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What’s New For Thomson Cruises Winter 2017

You might not be able to wrap your head around the fact that it’s November yet – seriously, where has this year gone? – but here at Thomson Cruises, we’re always thinking ahead. That’s why we already have our Winter 2017 Cruise programmes all planned. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s coming up from November 2017, including news and special offers.

New ports of call

From November 2017, we’ve added 5 new exciting Ports of Call to our roster. One of which is San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital full of colonial character, pretty murals and long stretches of beach. Old San Juan is a must-visit here, as it’s considered the true heart of San Juan with its colourful townhouses, open-air cafes and a unique old-school charm.

Next up is Nassau in the Bahamas, where history is brought to life with museums – everything from an interactive pirate museum to a mansion where you can learn all about 18th century slave trade is on offer.

Porto Santo in Portugal might be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in adventure. For starters, there’s a huge ship wreck which has now become a hot-spot for divers exploring the ruins. Plus, with tasty, traditional seafood restaurants, instagrammable town squares and rugged coastlines, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the untouched side of Portugal.

Guatemala’s Santo Tomas de Castilla Guatemala is pretty new to receiving cruise ships, so it still feels relatively untouched and off the beaten track. Head to Las Escobas for one of the best swimming spots around – paddling through crystal-clear waters with tumbling waterfalls overhead is a must.

For sunbathing and sightseeing, it’s got to be St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Capital Charlotte Amalie is filled with Danish architecture, cobbled streets and tree-topped mountains. Plus, there are more than enough beaches just around the corner to keep both you and your tan happy.

Bahamas cruise

New homes

Some of our ships are finding new homes from November 2017. Thomson Celebration will be starting her voyage from the port of La Romana in the sunny Dominican Republic, while our newest ship TUI Discovery 2 will be spending her first winter season in Jamaica and Montego Bay. Thomson Dream will be based in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and TUI Discovery will start her journey from Barbados.

Dominican Republic cruise

New itineraries

We’re so excited to announce that we’re introducing 15 brand new itineraries, including our Caribbean Gems aboard on Thomson Celebration, calling at Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua as well as many other destinations, and A New Year’s Dream aboard Thomson Dream which stops off at Madeira, Portugal, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

A New Year's Dream Cruise

Special offers

Book early and grab an exclusive upgrade of free All Inclusive drinks worth £199 per person, per week. This offer is available on selected cruises onboard Thomson Celebration, Thomson Dream, Thomson Majesty and Thomson Spirit which set sail between November 2017 and April 2018.

And if you’re setting sail before November 2017, don’t worry – you can still take advantage of an All Inclusive drinks offer. From just £10 per person per night, you can upgrade to All Inclusive drinks onboard Thomson Celebration, Thomson Dream, Thomson Majesty and Thomson Spirit, on selected cruises which set sail between May 2017 and October 2017 – saving £129 per person, per week.

And as for our TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2 ships, from summer 2017 you’ll receive All Inclusive drinks as standard.

Terms and conditions apply to these deals, so check out our Thomson Cruises website for more information.

You can find out more about our Thomson Cruises holidays, as well as information about our special offers, over on our Thomson Cruises website.

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4 Responses to “What’s New For Thomson Cruises Winter 2017”

  1. pkevin8@aol.com' kevin Page

    We are booked on the transatlantic sunrise cruise on the Celebration, due to the horrendous hurricanes in this area recently will the itinary change and if so when will we be informed as we are looking to book excursions?

    • Katie.Jones@thomson.co.uk' Katie Jones

      Hi Kevin, When are you due to depart? ^Katie

  2. burtoj@gmail.com' Jane Burton

    I am thinking of taking a winter cruise to the Canaries and was wondering whether your ships have dance hosts as I am a single traveller.

    • Samantha.Lyons@thomson.co.uk' Samantha Lyons

      Hi Jane, We have a Social Hostess on board who arranges solo traveller get-togethers and generally looks after any guests travelling alone. Also, if you’re worried about dining alone, you can have a chat with the maitre d’ who’ll make sure you’re seated with other guests. ^Sam

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