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80 Thomson Middle East Cruise Reviews

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houseflag
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
2 forum posts
Joined Thomson Celebration on 20th December 2012 for Red Sea Magic Christmas Cruise. Transfers from Sharm El Sheikh airport to port went smoothly and boarding process was straight forward. We had sailed on the ship before , normally on ... Read more
elapatrice
Member Since 2009
1 review
30 forum posts
This was our first cruise with Thomsons and we were a bit wary before going as to whether or not we would enjoy a smaller ship, but all our concerns were unfounded, as we had a lovely time. We flew from Newcastle to Sharm El Sheik and ... Read more
marie cade
1 review
Sailed April 2012
We have just arrived back from doing the red sea magic cruise on board the Thomson celebration ship and we had a fantastic time. we could not fault a single thing. All of the crew bar staff and the restaurant staff were so helpful and ... Read more
Jo Taylor
1 review
Having sailed on a 'mini cruise' on the P&O Ventura 3 weeks prior to this cruise we were told not to expect anything like the size and extravagant ship for the Celebration but had been advised that the service and the atmosphere will be ... Read more
JeanneAl
2 reviews
Sailed April 2012
Wife & I had a flight time from Birmingham at a very civilised 11:40 on Thursday 12 April 2012. Arrival at Sharm El Sheik was 20 min early after a reasonably comfortable 5.5 hour flight. Immigration into Egypt was the usual nightmare ... Read more
ambey
Member Since 2012
1 review
43 forum posts
Sailed April 2012
This was our first cruise and it wont be our last,the crew and entertainment team on the celebration were amazing. I traveled with my mother and 12 year old son,my mother has difficulty walking and uses a walking stick and was quite happy ... Read more
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peter butler
1 review
Sailed March 2012
Arrived on board March 8Th 2012, as it was my birthday treat so we upgraded to big cabins on deck 6,underneath the bridge and paid for the all inc drinks package. We got our money back on the first day ('£49 for drinks package ). ... Read more
Graham Penman
1 review
Sailed March 2012
We took the March 2012 Red Sea Magic cruise having booked late and at a very good discount. We'd read all about the vessel not being the largest or the newest on the seas and we really thought that this might be a no better than a 'Holiday ... Read more
Chris Stansfield
1 review
We have been on Celebration several times and did this Red Sea cruise about 2 years ago. Overall the ship met our expectations and the entertainment, especially the shows, were of a high quality. We also ... Read more
r whiting
1 review
Sailed February 2012
We did this cruise 9th-16th Feb 2012 on Thomson Celebration and enjoyed it very much. On Friday in Aquaba there is a courtesy shuttle to the town (local map available on board). It's an interesting place to spend a while strolling round. ... Read more
blondy
Member Since 2005
1 review
218 forum posts
Sailed February 2012
brilliant holiday from start to finish, fabulous flights, excellent transfers and quite slick considering the number of people embarking at the same time as us, cabin spacious, clean and beds very comfortable, tea and coffee making ... Read more
David
Member Since 2000
22 reviews
663 forum posts
Sailed January 2012
We sailed on the 19th Jan 2012. After a quick transfer from the airport we were greeted by staff in a hut to check in and have photo's taken for ship id. There was a short walk to the actual ship (10mins max). We were greeted on board and ... Read more
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breezy23
1 review
Sailed December 2011
This was our 13th cruise and was booked within the last 3 months. We normally travel with Princess and had never even considered Thomson, I suppose if honest, had made the assumption that it would be comparable to Butlins-on-Sea. How ... Read more
kerry scott
1 review
Sailed September 2011
We did the Egypt and the holy land cruise on the 26th of September for a week and loved it.I have read other reviews for this cruise and just want to get a few things straight. The whole of the staff cant do enough for you.My ... Read more
dawn mugan
1 review
We had a one weeks cruise of Egypt and Holy Land on Thomson Celebration in September 2011. The ship was not the biggest nor the poshest of cruise liners but we had a great holiday all the same as it had a very relaxed and friendly ... Read more
Lochnessmonster1
1 review
We booked this cruise as my mother had always wanted to visit the pyramids and being very relgious also the Holy land,being 75 this year we thought it a good present. My wife and mother in law and two other relatives made it a party of ... Read more
Brian nourse
1 review
My reviews and the other half. Room/ship Me. I thought the ship was ok. It was a bit tired but clean. the food when using the lido was not my cup of tea but the sit down meal was 10/10 every night and I have been on some very ... Read more
Calomax
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
144 forum posts
Sailed April 2011
First of all our Port of Embarkation was Sharm el Sheik but it didn't appear on the list of options.We were on the cruise on 14th April 2011.Embarkation and disembarkation was very simple.Food in the Lido was excellent. We never tried ... Read more
sandra stanton
1 review
Sailed April 2011
One of the worst cruises by far. Firstly thompson flights are far to small for the lenght of the flight. Most we boarded the ship, we realised what a low budget cruise this was. After several days people were going down with the norvo ... Read more
Benefield
1 review
We went on the Thompson Spirit on the 7th April 2011 sailing to Egypt and Jordan - Red Sea MagicWe found the food good and the service excellent and attentive, the waiting staff cannot do enough for you The ship is a little tired, but that ... Read more
JOLLY LACK TAR
1 review
We embarked on the Thompson Spirit in Sharm El Sheikh on 7/04/2011 for the Red Sea Magic cruise.On the 9/04/2011 at least a dozen passengers went down with the Norovirus. We were amongst those infected. All were confined to their cabins. ... Read more
George Lazenby
1 review
Although I have never been in a Butlins camp before, I have seen TV footage and this cruise seemed to match it. On a positive note, the ship was clean and we upgraded to an outside cabin which was impressively large for such a small ... Read more
Cymro1953
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
4,542 forum posts
We were aboard on the cruise departing 31st March 2011.The cruise is described as Red Sea Magic.And it was Magic. We had a fantastic time, met some lovely people and saw some amazing sights we would never have seen without this cruise.The ... Read more
Dorothy currie
1 review
This was my first cruise. I chose it as I wanted to visit Petra Jordan,and the Cairo museum,sphinx and pyramids.the ship was a little tired,but the cabin was adequate,if you can ignore the shower curtain sticking to you as you shower.the ... Read more
Andy B
1 review
What a worry some reviews can give you, this ship had some awful comments that we saw after we booked, had we'd have seen before, we would not have booked. THANK GOODNESS we did not see them because we had an excellent cruise on this ... Read more

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