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Although Thomson Celebration joined TUI Cruises' fleet in 2005 -- identical to sister ship Thomson Spirit -- it was built for Holland America Line in 1984. Despite a 2013 makeover, which saw the introduction ...
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425 Thomson Celebration Cruise Reviews

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Nictaylor
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
anitasunshine
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Just returned from 17 nights onboard The Celebration having previously cruised with Thomsons some 20 times but this cruise was one of the best I have ever experienced the food was excellent, the staff in both the Lido and Meridian ... Read more
Ladybird2
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our first cruise (previously done a mini cruise to Egypt) and have to say what a wonderful time we had. Our itinerary was slightly different as we flew to Dubrovnik and home from Malaga but covered every port we wished to visit. Its ... Read more
bladnoch1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having already cruised on the Thompsom Majesty last year we were expecting another great experience on the Celebration but unfortunately some much of the cruise was a disappointment. There were some good parts like the quality of service ... Read more
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
The flight was diverted because of extremely bad weather. Excellent treatment and quick refuel and safe return to Dubrovnik. Thompsons are very efficient Cabin had a bit of a smell on first entering.......... but clean The Shows ... Read more
Jon Ben
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Just returned from the Adriatic Affair on The Celebration. First of all I would give the ship and its crew 100% for everything. The service, cleanliness, food, etc were all up to the mark. The Show Team were better than most TV so called ... Read more
Great memories
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Had a great time on the Celebration a lovely ship. Food was brilliant. Sulkhan looked after us well and kept our cabin very clean and tidy and was very friendly. We had good trips everyday. Had quizes and bingo and good entertainment. The ... Read more
Travelerjules
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our week on board Thomson Celebration and loved the itinerary. I chose this cruise mainly because it included Venice but we were also delighted with Croatia, especially Rovinj and Split. Undoubtedly the ship is ... Read more
Gremlin21
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We only booked a week as this was our first cruise - it certainly won't be our last! We had a suite on deck 8. From the check in at the airport to our return, the Thomson efficiency couldn't be faulted and was totally stress free! ... Read more
majaka
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
After an abscence of 2 years we returned to the Celebration to cruise from Dubrovnik to Croatia, Montenegro and Italy. We found the ship as great as ever. When we got on board one of the first people we met was Ronaldo the lovely man who ... Read more
cherylparkin
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I was a little worried about booking onto the Celebration, having been more used to the larger P&O Ventura. However, the smaller ship and the whole first-time Thomson experience exceeded my expectations. We had a balcony cabin on ... Read more
gran22d
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was a cruise around the Adriatic with excellent ports stops. Most easily walkable if you were not doing ships excursions. The Celebration is very popular with the UK market but I found it to be way way out of date. Its a very old ... Read more
Jimbo Gee
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We did the Adriatic Wonders cruise and we were in cabin 338 on Deck 4. Thomson's have changed their baggage handling procedure and it is very successful. We had checked in on line prior to departure, and when we arrived at Birmingham ... Read more
margaret23
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Just back from first cruise on Celebration, previously have done two in Majesty but really did prefer this ship. We only booked 10 days before departure so did not have choice of cabin and worried a bit about that. We did end up on deck ... Read more

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