Thomson Cruises has revealed that the latest cruise ship to join its fleet will be named TUI Discovery, as part of an 18-month process to rebrand the whole of Thomson as TUI.
As part of the announcement, the company also revealed that Discovery, which launches in June 2016, will be their first ship to offer an All Inclusive drinks package as standard — so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your drinks bill.
It also means you’ll have more cash to spend exploring the exciting new activities and eateries on offer around the family-friendly 11-deck ship.
We take a look at what you can enjoy on TUI Discovery.
If you’re a foodie then the TUI Discovery is definitely for you. The ship will be home to a huge number of dining options including:
- Four breakfast venues
- Seven lunch venues
- Seven dinner venues
- Eight bars and lounges
We’re most looking forward to exploring Snack Shack and Gallery 47°. The first will be a casual eatery with ‘festival-style dining’, serving quesadillas, nachos and snacks, while Gallery 47° will serve up contemporary Italian cuisine.
Celebrity chef Ian Pengelley has worked with Thomson to bring new flavours to the ship’s 1,830 guests. Serving up Pan-Asian cuisine and sushi at La Kora, as is his speciality, we’re looking forward to seeing what the former Harrods chef has cooked up for his new menu.
If you’re watching your waistline, there’s a wide range of activities to enjoy, including a climbing wall and mini-golf course, which might help you burn off one or two of those All Inclusive cocktails. If you’re really keen to work up a sweat, the ship is home to the fleet’s largest gym, so you can keep up that workout routine while you’re on the high seas.
And if you’re looking for luxury, then TUI Discovery is home to Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon, where you can indulge in anything from a manicure to a full-body massage. You’ll unwind in no time.
Discovery has also been heavily touted as a family-friendly ship, which means there’s plenty to do for children, including kids’ clubs and two pools to splash around in. There’s also a Parents & Baby Lounge, where families can entertain and feed their little ones.
But if you’re looking for adult company, the ship is home to an adults-only sundeck and live casino, which will be open late.
The ship will be based in Palma, Majorca, during the summer and will be accessible from 19 airports in the UK and Ireland. The company will be running Saturday flights through Thomson Airlines – ideal for families looking to take a cruise when the school holidays begin.
There are 12 itineraries available for 2016 including Highlights of the Mediterranean, Cosmopolitan Classics, Mediterranean Secrets and Magic of Spain.
Over winter 2016, the ship will move to its new home port in Barbados — fantastic if you’re looking for a winter cruise and some essential vitamin D. During this season, Thomson Cruises will launch its ‘no sea day’ Seven Seas Caribbean concept, so you can spend your days exploring the beauty of islands including St Lucia and Martinique.
Thomson Cruises have also revealed that it will be reintroducing ex-UK cruising in 2017, making your next future cruises as easy as possible.
To book your place on TUI Discovery, with All Inclusive drinks package, head on over to our Thomson Discovery page or call us on 0800 107 2323.
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