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80 Thomson Middle East Cruise Reviews

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mjkStirling
Member Since 2014
1 review
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Had booked the cruise 10 months in advance as we really wanted to go and flights from Scotland are limited. Cannot complain about the staff, the food or the cabin we were in for the week. Only ever in a cabin to sleep and shower so went ... Read more
Bad2dbone
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my sixth cruise overall and my fourth cruise with Thomson but first time on the Celebration. The ship is dated and many passengers complained about vibrations and noise but our interior cabin on one of the lower decks was fine. It ... Read more
shazzy692002
Member Since 2013
1 review
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Cyprus-antalya-marmaris-crete-at sea-israel-israel-Cyprus This is my 2nd thomson cruise, the 1st being in 2006 which had such high waves, we were put off for a few years....we were actually ready to come home at the 1st port of call. ... Read more
Pee199
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
We have just returned from "Portraits of the Past" on the Celebration. Firstly we had a problem with our cabin (long story so wont elaborate) and after talking to reception clerk, Chatty, she eventually managed to find us an alternative ... Read more
Bearzrus
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
My partner and I were lucky enough to have booked a two week 'cruise and stay' holiday, very last minute (less than one week before our departure!), with week one on the Thomson Celebration 'Red Sea Cruise' (from Sharm-El-Sheik) and week ... Read more
fafakat
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had promised ourselves a cruise around our Silver Wedding Anniversary and our wish was granted ! Having had a bilateral total hip replacement with my second op. just a couple of months prior to my travel and our horrid 2013 ... Read more
mrssbuckley
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did this same trip last feb and had such a good time we returned. Once again the celebration didnt let us down. A small ship with massive personality and so friendly. The refurb is looking good, althou we must of had the only area where ... Read more
soxlamp
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
Booked this cruise as a winter sun break at a fantastic price , bonus was getting to go to Petra. Decided not to get off In Port Sokhna or Safaga which were both industrial type ports on the remainder of the days as we wanted to see ... Read more
Pozzeypolly
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
Great holiday so much better than expected. This was our first cruise with Thomson's and we were not disappointed. The weather was in the 30's, the only time we needed a cardigan/jacket was in Petra when it can be a bit chilly in the ... Read more
sanmarco
Member Since 2009
1 review
73 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
We have just returned from Red Sea cruise. Overall great value for money Flights and check in easy at Manchester but Sharm el Sheikh airport was a nightmare with no reps on hand for advice. No one knew where to go! Ship was immaculate ... Read more
thomaskay
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
Our family came back last week from the Pharaohs and Promised Land cruise on Thomsons Spirit. My husband and I are in our 50's, son is 29, daughter 28 and mother 81. After a break of 10 years without the "kids" we have had two cruises ... Read more
BigdogWirral
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from our first cruise, Thomsons "Red Sea Magic" aboard the Celebration. While this is not the largest ship out there, it is very comfortable, with a fantastically friendly yet unintrusive crew, who provide nothing ... Read more
ruthmel1
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was a bit worried about going on the Thomson spirit after reading some reviews about how old and tired the ship was. I was preparing myself for a tatty ship. Yes its old but it was very clean, and well decorated. We flew from ... Read more
grannyrider
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
Just returned from 7 nights at the Sensatori hotel and 7 nights on the Celebration, Great hotel, clean, friendly staff. Entertainment wasn't great. Got on board at Sharma Port. The Celebration was fantastic, good size cabins, will be ... Read more
sergiouno
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
We joined the Celebration on the 28 of February at Sh-arm El Sheik and we where not disappointed.From the quick embarkation to getting our cabin was first class.Its a pity THOMSON flights are not the same! We took this cruise with my ... Read more
Dodgerdog1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
Thomson Calibration 21st to 28th Feb - Our first time cruising and what a great and fun time it was. This grand old boat packs a lot into its newly refurbished interior and what a happy and hardworking crew they all are. Loads to do ... Read more
thomsonfirsttimer
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
181 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hi folks - We just got back from the Celebration yesterday - had a great time. We'd been on her twice before so we could see what had and had not changed. Hemmingways looked the most different for me. All new furniture and carpets and a ... Read more
Compsec
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
We booked this through a Thomson travel agency and never having cruised before decided to try a few upgrades. We upgraded to a suite, bought the drinks package (more later) and selected our seats on the flight. On arrival at the ... Read more
Dariusdave
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Thursday 24 Jan 2013 to Thursday 31 Jan 2013 Exceeded our wildest dreams Enormously helped by Sally at Thomson shop in Swindon who explained the language for Cruses, selecting cabins and most important the All Inclusive package at c. '79 ... Read more
Myjilani
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Flew from Leeds Bradford with Thomson Airways. Reasonable check in. No quibbles over weight of hand luggage. Nearly six hours flight in cramped conditions. No inflight entertainment nor meals available on these flights. Tried a snack ... Read more
laurianna
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
Flight Luton to Sharm then embarkation very smooth -although my suitcase was completely battered in transit and was replaced with a new one within 2 days by Thomson. Our party of three ladies over 50 we booked a three berth and here ... Read more
jkjkjk
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
Airport:Helpful thomson staff at check in, very quick. Flight:The most cramped seats I have ever sat in. A little better on the way back with a newer aircraft. No entertainment on a 5 hour flight. Sharm airport: Bit of a long wait to get ... Read more
beemerrotherham
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
I just need to state that this is the third time on this ship but it will be our last. We travelled from East Midlands to Sharm el Sheikh airport which all went fine apart from the fact that the aircon wasn't working. An hour and a half ... Read more
Ridgehead
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Trip booked last minute, two weeks ahead, and wanted to try cruising and see 3 major sites of Petra, Pyramids and Luxor while it was cooler. Luckily for us it was also no children. Flights and transfers to ship, ported at Sharm el sheik, ... Read more
joshuamcbuck
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife & our boys aged 12 years & 9 years were on the Thomson Celebration Cruise during this Christmas in 2 nos. outside cabins on B deck. The cabins were comfortable with adequate space to store cloths etc. The food was acceptable ... Read more

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