We did this same trip last feb and had such a good time we returned. Once again the celebration didnt let us down. A small ship with massive personality and so friendly. The refurb is looking good, althou we must of had the only area where they hadnt gutted the cabins, we did a peak in a revamped cabin and it looked all streamline and clean lines, minimal look! We never saw or heard any work being done, but it was.... Hemmingsway now has a piano and violin playing nightly and horizons has good old Tomas and maris, they are so so good! The meetch and co band are still as good as ever! The entertainment crew and show gang are amazing, such a talented group.
We knew the ports are not the prettiest of ports but we went to relax and have fun and we soo did! We never left the ship once but others that did had a fab time and would defo reccomened all trips.
The meridian never let us down at all, many waiters remembered us. The lido restaurant serves some delish food all day and night.
Yes she still has a slight murmor/vibration onboard, nothing drastic thou and she still hasnt got that glitz and glam of a huge ship BUT she sure makes up for it. She s defo one of our fav ships. Captain John knows how to get the best from his crew.
Remember Sharm airport is mental, nothing to do with the ship or thomsons, it is egypt. Think we will return next year as its such good value for money