Thomson Cruises Dining
At A Glance Guide:
- Selection of dining including traditional dining rooms and round the clock buffets.
- Al fresco dining on the pool deck — weather permitting
- Traditional British cuisine and international food themed nights.
- 24 hour room service.
Thomson Cruises' dining offers a less formal atmosphere than most British cruise lines. Offering both a traditional cruise dining rooms and a more relaxed buffet on all their ships throughout the fleet. The larger ships also offer a la carte speciality restaurants to give you more options throughout your cruise.
The cuisine onboard varies from the typically British choices of roast beef or fish and chips, to regional dishes depending on the ship's location — such as moussaka while in Greece or tagine when sailing off the Moroccan coastline.
Dining Onboard Thomson Cruises
The casual dining onboard with Thomson cruises centres around the Lido Restaurant — the Lido Café onboard the Thomson Destiny. The Lido offers passengers 24 hour dining, with buffets to suit the time of day, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack. There are usually a two international cuisine themed nights a week, offering a variety of international cuisine. There is also the poolside eaterie, the Terrace Grill — the Pool Deck onboard Thomson Destiny — offering a lunchtime barbeque, pizza, pastas and salads, for an al fresco dining option — perfect for relaxing on a sea day.
Main Dining Room
The main dining room offers a more traditional cruise dining experience, serving breakfast, long lunches and six course evening meals. The main dining rooms offer open seating, so you can dine at your desire — except onboard Thomson Destiny, where traditional set dining times are used during evening service in the Seven Seas restaurant. The main dining room also plays host to the Gala dinner on the weekly Captain's Cocktail Party evening.
Onboard Thomson Dream, Thomson Celebration and Thomson Spirit there is an additional speciality restaurant available for a small cover charge. These popular venues include Mistral's Restaurant, a stylish a la carte venue onboard Thomson Celebration, Sirocco's Restaurant, an intimate offering onboard Thomson Spirit and The Grill, a surf'n'turf-styled steakhouse onboard Thomson Dream.