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Thomson Cruises to expand long-haul cruises for winter 2017 with three ships based in Caribbean

Thomson Cruises has unveiled its winter 2017 programme which sees long-haul a focus with more ships based in the Caribbean than ever before. From November 2017, Thomson Celebration will be moving to its new homeport of La Romana, in the Dominican Republic, meaning for the first time in its history, Thomson Cruises will have three of its ships based in the Caribbean.

All-inclusive ships TUI Discovery and new addition TUI Discovery 2, will join Thomson Celebration to will sail out of Bridgetown, Barbados and Montego Bay, Jamaica respectively.

Thomson Celebration’s move to the Dominican Republic means Thomson Cruises customers now have more opportunities to team their cruise holiday with a beach stay including Thomson’s 5T Sensatori Resort Punta Cana, which was a new addition for summer 2016. The addition of the tropical island retreat also means new itineraries, with Coral Islands and Caribbean Gems calling at exotic hotspots such as St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua, as well as lesser known gems like St Maarten and Martinique.

From November 2017, Thomson Celebration will be moving to its new
homeport of La Romana, in the Dominican Republic

Guatemala’s port Santo Tomas de Castilla is introduced on new itinerary Exotic Explorer on TUI Discovery 2, as well as Nassau in The Bahamas as part of the repositional itinerary Atlantic Discoveries. The number of Cuban Fusion sailings on the new ship will also be increased, giving customers more chance to explore Havana during its overnight stop.

Recently named ‘Best New Ship’ at the 2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards, TUI Discovery will sail new itineraries Tropical Horizons and Seven Isles from Barbados, which include new ports of call of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Direct Thomson Airways flights will now whisk holidaymakers to the Caribbean from East Midlands, Doncaster Sheffield, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle and London Stansted airports, joining existing flights from Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick.

Nov 16, 2016

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