Thompson Celebration Cruise Ship 17 - 24 January 2014
My husband booked this cruise as a surprise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, he wished he hadn't! We felt disappointed as soon as we boarded the ship, apparently this ship had been renovated - it didn't show. My husband was struck down with the Norovirus on the day of our wedding anniversary and as a result we were both quarantined to our cabin for 3 days. We understood this had to be done as this would help to cut down on the spread of contamination, but we should have been issued with some disinfectant within our cabin so as to help reduce the risk to myself and cabin staff. The toilet sprayed your legs when flushed even with the lid down and l found faeces on the shower curtain and just felt the cabin was grubby. We had been informed that the Celebration's previous cruise had an outbreak of the Norovirus which, in our opinion, due to the fast turn around, the ship did not have enough time to be properly sanitised before we boarded. Other issues include a fume filled cabin whilst the ship was docked together with noisy engines, which we couldn't escape from due to being quarantined. On the last day when we were able to leave our cabin, all passengers had to leave the ship and were then taken by coach to a hotel near the airport. We didn't understand why we couldn't explore Santa Cruz or go on one of the last organised trips!?
Well, l could go on but l won't. Never again!
P.S. I too came down with the Norovirus the day after l we got home, it's a very nasty bug!