On 14 November 2016 Thomson Cruises unveiled its winter 2017 programme which sees long-haul a focus, with more ships based in the Caribbean than ever before and exciting new ports of call added.
From November 2017, Thomson Celebration will be moving to her new homeport of La Romana in the Dominican Republic, meaning for the first time in its history Thomson Cruises will have three of its ships based in the Caribbean.
All-inclusive ships TUI Discovery and new addition TUI Discovery 2 will join Thomson Celebration and will sail out of Bridgetown, Barbados and Montego Bay, Jamaica respectively.
Thomson Celebration’s move to the Dominican Republic means Thomson Cruises customers now have more opportunities to team their cruise holiday with a beach stay, with Thomson’s 5T Sensatori Resort Punta Cana, which was a new addition for summer 2016, among the properties added to the portfolio.
The addition of this tropical island retreat also means new itineraries, with Coral Islands and Caribbean Gems calling at exotic hotspots such as St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua, as well as lesser known gems like St Maarten and Martinique.
Recently named ‘Best New Ship’, TUI Discovery will sail new itineraries Tropical Horizons and Seven Isles from Barbados, which include new ports of call St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Thomson Dream will move to her new mid-haul homeports of Santa Cruz, Tenerife and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria in November 2017 to explore the Canaries on itineraries which visit new port of call Porto Santo.
Thomson Majesty and Thomson Spirit will both embark on their last sailings in November 2017 before they leave the Thomson Cruises fleet. Thomson Spirit will be based in Limassol, Cyprus and will head off for the first time on 15 November 2017, while Thomson Majesty will leave its homeport of Malaga, Spain for its final sailing on 19 November.
The winter 2017 programme will be on sale from 17 November. Free all-inclusive upgrades are available on selected cruises on board Thomson Celebration, Thomson Dream, Thomson Majesty and Thomson Spirit which set sail between November 2017 and April 2018.