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Thomson Celebration Cruise Review by Neillaurie

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Thomson Celebration
Thomson Celebration
Member Name: Neillaurie
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Tenerife
Destination: Canary Islands
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Cabin Number: 438
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates Not Rated
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Totally agree with other reviewers. The Celebration was a disappointment despite an apparent refurb to Platinum class. The shaking and vibration from the engine was apparent everywhere on board from the bars/restaurants to the cabin. The entertainment was also disappointing as our previous Thomson cruise had a live band backing the singers and dancers and was amongst the best we have ever experienced. The lack of a live backing band let the boys and girls down badly. The theatre area is inadequate and not suitable for purpose. By contrast the guitarist/singer Benjamin Moss was excellent with a wide variety of performances appealing to all.

The restaurants were also not up to the standards we have previously enjoyed particularly the Lido restaurant for lunch and dinner, the food choices being limited and "samey"

Unfortunately, the cruise was blighted by bad weather and norovirus out of the control of the captain and crew. However, the crew did make serious attempts to sanitise the public areas and in fact on our return to Tenerife, cleared the ship of all passengers to local hotels for that purpose. However, we did hear that the illnesses continued the following week

Overall, a disappointing cruise and not up to expected standards. It also crossed my mind, like other reviewers, that some cost cutting measures have been put in place as we'll as opportunities to make a little extra e.g. charging for water and safe deposit boxes, normally freely available.

On the plus side, the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful

Publication Date: 02/07/14
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