Details of Thomson Discovery Revealed

By ,   November 13, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

The new addition of Thomson Cruises, Thomson Discovery, will carry a brand new design which is part of plans to modernise the fleet and the onboard experience.

The ship, formerly Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas, will feature a "dynamic wave design" echoing aircraft livery.

The 1,830-passenger Discovery will be the largest in the Thomson Cruises’ fleet with 915 cabins – almost 40% of with balconies – when it enters service from Palma in Majorca in June 2016.

Eight dining venues include two new signature restaurants – Snack Shack and Gallery 47˚. Located on the pool deck and themed around British beach huts, Snack Shack is described as a fun, ‘festival-style’ eatery, serving quesadillas and nachos during the day and popcorn and cocoa on film nights.

The second signature venue is Gallery 47˚, located in the upstairs of the main restaurant, serving contemporary Italian food.

The family-friendly ship will also include an outdoor film screen, rock climbing wall and eight bars and lounges.

Peel Entertainment Group has been awarded the contract for on-board entertainment on Discovery and The Apollo Group has been awarded the contract for the hotel provision.

Peel has been the live entertainment partner since the launch of Thomson Cruises in 2003.