First time on celebration, choose it because of itinary. Good flights, fab easy transfer and check in onboard. However when we got to cabin, disappointed at age and standard of cabin. Although it was clean it was very very dated. We ... Read More
First time on celebration, choose it because of itinary. Good flights, fab easy transfer and check in onboard. However when we got to cabin, disappointed at age and standard of cabin. Although it was clean it was very very dated. We were well looked after for two weeks by our stateoom attendant Desmond.
Went on deck to take look around, sat by pool and second shock was wTching people's bodies wobble as they laid on sunbed with vibration from ship and she wasn't even sailing.!
Food acceptable, staff very pleasant, but some things again disappointing. We had to wait on several nights for table for two in main dining room, yet often when we were in dining room we could see tables for two empyty, we soon discovered that tables were being saved and we found this to be totally unfair, why have open seating and then allow tables to be saved. We then saw it happen all time, same people in same seats whilst others were told no tables free and having to wait outside....very very unfair and not true to open dining.
Entertainment was ok but hit and miss, some good shows but others like car wash waste of time. Yet Eliza Doolittle brilliant.
We would not return to the ship or recommend, it's too old too dated, too noisy, very bad vibration and cruising not a patch on other cruise lines. There was also outbreak of norovirus onboard in our second week, although staff did their best it wasn't good enough, lack of direction from management, felt no consistency, sometimes staff giving you tea/coffee other times you helped yourself, same with condiments, sometimes bottles of Ho left out so you helped yourself other times someone there dishing sauce out. Poor control of virus, on my return discovered norovirus been onboard several times.
Ship ran aground as we left Albania, and today discovered ship had engine failure in Malta, have to say not surprised I have never heard such noisy, clunky engine.
We met some lovely staff they are credit to Thomson. Saw some lovely ports of call, but overall the feeling of shabbiness too much for us, soot all over tables and chairs on deck, threadbare carpet on stairs, not the quality of cruising we are used to.
Price if Thomson cruises in no way is good value compared to other cruise lines, my advice shop around. We have travelled a lot, cruise 3 times a year, Thomson overpriced and poor quality in comparison. Sorry Thomson! Read Less