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Cruisingboyo
June 24th, 2011, 04:54 PM
The escape is being pulled from sailings for this winter again. She will back to the Med in april 12. Her sailings up until the 14th December from Cyprus are being replaced by the Thomson celebration.. And after then sailings cancelled for the rest of the winter. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. If your booked to go then youll be getting a call from your agent soon.

ekco
June 24th, 2011, 05:38 PM
OMG!! RR is just going to love that.:eek::eek:

Jan

Rebel Rouser
June 25th, 2011, 03:57 AM
Not Happy but there is not a lot I can do, have checked the dates we were meant to be sailing and nothing :D

That will be interesting :p I can feel another upgrade coming :D

ekco
June 25th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Not Happy but there is not a lot I can do, have checked the dates we were meant to be sailing and nothing :D

That will be interesting :p I can feel another upgrade coming :D

Is it true? Have you heard anything from Thomson? AND where's the heatwave? certainly not here, cool and rainy.:eek:

Jan

Rebel Rouser
June 25th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Yes it is true, went into TA in Ipswich today. Thomsons are cutting back.

ekco
June 25th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Yes it is true, went into TA in Ipswich today. Thomsons are cutting back.

Oh dear! and they've got your cruise for next week online for 440.:eek:

Never mind you can drink the difference with your AI, lol.:D:D

Jan

snc
June 25th, 2011, 05:26 PM
The escape is being pulled from sailings for this winter again. She will back to the Med in april 12. Her sailings up until the 14th December from Cyprus are being replaced by the Thomson celebration.. And after then sailings cancelled for the rest of the winter. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. If your booked to go then youll be getting a call from your agent soon.

O dear I was looking to book spirit of the med for 3rd april 12.It is still showing on the thomson website.

ekco
June 25th, 2011, 06:01 PM
I wonder what date the IE is finishing?:confused:

Jan

Rebel Rouser
June 27th, 2011, 09:14 AM
Looks like I will be on Thomson Destiny for Christmas :) leaving on the 23rd rather than the 21st, upgraded and an extra 50 onboard spend each :D

Hate it when it all goes Pete Tong :p

ekco
June 27th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Can you change your departure date though?

Jan

Rebel Rouser
June 27th, 2011, 10:39 AM
It's done :D

Rebel Rouser
June 27th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Looks like I will be on Thomson Destiny for Christmas :) leaving on the 23rd rather than the 21st, upgraded and an extra 50 onboard spend each :D

Hate it when it all goes Pete Tong :p


UPDATE!!!!!!!

Just had a call from Thomo rep and she told me, I would have to pay more because the Destiny is a more upmarket ship (200) and I will have to pay 49 each for the drinks package where before we had the drinks package included...cheeky Ba******

Me thinks I will look further afield than thomo in the future...they have lost a good customer who has had 2 sometimes 3 cruises a year. and I will use the power of the INTERNET to vent my fury :mad:

tudsabz
June 27th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Shocking R.R. Don't blame you. We had a few minor problems with Thomsons before our recent cruise. Made me think twice about booking with them again. Now this has made my mind up. Royal Carribean next yr i think.

ekco
June 27th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Cheek! From what I've heard Destiny has tiny little cabins. I think they've got a nerve trying to get more money out of you. Great start to your holiday.

Jan

Rebel Rouser
June 27th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Sent a mail to Johan Lundgren MD of TUI UK lets see where that gets me :D

ekco
June 27th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Lol, straight in the trash can, that's where that'll get you.:eek:

Jan

pessimist
June 27th, 2011, 04:56 PM
due to sail from cyprus on nov, 9. does this mean our ship has been changed or am i reading it wrong.

ekco
June 27th, 2011, 04:59 PM
due to sail from cyprus on nov, 9. does this mean our ship has been changed or am i reading it wrong.

If it's correct it looks like you'll be on the Celebration. I think.:confused: You'd better get onto Thomson about it.

Jan

pessimist
June 27th, 2011, 05:03 PM
is there much difference between the IE and the Celebration. bearing in mind this is our first cruise.

ekco
June 27th, 2011, 05:57 PM
is there much difference between the IE and the Celebration. bearing in mind this is our first cruise.

Well, they're both a bit long in the tooth, lol. We've been on both and when you hove into port alongside one of the new cruise ships they do look a bit puny. The plus side is that there are not thousands and thousands of passengers so they're a bit more intimate.

The Celebration does have a slight vibration all the time which some people notice more than others, we did, lol. The Spirit is basically the same ship and suffers from it too. The Celebration is a bit more formal with a Captains Gala Night where you can dress up for dinner on that night, it also has waiter service in the restaurant if you like that kind of thing. The IE has a buffet restaurant but it is still dressed with tablecloths and settings. The dress code is less formal on the IE but on both you can use the informal Lido and Beachcomber for dinner if you prefer.

We prefer the layout of the IE personally and we find is easier to get about the ship but that's just us as we like to get about when onboard. We also like the Cafe Brasil on the IE as we like a cappuccino.

Whatever! you'll have a great time on your cruise.:):)

Jan

sodafountain
June 28th, 2011, 03:35 AM
Sent a mail to Johan Lundgren MD of TUI UK lets see where that gets me :D

I'll be surprised if it doesn't get you somewhere.

I have e-mailed there before with a problem, put my name and address down, a few days later someone phoned, and they had details of previous holidays i'd done, so obviously did his homework before ringing, we had an half an hour chat and sorted things out to my satisfaction.

pessimist
June 28th, 2011, 04:31 AM
cheers,all we can do is give it a go, i know we will enjoy it.hopefully its not our first and last cruise experience.:o

Rebel Rouser
July 5th, 2011, 10:05 AM
Had a reply to my mail while away, they are looking into my problem :D

ekco
July 5th, 2011, 02:47 PM
Welcome back RR. You've missed absolutely nothing!:):)

Jan

Rebel Rouser
July 5th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Welcome back RR. You've missed absolutely nothing!:):)

Jan


Am I going senile or is the wrong thread :D

ekco
July 5th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Am I going senile or is the wrong thread :D

Probably. So quiet on here I went over to T, forgetting my nemesis was over there lurking, waiting for an opportunity.:eek:

Anyway, how was the weather before I go back to the other thread? I'm thinking Rome is going to be over 30 next week.:eek::eek:

Jan

Rebel Rouser
July 5th, 2011, 03:29 PM
The weather was brilliant, only 1 bad morning (very windy and cloudy) on the day in mahon, but that soon blew over, temps not to bad...high 20s.

Got a good tan though :D what amazes me, they make all the announcements about not saving sunbeds..what do they do :eek:

ekco
July 5th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Got a good tan though :D what amazes me, they make all the announcements about not saving sunbeds..what do they do :eek:

I don't mind people getting sunbeds early as I don't want to lie down as soon as I've got out of bed but what annoys me are the one's who go to lunch, go for a lie down in their cabin, go on trips, etc. and leave their towels on the beds until 5.00pm when other people could have a turn. Selfish people.

Jan

Rebel Rouser
July 6th, 2011, 03:58 AM
Me and my lad, counted over 50 sunbeds empty for over 4 hours on the last day with towels on them!!

Why oh Why don't they use one of the waiters to monitor them? leave a small ticket of the time and next time he passes collect the towels or belongings and dump them in a basket somewhere.

ekco
July 6th, 2011, 06:54 AM
50!! That's outrageous!! It's so annoying when you've been off ship and just want to chill for an hour and walk round and round looking for an empty bed where there are dozens with no one on them. I like the idea of sunbed traffic wardens, lol, and I think leaving them for an hour is fair enough and plenty of time for lunch, drinks etc. but after that they should tip their belongings in the sea. That'll teach 'em, lol. They wouldn't do it twice would they.:D:D

Jan

sodafountain
July 6th, 2011, 08:18 AM
I'll sit and have a drink and a smoke, if, when my drink is finished no one has returned, i just move the towel myself, only once has someone moaned so i told them to go see the captain if they weren't happy.