Thomson Cruises Christmas and New Year’s deals are a perfect choice for the UK Xmas cruise travelers who count on tradition. The Thomson Holidays cruise line offers everything – from adults-only to family-friendly voyages featuring the same high British standards. There’s top class cuisine and service right on the money. Thomson Cruises provide couples and families with tempting “Cruise and Stay” options and all-inclusive drinks packages. The selection of onboard activities attract juniors; while the fantastic selection of bars and couples spa treatments appeal to the mature ones. On Thomson ships, there are usually a number of families (during school holidays in the UK), but singles and couples are also well-represented. THOMSON Holidays is a top seller of UK Xmas cruise deals – together with Saga Holidays – another traditional player on the British cruising market. This is the link to the Thomson line’s website.
The following review starts with Thomson cruise experience. It is somewhere between the ultra-casual and traditional (British lines like Fred Olsen and P&O UK). For the most part, the Thomson line follows the traditional voyage format. All Thomson ships provide open-seating dining. There are also casual buffet restaurants open for all meals, plus a la carte dinner options. Dress code aboard is casual, with the exception of one formal night. Then, the buffet restaurant is the casual option for those who are not eager to dress up. Production shows, a casino and other traditional cruise activities are featured.
Thomson Canary Islands cruises for Christmas and New Year are from Tenerife and Gran Canaria on Thomson Majesty ship. Caribbean Holiday deals, Mexican Riviera and Cuba cruises are also available (on Thomson Celebration and Thomson Dream) leaving from Barbados (Bridgetown port) and Jamaica (Montego Bay port). As prices, Thomson Xmas cruise deals are quite more affordable, compared to other traditional lines. They cost around £130 per day per person, depending on destination and ship. Try to find out early booking or last minute deals and catch the cheapest rates of £60 per day.
Thomson Christmas Cruises 2016-2017 New Years Eve
Thomson Christmas cruise and New Year holidays attract a broad cross-section of Britain’s middle class along with travelers of all ages. The line has always been attracting first-time cruisers but also sees an increasing number of repeat guests who don’t want to “move up” to more deluxe lines. Thomson company aimed to have such an effect on the British market like Carnival did it in the US, and to move cruising experience from a niche market to the mainstream of tourism in GB. Despite her aging ships, Thomson Cruises have won name recognition and attractive fares.
Thomson Cruises currently holds 1% market share of the cruise industry worldwide. The line has a fleet of five vessels, four of which have been extensively refurbished since 2012. Most Thomson Cruises itineraries are 7-night repeated every week. Spring and autumn months bring varied repositioning cruises. From 7 May 2015 the Platinum Thomson Celebration ship moved to a new home port of Dubrovnik (Croatia), offering a variety of port calls, ten new destinations (including the Mediterranean and Adriatic) and four new itineraries. 28 new ports have been added to Thomson summer programme, including such in Albania, Croatia, Greece and Italy. Thomson Spirit also boasts a new home port – Marmaris (Turkey), and new itineraries. Thomson offers flights from 24 airports in the UK on Thomson’s airline, Thomsonfly, and pre-/post-cruise land packages.
Our Thomson Cruises Xmas 2016-2017 New Years prices below are only suggestive. These are not deals for sale. They only show what are the cheapest rates on Thomson ships’ most cheap category Inside cabins. All fares are in GBP (£), PP, and based on double occupancy. All December-January dates of arrival in ports of call are also shown in brackets.
Thomson Celebration offers round-trip UAE deals, leaving from Dubai.
- 2016 (Dec 21) 7day round-trip from Dubai to Doha (22), Muscat (24), Khor Fakkan (Dec 25), Abu Dhabi (26), in Dubai on Dec 27 – prices from £860.
- 2016 (Dec 28) 7day to Mina Sulman (29), Muscat (Dec 31), Khasab (Jan 01), Abu Dhabi (02) – from £1040.
Thomson Discovery (TUI Discovery)
Thomson Discovery (TUI Discovery) sails on Caribbean itineraries, round-trip from Bridgetown, Barbados.
- 2016 (Dec 25) 7day to Bequia (26), St Johns (27), Philipsburg (28), Basseterre (29), Tortola (30), in Bridgetown on Jan 01 – prices from N/A.
Thomson Dream offers Mexico and Cuba cruises sailing out of Jamaica (Montego Bay) round-trip.
- 2016 (Dec 20) 7day to Cozumel (22), Havana (23), George Town (26) – from N/A.
- 2016 (Dec 27) 7day Montego Bay to Roatan (29), Belize City (30), Costa Maya (Dec 31), Cozumel (Jan 01) – from N/A.
Thomson Majesty Canary Islands cruises will be departing from Tenerife and Gran Canaria, on round-trip itineraries.
- Xmas 2016 (Dec 24) 7day from Gran Canaria to Funchal (26), St Cruz De La Palma (27), Puerto del Rosario (28), Arrecife (29), Tenerife (30), in Gran Canaria on Dec 31 – prices from £1070.
- 2016 (Dec 30) 7day Tenerife to Gran Canaria (Dec 31), El Hierro (Jan 02), St Cruz De La Palma (03), Funchal (04), in Tenerife (06) – from £980.
Choose the tradition for your Christmas and New Years Eve cruise Holidays with Thomson Cruises ships – the traditional UK cruising experience.