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I understand that there has recently been an interesting decision at the Central Country Court in London. This was in a case brought against Thomson Cruises by a number of passengers who had their cruise spoiled by an outbreak of norovirus. This all occurred in 2009, by the way, so it’s taken a long time […]

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So I’m breaking my rule about not posting while I’m on holiday, because this seems to be a significant development. TUI announced today that Mein Schiff 1 and 2 will be passed to Thomson Cruises. Here’s the full quote: In the framework of exercising our purchase option it was agreed that Mein Schiff 1 and […]

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Thomson Cruises has announced that from April 2016 they will be leasing Splendour of the Seas, currently sailing for Royal Caribbean. The new ship will replace Island Escape which I believe will be leaving the Thomson fleet. Splendour of the Seas (SotS) is being bought by TUI Cruises, Thomson’s parent company, and will then be […]

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I understand from various reports that the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch wil not be involved in the investigation of the fatal accident on Thomson Majesty. The position is complex: the ship is apparently Cypriot-owned and flagged in Malta, and the accident happened in Spain. Furthermore the cruise departed from a Spanish port, and visited […]

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It would be remiss of me to not mention the fatal accident that occurred on Thomson Majesty yesterday. As we all know, five crew members died when a lifeboat they were in dropped into the sea during a lifeboat drill as a result of a cable breaking. This happened during a lifeboat drill while the […]

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