In these times of austerity, it has become something of a challenge to see how far we can extend our budget; when it comes to cruising, those little extras like tips and surcharges can take the shine off an otherwise wonderful cruise.
Cruise line Thomson, known for offering a range of great value cruise-only and cruise-and-stay packages across the world, take the anxiety out of holiday budgeting by operating cruises that are truly all-inclusive.
Whichever ship you choose, Thomson Destiny, Thomson Celebration, Thomson Spirit, Island Escape or the new Thomson Dream, you’ll find that not only is all food included, but flights, tips, transfers, port taxes and up to 30kg of baggage (including hand luggage) are included in the price too. What’s more, everything on board is priced in pounds sterling, so there’s no need to worry about exchange rates. It is also possible to pre-purchase drinks packages, making planning your cruise trip even easier.
Great for well-priced family holidays, child prices apply to children up to the age of sixteen aboard Thomson’s ships, and there are no cabin supplements to pay for children either. There are action-packed children’s clubs catering for all ages, with Thomson’s Kidzone perfect for junior cruisers aged 3 to 12, and Island Cruises’ Palmy providing fun times for 3 to 11-year-olds. Activities include creative play, storytelling, team challenges and mini discos. Meal times are well thought out when it comes to families – Thomson have included children’s choices on all menus.
With a range of enticingly named cruise itineraries covering Eastern and Western Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Canary Islands, Morocco and the Red Sea, the Caribbean and the Baltic, the pleasure of cruising can only be extended when you know that everything on board is included.