Thomson Celebration Cruise Review by SweetX: Far better than expected
Overall Member Rating
Far better than expected
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: La Palma
Recently returned from Colourful Coasts cruise with Thomson on the Celebration. First time on this ship, have been on the Spirit twice and Island Escape once. Haven't had the experience of other cruises so can't compare but we love Thomson.
Transfer and Embarkation very smooth. Disappointed though that we joined in Gran Canaria with a small number of fellow passengers. So no sail away party night and we felt a bit left out. On arrival in our cabin ( pleasantly surprised) was spacious by Thomson standards and as ever spotless. New shower and fancy sink, flat screen tv wasn t great as couldn't see the screen too well if on an angle. Tea and coffee , kettle and hair dryer meant we were Platinum!
Nice surprise to receive a chilled bottle of sparkling wine with compliments of Thomson as we've cruised before (plus have another Thomson cruise booked for June)!
Ship was clean, recent refurb was OK, staff friendly as usual, cabin steward marvellous, they work so More hard. Food was not self service as they were all in major stress mode following a novo virus outbreak the previous week. Staff served you in the Lido buffet, did feel a bit lime being back at school!
The curries in there some nights were outstanding, midnight feasts after a few drinks ( we maximised our drinks package investment). This is best pre booked before arrival , we got it for £129 for the week for us both .
Itinery great weather brilliant, only one day out of 7 (last day) was showers and cloud, the rest sunshine. Great places except Agadir, not the best of places. If I ever went again I'd stay on the ship. Fantasy show and Souk excursion was rubbish. We did laugh as felt like we were in some sort of 70's carry on film at the show.
The women dancers were all over 60 and didn't dance much thankfully. Snake charmer wasn't charming at all and was basically cruel to the snakes. souk was big indoor market with stall holders jumping out at you every 5 secs.
Glad to depart Morocco. We ate every night in the Meridian waiter service, never tried the cover charge place. Food standards have slipped , clear that they are cutting back on things , still good value for money overall.
Entertainment great, good singers and they could dance well too.
Disembarkation smith and stress free.
Overall a great cruise again and can't wait until the next one. Less
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