Thomson Cruises has announced that Thomson Spirit will continue sailing with the cruise line for another year, due to popular customer demand, according to the cruise line.
Thomson Spirit will cruise from Palma De Mallorca in April 2018 and Malaga from May 2018. Cruises will visit the Mediterranean, visiting ports of call such as Rome, Barcelona, Lisbon, Tarragona, Mahon and Roses.
The ship was built in 1983, originally for Holland America Line but is now owned by Louis PLC, which Thomson Cruises charters the vessel from. The ship was due to leave the fleet in November 2017. Thomson Cruises will no however continue the charter of the vessel until October 2018.
Richard Sofer, Managing Director, Thomson Cruises, said: “When we announced that Thomson Spirit would be sailing with us for the last time this year we were overwhelmed by the response. Our customers really love Thomson Spirit – it’s the longest serving member of our fleet and has a really homely feel, being one of our smallest ships. Extending her time in our fleet will give customers more chance to explore some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning ports in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy – while experiencing the friendliest service at sea.”
The new 2018 cruise itineraries for Thomson Spirit are due to go on sale on 27 July 2017. The ship will depart on its final cruise on 21 October 2018.