From mega-ships, to modest-ships:
Thomson Cruises has just announced its summer 2018 cruise programme.
TUI Discovery (formerly RCI’s ‘Splendour Of The Seas’) will be based in the U.K. for the first time.
Thomson Cruises will also offer 12 brand-new itineraries and 15 maiden ports of call — including Monaco, Ancona and Skiathos Town.
The 1,830-passenger ship will homeport in Newcastle from May 2018, offering Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Sea itineraries, including overnight stays in St Petersburg.
The ship will then move to Southampton in September 2018, to offer four separate itineraries — Fantastic Fjords, Baltic Treasures, European Experience and Seeking the Northern Lights.
sister ship TUI Discovery 2 (formerly RCI’s ‘Legend of the Seas’) will debuts in May 2017 and offer four different Eastern Europe itineraries from Corfu Town. Thomson Dream will be based in Palma, Majorca.
Thomson Celebration is set to homeport in Dubrovnik for the entire summer 2018 season, offering a range of Mediterranean itineraries.
Malcolm says: Good news for Brits! I like the Thomson product. They now own the whole supply-chain from hotels, planes and ships, so they can offer some excellent package deals to fill up their ships in periods of low demand.
I do not have the 2018 itineraries for Thomson Spirit, Dream or Majesty as yet.
Thomson Celebration review: HERE