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Editor's note: The ship underwent another refurbishment in October 2014 and was fitted with a new sunbathing area and an Asian-themed a la carte restaurant ‘Kora La', specializing in Indian and Chinese ...
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ginntonix
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is our second time on the Celebration and our 7th Thomson Cruise - we chose this one for the great itinerary and were not disappointed. The ship is an old lady and is a little worn in some places although effort has been made to ... Read more
Saldev
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
JOURNEY: very easy to check in online few days before and then just drop off bags-and not see them again until we got on board the ship-this was great and took away all the stress of travelling -The dream liner is a fab plane and a very ... Read more
Andrea G
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I was just reading the comments from other people and felt I must add my thoughts. Yes the Celebration is an old ship but she was spotless and very stable on the Ocean. The staff were excellent and so friendly. The show team were really ... Read more
cerdav22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I read some reviews before we left, could not believe some of the reviews that had been left on the Celebration. I have Been on the Thomson Celebration before so knew what to expect. We had an inside cabin with a double bed on the second ... Read more
hatcheth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Pros Cruise Director Paul was very good. You could see he put a lot of effort into the cruise and his performances in the shows were word perfect. Captain Jason was very informative and we saw him ... Read more
Tigseoul
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise and first time to the Careibran. As other reviews state the Celebration is a little faded, but saying that it was lovely to be on a 'proper ship' and the fact that it was small meant that it was very friendly. All ... Read more
RTH
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Let me start by saying that we had a lovely couple of weeks cruising the Caribbean but! The ship really is getting old and needs a complete refurb or scrapping! The cabins are old fashioned with only one plug socket and the bathroom ... Read more
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Grants
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My self and husband went on the celebration for the 3rd time and once again had a fantastic time. Arrived at Birmingham airport and looked after well, didn't see our luggage until we got to our cabin. Ship very friendly,. We only ... Read more
Katomerikaf
Member Since 2015
1 review
86 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We went on Celebration for a two week cruise in the Caribbean – Paradise Islands/Tropical Delights. We left our cases in Manchester airport and didn't see them again until they were delivered to our cabin - same in reverse on our ... Read more
bloodhound36
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Saying goodbye to your luggage at Birmingham is the start to our holiday as you wont see them again until you enter your cabin on the "Celebration" in beautiful Barbados. As first time cruisers we chose this particular trip as ... Read more
racjon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was the second cruise with Thompson for me and my husband and worst. The entire ship is old, tired, dowdy, as was the cabin, the staff underpaid, the general atmosphere of discontent is persistent among them. The public toilets around ... Read more
sherl123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We went for our honeymoon. We arrived in the embarkation area to be greeted by a miserable girl who never once smiled and told us we had to register a debit card with her or deposit £200 on board at Reception as this was their ... Read more
Smoochsan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Went for Christmas and had a lovely time, our stewardesse, Baby is a lovely girl and kept the room spotless and always complemented me on my evening wear, some days we didn't get up till late but she always serviced the room. We had a ... Read more
Nictaylor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As a couple in our 30's, this holiday suited us brilliantly. This was our 2nd visit on the Celebration. Yes, the ship is tired in places and doesn't have many venues to spend the evenings, but I'd recommend the ship to family and friends. ... Read more
duncandog06
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I have just returned from a stay/cruise at Sandals Barbados and the Thomson Celebration cruise ship. We booked this separately because Thomson do not do a cruise/ stay with Sandals and I can see why. After a stay at Sandals you ... Read more
askmeanother
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I was not going to do a review of this cruise but having read some of the comments on here felt that I had to. We have done 20 cruises on various cruise lines now but we started our cruise adventures back in 1997 on the Thomson Sapphire ... Read more
Liviu
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was for me and my wife 3rd cruise with Thompson and worst. The ship is very tired, the staff underpaid, the general atmosphere of discontent is persistent among them. You have to be very careful at hidden charges, despite having ... Read more
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Liviu
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was for me and my wife 3rd cruise with Thompson and worst. The ship is very tired, the staff underpaid, the general atmosphere of discontent is persistent among them. You have to be very careful at hidden charges, despite having ... Read more
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Barbados 15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After reading a lot of negative reveiws we where apprehensive on going on The Celebration. It didn't have the wow factor as we approached the dock in Barbados. All the other ships dwarfed it. But as soon as we started going through ... Read more
sussexboydy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and I was a little apprehensive but there was absolutely no need. Thomson could not have looked after you better. Yes the décor is a little dated and could do with a refurb but it still has a certain ... Read more
72dextra
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Having never cruised before and after reading some of the reviews on here i must admit I was very apprehensive about this holiday and was wishing I had booked my usual style winter holiday (Thailand/Australua). As a fit 46 year old woman ... Read more
kaiti
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my 7th ever cruise and 2nd Thomson's. The itinery was Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, St Lucia, Bequia, and Dominica. Only one day at sea compared to many caribbean cruises of 3 days at sea over a week. Thomson's is a mid priced and ... Read more
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ELSK
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have enjoyed 3 cruises on The Celebration previously so we knew what to expect from the ship and had chosen our cabin so we were pleasantly surprised to find it had been spruced up with new upholstery and carpets. We settled in quickly ... Read more
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philgard
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Brilliant introduction to cruising. As it was our first time we had no idea what to expect and after the initial traumatic problems of getting on board from Malaga we were sure we had made a big mistake. We were made to queue for almost ... Read more
fredmoss2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Good. The crew from captain to cabin boy worked their socks off to make this an enjoyable experience. The show boys and girls deserve special mention displaying talents that must surely merit the attention of West End producers. ... Read more

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