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#1
Normanton
7 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
New to forum, my first post and what a post !
Due to fly from Birmingham tomorrow 30th Dec 9.40 am and just got phone call 7.30pm 29th Dec sorry your cruise tomorrow been has cancelled, due to unfourseen circumstances (air con problems??)!!!! dont bother turning up at airport.
Well Happy New Year to you too Thomsons!
#2
Wiltshire
648 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by TJT
New to forum, my first post and what a post !
Due to fly from Birmingham tomorrow 30th Dec 9.40 am and just got phone call 7.30pm 29th Dec sorry your cruise tomorrow been has cancelled, due to unfourseen circumstances (air con problems??)!!!! dont bother turning up at airport.
Well Happy New Year to you too Thomsons!
I hope you decide never to consider booking with them again!

ET
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Thomson Dream - Tropical Delights/Caribbean Treasures - Eastern Carib. Feb 2013
Island Escape - Sunshine & Souks - Western Med. - Sept 11
Thomson Dream - Caribbean Experience - Southern/Western Carib.. Jan 11
O.V.1 - Cocktails & Coconuts/Beaches & Boardwalks
Eastern Carib. Mar 10
O.V.2 - Coral & Coconuts/Parrots & Palm Trees
Southern Carib. Mar 09
O.V.2 - Villas & Vino - Western Med. Sept 08
O.V.1 - Toucans & Tequila/Reggae & Rainforests
Western Carib. Feb/Mar 08
O.V.1 - Temples & Tavernas Eastern Med. Sept 07
O.V.1 -Cocktails & Castaways/Reefs & Rainforests
Eastern Carib. Feb 07
O.V.1 - Casbahs & Chianti Western Med. Sept 06
O.V.1 - Rum & Reggae/Coral & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 06
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 05
O.V.1 - Palaces & Paella Western Med. July 04
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 04
#3
Normanton
7 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
I will not be ever, but want my money back now !!! said 7-10days what a joke
#4
consett co durham
81 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Did they not give you an alternative, how can they do that at such short notice. I'm due to fly next week the 6th from East middlands and I've payed to stay in a hotel the night before we fly and like you probably took 2 weeks of work. Getting the cost of the holiday back does not work.
#5
Cornwall, UK
2,091 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Several other people on cruise dot co uk have also been cancelled this evening for their flights tomorrow....I would be absolutely devastated if that happened to me....I wouldn't like to be the person that has to make the phone calls!
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#6
Dorset, UK
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Joined Feb 2008
Does anyone have any idea why???? That's grim - must be very serious to cancel the whole cruise!!!

So sorry to hear you've been let down at the last minute TJT - you must be feeling so disappointed.

Typically, no info on their site - you would think they'd manage to put up a post wouldn't you?

http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/t...formation.html
#7
Wiltshire
648 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by kruzseeka
Typically, no info on their site - you would think they'd manage to put up a post wouldn't you?

http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/t...formation.html
No. It's Thomson.
I'll be contacting them today to see if I can get an answer regarding my booking. Trouble is, do I believe what I'm told?

ET
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Thomson Dream - Tropical Delights/Caribbean Treasures - Eastern Carib. Feb 2013
Island Escape - Sunshine & Souks - Western Med. - Sept 11
Thomson Dream - Caribbean Experience - Southern/Western Carib.. Jan 11
O.V.1 - Cocktails & Coconuts/Beaches & Boardwalks
Eastern Carib. Mar 10
O.V.2 - Coral & Coconuts/Parrots & Palm Trees
Southern Carib. Mar 09
O.V.2 - Villas & Vino - Western Med. Sept 08
O.V.1 - Toucans & Tequila/Reggae & Rainforests
Western Carib. Feb/Mar 08
O.V.1 - Temples & Tavernas Eastern Med. Sept 07
O.V.1 -Cocktails & Castaways/Reefs & Rainforests
Eastern Carib. Feb 07
O.V.1 - Casbahs & Chianti Western Med. Sept 06
O.V.1 - Rum & Reggae/Coral & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 06
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 05
O.V.1 - Palaces & Paella Western Med. July 04
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 04
#8
Dorset, UK
8,832 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Originally posted by edwardteach
No. It's Thomson.
I'll be contacting them today to see if I can get an answer regarding my booking. Trouble is, do I believe what I'm told?

ET
From the reports coming in it sounds as though perhaps one of the air-con units has completely broken down affecting a lot of cabins. It doesn't sound like individual cabin problems with the air-con but large scale distribution. I guess they are either needing parts or a new unit - it's clearly not something they think can be fixed over-night so to speak. Hopefully all will be remedied before we are due to travel.

I would bet anyone at Thomson (who you will get to speak to) won't know any more than we do and if they do say anything - it will only be making suppositions (rather like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

Anyway, I'll try my T.A. too and we'll see if we can glean any more info. The test will be whether all the passengers are able to fly out next week. I do feel so sorry for everyone affected though!
#9
Normanton
7 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by kruzseeka
Does anyone have any idea why???? That's grim - must be very serious to cancel the whole cruise!!!

So sorry to hear you've been let down at the last minute TJT - you must be feeling so disappointed.

Typically, no info on their site - you would think they'd manage to put up a post wouldn't you?

http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/t...formation.html
The have not cancelled the whole cruise, just around 60 cabins. Think that makes it worst.
They did offer to find somthing else, but not to go today or on a cruise to go to Morrocco or Sharm !! not the same really !!!
#10
Wiltshire
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Thomson Dream - Tropical Delights/Caribbean Treasures - Eastern Carib. Feb 2013
Island Escape - Sunshine & Souks - Western Med. - Sept 11
Thomson Dream - Caribbean Experience - Southern/Western Carib.. Jan 11
O.V.1 - Cocktails & Coconuts/Beaches & Boardwalks
Eastern Carib. Mar 10
O.V.2 - Coral & Coconuts/Parrots & Palm Trees
Southern Carib. Mar 09
O.V.2 - Villas & Vino - Western Med. Sept 08
O.V.1 - Toucans & Tequila/Reggae & Rainforests
Western Carib. Feb/Mar 08
O.V.1 - Temples & Tavernas Eastern Med. Sept 07
O.V.1 -Cocktails & Castaways/Reefs & Rainforests
Eastern Carib. Feb 07
O.V.1 - Casbahs & Chianti Western Med. Sept 06
O.V.1 - Rum & Reggae/Coral & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 06
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 05
O.V.1 - Palaces & Paella Western Med. July 04
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 04
#11
Wiltshire
648 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Just rang customer services, they didn't know anything about the situation. I should get a call back later when he's (the operator) asked whoever at Thomson(?) , as they are working reduced hours this week. They may not have to work at all soon!

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Thomson Dream - Tropical Delights/Caribbean Treasures - Eastern Carib. Feb 2013
Island Escape - Sunshine & Souks - Western Med. - Sept 11
Thomson Dream - Caribbean Experience - Southern/Western Carib.. Jan 11
O.V.1 - Cocktails & Coconuts/Beaches & Boardwalks
Eastern Carib. Mar 10
O.V.2 - Coral & Coconuts/Parrots & Palm Trees
Southern Carib. Mar 09
O.V.2 - Villas & Vino - Western Med. Sept 08
O.V.1 - Toucans & Tequila/Reggae & Rainforests
Western Carib. Feb/Mar 08
O.V.1 - Temples & Tavernas Eastern Med. Sept 07
O.V.1 -Cocktails & Castaways/Reefs & Rainforests
Eastern Carib. Feb 07
O.V.1 - Casbahs & Chianti Western Med. Sept 06
O.V.1 - Rum & Reggae/Coral & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 06
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 05
O.V.1 - Palaces & Paella Western Med. July 04
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 04
#12
Normanton
7 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by edwardteach
Just rang customer services, they didn't know anything about the situation. I should get a call back later when he's (the operator) asked whoever at Thomson(?) , as they are working reduced hours this week. They may not have to work at all soon!

ET
Yeh we got that last nite, as we still did not know what to do, go to airport or not, or even if it was sick joke ! Got to ring cruise deals(part of thomsons) back this morning to find out about refund ! Great
#13
Wiltshire
648 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Had a message left on my phone to say that it's too early to say whether I will be affected!
Ah well that's alright then. I'm sure that I can re-arrange everything with less than 24hrs notice!
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Thomson Dream - Tropical Delights/Caribbean Treasures - Eastern Carib. Feb 2013
Island Escape - Sunshine & Souks - Western Med. - Sept 11
Thomson Dream - Caribbean Experience - Southern/Western Carib.. Jan 11
O.V.1 - Cocktails & Coconuts/Beaches & Boardwalks
Eastern Carib. Mar 10
O.V.2 - Coral & Coconuts/Parrots & Palm Trees
Southern Carib. Mar 09
O.V.2 - Villas & Vino - Western Med. Sept 08
O.V.1 - Toucans & Tequila/Reggae & Rainforests
Western Carib. Feb/Mar 08
O.V.1 - Temples & Tavernas Eastern Med. Sept 07
O.V.1 -Cocktails & Castaways/Reefs & Rainforests
Eastern Carib. Feb 07
O.V.1 - Casbahs & Chianti Western Med. Sept 06
O.V.1 - Rum & Reggae/Coral & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 06
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 05
O.V.1 - Palaces & Paella Western Med. July 04
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 04
#15
Nottingham, UK
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Joined Mar 2006
If you don't mind slightly cooler weather around the med, 18 (yes 18 days) from Southampton on the 8th Jan onboard IoS is now down to about £900 per person. If I had the time I'd do that for £50 a night!!
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#16
Wiltshire
648 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Just received a letter from Thomsons and hurriedly opened it !
It advised me of the Cuban departure tax and told me that I wasn't made aware at the time of booking due to (wait for it) another system error!
At least the letter still wished me a fantastic holiday, for the time being anyway.

ET
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Thomson Dream - Tropical Delights/Caribbean Treasures - Eastern Carib. Feb 2013
Island Escape - Sunshine & Souks - Western Med. - Sept 11
Thomson Dream - Caribbean Experience - Southern/Western Carib.. Jan 11
O.V.1 - Cocktails & Coconuts/Beaches & Boardwalks
Eastern Carib. Mar 10
O.V.2 - Coral & Coconuts/Parrots & Palm Trees
Southern Carib. Mar 09
O.V.2 - Villas & Vino - Western Med. Sept 08
O.V.1 - Toucans & Tequila/Reggae & Rainforests
Western Carib. Feb/Mar 08
O.V.1 - Temples & Tavernas Eastern Med. Sept 07
O.V.1 -Cocktails & Castaways/Reefs & Rainforests
Eastern Carib. Feb 07
O.V.1 - Casbahs & Chianti Western Med. Sept 06
O.V.1 - Rum & Reggae/Coral & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 06
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 05
O.V.1 - Palaces & Paella Western Med. July 04
O.V.1 - Sugar & Spice/Calypso & Coconuts
Eastern Carib. Mar 04
#17
Shotton
312 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by edwardteach
Just rang customer services, they didn't know anything about the situation. I should get a call back later when he's (the operator) asked whoever at Thomson(?) , as they are working reduced hours this week. They may not have to work at all soon!

ET
Jesus same here just about to ring TA to find out what is going on we need to know peeps as we need to arrange other hols no matter what for gods sake.
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#18
Shotton
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Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by NorthWalesCouple
Jesus same here just about to ring TA to find out what is going on we need to know peeps as we need to arrange other hols no matter what for gods sake.
Have spoken to TC TA's and they contacted Thomsons for me there are problems with a certain amount of cabins re: Air Con etc, People have had there Cruise cancelled but the ship is still sailing. I asked about ours and she is going to ring Thomsons next Friday the 7th and will let me know the latest from them then. She did say the problem only happended late so people were not given a lot of notice. Oh well!!
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#19
Leeds, UK
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Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Single Cruiser
If you don't mind slightly cooler weather around the med, 18 (yes 18 days) from Southampton on the 8th Jan onboard IoS is now down to about £900 per person. If I had the time I'd do that for £50 a night!!
Damn that's good value!
#20
OXFORD
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Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by Single Cruiser
If you don't mind slightly cooler weather around the med, 18 (yes 18 days) from Southampton on the 8th Jan onboard IoS is now down to about £900 per person. If I had the time I'd do that for £50 a night!!
Well I wouldn't! 8 nights on the IOTS was more than enough for me. Far too many people packed in. No indoor pool and no outside area available due to TERRIBLE weather. Didn't dock in Madeira and very short stops at other ports. You would have to pay me to go back on that ship!

Also, I wouldn't say the weather in the Med in January was SLIGHTLY cooler than the Caribbean If you want to go to the Caribbean, the Med is hardly a good substitute in Winter
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