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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We sailed with friends, choosing this cruise based on destination and price. Dreamliner flight from Glasgow was amazing...only to be ruined by the immigration fiasco in Montego Bay. Given two cards on arrival..no pens available, herded ... Read More
We sailed with friends, choosing this cruise based on destination and price. Dreamliner flight from Glasgow was amazing...only to be ruined by the immigration fiasco in Montego Bay. Given two cards on arrival..no pens available, herded into a hall/corridor with no aircon! Had to lean on walls/floor to complete forms, whilst security shouted instructions from the other end of the area. Form 1 taken at security, without being checked, form 2 taken as you disembarked the coach after transfer to ship. Found out after speaking to other guests, Manchester flight were given the forms onboard...how much simpler was that!! Be aware. Boarding was seamless and found cabin with no problem. Given we had got a great price for trip, our cabin, midship deck 5 was fine, a little small but you only sleep in it so was not a problem. Shower-room a little tired but spotless. Cabin staff work really hard, couldn't fault. Dining became a full time job! Food was varied and plentiful, anrything we didn't like was personal taste. Ate between two buffet restaurants during the day and Orion in the evening. Our waiters were Joseph, Samuel and Eugene...what a team. I celebrated my birthday whilst onboard and we booked Mistrals, amazing food and service. Best steak I have ever eaten. It was so good we booked again for the last night of holiday. We upgraded to Premium All Inclusive. To be honest, not worth the money..would have been cheaper paying the supplement per drink. One of our party is t total but had to pay for the upgrade as both passengers must take this. Perhaps something could be done Thomsons. Captain Harris was seen around the ship regularly, talking with his crew and passengers...something we had never seen on Royal Caribbean ships. We had 6 sea days going transatlantic, The weather here was some of the sunniest. I found this ok, enough to do if you made the effort. Entertainment crew work so hard always with a smile. All in all ship and crew were great and we would cruise with Thomson again. Tho only thing I would like to make you aware of was the timing of this cruise. We were the last ship to leave the Caribbean..end of season..most shops had little stock left. It was also over Easter or Holy Week as the Islanders called it. There were days where bars etc were closed on the trips as no alcohol can be served before 6pm, but it meant you couldn't get juice or water either. The weather was iffy, humid, plenty clouds and rain and some sunshine. Wouldn't cruise at this time again, normally go in November, weather better then. Malaga airport was a nightmare after checking for flight home. I had been warned it was the 'worst airport ever' and it lived up to this..boarding gate was changed 4 times...one of them boarding, the flight was going to Glasgow....but with Ryanair,not Thomson! All in all a great holiday with friends,can't really fault this trip Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Embarkation was an extremely long drawn out operation, as when we arrived at the port, there was a huge queue while we waited to be signed in. On the Dream, we simply walked on board and were signed in within minutes. The size of the ... Read More
Embarkation was an extremely long drawn out operation, as when we arrived at the port, there was a huge queue while we waited to be signed in. On the Dream, we simply walked on board and were signed in within minutes. The size of the ship meant that there wasn't really sufficient seating for everyone on board inside. We were happy with the size of the cabin which was extremely similar to what we are used to on the Dream. Unfortunately we had separate beds this time as opposed to a double. Every evening except one, we dined in the Meridian Restaurant, but we felt that although the service of food was very efficient, the serving of wine wasn't. On many occasions we had to keep asking. Entertainment was very good and varied. Drinks service we felt was very hit and miss. The two shore excursions we did, Santorini and Petra, were excellent. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
We picked this cruise for the itinerary, the duration and the dates. The ship was very tired, the lifts were shockingly bad, the food was hit and miss and the queuing in the buffet was rather like being at a school canteen. There ... Read More
We picked this cruise for the itinerary, the duration and the dates. The ship was very tired, the lifts were shockingly bad, the food was hit and miss and the queuing in the buffet was rather like being at a school canteen. There was difficulty in getting a sunbed and deck space for days at sea, more cramped than we have encountered before, and having to get up at 6:30 AM in order to secure a sunbed for the day. The entertainment was poor all round, except for 2 Intense, a singing duo. The main lounge was home to never ending mind numbing quizzes and bingo, the shows were very poor, and the bar service was slow which was down to a lack of staff I would say rather than individual staff members - who worked very hard. The furnishings and some areas on the ship are in need of replacement, cleaning and maintenance. The excursions were OK, although I think the choice was quite limited. Overall I think the standards are low and there needs to be investment in the ship if it is to continue and attract new customers. But there were plenty of people who have never cruised with any other company, only Thomson, who will book over and over again - notwithstanding all the shortcomings. For the money that we spent we have been on better ships (cleaner/ better food / more varied entertainment) with other cruise lines. I was not sorry to leave this ship - although I enjoy the ports of call and the weather! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
This was our 6th cruise on the Dream and the 3rd Transatlantic so we knew exactly what to expect. The ship is showing signs of her age (30) and the lifts are worse than I remember. However, none of this detracted from what was ... Read More
This was our 6th cruise on the Dream and the 3rd Transatlantic so we knew exactly what to expect. The ship is showing signs of her age (30) and the lifts are worse than I remember. However, none of this detracted from what was essentially a wonderful cruise. Food in Orion restaurant was terrific and not once were we pressurised to pay for speciality restaurants. (Have used them in the past and they are good). We ate in Lido only twice on returning from shore excursions and were perfectly happy with the food on offer. Cabin 6113 (inside) is our favourite - have had that one before. It's situated mid ship so no movement felt but as it turned out the sea was flat calm all the time. Perfect. Entertainment - as expected. Plenty of excellent shows by the in-house team and guest acts were better than some we've endured in the past. Resident musicians - Locomotion were billed as "resident party band". Well I'd hate to be at that party - they are fine musicians if you like bland music, a lot of whistling and no interaction. After a few days they were relegated from Medusa to various other venues and replaced by 2 Intense - a great duo who interact with the crowd. Cruise director Gavin Carroll is just fantastic in the role. Captain - Peter Harris is a real people person and often stopped by to chat with the passengers. All in all it's a happy ship but she' s old and needs money spending on her. Read Less
26 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Great cruise holiday overall, First cruise on the Thomson Dream and was pleasantly impressed.First time in inside cabin and would recommend an outside one from previous experiences but if your budget doesn't allow for this the inside ... Read More
Great cruise holiday overall, First cruise on the Thomson Dream and was pleasantly impressed.First time in inside cabin and would recommend an outside one from previous experiences but if your budget doesn't allow for this the inside cabins are of a good size, well equipped only difference is no window. All staff were first class in every area of the ship and any request was acted on immediately with as little fuss as possible. The Captain toured the ship daily and mixed freely with passengers as did all the senior officers and crew. The 6 days at sea were well managed with plenty of on-board activities and entertainment to cater for all tastes. The Entertainment team were superb. Very friendly and all their shows were most enjoyable. The other entertainment acts were excellent too. The dining on board was also excellent. A great selection of menu choices which catered for all of our needs. All of the dining options were managed well with constant officer observation in them all ensuring everything was kept to standards required. The ships bar areas were all laid out well with various ambience options available to allow any taste in to be catered for. There were very few occasions when queues formed as staff would be reassigned to the nip points when volumes dictated. The drinks menu was extensive on our All Inclusive drinks package with a wide selection of branded drinks and some cocktails included too. The ports of call were excellent apart from one. The "Dominican Republic Port of Romana" should not be the main port for Thomson ships. Our itinerary was changed at the last minute from Port au Prince. I asked at reception if it was safe to walk ashore to the port town. I was informed yes. On leaving the port area I noticed a high volume of local police at ever street corner. They were informing everyone to take of jewellery and to take a secure grip of any bags etc. I was one of the younger (50) passengers venturing onshore and probably went further into town than most. We were ashore for no more than 40 minutes. Basically hit the town outskirts and back post haste. The most uneasy I have ever felt anywhere on holiday. We were informed on board 4 passengers had been robbed and one couple had been held up at gun-point for their valuables. No amount of vigilance or diligence by anyone will stop that happening. Thomson now know this port is unsafe and are using it as their main port of call for the Caribbean season in the Dominican Republic. One reason may be the higher port fees applicable for Port Au Prince. Thomson in my opinion have a "DUTY OF CARE" to all its cruise passengers visiting any port. Port Information must be correct and honest to allow passengers to assess the risks or dangers associated with local areas or customs. The only other criticism I have for this cruise is the amount of passengers who kmoan about trivia.If its something minor don't become drama queens. Enough moaning the cruise was first class apart from Romana. Thank you Thomson's Dream. Kevin Duncan Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
short flight out was best part all downhill after that ship had leaking pipes everywhere,now 30 years old and showing it,swimming pools were oblong tubs,the wife best describes it as pontins on water not a cruise i want to repeat one port ... Read More
short flight out was best part all downhill after that ship had leaking pipes everywhere,now 30 years old and showing it,swimming pools were oblong tubs,the wife best describes it as pontins on water not a cruise i want to repeat one port of call in the dominican rep la romana was just dangerous, dock was a commercial one for container ships and if you attempted a walk ashore you put your life in danger even the police had machine guns , decent food in the canteens(yes i do mean canteens as in the old factory ones)sunbeds were in short supply people were up at 5am to get one,the german side of the company keep the best ships and send the uk the scrap end shipswe regularly saw maintenance carrying very large pipe sections around the ship,only good thing was the crew but they deserved a better ship to crew,as it is we will be avoiding thomson `cruises` Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
We chose this transatlantic cruise as we enjoy sea days and this cruise had 6 sea days between Malaga and St. Kitts, and because we wanted to try Thomson cruises. We chose an outside plus cabin on deck 6 which was large and very ... Read More
We chose this transatlantic cruise as we enjoy sea days and this cruise had 6 sea days between Malaga and St. Kitts, and because we wanted to try Thomson cruises. We chose an outside plus cabin on deck 6 which was large and very comfortable. Also well positioned to reach other areas of the ship. We were a little concerned that we would miss having a balcony, but as the ship is relatively small and we could easily get to an outside deck area this wasn't a problem for us. During the 6 consecutive sea days there were some class activities for passengers to in. These were the choir, watercolour painting classes and a murder mystery drama class which was a first time activity for Thomson cruises. I participated in the choir and my husband signed up for the painting and drama classes. There was a minimal charge for the choir and painting classes but not for the drama group. We both enjoyed these groups and the people we met through participating in them. The choir put on a performance before both theatre shows on the last formal night, which was well attended and enjoyed by all involved. The murder mystery group presented their play in one of the show lounges and the audience were invited to give their ideas on "whodunit". This was revealed in a short performance after the lunch time break on the last sea day. We found the menus to be varied and interesting, the standard higher than expected and the service excellent. We had the all inclusive package which included wine by the glass and our drinks were topped up without request. We only had one bad experience in the restaurant when we ordered a steak (at extra cost) and it took a very long time to arrive. We bought the package for all 3 extra charge restaurants and found these to be very good and worth the extra charge. Thomson still have the waiter parade on the night before the end of the cruise and this was enjoyed by everyone in the dining room. I cannot speak highly enough of the entertainment. The resident show group of singers and dancers were the best I have experienced on a ship and the guest acts were of an extremely high standard, particularly a duo called "Braxi" a pop/opera husband and wife singing act who were outstanding. The cruise director was an extremely friendly and likeable guy called Gavin who spoke to all the guests and listened to their feedback. We booked an excursion in the Dominican Republic which was disappointing but Thomson listened to our concerns and gave us a reasonable refund. As all ports were beach areas we made our own arrangements and enjoyed some beautiful Caribbean beaches, particularly Cane Garden beach on Tortola. Lastly, I would just like to mention how helpful and friendly the staff are on Thomson. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
A friend booked the cruise and her companion dropped out so I took that place. Lots of interesting ports of call after boarding in Majorca: Cartagena Spain, Gibraltar, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (6 days at sea crossing the Atlantic), Antigua, ... Read More
A friend booked the cruise and her companion dropped out so I took that place. Lots of interesting ports of call after boarding in Majorca: Cartagena Spain, Gibraltar, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (6 days at sea crossing the Atlantic), Antigua, St Maarten, St Kitts, St Lucia, Barbados in the Caribbean. The newly refurbished ship, albeit 21 years old and ex-Royal Caribbean, was very pleasant, not too large to make finding one's way around difficult. The Atrium refit is particularly impressive, also the Venue entertainment area. Main negative was the Atlantic crossing. For me, 6 days at sea was too long. There were things to do if you like quizzes, bingo, dance classes etc, and plenty of entertainment to help pass the time. On the sunny days there was the usual towel saving of sunbeds, by 7am there wasn't a sunbed to be had. The advertised timing by the crew and removal of towels after 45 mins if no one there, never happened. In the main the crew were very good, attentive, polite and well trained except the reception, where wrong information was given a couple of times and on occasions I was unable to get a reply when calling from the cabin. The IT support was also slightly lacking. I was glad to be on All Inclusive as the cost of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, was on a par with London prices. The food was good and it was nice to have the choice of buffet or waiter service in the restaurants. The entertainment was very good, some professional acts, the remainder being the cruise show team. An excellent band, Protege, who played soul, R&B, Motown. Also worth a mention are the show dance couple and the operatic duo. Both embarkation and disembarkation were well organised and relatively stress free. Enjoyed all the shore excursions, and would recommend booking them in advance, saving queuing and possible disappointment if fully booked once you are onboard. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
We have cruised on RCI, P&O, Princess, and this time Thomson Having sailed on the ship when she was RC Splendour of the Seas, first time with Thomson and thought we we try as she had been taken over by them. I will get the ... Read More
We have cruised on RCI, P&O, Princess, and this time Thomson Having sailed on the ship when she was RC Splendour of the Seas, first time with Thomson and thought we we try as she had been taken over by them. I will get the negatives out of the way first. Thomson website stated that you could bag drop at Gatwick the day before, as we have the extra problem of having a mobility scooter for my husband this seemed ideal I also rang the Welfare dept before we set off to check this was the case ( excuse the pun!) and was informed yes we could. After parking and paying for parking at the airport going through to the bag drop only to find the staff on the desk told us as we were cruising it was not possible as they didn't have luggage labels or the health questionnaire we needed to complete. I rang the welfare dept on my return to explain I had been given the wrong information, the the man I spoke to certainly should not be employed on customer services let alone Welfare Dept as he was exceptionally rude and kept telling me I needed to speak to my travel agent and it had nothing to do with Thomson. I emailed Thomson complaints but as yet virtually 2 months since our cruise no one from Thomson has had the courtesay to get back to me. Also the following morning when we checked in we still did not get luggage labels nor did we fill in a health check form. My husband has mobility problems and he is unable to manage steps or walk any distance, he can walk a little so moving around the cabin was not a problem, we were allocated a Junior Suite on deck 8 the cabin was ideal except there was a deep step to access the bathroom and the shower was over the bath, not exactly an accessible cabin which we had requested. As he cannot manage steps into a coach from Palma airport to the ship we had asked for a taxi via welfare department this took a lot of effort on our part having to get a Drs letter to explain why we needed a taxi eventually we got confirmation from the Welfare Dept that a taxi would be provided, on arrival at Palma no taxi was available and we waited more than an hour whilst one was sourced. Accessibility within the ship was good with the exception of booking a meal at Surf and Turf, we visited 2 days prior to the meal to ensure access, only to find 6 steps into the restaurant but around the other side hurrah a lift which his scooter would lift him to the restaurant area, on arrival the lift was not working which then involved 4 waiters having to LIFT him up the steps in a wheelchair and he is not a light weight, not good as the staff should not be expected to do this. Sun beds !!!!!! oh dear how people are expected to find and use one during days at sea of which there were 6 was impossible when talking to passengers at dinner telling us they reserved 6 every morning at 6:30am for their parties and in one instance reserving 6 on both sides of the ship for when the sun moved around. The Main Dining Room was excellent for all meals which we used for most of our meals as we eat early and were happy to share we never had to wait for a table. The staff were superb and used to stand waiting to take his scooter away once he was seated and return at the end of the meal which caused some hilaritary as there was competition between them who could drive it successfully, this was entertaining for us and other passengers as well. What a shame that the upper dining room Galley 47 was not used as much as it might be we went twice and both times there were waiters standing around with nothing to do. The entertainment shows were worthy of the West End and an amazing selection something for everyone. 6 days at sea whilst we travelled transatlantic was too long having previously spent 5 days on other transatlantic cruises, the entertainment during the sea day needs an overhaul as it consisted of Quizzes and quizzes which is not for everyone and with the weather being good it was a choice between trying to get a sun bed ( it took me until the last sea day before I managed this) and quiz. Nice to see the casino has been reduced in size and another bar created with guest artistes. Getting off the ship at each port was v. good most ports were within walkable (for me) distance therefore not needing to wait for shuttle buses and the gangway on most ports were virtually level so access with the scooter was not a problem. We were unable to do any shore excursions due the the mobility problems perhaps Thomson could look at providing some excursions for the less mobile? In the main we enjoyed the cruise the food was excellent the onboard staff are amazing very friendly I would say more so than any other cruise company we have used. Thomson office staff really would need to get their act together before we would cruise with them again which is such a shame as the ship and their staff were brilliant. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
I chose this cruise to mark my retirement. We had looked at a number of other cruises but saw this as a late booking and liked the look of the itinerary. We booked a Junior Suite (8060) on the port side so we would have the sun on our ... Read More
I chose this cruise to mark my retirement. We had looked at a number of other cruises but saw this as a late booking and liked the look of the itinerary. We booked a Junior Suite (8060) on the port side so we would have the sun on our balcony during the 6 day Atlantic crossing. This proved to be very worthwhile as the usual sunbed reservation took place on the pool deck throughout the cruise. There were constant notices in the cruise news asking people not to do this but to no avail. It didn't bother us too much as I'm not fussed about getting a tan anyway but my wife enjoyed the sunbed provided on our balcony. The cabin was excellent with lots of storage a good sized bath room, with bath, and plenty of space. Our steward was excellent and very attentive. Overall we enjoyed the ship and the facilities, we mostly dined in Gallery 47, the upper level restaurant which has an Italian menu, it rotates between two daily menus but also includes a selection from the main 47 restaurant. We found that we got a table quicker there. We really liked the open airy feel to the restaurant, not buried down in the depths as on some ships we've been on. The food quality was generally good and service fine. Most of the crew were very friendly and happy to chat, there are a lot of East Europeans among the waiters. Also worth a try is the Glass House restaurant which is where the indoor pool is housed. It offers a Tapas and Pizza menu plus a hot stone option for which there is a cover charge of £9.50 (I think). This area is probably our favourite daytime spot, it is adult only 2 - 5, (this was an adult only cruise anyway which was another reason we chose it) and is nice and quiet to chill out in. They serve light snacks and salads during the day. We ate in the Surf & Turf a'la carte one night, the cover charge is £24.95 which seems a lot but my wife and I both agreed that the steaks we had were probably the best ever. The entertainment was generally fine comprising a range of music and dance shows in the Broadway lounge, we particularly enjoyed 'Starry Starry Night' 'Boogie Shoes' and 'Hot Summer Nights'. The final show 'Homeward Bound' based on Simon and Garfunkel songs was only marred by a jokey Elvis spot for Graceland. The alternative 'Venue' hosted a series of game shows and quizs which we didn't bother with, just not our thing. There were a number of bands performing around the ship plus some fly in performers, a couple of comics and singers. We particularly enjoyed 'Protege' 4 boys from St Lucia who were billed as the party band and Ben Moss. The crew put on a good Halloween party after we left Gibraltar with quite a few guests dressing up for the occasion too. We had wondered before about the 6 day crossing and what activities would be offered. These included a chance to learn the Ukelele, join a choir, have a golf lesson using a simulator. There was also a series of lectures on aviation from a former civil airline pilot. My wife and I joined the choir and took part in a concert on the last night before we got to Antigua and I also attended the aviation lectures, which proved quite popular. Everything was fine until we got to the Caribbean, we both had complained about waking up with very dry throats in the morning due to the air conditioning, which can't be turned off. My wife eventually lost her voice and we had to visit the medical centre, who were excellent, where she was diagnosed with a severe throat infection requiring intravenous antibiotics. As a result the last few days of the cruise were marred by this and we had to cancel some planned excursions. As I write this review we are back home and are both suffering from throat infections and are seeing our own GP. This spoiled what had been an excellent holiday and has made us think twice about cruising again for some time. Overall TUI Discovery is a pretty good ship which caters well for it's target market and I'm sure it will do well. The bulk of the guests were 40+ Brits, a few younger couples, maybe honeymooners, and quite a few elderly with mobility issues. There is something for just about everyone even if you don't fancy all that is on offer all the time. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
After over 12 previous cruises with Thomson 3 being transatlantic the Discovery was what we expected, being on deck 2 inside was very good, clean and cabin staff very good. The restaurant was a big disappointment, even at a quieter times ... Read More
After over 12 previous cruises with Thomson 3 being transatlantic the Discovery was what we expected, being on deck 2 inside was very good, clean and cabin staff very good. The restaurant was a big disappointment, even at a quieter times it took up to and over 2 hours the serve a 3 course meal. One evening the whole experience was a disaster from start to finish, as there aren't any wine waiters anymore our waiter brought the wrong drink that was ordered, mixed up the starters and when we had to send 3 sirlon steaks back as they were so tough it was hard to cut and even harder to chew, as an alternative we ordered turkey scallops in breadcrumbs with pasta, the pasta was dry and under cooked, the turkey looked like it was bought from Iceland to be cooked in a microwave when we complained the head waiter apologised took our cabin numbers but we had no feedback. The buffet lunch time meals were okay if you enjoy pies made with what was left from the night before, the evening buffet meal was better with a good selection apart from the pasta alternative that was spaghetti or pasta shells with tomato or white sauce very day. There was one good point the all inclusive drinks package was the best we have had on any other Thomson ship. . Entertainment, the Broadway shows were good but the other entertainment was not up to the Thomson standard, don't think we will be on the Discovery again Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
My partner usually cruises with Royal Carribean however I Persuaded her to try Thomson. The ship is impressive being an ex Royal Carribean ship however Thomson appear to be still trying to get a grip of running a bigger ship. The ... Read More
My partner usually cruises with Royal Carribean however I Persuaded her to try Thomson. The ship is impressive being an ex Royal Carribean ship however Thomson appear to be still trying to get a grip of running a bigger ship. The evening entertainment was good on most nights and the variety excellent. The entertainment during the day around the pool could have been better and more varied. The only real entertainment was a band for one hour and a quiz. Food overall was good and the service in the reastauraht excellent after the first night. The first night it took over two hours to get three course however the second night we were served by Igor who was brilliant. Food served quickly and wine flowing every night from then on. First formal night was good with the Captain saying a few words. The second formal night appeared to be solely for the photographers to get pictures of you to try to sell. Cabin was fine and the all exclusive package was one of the best we have had. The final day was a disaster with huge queues for everything. The immigration was done on the ship but the queue must have had about 150 in it. We got a paper example of how to fill in the form and it explained to put Barbados in one section. After queuing for some time we were told that this we wrong and to fill in new forms. We queued at reception wity lots of other people to get new forms as they didn't have any on the desk, I can't understand why they don't. The queue to leave hand luggage took about an hour to get through and my partner lost an item and queued at reception for 45 minutes without making much progress and had to depart the ship to get our transfer without finding if it had been handed in. On all the other days the officer and managers were highly visible, there were none to be seenon departure day when they were needed. Overall it was good but it could be excellent if they get used to handling bigger numbers Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Having been on a number of Thomsons cruise in the past (with no problems) we decided to try the Enchanting Vistas repositioning cruise on the Dream. Wish we hadn't bothered now. The only good thing about that ship was disembarkation! ... Read More
Having been on a number of Thomsons cruise in the past (with no problems) we decided to try the Enchanting Vistas repositioning cruise on the Dream. Wish we hadn't bothered now. The only good thing about that ship was disembarkation! The food was sub-standard, often cold (custard mainly). Lobster on the Captain's night was so tough and overcooked that it was impossible to cut! Bread was sweet, toast was pre-cooked the night before for breakfast the following morning (we saw and asked), desserts, ok so a cupcake is nice but....... The ship lost a third of it's staff in Palma before setting off and was full of trainees who didn't have a clue. You could die of thirst waiting for waiters in the lounges! Reception staff were either trainees or didn't wear name badges. Tour to Sorrento and Pompeii was a farce, under an hour in Sorrento??? issues with guide in Taormina! Now I got a refund on 1 tour which left my onboard account at a minus figure and was given cash back but I have appending amount of £15 in my bank account, so watching that. Family had £1 to pay, had £14 pending but have had £22 taken out so all going on a complaint to Thomsons. This ship has rotting windows, rust and is shabby. Needs a total refit to be any good, ship and staff! Book any other ship but this. Credit however does go to Carlos in the main Restaurant, his professionalism and witty charm made our evening meals a pleasure (even if the food lacked quality). His trainee Luis was also very very good and saw a big improvement during the week, again credit to Carlos who works extremely hard (as do all wait staff) to make sure your evening meal goes smoothly. This cruise should never have been allowed to sail, the staff were simply not prepared/trained to deal with a full ship of passengers. Disgusted at Thomson right now and will not be considering another cruise with them for a very long time, if ever! Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Cancelled a cruise to Israel. Didn't fancy Beirut and Jerusalem at the moment.Told my wife, 'Found another but I'm afraid it's on the Dream'. 'Hopefully in 4 years it has improved', said she. Not so.12 ... Read More
Cancelled a cruise to Israel. Didn't fancy Beirut and Jerusalem at the moment.Told my wife, 'Found another but I'm afraid it's on the Dream'. 'Hopefully in 4 years it has improved', said she. Not so.12 Thomson cruises in 4 years. 10 superb, 2 poor (both Dream). Inadequate serveries, shocking 'at table' drink service and a complete lack of friendliness. I am a naturally friendly guy and usually leave ships with several crew 'friends'. Not one white suited officer spoke to us the entire time and mostly averted our glance as we passed by. Landra in deck 11 bar a shining example. It took three to replace him at break time. This the only ship where we felt we were an intrusive customer. Spoke to a two bar officer Slyvan about the Lido service. His reply was,' That's OK I'm in charge of Sirens and the Orion'. Sums it all up I feel. Good stuff...Room service, food quality, Minuses..Respect, information flow, at table drinks, waiters forgetting who was who, officers only caring about staff and cutting customers dead and the 8am 'out of your cabin' time. I am told that the Spirit...boooo and the Dream...hooray are being replaced by replacement ships next year. Pointless writing to Thomson....Good or bad they never reply. The Celebration (4), Spirit (3), Majesty (2), Island Escape (1) and the good old Destiny (1) all fantastic, friendly and so so memorable. All Thomson ships, a cry from all.....Heat the pools!. At sea days...whirlpools full, pools unused. They are flippin freezing. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
this was our 2nd transatlantic cruise our 1st was a rough crossing this one was very calm we stayed in an inside cabin deck 7 very clean spacious great nights sleep our cabin steward cleaned twice a day always polite and smiling we paid ... Read More
this was our 2nd transatlantic cruise our 1st was a rough crossing this one was very calm we stayed in an inside cabin deck 7 very clean spacious great nights sleep our cabin steward cleaned twice a day always polite and smiling we paid for the drinks package this time and where very pleased with the fantastic choice on offer coffee and tea's are free of charge if you are on the drinks package but if you used the speciality coffee bar there was a small cost £1.40 for a large latte we ate in the Orion restaurant for breakfast and evening meal all the staff in the Orion gave great service we also used all speciality restaurants for a small cover charge yes the ship is ageing but so are we LOL and they keep the ship in excellent condition shows were very good the new casino area very nice my only gripe would be not enough staff in the medusa lounge many were training and the experienced left the ship to join the new ship the discovery when we docked in cadiz we did not go on any excursions but did use the spa treatments very good afternoon being pampered the ports we visited were superb we visited Bermuda the Azores cadiz malaga Alicante Dominican republic and Palma no tenders at any ports all disembarkations went very smoothly we even had extra hours in a couple of ports as the captain used to say every day buckle up and enjoy the ride thank you to all the staff for there professionalism courtesy and friendliness. Read Less
23 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
The cruise title was "Transatlantic Quest" commencing Barbados and ending in Malaga in the Mediterranean. The first few days included calls to several Caribbean islands including St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, British Virgin ... Read More
The cruise title was "Transatlantic Quest" commencing Barbados and ending in Malaga in the Mediterranean. The first few days included calls to several Caribbean islands including St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, British Virgin Islands, St Marten and Antigua, then we had a six-days crossing the Atlantic to La Palma in the Canaries followed by a stop at Gibraltar before disembarking at Malaga to fly home. This cruise probably will never be repeated as the Celebration was in fact repositioning for new itineraries out of Dubai after maintenance somewhere in the Med. We had a balcony cabin on Deck 9 on the starboard side and the All-Inclusive package and flew from Gatwick. We are fairly used to cruising but this was our first Thomson cruise and we had the most wonderful time with excellent food and nothing less than terrific service. We dined in the "Meridian Restaurant" lunchtime and evenings with waiter service but breakfasted in the Lido self-service restaurant. There is a large comfortable theatre, the "Broadway Show Lounge", with a wide range of entertainment - although we didn't go to any of the shows ourselves preferring to spend evenings with drinks and our books in our cabin or on our balcony. But we did enrol on the water-colour painting class for the six-day Atlantic crossing, and this was excellent. There were other activities too, including chocolate making and a choir. The Celebration is a 'real ship', not a floating box and subject to getting a balcony next time we would definitely cruise on it again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2015
What a great time we had on the Thomson Dream for the transatlantic cruise 'Beyond the Sunset'. We chose to embark in Gran Canaria, then enjoyed stops in La Gomera & Cape Verde before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. ... Read More
What a great time we had on the Thomson Dream for the transatlantic cruise 'Beyond the Sunset'. We chose to embark in Gran Canaria, then enjoyed stops in La Gomera & Cape Verde before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. I'll admit to having reservations about the 5 days at sea but 36 hours were shaved off this due to a medical emergency on bored. However the days went quickly & were enjoyable. We're not ones to join in with quizzes or games so can't comment on that - otherwise the entertainment was quite good. The food was very good; we ate breakfast (when we wanted breakfast that is) & lunch in the self service Lido. Yes it could be busy - especially on sea days. But if there's a queue go & sit down, have a drink, read another chapter of your book, etc & the queue will be gone next time you look. In the evenings we ate in the Orion - we enjoyed the smaller, rear section of the restaurant & were ably attended to by Mario & Kumar most evenings. Not forgetting Tony the wine waiter with his endless bottles of red & white wine. We always found there to be plenty of choice in the Orion & enjoyed thoroughly whatever we ate. The bars were very good; the bar staff on the whole very attentive with special mentions for Garnett & Girri up in the Lido Pool bar. The ship was a perfect size for us. On the whole we had a fantastic, memorable time. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2015
We flew from Gatwick to Las Palmas to join the Dream on December 5th, 2015 for a 17 day cruise across the Atlantic. Embarkation onto the ship was swift and painless. As we had sailed on her before we found our own way to our cabin which ... Read More
We flew from Gatwick to Las Palmas to join the Dream on December 5th, 2015 for a 17 day cruise across the Atlantic. Embarkation onto the ship was swift and painless. As we had sailed on her before we found our own way to our cabin which was on deck 5, outside No 50187. Pleasantly surprised to find how big the cabin was, as we previously had an outside plus. It had a nice square window, a sofa and just a shower (no bath). I preferred a shower only as thought we had more room. We were very satisfied with our steward Boho who kept the cabin clean with the minimum of fuss. The ship itself was spotless, the recent refurbishment has definitely improved the ship to a much higher spec. The new bar, Waters Edge was lovely but unfortunately there was not enough seating and it got very crowded later at night. In some instances standing room only. To be honest I am not sure they could put much more seating in there as the casino merges with the room at the entrance. The other improvements on the open deck where the Lido is was also very good and gave it a much cleaner look. The sun deck with its comfortable beds is also an asset. As for the food. Breakfast as usual were spot on and had plenty of choice regardless of where you ate. The same applied to lunch and the late afternoon snacks. Which we stopped having because we were too full after to enjoy our evening meal. This we always had in the Orion, again we enjoyed it all from the brilliant service by the lovely Trudy, Samuel and Rafaelle our wine waiter to the choices on the menu, to the food itself. Okay some meals were better than others but we had lobster twice and an excellent sirloin steak plus other lovely choices. All in the price. The drinks package was fine, if you chose carefully and asked for drinks done to your taste. Entertainment as usual was very good apart from the Comedy show. The itinerary was good and nearly all the ports of call you could do independently. First time for me to the Caribbean and to be honest apart from the white sand, blue seas and stunning weather I was not impressed. I did however really enjoy the crossing itself and I am very glad I went. Of course the main asset this ship has is its wonderful, caring, funny, smiley crew. They go out of their way to make sure everything is as perfect as possible. From the efficient, funny Joan in the Medusa, Iany in Tides, Jade in Waters edge to the very funny Jeffrey (apologies for spelling) they could not be faulted. I am sorry I can not mention you all but take it as read, you were all brilliant and an asset to the company. I have only a few negatives. Where the artists play in the evening should be changed more often so that everyone has a chance to see them. The sunbed policy should be implemented properly, then everyone can get a chance to move around a bit more. The keeping of seats anywhere for any length of time for large crowds should not be allowed. I understand that friends want to sit together but sometimes these were kept for far to long, in some cases well over and hour. Not fair. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2015
This was our second time on the Dream, the first was three years ago and it was poor, we gave it another go because we new about the refurbishments, plus we had a very good cruise on the Celebration in Nov 2014. How these two ships can ... Read More
This was our second time on the Dream, the first was three years ago and it was poor, we gave it another go because we new about the refurbishments, plus we had a very good cruise on the Celebration in Nov 2014. How these two ships can be so different is unbelievable, the dream is a tired, old ship and not worthy of the Platinum class that Thomson describes it as. Our cabin, 6156, had to be cleaned properly, carpet was sticky and dirt down the side of the settee, well, it had never been cleaned in a long time. The bathroom tiles were damaged and had to be repaired, not an acceptable standard. There was a broken glass between the two doors at the end of the corridor that led on to the deck area ( 6 ) it was there for four days before it was removed, but only after I reported it. Food quality was poor to average, never hot enough. Formal complaint made on board, had meeting with restaurant manager about food but nothing really changed. Taking complaint further. We were booked to go back on the Dream in March 2016' we have cancelled, no way is Thomson getting £3800 to sail on this third rate ship, never again!!! On the plus side, crew were terrific. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2015
We have enjoyed 3 cruises on The Celebration previously so we knew what to expect from the ship and had chosen our cabin so we were pleasantly surprised to find it had been spruced up with new upholstery and carpets. We settled in quickly ... Read More
We have enjoyed 3 cruises on The Celebration previously so we knew what to expect from the ship and had chosen our cabin so we were pleasantly surprised to find it had been spruced up with new upholstery and carpets. We settled in quickly after a horrendous embarkation experience (described by several other reviewers) which was way below Thomson's usual standards and had them apologising many times over the next few days. To our delight, we found staff members whom we had met on a previous cruise waiting for us in the dining room on the first evening and it was like greeting old friends as they welcomed us! This is one of the special things that we love about Thomson cruises and we hope they don't change as they move to bigger ships in the future. The service in the dining room is easily as good as in any of the expensive restaurants we have been to in London and the staff are always happy and smiling. The food is pretty good too - a double edged sword on a 17 night cruise! The Celebration is a relatively small ship, but we love her. She has a proper promenade deck and is easy to get around by using the stairs for exercise, or lifts if you're tired. There are free self service laundries and several bars of which our favourite is the Horizons on the 9th deck with panoramic views at the front above the bridge. We were lucky enough to see and photograph a whale blowing from up there as we left Madeira! This repositioning cruise was different from a normal two week cruise in that there was no changeover of guests halfway through as there would have been doing two 7 night cruises back to back. Everyone who boarded at the beginning was on the ship for the whole 17 nights and no one else would be joining us, so we started to make friends that we met up with in the bars and at dinner and it took on a great atmosphere of camaraderie. This was helped by the extra activities that were available for the sea days crossing the Atlantic, such as the watercolour painting classes, chocolate making, dancing and singing etc as well as the nodding to people as we walked the laps of the deck in the mornings to try and work off some of the excess of food and drink! We had been a bit concerned about the weather and brought warm clothes and shoes in case it was cold and rough, but actually it got calmer and warmer each day as we got further south and west so we would pack much lighter next time. There will definitely be a next time as we absolutely loved this cruise - it was the best yet, even without any of the ports we saw! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Just a quick review.. The ship may be small but she has bags of character and so much prettier than the larger ships that really do resemble a block of flats! Facilities may not be of the same standard either but what we did have were ... Read More
Just a quick review.. The ship may be small but she has bags of character and so much prettier than the larger ships that really do resemble a block of flats! Facilities may not be of the same standard either but what we did have were good enough for us. The bars were tastefully decorated and very comfortable to sit in any time of the day or night. The new cafe was very popular with people. This was situated in the same room as Destination services. It has a fresh colour scheme and you could just sink nicely into the seats and read a book whilst gazing at the passing scenery through the windows. The Lavazza coffee was very good. There are only a few shops. I think the prices were a little steep for their goods to be honest. It was great to be able to walk all the way around the ship to get some exercise after eating all that food! The out door Lido pool area was great with plenty entertainment going on through the day and the entertainment team were funny and lovely people. I loved the Sail Away night from Tenerife, It really did get us in the mood for our holiday. The food was mostly good and reasonably varied. Always fresh. I'm not sure how I feel about piling all your stuff on a tray as it felt a bit like a school canteen so think this could be improved. The Meridian restaurant had helpful waiters who had bags of character. Wally was our favourite. You may well hear him sing in the final night. Not a bad voice either! I just felt there could be more choice on the menu. Perhaps they could make the portions for the starters a but bigger. Our room was compact but perfectly proportioned. We had two double wardrobes, plenty drawer space and a comfortable, spacious double bed. I slept like a baby. The bathroom was very small but again had everything you needed. One problem, however, was the water didn't empty quickly enough out of the shower tray so you had to stand in water to have a shower. Felt a bit unhygienic. Our steward, Matt, was a great guy who kept our room immaculate through our stay. Just remember to check if your sheets are getting changed. We did have to ask for fresh ones. Our only gripe though tbh. The show lounge was always packed out. People arrived for the second show as soon as the first one had finished to get a seat, obviously reflecting how good that showteam were. The singing and dancing were really good and excellent in parts. We enjoyed all of the shows but our favourites were My Fair Lady and Les Mis. Our hairs stood on end! The Murder Mystery play is worth waiting up for too. It was hilarious! You could then see them perform cabarets after the performances up in the Liberties lounge. The ports of call were Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Palma, Majorca, Rome, Naples, Messina, Corfu, Kotor and Dubrovnik. All perfect and we have lots of great memories now from them except for Messina which we didn't feel was our cup of tea. Not a great deal to do there for us. The ship excursions we purchased onboard were for Going on the camels and seeing the volcano in Lanzarote. Had a fab guide for this and worth the money. Our 'Rome in one day' guide was excellent and very informative. Unfortunately we couldn't really understand our guide for 'Sorrento and Pompeii'. Her English wasn't quite up to scratch. But we still enjoyed the day. The weather was also perfect for the duration of the holiday. Not a drop of rain and virtually no rockiness on board the ship. The ship was very friendly and homely. I didn't want to come home! It really was a great holiday and despite the odd hiccups here and there I would recommend it to anyone. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2015
What a dissapointment. My husband and I have been on many cruises, with lots of different cruise lines. Expected this cruise to be high up on the list. Mr Thompson you set mediocre standards and fail to attain them. A glorified rust ... Read More
What a dissapointment. My husband and I have been on many cruises, with lots of different cruise lines. Expected this cruise to be high up on the list. Mr Thompson you set mediocre standards and fail to attain them. A glorified rust bucket, you even had to pay for the water on fully inclusive package ! The food served in the Orion Restaurant was bland and sometimes cold, the showers were dangerously hot and the toilets which were not plentiful were often blocked. The lifts were extremely slow, the air con in our room didn't work, and embarkation was at a snails pace, a lot of passengers were getting irate as they were hot and thirsty, but no welcoming glass of water available. There was only a handful of positive views on this cruise, the first being the fantastic crew, without these lovely people the ship would sink ! This ship apparently had a refurb last November, but honestly, I think it had a slight lick of paint and lots of silicone. The whole ship is in a bad state of repair, loose decking, loose toilets, shabby carpets and curtains. On the drinks package I could have got a pint glass of spirits at no cost, but yet, had to pay for a bottle of water. Not logical! As soon as you get on the boat they want your money. The one day it rained, the tried to sell flimsy bin liner type ponchos for £3.50! Cheek. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Thomson Dreamliner is a fantastic plane. Lots of leg room and free food and drink during the flight. But, what started well, ended badly. The Jamaican airport was hot, humid, crowded and queued. No where to sit, no air conditioning, no ... Read More
Thomson Dreamliner is a fantastic plane. Lots of leg room and free food and drink during the flight. But, what started well, ended badly. The Jamaican airport was hot, humid, crowded and queued. No where to sit, no air conditioning, no water and no where to rest in a confined corridor containing hundreds of people. Tempers flared after hours waiting to get to embarkation and some felt faint. A musical group from the island greeted us at the ship but the singer was out of tune and the musicians seemed fed up of playing it took that long for everyone to board. The buffets were always full of food and refreshments and the restaurant was great for an evening meal. However, the food was mostly overcooked, warm at best when eating and not very tasty in all the eateries. I did not like the fact you helped yourself to buffet with tongs. It would have been more hygienic to have been given the food by buffet staff. Despite the fact the ship had antibacterial dispensers throughout, many passengers ignored them. I had a bad tummy in the middle of the first week and was told by a passenger that the ship had had Noro virus aboard the week before resulting in the closure of the Jacuzzis. I was also by other passengers that many people were being treated for a bad cough, an outbreak which had been on board since December with antibiotic drips having to be issued for pneumonia and also that 5 people had died on board during this time. Myself and my husband both went home with a bad cough at the end of the cruise. One woman was badly burnt by a soot gob that had been blown from the ship's funnel. Many passengers had broken their arms whilst on board. Health and safety was an issue as I saw a crew member carrying two stacks of cups on his tray down a spiral staircase. Smoking was allowed on the decks which was very quickly extended to inside the ship and door areas by smokers who ignored the rules. It was hard to get away from cigarette smoke on the deck areas. We found it very difficult to get a sun lounger before 10am and these were hogged by selfish passengers all day despite the fact that they were not using them for hours. The ship had an overcrowded feel during the sea days and the days were quite strained. The behavior of some of the passengers was terrible despite their mature years. Tempers flared and a fight broke out over the use of a lift which carried on in the sun deck. There was a lot of foul language used by some of the down to earth types which did offend other passengers with their rudeness at times. Some of the deck flooring was bubbled and torn. The first port was La Romana. I wish I had stayed aboard the ship. We were transported by shuttle to the nearby town and was immediately bombarded by very persistent venders that were very intimidating. We all immediately got right back on the bus and returned to the ship. This port did not match the description at all. My favourite ports were St Maartin and Antigua. Shops were wonderful and there were many nice places to go. The Virgin Islands were a little boring as we had not been able to book a tour but on returning to the ship many passengers were disappointed with their trips here. One had gone to see whales and was told by locals that whales are a rare sight in April as they don’t arrive until June when the season for them starts. We did see some flying fish and dolphins on the sea days. Gibraltar is a nice place but there was very little time to visit more than one venue as the ship departs at 2pm and we had to be back on board by 1:30. We were talked out of using the cable car by the port taxi drivers who said that we would not have time to use it. The port inspector confirmed this when asked to back up the statements but on speaking to the tourist visitor centre they said we would have had plenty of time to use it. So I think we were conned into using them at a cost. To sum up, I personally quite enjoyed my time on this cruise but I know that quite a few other passengers were very disappointed and if rumors were correct some did not return at all. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Thomson Cruise ,We had to pay £15.00 each to book our seats (round trip =£60.00) on the Boeing 767 departed Glasgow arriving in Bridgetown Barbados ,on disembarking met by a fleet of buses to take us to the ship for quayside ... Read More
Thomson Cruise ,We had to pay £15.00 each to book our seats (round trip =£60.00) on the Boeing 767 departed Glasgow arriving in Bridgetown Barbados ,on disembarking met by a fleet of buses to take us to the ship for quayside processing . Prior to holiday we where advised deck 10 was under refurbishment , when on board noticed it was being used by the deck crew for sanding and varnish L/B oars,management team have been slow to fixed solve the problems considering they knew the ship would be crossing the pond (Atlantic) for 6 day's caused a lot of problems with sun loungers in the shade ,no evidenced of sun lounger butlers enforcing the 45 minute rule! . We have sailed on the ship many times & took this trip for Caribbean highlights/mow town themed cruise. The ship was clean ,we were on deck 3 (2 berth cabin) which was adequate .skipped the Captains Dinner & Photo shoot. Entertainment was of the usual hight standard , bands/singers be it in Liberties, Hemingway's or the Horizon's was loud, designed to drown out passenger's conversation!, noticed there had been a reduction of stewards service in bar area's, We only used Lido ( self service restaurant) the food was of a very good standard in presentation and quality.Thomson have reintroduce the water coolers. To occupy our six days at sea additional activities were arranged ,painting, chocolate decoration and a community quire was set up , you had to pay to participate. Made many new friends exchanged cruise yarns and first timer’s , one couple who complained about everything! (Gave them a wide berth) . Captains corner informal chat with passengers (a very people orientated person), spent last 10 years of his maritime career with the ship, Officer's and crew were polite & friendly. The highlight of the trip was the guest artist's Roy G Hemming's band ,(mow town ) played in the Broadway theatre , majority of the passengers enjoyed the first show so much & stayed, preventing fellow passengers from getting into second performance . Some of the Mowtown band members gave an impromptu performance in Liberties, when I left it was rocking. A night with the stars ( Hits of Mow town) on the pool deck - great night. We looked at previous reports of shore excursion's, my partner decided to play safe booked online at inflated price's ,do your research there are cheaper alternative's. Caribbean people depend on tourism in the dry season and cricket is very popular. Love to return & visit the beautiful islands. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2015
This holiday is based on deception by the tour operator. If you want to be realistic about expectations this cruise should be judged on a one star basis. When we embarked at Montego Bay there seemed to be a problem the week before with a ... Read More
This holiday is based on deception by the tour operator. If you want to be realistic about expectations this cruise should be judged on a one star basis. When we embarked at Montego Bay there seemed to be a problem the week before with a virus as the staff served all the food and drink for the first 2.5 days. The sauna also was closed for the same duration. The notice displayed on its door verified it was closed as a health precaution. Passengers we spoke to, who were on board the previous week, verified this, adding that the problem seemed to be profound in deck 5. On our last week aboard, there were a large number of passengers who had a flu like virus. In fact, on disembarkation, the number of fellow passengers around us coughing was alarming. Maybe people should assess this when booking a cruise on a ship like this as the vast majority of cabins and public areas are sealed and are fed by recycled air. Perhaps going on a cruise with a cabin that has a balcony has health benefits too. Is it a coincidence that the medical centre is down in the bowels of the ship? In my opinion it should be next to the shops, so the passengers can see if there are any queues developing outside it. The top end of the entertainment team was fantastic but the others who entertained during the day were no better than the ones in a caravan park. One word of caution: there is a new "dream team" on board for the summer season in the Med. They appeared for one night on our last week and were grossly inferior to the incumbents. On the transatlantic crossing we had to lose 7 hours in order to reposition to European time. This was done at 2 o'clock in the afternoon which made the time move to 3 o'clock. This meant that one hour of quality time was being lost on these days. It just so happens Thomson then had one less hour to feed, water and entertain passengers. Even the staff lost out as apparently Thomson took an hour from their break during the day. Quite despicable of them as the staff work in excess of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Surprise, surprise when The Dream travels from Europe to the Caribbean in the Autumn, the clocks are changed backwards overnight which prevents the exact opposite situation ie passengers having more time to eat, drink and be merry in the afternoon. The best advice I can give is bring a face mask with you for sleeping as in my opinion the air quality in the cabins is extremely poor . Read Less
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