Dubrovnik Celebration for Thomson

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Cruise ship Thomson Celebration is to call the walled city of Dubrovnik its home for the summer of 2015. The 1,250-passenger ship will be sailing four adults-only itineraries to ports including Sibenik, Korcula, Rovinj, Split and Hvar in Croatia, Trieste, Bari and Brindisi in Italy, and Corinth and Itea in Greece.
Thomson will be increasing its air capacity on flights to Dubrovnik to 50,000 seats for the summer, and adding departures from Glasgow, Newcastle and Bristol to the existing airports of Birmingham, Manchester, and Gatwick.
Its ships Thomson Spirit and Thomson Majesty have been elevated to Platinum status and will be refurbished with the addition of a small number of balcony cabins.
Spirit will be hoping for a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine as it has two sailings to the Black Sea from its base in Marmaris, Turkey. Other itineraries include the “undiscovered Aegean” – visiting Thessaloniki, Kavala, Chios, Izmir and Patmos – and an “eastern encounter” to Beirut, larnaca, Ashdod and Haifa.
Majesty’s home port will be Corfu, with itineraries billed as “The Italian Job”, “Hellenic Classics”, and “Adriatic Charms”. The ports of Ravenna, Lipari, Durres in Albania (boasting a 10-kilometre beach), Kalamata and Chania will all be maiden calls for the ship.
Flagship Thomson Dream, home-porting in Palma, Majorca, adds the ports of Valencia and Tarragona in Spain to its destinations. Also new on the list for 2015 will be Sete in France, the Italian island of Elba, La Spezia (for excursions to Portofino and Florence) and San Remo (for Monaco).
Thomson Cruises’ managing director Helen Caron said: “Summer 2015 will be a record year for Thomson Cruises as we introduce a total of 28 new ports of calls, 13 new itineraries and an exciting new home port for Thomson Celebration.
 
“Listening to our customers is at the heart of all our planning, which is why we’re offering more choice and variety of destinations in our some of our favoured locations, and providing our guests the flexibility on their holiday to Cruise & Stay, with even more hotels introduced to our collection.
“We hope the investment to modernise our ships and give Thomson Spirit and Thomson Majesty the Platinum seal of approval, along with the introduction of balcony cabins, will enhance the overall experience for everyone we welcome on board.”

By | 2014-03-24T10:18:13+00:00 24 March 2014|Cruise destinations, Cruise news|0 Comments

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