Holidays

Enter our picture perfect competition to WIN a Nikon camera bundle

We know how important reliving those holiday memories is, which is why we’re offering one lucky Thomson Cruises passenger the chance to win a Nikon SLR camera, plus a bundle of fabulous prizes…
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Thomson Cruises teams up with Larry Lamb

We challenged much-loved British TV star, Larry Lamb, to meet an array of interesting locals while sailing across the Med on TUI Discovery 2. Here’s what happened…
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Best places to eat on TUI Discovery 2

Calling all foodies – if you want to combine your love of world cuisine with cruising, TUI Discovery 2 is the ship for you. It boasts no less than seven places to eat and, best of all, most of them come with your all inclusive package. Here’s the lowdown on the top places to dine…
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Aruba beyond the postcard

Pink flamingos, white sandy beaches, and turquoise waters – these images often come to mind when you mention Aruba. But, while this Caribbean island’s the poster child for tropical paradise it’s got a lot more going on under the surface. Nature, it’s everywhere You can’t talk about Aruba’s nature without mentioning the Arikok National Park. […]
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Holiday revision, Greek style…

Learning doesn’t have to be boring. Take your family to Greece, this summer, and immerse them in some hands-on revision.
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There’s still Spirit in the old ship yet…

Thomson Spirit
You may have heard a word on the waves, so we’re here to anchor those rumours in truth. Serious news is afloat. OK, cheesy puns over. Thomson Spirit, the longest serving ship in our fleet, was set to sail for the final time in November 2017. But, due to a huge demand, it’ll now be […]
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Vote for Thomson in the British Travel Awards

We're excited to announce that we're nominated for a whopping 29 British Travel Awards, but we need your help to win. If you've enjoyed a holiday with us, here's how you can vote...
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Our most popular cruise itineraries

Considering a cruise but not sure where to go? Here’s our round-up of the top-rated itineraries across the globe to help you choose…
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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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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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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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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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