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Why Go?
  • Traditional ship aimed at a UK audience
  • Gratuities included
  • Warm, friendly service from Filipino and Indonesian crew
  • Food, drink and entertainment cater to British tastes
  • Family-friendly
  • Regional departures
  • Significant refurb in 2013 means it is now part of Thomson's Platinum brand
There are four main cabin types. Insides and standard outsides are a pretty compact 147 to 177 square feet; deluxe outside cabins are 208 square feet (excluding the balcony on the 20 that have outside space), and suites range from 279 to 294 square feet. Balconies are being added to 26 cabins on Deck 9 in 2014 and will be deep enough for chairs and a small table.

The larger cabins and suites are very pleasant, but the standard cabins are pretty basic in terms of size, layout, daylight and facilities. This is one aspect of the whole experience where the ship does show its age.

All cabins have been refurbished with a warm, contemporary look, and now have flat screen TVs and modern decor in the bathrooms (although the bathrooms themselves are small and basic). Standard cabins have portholes and showers; deluxe and above have picture windows and separate baths. Twenty cabins on Deck 9 have balconies. TV channels include, among others, Sky News, CNN and a selection of films. Plug sockets are continental and U.S. -- so British passengers need to bring adapters. There is a charge of £15 per week for a safe, which seems rather excessive.

Beds in standard cabins are singles, sometimes arranged in an L-shape along the walls, otherwise combined to create a double. Some standard outside and inside cabins can accommodate four, with fold-down beds, while deluxe cabins and suites can accommodate three with the addition of a rollaway bed. There is a decent amount of storage space.

Toiletries are extremely basic; just a small bar of soap and some shower gel. Suites have Elemis miniatures.

Passengers who book suites are eligible for extra perks, such as express check-in, complimentary pressing service during the first 24 hours onboard, free in-cabin continental breakfast and a concierge service to make reservations. Suites are spacious and attractive, featuring separate lounge areas with sofa beds, mini-bars, bathrooms with baths and king-size beds.

Thomson Celebration also caters to singles. There are seven single inside cabins and eight single outside cabins. Deck 7 also has four cabins adapted for wheelchair users, facing forwards.

For £42, it's possible to choose a cabin at the time of booking. If you don't pay the fee, a cabin will be allocated for you. Given that there is such a variety of shapes and sizes (typical of an old ship), with cabins in the same grade scattered all over the vessel and some views blocked by lifeboats, this is probably a good investment.

Self-service laundry rooms are located on Decks 1, 2, 6 and 7.

Thomson Celebration Cabin Reviews 48 Cabin Reviews
   Cabin 467
December 2014

We had an outside cabin, small, but neat ans tidy, with coffee/tea facilities


   Cabin 005
October 2014

Situated right next door to Horizons bar but didnt really hear very much noise.
Vibration that went on night and day much more of a problem.
A large cabin with twin beds., badly designed. Difficult to get to the drawers/storage.
Huge balcony.
Has 2...continue

   Cabin 222
October 2014

Dated interior, dark furnishings. Comfy bed, refurbished bath/overhead shower therefore clean and tidy, Hot water not always available. Complimentary robes and toiletries. Cabin Steward excellent if a little overpowering in a nice way.
Note although the cabin has a...continue

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Crew: 520
Launched: 1984
Decks: 9
Tonnage: 33,933
Passengers: 1,254
Registry: Netherlands Antilles
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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