Thomson Cruises adds 73 balconies to three ships

Thomson Cruises, part of TUI UK & Ireland and the third largest cruise line in the UK, has announced that three ships in its fleet – Thomson Celebration, Thomson Spirit and Thomson Majesty – will have private balconies added to selected cabins.

Available for booking from November 2014, the private balconies will be on selected cabin types, giving customers the chance to experience fantastic views from the comfort of their own private space.

Thomson Celebration, a part of the Platinum collection, will have 26 balconies added; Thomson Majesty will be provided with 28, and Thomson Spirit will have 19 added.

Customer operations director for Thomson Cruises, Fraser Ellacott, said: ‘The addition of private balconies really takes our offering up a notch, giving customers an even better experience on board our ships. We know that customers want the best of both worlds when it comes to relaxing in their own private cabins as well as getting involved with on-board life in public areas of the ship. A private outside space is really important to many and the investment we are putting into our fleet is clear from this enhancement.’

Thomson Cruises has four ships in its fleet, claiming to offer a more contemporary cruising experience.

Thomson Dream, also part of the Platinum collection, already has six private balconies available for customers to book. The ship will have a new homeport in Montego Bay, Jamaica in November 2014.

Thomson Cruises has won three awards at the 2013 Cruise Critic UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards and Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, including two awards for Best Entertainment and one for Best Service. Thomson Spirit, Thomson Celebration and Thomson Dream were ranked in the top five for Best Shore Excursions.