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Thomson Cruises is a brand of Thomson Holiday - UK based tour operator, part of TUI Travel PLC. The fleet of Thomson Cruises currently consist of five cruise ships which offer budget cruises around Europe. The company had initially entered the cruise market in 1973, terminated operations in 1976 and restarted the cruise line in 1995, using chartered cruise ships from Louis Cruise Line. Since Thomson Cruises parent company TUI Travel PLC acquired Royal Caribbean's share in Island Cruises in late 2008, the MS Island Escape joined the Thomson Cruises fleet in early 2009. Thomson Cruises is orientated mainly towards the UK market and this is where most of the passengers aboard their cruise ships come from.

In March 2015, Royal Caribbean International announced that they had agreed to sell Splendour of the Seas to TUI Cruises in the second quarter of 2016, and that TUI would lease the ship to Thomson Cruises to replace the Island Escape. In May 2015, TUI Group announced that as part of their modernization strategy, TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 would be transferred to Thomson Cruises over the next few years.

Cruise ship and itineraries:

MS Thomson Discovery: Malta registered; built 1996; 69,130 gross tons; 2,056 passengers; 750 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean/French Riviera/Iberian Peninsula
  Thomson Discovery cruise ship
     
MS Thomson Majesty: Malta registered; built 1992; 32,396 gross tons; 1,970 passengers; 620 crew members.
Itineraries: Aegean, Adriatic Eastern Mediterranean our of Corfu, Canary Isands and Madeira out of Tenerife and Grand Canaria; Mediterranean/Northern Africa/Canary Islands out of Palma de Mallorca - Spain.
  Thomson Majesty cruise ship
     
MS Thomson Dream: Malta registered; built 1986; 42,092 gross tons; 1,506 passengers, 600 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Palma de Mallorca - Spain; Caribbean out of Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aegean and Adriatic out of Corfu, Greece
  Thomson Dream cruise ship
     
MS Thomson Celebration: Malta registered; built 1984; 33,933 gross tons; 1,350 passengers; 520 crew members.
Itineraries: Aegean/Adriatic out of Dubrovnik, Croatia, Trans-Atlantic out of Malaga, Spain; Caribbean out of Bridgetown, Barbados.
  Thomson Celebration cruise ship 
     
MS Thomson Spirit: Malta registered; built 1983; 33,930 gross tons; 1,350 passengers; 520 crew members.
Itineraries: Aegean/Holy Land/Black Sea out of Marmaris, Turkey and Limassol, Cyprus; Mediterranean out of Malaga, Spain.
  Thomson Spirit cruise ship
     
Island Escape (under the brand of Island Cruises): Bahamas registered, built 1982, 40,132 gross tons, 1,741 passengers, 540 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Palma de Mallorca - Spain; Canary Islands and Morocco out of Funchal (Madeira) - Portugal, Las Palmas (Grand Canaria) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Canary Islands, Spain.
     
  Island Escape cruise ship







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