Written on: 06/08/2011 by Bexley5 (4 reviews written)
This was our first cruise, and overall the holiday was excellent we all had a fanastic time, after hearing reviews of cruising we went with an open mind and found the destiny to be an overall sucess, the entertainment, the service, food and staff were all very brilliant and made the holiday even better. The inside cabin was very tiny and not a lot of space, in future references from my expereince i will upgrade next time but to their advantage they were always very clean and the house... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2011
this was our very first cruise and everything about it was out of this world staff were fantastic could not do enough 4 u we treated like kings food and drinks were fantastic so much so we have booked 2 go back on the ship 4 new year 2011 cannot wait (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
It was our first cruise and after reading some bad reviews we were aprehensive and went with an open mind!! it was fantastic the food the staff the whole experience was great. the trips were a bit overpriced and you could do your own for much cheaper and better, would deffo do another with thompsom they are very well organised. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2010 by marta pimm (1 review written)
We didn't like the Destiny at all! We had a cruise last year on the Thomson Spirit which we really enjoyed. The dining areas were lovely, the food was excellent and the entertainment was first class. That is why we decided to do another Thomson cruise but it will be the last one we take. The enterainment was not good at all - we've had better at Pontins at much cheaper price! The self service 'restuarant' was cold and not very welcoming. The drinks were ridiculously priced, £7 for a... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2010
We were first time cruisers and we had a fantastic holiday. We went on holiday on the Destiny with an open mind (after reading some of the reviews). Yes the Destiny is an old ship, but is kept immaculately clean. Staff, food, entertainment, all excellent. We found the passengers on board very friendly and all up for a good time. The destinations were all excellent, we took some trips which were very well organised, and we felt were worth the money. We really enjoyed Captains night, most... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2010 by michael manning (1 review written)
The Thomson destiny disaster cruise. We decided to book one of the deluxe balcony suites, on the island escape after booking 10 months in advance we were looking very much forward to the cruise for 8 and a half months. 1st thing that went wrong was a thomson agent phoned saying our ship had been recalled for refubishment and we had the choice to change to the destiny (sailing the same time we had booked off work) or our money back, hobsons choice really. We were promised priority checkin by... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2010 by sguthrie (1 review written)
We had a great holiday aboard the Destiny cruise ship. This is our third cruise and cannot fault Thomson ships at all. Every member of staff were very friendly and helpful. The entertainment was fabulous and special thanks for a great time to Paul and Dave who entertained us every day. Food was great. Only fault was cabins a bit small but adequate as only sleeping in them. Would recommend this ship for a couples holiday as well as families. Noticed that kids were all so well looked... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2010
This was our first cruise and it will not be our last. The ship is dated and tired looking but, the amazing crew make up for all that. The food is fine and the entertainment can be great to so-so. the big problem is the cabin... tiny, though very clean and house keeping are stars. The locations are spot on mostly.. Livorno was like going to Bootle Docks..however it did lead to Florence. The reception had maps if you weren't using their trips.. very helpful. We loved the cruise and were sorry... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2010
As a first time cruiser with my family, as i was a little apprehensive about taking 3 children (7,4 & 1) on board a ship, where their entertainment would be limited.
Though having just returned from sailing aboard the thompson destiny, my apprehension was unfounded. The cabin was extremely comfortable, and cleaned twice daily. The food was excellent and plenty of variety for fussy children, in all restaurants.
The staff were friendly and made a fuss of my children, and making animals out of... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2010
This was our first cruise and really did not know what to expect. it was for our 25th wedding anniversary and was looking for something a bit different. We had the time of our lives. Probably the best holiday ever.I don't usually do reviews but I was compelled to let others know what is on offer here.This must be the friendliest crew and the happiest bunch of holiday makers I have had the pleasure to meet. We are both well traveled and have done a number of holidays all over the world so... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2010
just returned from a stay and cruise wot a fantistic holiday we had celebrating my husbands 40th birthday. were glad we stayed at the hotel the 1st week even though it was brilliant our 2nd week on the destiny was second to none. as 1st time cruisers we didnt know what to expect and we wernt dissappointed the staff food and entertainment were fabulous.we would like to thank you all aboard the destiny and shall see you all in the very near future. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010
Our 2nd trip on the Destiny and we loved it. Same service as last time, just a little dissapointed with the shows and the comedian. Apart from that the service & food was superb. The ship was spotlessly clean.Sunbeds were always taken with people putting towels on for the day, but you get that in all hotels too. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2010
This was my first cruise on the Thomson Destiny and it has been my best holiday ever. I had read reviews and was a little concerned but I needn't have been. The ship and ALL of it's staff were absolutely brilliant. The food I couldn't fault. You could eat in the restaurant or the lido and the food in either places was excellent and food was availble almost 24hrs a day!
The entertainment on board day & night was of a high standard, there were a number of bars you could relax in and... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
We have just returned from a weeks cruise on Thomson destiny on the Mediterranean renaissance cruise and did not enjoy it as we had not 1 nights solid sleep due to the intrusive engine noise and vibration .The crew ( very friendly ) and food and cleanliness was excellent as was the condition of the cabin ,the ship seems to centre all of its service on the seven seas restaurant ,and the rest looked after themselves .I never saw 1 photographer in or on the other areas except were diners in... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2010
Thomson Destiny May 2010 - Jewels of the Med
This was our first cruise and won't be our last! We are a family of 4 with 2 children aged 6 and 7 years. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The ship was extremely well kept and clean plus a crew of helpful, friendly people. We had an inside cabin but managed fine with the space and layout, shower time was the most hectic but this only lasted an hour each evening. The housekeeping service never failed to deliver, each time we left our cabin... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2010 by burnsann (1 review written)
this was our first cruise and we have already booked for the thomsons destiny next year. Could not compliment staff enough, entertainment first class food okay. I have been reading some of the reviews from people who must have been on the same cruise as my husband and I and I am mistified to know where all their complaints came from, my conclusion is that some folk just love a good moan, I say to them, get a life. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
My wife and I have been on 3 different ships with thomsons.
The DESTINY Is perfect in everything exept for one thing.
The dinning area at LIDO was abserlutly freezing (no covers on the front of the ship) Even the staff were complaining, I filled the survay in.
I complained at Thomsons at home.(they gave me a phone no to complain and what did the girl say "was it cold weather or you should have asked the crew to close the tarpaulin.
Written on: 22/05/2010
This was our first time on the Destiny...and our last! It was dreadful. The entertainment was abysmal..poorly designed and staged shows with entertainers who couldn't even sing in tune!The All Inclusive package had changed the day we boarded, so was not what we had purchased. (Breach of Contract? )..and working it out we certainly did NOT have value for money but Thomsons did averaging at leat £70 profit from us alone! Besides that there were too few staff on board especially drinks... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2010
This was our first cruise, as others have mentioned the ship is a little dated, however we had a fantastic time. The staff are helpful and freindly, the food was excellent.
I am not a fan of shows but my wife went to see many of them and said they were very good, the entertainment on deck was good considering they have to appeal to a wide age range and there are enough places on the deck away from the entertainment if you wish.
Overall exelent holiday and would go again. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2010
I have just returned from the desting having been on it several times before. What a disappointment. All inclusive drinks package is a sham. There are supplements for almost everything and they are watered down as well as given in tiny glasses full of ice cubes. What a joke the all inclusive package ghas become since changing from 1st May 2010. Do not buy one as it will still cost you a fortune with all the supplements, even tea, coffee, soft drinks as well as most alcoholic drinks. The... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010
The Thomson Destiny was our first cruise and to be honest, we expected more.
We spent two weeks travelling around the Caribbean which was amazing, and something we will never forget, however the ship was not amazing.
To start, the cabins were VERY VERY small, almost clostraphobic.
The entertainment was limited, and repeated.
The food on the ship was always readily available, there is a choice between buffet style and a traditional sit down meal. We preferred buffet style as you are able to... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2010
Having read some of the reviews we can confirm most of the negative points are true. Heavy vibration over 11Knots which is quite often. Toilet did not always flush. The the amount of spirit in the cocktails is small.
They are very understaffed in the resturant. The food on some nights was awful the waiter saying what not to order.
Entertainment was very good but Can Can lounge is not big enough for the number of passengers as is the ship.
Caribbean however was great. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2010
Ladies watch your husband. Olga in the Oceans Spa is a trollop. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2009
We nearly didn't choose the Destiny because of some of the neagative comments we had seen, but we are very happy we did!
We went around the Med in late aug for 7 nights.
We are a couple in our late 20's and this was our fist cruise. We were uncertain as we usually associate cruiseing with families and retired people, but we had a blast.
The Destiny offered great entertainment every night.
During the day you could lay on the deck and have a drink with some of the most stunning veiws. The 2... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2009
My mate is currently aboard the Destiny and having the most horrendous time of his life. Unbelievable sanitation to put up with: no running water in his cabin, faeces in toilets unable to flush, cabins awash with water. Only after threatening to call the harbour authorities following a severe storm causing the above problems did the captain agree to meeting with 250 passengers - some of whom were in tears, elderly and disabled.
In short nothing has been resolved for these passengers to... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009 by paulbusw (1 review written)
the cabin on the Thomson Destiny was supposed to be for disabled but it was so small there was no top entertainers on board constant repairs going on booked has a birthday treat was promissed that it would be special not even a mention of my mothers birthday some staff was observed taking the micky out of guests and some where quite rude none of the stops where suitable for disabled the cruise dvd doesnt play this is just a brief discription of our cruise the bar and food is advertised has... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2009
The Thomson Destiny ship looked it's age but the staff were very nice and the food was acceptable. The entertainment was enjoyable.
The real problem occurred in the cabin which was very cramped. The noise and vibrations from the engine and generators were a nightmare. The whole cabin shook and rattled. I stuffed towels and blankets all over the cabin to stop the noise. I also used ear plugs. However, even this was not enough to stop the alternating vibrations from the engine and the... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
Been on the thomson destiny from 20-27 August 2009. I could not fault anything on board, the staff were very helpful, friendly and polite. Great food and entertainment and would definitely recommend an all inclusive package. This was our first cruise and next year we are booking for 2 weeks.
Written on: 23/07/2009
The Thomson Destiny seemed to be a very old ship with well worn small cabins, not luxury as we were promised. Ship has no stablizers so rough seas can be problem. Food ok but not special, staff helpfull and friendly, other passengers very nice, best part of the holiday. Trips off ship very expensive. Would cruise with Thomson Cruises again but on bigger better ship. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009
This was our first cruise with Thomson Cruises and won't be the last. There really isn't much to find fault with. Firstly the staff are professional and really go out on a limb to make your stay first class. We took the drinks package and this worked out to be a good move. Even if you only took two or three drinks each per day you could probably get a better deal going inclusive. We found the tours expensive so opted to do our own thing and enjoyed the freedom of doing so. Food is excellent... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009
i honestly cant see why people are writing bad reviews about the thomson destiny, its a lovely ship, with lovely members of staff and brilliant shows. Its not old looking and i have constantly seen the staff polishing and cleaning the ship throughout the day and they were all very friendly. so if your thinkng about going on the thomson destiny, go for it! because i really cant belive that i went on the same ship as the people that moan about it! we are desperate to go again this year. And... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009 by debjue (2 reviews written)
just been on a 2 weeks cruise round the med on the destiny and it was brilliant would highly recommend it . Staff work so hard to make sure you enjoy your holiday nothing to much trouble ship was spotless and food was fantastic (need to diet now) (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009 by debjue (2 reviews written)
We have just returned from a 2 weeks cruise round the med on the Destiny and it was fantastic i have cruised before on other ships but i have to say that the Destiny was brilliant. The staff cant do enough for you nothing is too much trouble the food was excellent we went all inclusive and it was well worth the money i have nothing bad to say about the ship or the staff . The thing i liked was it was a very friendly ship you only had 1 formal night each week and you didnt feel like you had... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009
Having sailed on Thompson Destiny for several years, I can honestly say that the value for money on these cruises is excellent. I have never had a meal that wasn't first class, and compared to other cruise lines the staff onboard are hard to beat on their first class service. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2009
We have just returned from a two week cruise around the med on Thmpson Destiny, we have cruised on this ship on two other occasions. The ship is kept very clean and the staff onboard are wonderful. The ports visited were excellent. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009 by fredwood (1 review written)
Went on Destiny May 2009 ship spotlessly clean only one complaint.Can Can lounge, differcult getting a seat and one night the same people sitting though 3 shows. Needs to be looked into.Otherwise a wonderful time. will be going again in 2010. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2009 by lollypop3 (1 review written)
we tavelled last june on Thompson Destiny and had a brilliant holiday (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009 by paulkenny50 (1 review written)
We sailed Thompson destiny January 09 fantastic ship is looking old but everything about our cruise was fab . it was our seventh cruise do not let other reviews put you off we have high standards and Thompson never fail us in fact they spoil us into trying any other cruises see you in august destiny crew. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2009 by tonyp (4 reviews written)
We have sailed on this ship 7 times ( twice as the Sunbird). It is starting to look its age when docked alongside ships from other cruise companies. All the staff work extreemly hard to provide a service. This time we found that the quallity of the food was not as good as on all other times we have sailed. The midnight buffet or Chocoholic night has been dropped.
The show team worked hard to produce some very good shows.
The itinery was change the night before going to Guadeloupe due to... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2009
Took the Carribean Gems cruise from Dec08/Jan09. The ship came from England and the buffet menu seemed geared towards the English. The quality of the food on the buffet was poor. A lot of greasy/fatty meats and overly sweet deserts. We stuck to the fresh fruits and veggies whenever they were available. Registered our 8 and 10 year old boys in the KidZone but the activities they offered were sporadic. The Sports deck isn't always open and the ping pong equipment, darts and basketball... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2009 by wayne rothery (1 review written)
I was on destiny 3 years ago it was actually one of the best holidays I have ever been on and when people can afford to do a cruise I would recomend Thomson Destiny. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2008 by ivydene (1 review written)
Dec 2008: It was my first cruise and my experience was positive on the whole. Some hardy cruisers compared the experience with Butlins and I can see what they meant: always a tedious quiz threatened when there was a lull, and a general downmarket feel about the clientele. It's horses for courses.
The passengers were mainly quite elderly, evidenced by the number of walking sticks. As a consequence, the dinner conversation would veer from "I can't be doing with spicy food" to "What on earth... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2008
Thomson Destiny, entertainment is good! Cabin is a bit too small, but overall it's great. There is a lot of children and people to talk to :). I loved it. (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2008 by Buchanshirley
Had a fantastic time was very well organised from start to finish made some new friends on boards went with my husband and my parents it was our first cruise but my parents have been on many. My parents are converted to cruising with Thomsons having paid a lot more for other cruises and finding this was by far the most value for money food was exceptional. The crew were fantastic, cabins cleaned at least three times per day cant wait to go back (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008
Disappointed with ships tradition of dressing for dinner, some people not wearing correct clothing should not be allowed in dinning room. People wearing jeans and trainers allowed on formal night. This is not fair for the people who dress up and make the effort. If they don't want to make the effort why don't they book on the informal cruises. Its sad to see standards slipping soon the formal night will disappear to be replaced with jeans and trainers. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2008
Overall it is excellent value for money and a great holiday. I would recommend Thomson Destiny. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2008 by jarvoski
This was our first cruise and it has completely changed our minds about foreign holidays, cruising only for us in future, particularly with Thomson (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008 by blondie1234
Third time on Thomson Destiny this year, gets better and better, cruise directors are doing a good job. Went on this ship when sunbird. Can't wait to go back in May. Been on many others but this one is the best. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008 by codend (1 review written)
Had a great time on board Thomson Destiny. Good food, everyone very helpful Clean ship, good value for money, will be going again. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008 by citygirl
I thought the Med Cruise was excellent value for money and the choice of ports varied. Great fun to wake up to different locations every day. Our first cruise and will definitely be going again. (read more)
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