Thomson Cruises launches new winter shore excursion programme

Thomson Cruises, a UK-based cruise line and part of TUI UK & Ireland, has launched the sale of its new winter 2014/15 Shore Excursion programme, allowing customers to browse and book excursions online, in advance.

Along with the traditional choices, Thomson Cruises aims to offer more from its programme, ranging from a sightseeing tour with an open bar and traditional Afro-Colombian music on an open-top Chiva bus in Columbia, to an adventure treasure hunt-style race in St Maarten.

Sailing from Montego Bay in Jamaica, the brand’s new home port for the liner, Thomson Dream, the programme is intended to provide customers with the experience of some exciting new tropical destinations. With the new ports of call, Thomson Cruises customers can now experience the beautiful country of Belize and go on a historic airboat adventure tour at the Almond Hill Lagoon, or choose to see the Lamanai Temples or even try cave tubing.

The other new destinations on offer this winter include Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe, offering guests a panoramic tour of the Butterfly Island or a tour of the uninhabited Caret Islet, enjoying Caribbean music and cocktails; Puerto Limon, where guests can visit Costa Rica’s sloth sanctuary; the Panama Canal, offering guests a ride alongside the canal via the famous Panama Canal Railway, or a boat ride, touching two oceans in a day; the Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica and a trip to the amazing Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins from Cozumel in Mexico, one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World.’

Helen Caron, managing director of Thomson Cruises, said, ‘As with all of our excursions, we’ve hand-picked some great new additions to the winter 2014/15 programme, which we’re confident our customers will enjoy. We’re very excited for the Thomson Dream to move to its new home and begin the Jamaica programme meaning that our customers can visit the likes of Cuba, Costa Rica and Panama to experience some amazing excursions such as the Panama Canal tour and Sloth sanctuary rainforest tour in Costa Rica.

Our excursions are very popular and often sell out, so allowing customers extra time to plan ahead and book their excursions before they’ve even left home ensures they get to experience everything on their ‘must-see’ list for their cruise.’