Good flight out from Birmingham, arrived same time as 4 other planes, long queues, make sure you get your Visa online before you go (New Ruling as of April this Year) or two long queues. interesting 1.5 hrs run to Marmaris, will be quicker when (If) they ever finish the roads. Very quick well organised checkin at the port, went to the Deluxe Balcony Cabin on Eagle Deck 9, was not disappointed. Balcony was great. Its an open Balcony with the sun allowed in from above, not suitable for young children though as it is just bars in front of you. It does allow you to lie in bed and watch the land to be viewed or the sea to go by. Sea day we had Complimentary Continental Breakfast on the Balcony, heaven, this meant we were late looking for a sun bed and s we couldn't find 2 together we returned and spent the day on the balcony, they are long enough to lay down on easily, (5' 8'') two very long days visiting Israel but would not miss it for the world. Differing stories on lunches and where they stopped at the Dead Sea. Jerusalem a must, guides on the coaches very good who tell you about the country and the people not just where you are going. shows very good best group to see is 2Intense in the Horizons bar they are very very good. best rendition of Skyfall I have ever heard. had a problem which toilet flush rang reception, man there within 3 minutes, went to dinner it was fixed by the time we returned.
The Staff are brilliant, felt as though I was in a six star hotel, Pattu looked after us very well, Knew when we were out and didn't disturb us at all. Food was good all round. Didn't have a drinks package as went don't drink a lot but found the prices very reasonable in the bars.
Organisation by crew was great and kept us well informed. Thank you Captain and Crew of the Thomson Celebration.