Thomson Celebration

Thomson Cruises has announced it will deploy three ships to the Caribbean for the 2017-2018 cruise season.

"The Caribbean has long been a popular spot for cruise customers as demand for cruise holidays continues to increase year on year," the company said in a prepared statement.

In winter 2017 Thomson Cruises will have three ships based in the Caribbean.

The Thomson Celebration will move to a new homeport La Romana in the Dominican Republic, the TUI Discovery will be based in Bridgetown, Barbados and the TUI Discovery 2 will sail from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Mark Hall, Director of Product for Thomson and First Choice, said: “Our focus for winter 2017 remains on the growth of our long-haul programme using our fantastic 787 Dreamliner and Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island is a fantastic addition. We are also thrilled to announce the extension of St Lucia and Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba into our winter programme, along with an array of new city breaks and long haul destinations. Our multi-centre holiday offering is an exciting venture and another important part of our continued commitment to offering customers more choice and flexibility seizing the opportunity to deliver what customers are demanding.”

The program for winter 2017-2018 will be on sale from mid-late November.