Thomson Cruises unveils plans for new ship TUI Explorer
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Thomson Cruises has today announced its latest addition to the fleet will be named TUI Explorer and will join recently launched ships TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2 in offering All Inclusive as standard. Based in Palma, Majorca from May 2018, TUI Explorer offers even more choice, space and flexibility for customers, including two new cabin types and a wider choice of dining and premium entertainment.
Entering the fleet as Thomson Cruises’ biggest ship yet, TUI Explorer introduces new feature bar, Indigo, which offers stunning ocean views from its prime position at the top of the ship and is home to the casino and nightclub when the sun goes down.
Aperitif, an intimate speakeasy style bar perfect for pre and post dinner drinks; Scoops, an ice-cream parlour with quirky bicycle-themed seating; and The Lounge, a new venue complete with colour-changing bar and signature brightly coloured piano, where customers can relax and listen to live music.
TUI Explorer will showcase ten dining venues including the ever-popular Surf & Turf, Kora La and Snack Shack, as well as new addition Umi Sushi, a showcase sushi counter.
Also joining the line-up is The Mediterranean, a dining area featuring glass roof inspired by open air terraces and local tavernas which will house two inclusive restaurants – a pizzeria and tapas restaurant – plus the Hot Stone Grill at an additional cost.
An extensive onboard spa hosting eleven different areas including a Finnish sauna with floor to ceiling windows, a couples room and two luxury treatment suites, and The Veranda, an adults-only sunbathing area with padded sun loungers, pod chairs and day beds – add pampering to the services onboard
New cabin types on TUI Explorer include 14 family balcony cabins that measure 20m², sleep up to five people and have a balcony of up to 9m², and a balcony cabin with more external space. Standard inside cabins onboard TUI Explorer are 16m², bigger than any other standard cabin in the fleet.
The ship will sail from its homeport Palma, Majorca in May 2018, visiting Western Mediterranean highlights such as Barcelona, Rome, Naples, Florence and Lisbon. On sale later this month, TUI Explorer will sail four itineraries – Cosmopolitan Classics, Highlights of the Mediterranean, Magic of Spain and Mediterranean Secrets.