Thomson Celebration Cruise Review by annieadams: If this had been our first cruise it would have been our last!!!!!
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If this had been our first cruise it would have been our last!!!!!
Destination: Canary Islands
we've been on other Thompson ships but this was definitely the worst. There had been neurovirus on the ship before we got on but we weren't told about it before we got on, hundreds on people were ill the first week of our cruise and confined to their cabins. After the first week we were evacuated to a hotel for the day (which we didn't find out about until the actual day as it was put under the cabin door after we had gone to bed) so that they could decontaminate the ship, flushing out the water system and the air con systems as well, people leaving the ship were also put into hotels as were new people coming onto the ship. Only good was the day to day staff,( I DO NOT include the officers in this comment as they were very stand offish and didn't talk much to the passengers) - cabin staff (especially our boy who was De De he was excellent) bar staff, and the show team, dancers and singers, Top Men were fantastic and too good for this ship, the entertainment was good with the exception More
of the so called comedian on the first week, he got his laughs from picking on the audience and that was it, second week "Andy the daft guy from Yorkshire" was excellent and so was the singer Steve Michaels (aka Steve V King) who was formerly of the Drifters, he had everyone up dancing in the aisles. The waiters in Meridian were lovely but the service was really slow, and the food nothing to shout home about and the Lido Buffet restaurant wasn't any better. We didn't use the Minstrels restaurant as we were all inclusive and would have had to pay £19.95 each for a meal there and also to have steak under the stars was £9.95 each. Cabins were very clean, spacious and comfortable, but the vibration was awful, we've never experienced this before on any other ship, especially in Horizons bar, it felt really uncomfortable and this was also while we were docked and not a sea!!! The weather wasn't the best and we couldn't dock in La Gomera the first week and at Agadir the second week, but it seems other ships were able to dock. If this had been our first cruise it would be our last but we've been on other Thompsons ships Island Escape (a smaller ship) and the Dream (a larger ship) and both were far superior to the Celebration. It's time is up and should be scrapped even though it's been refurbished - but only to add balcony cabins and add a coffee shop where you have to pay for the coffees. Less
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