Thomson Cruises Announces Changes to Summer 2012 Holiday Programme

By Thomson, PRNE
Monday, April 4, 2011

LUTON, England, April 5, 2011 - Thomson Cruises has announced it will be making some changes to its
Summer 2012 holiday programme.

For Summer 2012 Thomson Cruises will be reintroducing cruises from the UK
on Thomson Spirit. Based in Newcastle from May to July 2012 and Harwich in
August and September, customers can now drive to the port, climb aboard and
start enjoying their Thomson cruise without leaving the UK. Thomson Spirit
will sail 15 different ex-UK itineraries, taking in 39 destinations and
providing a great selection of 3-14 night cruises.

Not only will Thomson be back cruising from the UK, for the very first
time it will be introducing a new British Isles Cruise. Just one of the 15
exciting ex-UK itineraries, the 11 night cruise gives customers the
opportunity to discover the Isles, visiting Guernsey, Dublin, Isle of Man,
Isle of Mull, Orkney Islands and Edinburgh.

The other itineraries include a variety of cruises taking in the delights
of the Baltic, Icelandic and Norwegian Fjord regions, which are a favourite
amongst customers. There will also be a one-off 'Weekend Affair' cruise to
Belgium and Holland that is ideal for new customers wanting to get a taste of
a cruising holiday, or for cruise lovers looking for a shorter break.

To mark the launch of ex-UK cruises, Thomson is offering a number of
early booking offers. The Thomson Spirit itineraries from the UK will be
available to book from 7 April.

Phil Gardner, commercial general manager for Thomson Cruises said: "As a
British Cruise company we are very excited to be back cruising from the UK.
We have widened the portfolio of destinations we offer on our cruises to give
customers even more choice. We have also listened to our customers who have
requested the return of our UK programme and responded. Customers will now be
able to experience the great service, value and holiday they get on a Thomson
Cruise without even having to step on a plane."

About Thomson Holidays:

Thomson understands that it's the little things that make the big
difference. That's why it employs nearly 18,000 people to make sure
customers' holidays are special.

Thomson started up back in 1965 with the aim of making foreign travel
accessible to all. Fast forward 40 years and Thomson is still going strong.
It has more staff based around the world than any other travel company, and a
huge collection of holidays to choose from.

Thomson offers a number of different holidays including all inclusive
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    PR contact:
    Grace Jones
    TUI UK Ltd
    Wigmore House
    Wigmore Lane
    LU2 9TN

PR contact: Grace Jones, TUI UK Ltd, Wigmore House, Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 9TN, +44(0)1582-648725,

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