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anna-rakestrow
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
bad bits first ... Do not get me started on the planes madagascar airline (from the film madagascar ) only thing missing was the hula girl on the flight deck dash not impressed one bit for a 8hr flight i plus others were appalled at ... Read more
Anthea Clarke
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was the first time we had been on the celebration, and it will be our last, having been with other cruise lines , this is the worst ship we have sailed on, it juddered all the time even when in port,towels thread bare , ship very cold ... Read more
Anderton94
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise and we did a Thomson cruise and stay with 7 nights on the Celebration and then 7 nights in a Dubai hotel. We decided on a cabin with a balcony (Deck 9 Room 6) and were not disappointed with the choice. The ... Read more
stevieshoe
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
6th cruise with Thomson and 4th time on Celebration but am thinking this may be our last. First niggle was complete lack of info from Thomson prior to cruise. Maybe it was because we booked on line but prior information was scant ... Read more
jamesdippy
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was my first cruise for me and my girlfriend. In our 30's, we decided to test the water with a 'cheaper' cruise instead of going all out. Going in Feb meant that we were limited to hot places, hence the Arabian Night tour. My ... Read more
Willington
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have just returned from the Thompson Celebration Arabian Nights cruise 31st January 2017 and I will endeavor to provide an honest overview of our experience, our embarkation went well we were continually moving with little queuing. You ... Read more
dtaylor65
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise as the dates worked for us, the weather and the places that it visited. These cities were ones that we hadn't visited before but were intrigued by them. This was our first cruise and thought a week would be good for ... Read more
bariq1
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
this was a typical thomson cruise great staff great food , the ship is just showing it's age . cabins old the pa cannot be heard in the cabins . having said this the cruise was great because of staff on board nothing was to much trouble ... Read more
wacky60
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was our 18th cruise, we even did the Thomson inaugural cruise and Thomson is my ‘go to’ cruise line mainly because of the drinks pricing, many cruise lines charge a 15% service charge for every drink which soon mounts up ... Read more
alan.
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 helpful votes
We have travelled on Thomson's ships several times over the years and liked the idea of a cruise from Dubai. Prior to sailing however I checked out some of the recent reviews on the Celebration and travelled expecting the ship to have ... Read more
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dukedog10uk
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Have been on a few Thomson cruises which we have enjoyed, this was the first time on the Celebration. We had a disabled room , cabin 100, which was a double, we had ordered a twin, so the steward brought us a very low put me up bed which ... Read more
2788joyce
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise as something special for our golden wedding anniversary. When we booked it at our local Thomson shop we told them why we were booking it, and they said they would inform Thomson of our special day. We have only ever ... Read more
sylandkei
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Everything about our time spent on the ship was great - couldn't fault the staff, food, entertainment and cleanliness of all areas. The cabin was very spacious and catered adequately to our needs with plenty of wardrobe space, ... Read more
Orinb
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was a last minute booking for us so we didn't get to do a lot of research. We've cruised many times with larger cruise lines mostly American and family oriented. I am going to go over the first impressions first which weren't great ... Read more
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suzie cruizie
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
we had been on the celebration before , we like to go away for new years eve ,when Dubai came up we jumped at the chance the flight out was brilliant staff attentive as alw. Once onboard our ship we had booked our room and we were not ... Read more
Morag
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising. Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed to walk past the ... Read more
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louloo22
Member Since 2013
1 review
87 forum posts
18 helpful votes
The cruise was billed as a luxury cruise, lovely ship and service. The opposite was true. Embarkation was easy and we were on in minutes, after a long flight (Thomson an hour delay too) we needed to rest. First impressions of the ... Read more
Satch Parker
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Party of four left on 19 December for 7 day cruise aroiund Arabian Cost, visiting Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhadi, Oman. This sis a noisy boneshaker of a ship. We had to change cabins as the engine noise kept us awake all night, the heavy ... Read more
aged cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
standards are dropping as they are returning the ship to the owners in Sept 2017.It appears no maintenance is being done. No hot water for 3 days. Toilets blocked. No one is interested in your cabin problems. No matter how many times we ... Read more
Bogside 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises and cruise lines ,but when we looked at this one ,flights, All inclusive ,plus free drink package included ,and 14 nights cruising .it was one of the best ever. The food was lovely ,in both restaurants ,our ... Read more
cerdav22
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Went on the repostioning cruise sailing from Aqaba Jordan with six days at sea. This was the first repostioning cruise we had been on and was not sure what to expect. But it was a pleasant surprise. The ship we where formalia with, as ... Read more
samuel threasher
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation was an extremely long drawn out operation, as when we arrived at the port, there was a huge queue while we waited to be signed in. On the Dream, we simply walked on board and were signed in within minutes. The size of the ... Read more
Chez mar
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We cruised Thompson Celebration in March and because of our exceptional experience we decided to try the TUI Discovery. We were not disappointed! We had two glorious weeks. The ship has been beautifully refurbished. The atrium is ... Read more
Freddiealfiie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
We chose this cruise itinerary because of the ports of call and have been on about 10 cruises with Thomson so was really looking forward to it. The ports of call did not disappoint but I feel that Thomson did. We had noticed a change ... Read more
Samallum
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise as it was our first time and we no Europe very well the ship was lovely and clean people cleaning g all the time our cabin was a balcony cabin 798 loads of storage space shower bit small but I wasn't partying in there ... Read more

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