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105 Thomson Middle East Cruise Reviews
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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
1 helpful vote
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
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
sarah
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
Sailed February 2011
Landing at Sharm, we knew it was a mad airport but a Thomson rep was waiting and we bypassed all the long queues to get our cases and walked straight onto a coach. Embarkment was easy and well organised, from landing to walking onto ship ... Read more
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Margaret Brown
1 review
Sailed February 2011
This was our sixth cruise with Thomson and sorry to say very disappointing. The vibration and noise on the ship was just horrendous. I cost me several nights sleep,( I was so tired at 5:30 in the morning I was in tears at reception though ... Read more
mwbarnes
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect but we were not disappointed. The ship was clean and comfortable although beginning to look it's age and some area's could do with refurbishment. Our cabin was at ... Read more
Enchantica
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 forum posts
This was a bit of a magical mystery tour as we were due to join the Celebration on 17th February 2011 - when things were still very unsettled in Egypt. About a week before we were due to sail we spotted that our itinerary had changed ... Read more

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