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I know it is a bit early but any ideas where the Thomson fleet will be deployed in Winter 2017/18 season and also when does the brochure come out.

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I know it is a bit early but any ideas where the Thomson fleet will be deployed in Winter 2017/18 season and also when does the brochure come out.

 

Hi look,s like tui discovery home based Barbados, Celebration also caribbean based, and the Dream back to Jamaica , tui Discovery 2 doing cruises from the canary,s Majesty and sprit will have left the fleet being replaced by two ex Celebrity ship,s Mein Shiff 1and 2 to replace the latter in 2018-19 the brochure is out around mid november early december 2016 i hope this help,s

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Hi look,s like tui discovery home based Barbados, Celebration also caribbean based, and the Dream back to Jamaica , tui Discovery 2 doing cruises from the canary,s Majesty and sprit will have left the fleet being replaced by two ex Celebrity ship,s Mein Shiff 1and 2 to replace the latter in 2018-19 the brochure is out around mid november early december 2016 i hope this help,s

 

Yeah thanks i read some where that the celebration was booked in to depart from St Marteen on cruises so maybe eastern med or eastern med with america maybe?

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just checked the port of St maarteen and the thomson celebration is booked in their for winter 17/18 but must be only ports of call as due at 08:00 and leaves at 18:00 , maybe St Lucia as as start point , or maybe hey will leave from San Juan

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It was going to be the Dream from Montego Bay, but looks like this might now have swapped to Discovery 2 as it has replaced Dream's Caymen stops.

 

Discovery 2 would be then doing Canaries until end of October, then going over to Montego Bay for the rest of the season, with Dream taking over the Canaries. Matches Funchal's schedules also.

 

Celebration does look to be doing similar to Discovery, so either it will join home porting in Barbados, or will go from Dom Rep possibly?

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Yeah thanks i read some where that the celebration was booked in to depart from St Marteen on cruises so maybe eastern med or eastern med with america maybe?

 

I may be wrong here but I seem to think I once read that the older Thomson ships (Celebration) might have problems meeting environmental requirements in US waters so would be surprised if she called at any US ports. Having said that I think there is great scope for Thomson to extend their itineraries to include some with US ports. Autumn doing New York, New England and Canada could extend the season before de camping to the Caribbean. And including Florida and New Orleans for example would be an exciting development. But from research from our resident itinerary sleuths I don't think it's on the cards - yet.

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Any idea on the ex-Dubai cruises - got my eye on them for next winter, which ship would likely do them?

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So Celebration is only doing one winter season from Dubai? Strange they should drop this cruise after only one season. Are you sure?

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So Celebration is only doing one winter season from Dubai? Strange they should drop this cruise after only one season. Are you sure?

 

well on the St Marteen cruise ship schedule the celebration is booked in here during jan / feb 2018

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Oh dear! So they are positioning both Discoveries in the Caribbean which leaves the Dream for the Canaries. IMO the Discoveries are vastly superior to anything else Thomson has. I was hoping a nice Discovery cruise to the Canaries would be good for winter 2017/18 but now.....:(

 

At least if you choose correctly you can get a reasonable single cabin on Dream compared with the poor ones on Celebration.

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just checked the port of St maarteen and the thomson celebration is booked in their for winter 17/18 but must be only ports of call as due at 08:00 and leaves at 18:00 , maybe St Lucia as as start point , or maybe hey will leave from San Juan

 

Hope it's not SanJuan as you have to go thru immigration there and it takes ages.

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The cruise flights tie in with land holidays - I know that Thomson recently announced a world wide cities break programme however I wouldn't think that 3rd party flying would deliver the margins that in house flying would. They fly into Dom Rep already - can they be linked to La Romana? What about Cuba, can any ports be a suitable home port?

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Thomson pulled out if Foying in to Havana for cruise passengers due to all the hassle they encountered I.e. Exit charges at the airport and lost luggage on arrival which is why Montego Bay is now home port for cruises to Cuba

Also other resorts in Cuba where Thomson wanted on their itinerary have incomplete port facilities (due to China pulling financial support) so they had to be dropped

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very true so could be the port of Oranjestad in aruba or maybe puerto limon in costa rica or even still castries in ST Lucia as i know P&O will be departing from their next year so maybe could be a good move for them

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I forgot about St Lucia so true Thomson have started land holidays there so that could be an option. Can't wait for the brochure to be launched.

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Has anyone looked as to whether Celebration is booked in at any ports in the Middle East I'm asking this cos before they got Dream Celebration was used to book ports in the Caribbean as it was still a Costa ship so maybe they are using Celebrations name again to book in Discovery 2 as its still with RCI

I don't recall anyone saying what ship was used last year to book Discovery into Caribbean ports for this coming winter season

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yeah i have had a look had a look at the port of dubai and port of oman and tthe only TUI ships boooked in for that time and i have also had a email back from the port of dubai and they confirmed that the celebration is not their in /the winter of 17/18 season

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Oh dear! So they are positioning both Discoveries in the Caribbean which leaves the Dream for the Canaries. IMO the Discoveries are vastly superior to anything else Thomson has. I was hoping a nice Discovery cruise to the Canaries would be good for winter 2017/18 but now.....:(

 

At least if you choose correctly you can get a reasonable single cabin on Dream compared with the poor ones on Celebration.

 

Discovery 2 is doing canaries next winter season

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Discovery 2 is doing canaries next winter season

 

yeah only till November and then it is booked in St Maarteen and Bridgetown on numerous occasions and the Dream is booked in tho funchal about 4 or 5 times including the 31/12/2017

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As I understand it Funchal is a normal weekly call for the Canaries cruises so if Dream is only there a few times what is going on :confused:

 

I don't like all this uncertainty :mad:

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Not sure why that is maybe because the schedule only went up to end of january 2018 and the thomson dream is booked in their once as week as you said

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It was going to be the Dream from Montego Bay, but looks like this might now have swapped to Discovery 2 as it has replaced Dream's Caymen stops.

 

Discovery 2 would be then doing Canaries until end of October, then going over to Montego Bay for the rest of the season, with Dream taking over the Canaries. Matches Funchal's schedules also.

 

Celebration does look to be doing similar to Discovery, so either it will join home porting in Barbados, or will go from Dom Rep possibly?

 

Well spotted Sailaway, booked in from the 13th dec 2017 and right through to 4th April 2018, so that,s made my mind up never been to Cuba, i did not fancy Dream and glad they changed there ship,s , trying discovery 1 this year out of Barbado,s so will know what to expect.

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As I understand it Funchal is a normal weekly call for the Canaries cruises so if Dream is only there a few times what is going on :confused:

 

I don't like all this uncertainty :mad:

 

Could it be doing round trip TAs to the Caribbean sailing out of the UK calling at Madeira on the way - might appeal to some who don't want to fly or like the long flights? About 2 weeks TA with stops in the Azores /Madeira/Canaries en route for a break then one week in the Caribbean Islands?

 

 

Well spotted Sailaway, booked in from the 13th dec 2017 and right through to 4th April 2018, so that,s made my mind up never been to Cuba, i did not fancy Dream and glad they changed there ship,s , trying discovery 1 this year out of Barbado,s so will know what to expect.

 

 

Cuba is great - Havana is a fab city, we love it. I'd definitely recommend going preferably before it becomes too commercialised with McD Starbucks etc moving in! So put that top of your list So,ton Saint! ;)

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Could it be doing round trip TAs to the Caribbean sailing out of the UK calling at Madeira on the way - might appeal to some who don't want to fly or like the long flights? About 2 weeks TA with stops in the Azores /Madeira/Canaries en route for a break then one week in the Caribbean Islands?

 

 

 

 

 

Cuba is great - Havana is a fab city, we love it. I'd definitely recommend going preferably before it becomes too commercialised with McD Starbucks etc moving in! So put that top of your list So,ton Saint! ;)

Hi Kruzseeka yes i think your right, have never been there even when i was in the MN looking forward to boarding discovery 1 in march, as for cruises from Southampton let,s wait for the other two to arrive and i think one of the fleet can nestle in with big boy,s and have a good following there,s plenty of room for another company. :)

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