New year cruise: Thomson Celebration Cruise Review by Jordi1701
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New year cruise
Destination: Canary Islands
We arrived but it took us a while to get through check in as system had crashed but that is just IT, once on board our bags arrived within minutes.
We went to Horizons for a drink to get over 10 hrs of travel and waiting and got talking to a guest who had been on a week already who said that we should avoid the Meridian restaurant due to service issues this did not set us off to a good start but did follow a patten from Destiny and Dream where we had met these issues before.
I will say however the Lido was excellent and my heart rose to see you had staff serving you with food where normally it would be a free for all.
The More destinations were great but would ditch agidir and stay in Madiera.
What I would say is that calling something platinum does not make it so and that is the case with celebration as I cannot see a difference between it and all the other ships I have been on given a choice Destiny would win every time.
I have one gripe and one only that is the extras you are now offered 9.95 to get the best seats in the show lounge a charge to have a steak outside this with this one we were asked to move to make way for this.
I would say this my first cruise was with Island Cruises in 2003 and it did what it said on the tin and we went back 3 further times. I suspect that this is the case with a lot of people you accept you are on a 30 year old ship but Thomson need to realise that they could end up loosing there core customer.
That said had a great time and am looking to book again. Less