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Ship Visit to THOMSON SPIRIT
Thomson Cruises
Harwich - 12th August 2012

Report and Photos ©2012 Peter Godliman
Additional Images ©2012 Ian Boyle



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman


   

2012 Visit Reports
Revisited ships will not be shown unless significantly revised since previous visit

Crystal Symphony
Refurbished 2012

Oceana

Saga Sapphire

Thomson Spirit



2011 Visit Reports

Athena

Azura

Crystal Serenity

Rotterdam

Saga Pearl II

Saga Ruby


 
THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Deck 10
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Horizons (Deck 9)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Bridge Wing (Deck 8)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Broadway Show Lounge (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Broadway Show Lounge (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Broad Street  (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Explorer's Lounge (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Raffles Bar (Deck 6)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Card Reading Room (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Card Reading Room (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Deluxe Cabin 111 (Deck 7)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT - Deluxe Cabin 21 (Deck 9)
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Deluxe Cabin 111 (Deck 7)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT leaving Harwich
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©Thomson
THOMSON SPIRIT - Official Postcard


THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Horizons (Deck 9)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



Thomson Cruises kindly allocated two dates for OLS members to visit Thomson Spirit, in Harwich. On 12 August 2012 my wife and I (having just disembarked from a three night "Weekend Affair" on the ship,) met 17 members, and on 12 September 2012, I met another 13 members, for these visits.


THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Sports Deck (Deck 9)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



Thomson Spirit is 33,930grt, length 214.66m, beam 27.26m and carries 1254 passengers and 520 crew. her amenities include: 3 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 lounges, nightclub, casino, whirlpools, 2 swimming pools, children's pool, cinema, card/reading room, beauty salon, boutiques, Kid's Club & teen area, gym, sports deck, sauna & massage, library, internet access; and she is air-conditioned throughout and has stabilizers.


THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT -  - Broadway Show Lounge (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



There are 10 decks, Main Deck 4 includes the main dining room The Compass Rose Restaurant, and Sirocco's restaurant (an extra charge A la Carte area) at the starboard aft side of the main dining area. Broadway Deck 5 is the main amenities deck, including bars, lounges, Lido restaurant and pool. Promenade Deck 6 has a broad promenade, High Spirits nightclub, and a Mezzanine Bar that looks down on to the Broadway Show Lounge.
Mariner Deck 7 contains the Kids' Club, and Bridge Deck 8, the Oceans Health Club. Eagle Deck 9 includes the Sports Deck and Horizon bar & lounge, which is the forward observation lounge. The apparently nameless Deck 10 is a sun deck area, and A Deck 3 houses the Medical Centre. There are the usual mix of cabins and suites on all decks, bar 5 & 10.



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Explorer's Lounge (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



After a guided tour, with two crew members, visitors were accompanied to the main restaurant where we enjoyed sampling the special menu, designed for ship visitors. This included five courses (if desired) and complementary wine, all served by attentive waiters.


THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT - Raffles Bar (Deck 5)
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle



The images were all captured during the Weekend Affair and, I hope, provide an impression of Thomson Spirit's public spaces.


THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Promenade Deck (Deck 6)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



Finally, I have to express my thanks to Thomson Cruises, both shore staff and crew, for giving OLS members these opportunities to experience Thomson Spirit, and for making us feel so welcome on board.


THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT - Compass Rose Restaurant (Deck 4)
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman
THOMSON SPIRIT in Zeebrugge
Photo: ©2012 Peter Godliman



THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle




THOMSON SPIRIT - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle
THOMSON SPIRIT leaving Harwich
Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle






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