My wife and I have just returned from our second cruise. Our first was Egypt and the Holyland last year, again with Thomson, on the Celebration. Had a fantastic time from the moment we took off to arriving back to the cold and grey skies of Manchester.
Flights were very good with inflight meals and drinks satisfactory.
Suitcases were checked in and not seen again until they were delivered to our cabin in time to change for our first evening meal on board, a great idea.
On our first cruise on the Celebration we had an inside cabin but hated waking up in port in a dark room so this time opted for an outside cabin with nice rectangular porthole. Well worth the extra money! It was larger than our first cabin and had a large double.
What can I say about the food and service in the restaurants and lounges? It was superb. The staff were again genuinely friendly and so well trained it was such a welcome change from the c**p service we often get in UK restaurants and cafes.
I booked 5 excursions online. I got great advice from CruiseCritic Members on local tour companies. Many thanks all of you who helped with ideas and comments.