Wonderful Gran Canarian Islands

Thomson Dream Cruise Review to Canaries

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Thomson Dream

Colourful Coasts

Sail date: November 24, 2018

Ship: Thomson Dream

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed the cruise and the ports . Great drinks and very excellent staff working there . Will come back if it will be good deal again .


5 out of 5
Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and organised .

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We didn’t use dining room or speciality restaurants . However, 2 buffets were average food. Breakfast was very repetitive , Cooked English , cereals , very poor quality porridge ( cooked on water ) , and some cold ham and only one kind of cheese for breakfast . All food is English , homemade classics . I would love to have at least some Spanish themed food. Not sure why can’t they introduce like Spanish Tortilla for breakfast so it’s still in egg but Spanish style . ? There were plenty to choose during supper and lunch . Certain dishes were not so tasty like lasagne was dry. But very good quality cooked meats like duck , turkey and etc . Would be nice if they can introduce like more seafood or more fish choices like tuna and not tilapia . Great puddings and cakes . Outside on Lido and Sirens buffets has pizza, hot dog and hamburger stands . Pizza were undercooked when I tried. Hamburgers were poor quality meat and bun. Sorry, but I know how good pizza tastes. In overal , food was average Homecooked English. On our Last cruise with Royal Carabian food was bettter . We had all inclusive drinks and cocktails were excellent , big choice . Ale and beer available . Good red wine .Although wine not big choice but people could upgrade for 50 pounds for more options . But we had enough as it was !

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Didn’t use activities .


Plenty of shows and discos . Although my age group is 30-40 . Most of mine shipmates on my cruise were elderly people .

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff works hard and very polite and attentive . Bar staff in Medusa and Lido are excellent! We didn’t have a good cabin steward . No linen change during 7 days cruise . We didn’t give him clean regularly but he cleaned twice in the evening and no towel animal was made on those 2 occasions. On this ship people need to pay for the safe use . TUI representative said it’s for free when we called them before cruise but its not true . People charged to use safe .

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is clean . One big downside is that our ocenview cabin had very dirty windows from outside and it was difficult to make a photos or enjoy the view because of that . But very old (1985).

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
All the ports were excellent . We did go outside on all of them.

San Sebastian, La Gomera

5 out of 5
Lovely chilled island . Beach is straight where ships arrives . Chilled environment .

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
During our cruise , it was rainy in Madeira but we decided that will visit this island again for a short city break. Plenty of flowers and colours . Good shopping

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
In Lanzarote we stroll from ship to the town . 30 min walk but For people who can’t walk far or doesn’t want to where is a shuttle bus for additional price . It’s a short walk and it’s not worth to pay shuttle bus if you are able to walk . Beach is in the town too .

Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura

5 out of 5
Ship arrives not far from sandy beach. We spend lovely time on the beach and had an excellent tapas in a town.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Tenerife is big island and we spend most of the day on a excursion to Volcano Teide. The tallest Spanish Volcano. Worth to remember that if you book excursion on Board , this excursion doesn’t allow cable car ride due to the time limits .


5 out of 5
Smooth and organise .
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