As predicted in this blog a few months back, Thomson Discovery- still currently sailing as the Splendour Of The Seas for Royal Caribbean- will indeed be heading to Barbados to run the line’s premium, round trip Barbados winter cruises in her first season.
The 70,000 ton ship will sail three different, seven night itineraries- including one called Seven Shores, that features no sea days at all.
There will be a free, all inclusive upgrade on all winter sailings, including those of the popular Thomson Dream from Montego Bay in Jamaica.
In related news, the Thomson Celebration will be swapping winter in the Caribbean for a brace of new, seven night itineraries out of Dubai for next winter.
Built for Royal Caribbean in 1996, the Thomson Discovery will be by far the largest and most spacious ship ever to sail under the Thomson portfolio. Over the next couple of years, she will be joined by a pair of similar sized, ex Celebrity vessels.
Due to be delivered to the line in the spring of 2016, Thomson Discovery will spend her inaugural season sailing on a series of seven night itineraries from Palma, Majorca, to the highlights of the Western Mediterranean.
As ever, stay tuned for updates.