Aegean Titans.
Being one of our smaller ships gives Thomson Spirit a lovely homely feel – don’t be surprised if staff remember your name, or you see a few familiar faces at dinner. There are four restaurants to choose from, so there’s always something new to tempt your tastebuds. For everyday dining, there’s the Lido Restaurant and the Terrace Grill. The former’s a buffet-style affair, serving up a spread of pastas, salads, fish and meat. Occasionally, the chefs will put on a themed evening, and you can get anything from Indian spice fusions to Tex-Mex. In the Terrace Grill, meanwhile, you can expect on-the-go options, like burgers and pizzas. For more elegant evenings, The Compass Rose and Sirocco’s restaurants allow you the option of dining in sophisticated surroundings – perfect for special occasions.
Did someone say free?
We know one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we give you options to let you choose how you want to cruise. When you book your cruise, you’ll get full board meals included in the price. But, if you want to enjoy a few cocktails, without worrying about the bar tab you can upgrade to All Inclusive. Next summer’s Thomson Spirit itineraries go on sale on 27th July 2017, and for a limited time we’ll be giving away free All Inclusive upgrades*. Set yourself a reminder, because we’re sure they’ll be snapped up quickly.
An award-winning ship
A cruise wouldn’t be a cruise without show-stopping entertainment – and, we’re proud to say that Thomson Spirit has won an award for Best Entertainment. The star of the show is the Broadway Lounge, a two-storey theatre, where you can expect to see comedy acts from the UK, and West End-style dance numbers. If you feel like a bit of friendly competition, head to High Spirits for a light-hearted quiz or a game of bingo in the early evening. And as the night goes on, choose from taking a gamble in the casino, watching a blockbuster in the cinema or strutting your stuff in the disco.
Spreading the love
We asked guests onboard to tell us their favourite thing about Thomson Spirit, and here’s what they said.
“We love the Thomson Spirit itineraries to help us discover the world. The ship offers great value for money, excellent staff, and the whole onboard experience is like a blanket of warmth wrapped around you.”
Mr & Mrs Hall – cruised 8 times on Thomson Spirit
“The staff friendliness makes you feel like family. The Baked Alaska Parade is not to be missed –
the crew put their whole heart and soul into it.”
Mr & Mrs Mullen – over 10 cruises with Thomson Cruises
“From top to bottom, Thomson Spirit has it all, fantastic entertainment, friendly crew, and it’s spotlessly clean, what more could you want? It’s like coming home!”
Mrs V Taylor & Mr D Barker – 27 cruises with Thomson Cruises
“We prefer the small, friendly atmosphere only Thomson Spirit can provide. The best entertainment on the high seas.”
Mr & Mrs K C Hamshere – 13 cruises with Thomson Cruises
“We love that all tips are included. The welcome back to the ship we got was fantastic. We love that, with the size of the ship, you get to know the other guests.”
Mr & Mrs Kerr – over 5 years cruising with Thomson Cruises
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*FREE ALL INCLUSIVE UPGRADES: Offer valid on all Thomson Spirit sailings from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018. Offer applies to new bookings only and is subject to limited availability. Offer only applies to time spent onboard the ship and some exclusions may apply to the onboard package. Offer must be selected at time of booking and may be withdrawn without prior notice.