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Introducing Cruise Mates…

Did you know that making new friends from different cultures boosts emotional happiness by 10%? Thomson Cruises has teamed up with Yale University as part of its #CruiseMates campaign to put this theory to the test…
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How to travel the world without flying

Love travelling, but hate flying? You’re in luck, because you don’t need to jet off to join a Thomson cruise. We sail from the UK, so you can go from country to country without taking a single flight. Here’s how you can start your holiday on home turf…
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Put the pedal to the metal at PortAventura World

With the opening of its newest attraction, Ferrari Land, PortAventura World screeched into first place this April as our top choice when it comes to feeling the need for speed. And, whether you’re a Formula One fan or not, the rides here are sure to get your pulse racing...
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Malta’s top three summer festivals

Forget Glastonbury. Swap muddy boots and badly put up tents for sun, sea and festival fever in Malta. There’s more than just music on offer, too. The small but mighty island has a calendar crammed with carnivals, arts and culture. So what’s on? And where? Here’s our guide to partying on the up-and-coming island. Isle […]
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How to see five countries in eight days

We’ve all been there – a bad case of wanderlust, but no annual leave left to use. Well, there’s a solution. You can see more places in less time on a cruise. Here’s how…
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Set sail on TUI Discovery 2

The newest addition to our fleet, TUI Discovery 2, made its debut last month, and is now off on its first sailing around the Med. Here's what you need to know about the ship and why you should book your trip today...
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Have an action-packed adventure in Costa Daurada

While we often rave about the beaches on Spain’s Costa Daurada, this destination is far from a one-trick pony (although you may see the odd straw donkey in souvenir shops). Away from the honey-coloured sands that lend themselves to the name ‘the golden coast’, there’s plenty else on offer, whether you’re a thrill seeker or […]
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Menorca – The Balearics’ sleepy isle

For most of us, a summer holiday’s the main time when we can really switch off and relax. And, if you’re after a week or two in the sun without any disruptions from other people, a trip to Menorca could be just what you’re looking for. While the larger Balearic Islands, Ibiza and Majorca, boast […]
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Untouched Croatia – The Istrian Riviera

Croatia’s got a lot going for it – the 10-million-visitors-a-year stat speaks for itself. This scenic slice of Eastern Europe lines up an endless stretch of coastline, over a thousand day-trip worthy islands, plus more history than you can shake a stick at.
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What to do near Belfast Airport

Why not fly to your holiday destination from this bustling Northern Irish city? Here’s how to get the most out of your time before you check in and make that long slog to the airport worthwhile...
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What’s new for cruise in summer 2018?

We’ve got some exciting new announcements for Thomson Cruises for summer 2018, including a new addition to the fleet, new itineraries, and some special cruise offers. Here’s what to expect from your Thomson Cruises holiday for next year…
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Top tips for first-time cruisers

If you haven’t been on a cruise before, you might have a few questions. What should you pack for a cruise? Is there a certain etiquette to follow? And how can you make the most of your first cruise holiday? Well we’ve got the answers for you. We took to our Facebook and Instagram pages […]
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6 reasons to download the new MyThomson app

Our MyThomson app has had a bit of a makeover. It’s still got loads of the same great features, we’ve just improved functionality, given it a new look and added some little extras, too. Here are just a few reasons why you need to download the new MyThomson app…
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Introducing our new cruise ship… TUI Explorer

We know cruising’s about so much more than just the places you visit along the way, so with that in mind, we’ve got some exciting news to share. Introducing our latest addition to the fleet… TUI Explorer.
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10 Reasons To Visit Croatia

Holiday season is upon us, which means one sure thing. Social media posts of pool selfies and time-lapsed shots of exotic sunsets are going to go through the roof. But, with so much choice out there, it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing where you should jet off to. That’s why […]
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9 reasons why Lisbon should be your next cruise destination

It’s safe to say that 2016 was a pretty great year for Lisbon. From winning top awards in the travel industry, to re-introducing itself as one of the trendiest cities in Europe.
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How To Book Your Hassle-free Wedding

Have you always wanted to tie the knot in Greece or Cyprus? We’ve teamed up with BookYourWedding.com to make it even easier to book your big day there. This international online booking system lets you instantly book the date and time of your wedding at your chosen venue, for a small fee. Keep reading to […]
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Spotlight on… Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real

The uber-luxurious Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real, in Fuerteventura, is soon going to run out of room to put all its awards. It’s bagged a handful from Condé Nast Johansens, plus five consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence – basically, it’s a pretty big deal.
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Win up to £500 in Thomson Cruises vouchers

Dreaming of a sunny getaway? We’re giving you the chance to win a Thomson Cruises voucher, with five great prizes: one £500 and four £100 vouchers up for grabs.
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Spotlight on… Aquila Porto Rethymno

Location, location, location. That’s what it’s all about at Aquila Porto Rethymno in Crete. This elegant Greek hotel boasts an all-important postcode, just footsteps from a sandy Blue Flag beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymno’s lively town centre.
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Spotlight on…Two of Greece’s Most Luxurious Hotels.

Stay at one of these two properties in Greece and you may just shed a tear when it’s time to leave.
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What to pack for a Thomson cruise

Despite what many people think, packing for a cruise isn’t too different from packing for your usual sunny break. Think suncream, your camera and your swimming shorts and you’re pretty much set to go. But there are a few things that are a little different onboard, and whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a ship newbie, you’ve probably got a few questions. Here’s our ultimate guide on what to pack for a Thomson cruise.
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Why Italy Is The Top Wedding Destination

Planning a wedding? We’re here to tell you that Italy is one of the best places to tie the knot in the world. And it’s no wonder, either, with places like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Venice taking the crown with their other-worldly settings… Italy has always been considered one of the most romantic countries […]
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Get Your Free Tickets To The London Cruise Show

TUI Discovery ship
Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a complete newbie, the London Cruise Show is the place to get all your cruise-shaped news. And we’ve got free tickets to get you there.
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Spotlight on…Palace Resorts

When it comes to All Inclusive holidays in Jamaica and Mexico, Palace Resorts definitely don’t do things by halves. There are plenty of activities for those who love to get involved, but if you’d prefer to sit back, these hotels offer the perfect settings for ultimate relaxation. Moon Palace Cancun With seven swimming pools, 14 […]
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