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493 Thomson Celebration Cruise Reviews
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jayarrscott
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because of its itinerary - Mahon, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena in 7 days - all of which were excellent places to visit. The weather was warm and sunny in the main, which was a bonus. The cabins were ... Read more
lewin and vilma
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our second time cruising and we were celebrating my 60th birthday and our silver wedding anniversary. We flew from Manchester to Malaga and once boarded, we decided to stay and explore the ship and rest up. The ship was very ... Read more
Jivedancer56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was a last minute deal and we decided to go on this cruise as it went to several ports that we had not been to before. Having read the reviews on this web site before we went we were a bit worried about what we were letting ourselves ... Read more
Richdip
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have had several cruises on Thompson's ships and have never had a bad or disappointing cruise and this last cruise met all expectations. This is our second cruise on the Celebration and after reading several recent reviews I was a ... Read more
Mickanney
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary and booked the blessing at sea package and were not disappointed with everything that was included in it. Dinner with Captain John, his wife, one of his daughters and our ... Read more
LizzyJeep
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Couldn't fault this cruise at all. The staff, food and entertainment was exceptional. Ok, the ship maybe a little old but all areas were clean and comfortable, as for the reviews about the vibration, this is minimal and not even worth ... Read more
gailybabes
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
So here is my review of my first ever cruise on the Thomson Celebration (Mediterranean Sunrise). Obviously I have nothing to compare it with as I have never sailed before, but I have stayed in dozens of hotels worldwide so I will try to be ... Read more
JimmyTheSaint
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the ports of call, knowing the ship was old but had some very positive reviews. My goodness what a disappointment...total garbage. This ship just does not compare in terms of quality of cabins, food, ... Read more
HexyGlasgow
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Flight delayed out from Glasgow.Booked in premium on 767 300.Premium cabin as expected,Arrived Dubai(The smaller airport)Through customs fairly quickly, and then the problems began.Airport very quiet.Only one other flight from ... Read more
anna-rakestrow
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 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
16 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
10 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
LKESTO
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Wouldn't book a Thomson cruise ever again! Poor flight, horrible airport miles from the port as they don't fly to the nearest international one. Very old ship, very noisy and bathroom in badly need of updating. Can here cabin neighbours ... Read more
stevieshoe
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 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
12 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
14 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
MarkCheshire
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
83 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a party of 12 family members cruising the ‘Cities of Gold’ end of January / start of February. This included Dubai; Bahrain; Oman (Muscat and Khasab); Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai (with an overnight stay). We flew from ... 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
2 helpful votes
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
28 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
Helpful? Thank alan.
Dariusdave
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Cities of Gold Thomson Celebration 10/01/17 to 18/01/17 We had our best ever transit through Gatwick with Cathy in wheelchair and Dariusdave limping alongside. Our only disappointment was that we would not be flying a ... Read more
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
20 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

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