This was our first cruise and it wont be our last,the crew and entertainment team on the celebration were amazing. I traveled with my mother and 12 year old son,my mother has difficulty walking and uses a walking stick and was quite happy to go off on her own for her first cup of tea every morning on the ship,no worries about unsafe area's.
The suite we booked was lovely and our steward Handri was happy to help with anything and kept it looking tidy even with my 12 year old leaving his stuff everywhere.
The staff in both the lido and meridian restaurants were great, really attentive and when my son was eating 2 or 3 breakfasts a day they didn't even look twice.
The entertainment team were great always doing something to keep everyone amused,we spent our evenings in liberties as show lounge not really our thing,and now are big fans of the band Top Men they can play anything.
We didn't go to Petra as the walking was too difficult for my mother so we jumped on the ship's shuttle bus into Aqaba,Jordan and it was a highlight of the week mingling with the locals we felt totally safe and there was none of the hassle off traders that was awaiting us later on in the cruise.
We booked the pyramids and city stars shopping trip and got a bit of hassle at the pyramids but nothing we couldn't handle with a few firm no thankyou's.
The one thing we noticed in both Cairo and Luxor was the extreme's between the rich and the poor, quite upsetting if not prepared for it.
We did the Luxor and Valley of the Kings trip and we were all glad we did the long day,15 hours in all.
We were sad to leave the ship after our week of being spoilt rotten but were looking forward to a week in sharm el sheikh at the club magic life,little did we know what we were in for,really unsafe for anyone with walking difficulties only had handrails on stairs inside the blocks were rooms were none in public area's and all the outside paths and ramps were slippy luckily it was my 12 year old who fell over several times and not my mother who would of suffered broken bones.
Thomson should of made mention of this in brochure as it did spoil our holiday.
However when we spoke to fellow passengers who had been on the cruise with us it sounded like we had the best hotel at least the food in ours was edible but after the ship it was a letdown.
But we are now planning our next cruise with thomson as the cruise was great fun,fantastic food and drink,and wonderful friendly staff we felt like we were on a 5 star holiday on board the Celebration.