Experiencing the Thomson Dream
Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
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.
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.