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Experiencing the Thompson Dream

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
From left: Deputydirector of tourism, Sandra Scott, managing director of ThomsonCruises, Helen Caron, and deputy director, Jason Hall.
From left: Thomson Cruises’ Chloe Schultz and Fiona Jennings pose with the Jamaica Tourist Board’s UK regional director, Elizabeth Fox.
Photos by Janet Silvera From left: Managing director of Thomson Cruises, Helen Caron, UK journalists Carol Bielfeld, Jane Archer, and Bridget McGrouther.
Main PhotoFrom left: Captain of the Thomson Dream, Terje Ulset, shares lens time on-board his ship with new regional director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Janice Allen, and his staff captain, Egil Aune, during a reception on Tuesday night in Montego Bay.
From left: Glen Mutel of Abta Magazine in a jovial mood with Jamaica Tourist Board’s cruise liason officer, Sharon Williams, and vice-president of cruise shipping, William Tatham, at a reception on-board the Thomson Dream.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Six weeks after making its maiden call on the Montego Freeport Cruise Ship Port, the United Kingdom's (UK) Thomson Dream, hosted officials from the Jamaica Tourist Board, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and media on-board its luxury liner, Tuesday night.

Thomson Dream, which is owned by the world's largest tour operator, TUI, the holding company of Thomson and First Choice, is the first UK cruise ship to homeport in Montego Bay.

The ship's captain, Terje Ulset, staff captain, Egil Aune and the cruise line's managing director, Helen Caron, were on hand to welcome Jamaica's deputy directors, Sandra Scott and Jason Hall, new regional director, Janice Allen, and vice-president of cruise shipping at the PAJ, William Tatham, at a special cocktail reception and presentation ceremony.

OTHERS PRESENT

Complementing this team were Elizabeth Fox, Jamaica Tourist Board's regional director, UK and Europe, and the affable cruise liaison officer, Sharon Williams, as well as Thomson's Fiona Jenning.

Thomson had on-board eight UK journalists who will travel to its next ports of call, Cuba, Costa Rica and Colombia, before it returns to the tourism capital to pick up another group of passengers.

Today brings you highlights of the welcome reception on-board the platinum ship, known for its plush show lounge and fantastic West End-style entertainment, with performances and games geared for the entire family.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com