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Thomson Cruises alters Summer 2012 programme

Thomson Cruises alters Summer 2012 programme

Thomson Cruises has announced it will be making some changes to its Summer 2012 holiday programme.

For Summer 2012 Thomson Cruises will be reintroducing cruises from the UK on Thomson Spirit. Based in Newcastle from May to July 2012 and Harwich in August and September, customers can now drive to the port, climb aboard and start enjoying their Thomson cruise without leaving the UK. Thomson Spirit will sail 15 different ex-UK itineraries, taking in 39 destinations and providing a great selection of 3-14 night cruises.

Not only will Thomson be back cruising from the UK, for the very first time it will be introducing a new British Isles Cruise.  Just one of the 15 exciting ex-UK itineraries, the 11 night cruise gives customers the opportunity to discover the Isles, visiting Guernsey, Dublin, Isle of Man, Isle of Mull, Orkney Islands and Edinburgh.

The other itineraries include a variety of cruises taking in the delights of the Baltic, Icelandic and Norwegian Fjord regions, which are a favourite amongst customers.  There will also be a one-off ‘Weekend Affair’ cruise to Belgium and Holland that is ideal for new customers wanting to get a taste of a cruising holiday, or for cruise lovers looking for a shorter break.

To mark the launch of ex-UK cruises, Thomson is offering a number of early booking offers. The Thomson Spirit itineraries from the UK will be available to book from 7 April.


Phil Gardner, commercial general manager for Thomson Cruises said: “As a British Cruise company we are very excited to be back cruising from the UK.  We have widened the portfolio of destinations we offer on our cruises to give customers even more choice.  We have also listened to our customers who have requested the return of our UK programme and responded.  Customers will now be able to experience the great service, value and holiday they get on a Thomson Cruise without even having to step on a plane.”