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517 Thomson Celebration Cruise Reviews
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Feenee
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Seeing St Petersburg and Tallin were on our wish list and with the ship sailing from North Shields (30 minutes from home), this was a no-brainer! Embarkation was a little chaotic with staff everywhere shouting out what to do and where ... Read more
triciamac
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Never been on an ocean cruise and choice this one because we had never been to any of the countries visited. When we booked the itinerary stated Copenhagen and Oslo as destinations but prior to the cruise we were notified of the itinerary ... Read more
Balerno Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2017
My wife and I chose this cruise primarily for the ports of call which were varied but all interesting in their own ways. The smaller ports such as Fredrikstad and Aalborg were very welcoming and the larger ports such as St Petersburg and ... Read more
giliiansreview
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2017
We are 1st time cruisers, family of four, including two older teenage children. Everything went smoothly, journey and embarkation. Lovely welcome on board by staff. All staff were excellent their whole aim was to keep you happy and serve ... Read more
rory50
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was the first ship we ever cruised on and were looking forward to sailing on it again. Also chose for the itinerary Fire and Ice. Standards have dropped since we sailed with Thomson two years ago. Service in the Meridian restaurant ... Read more
Sally V Lamb
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Have been with Thomson to the Baltic previously but choose this itinerary as covered all the Baltic Capitals - Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. St Petersburg is still the jewel in the crown and there is so much to see. Weather was ... Read more
seasider20
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
17 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had wanted to do a Baltic cruise so the chance to sail from Newcastle was too good to miss. Very handy and well organised. However ough we'd sailed on Celebration two years ago, standards have dropped, in food, service and ... Read more
Tillytat
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Been with Thomson before but never to the fjords so decided to try this one. The fjords was excellent even though the weather wasn't the best, however the ship didn't impress us. We were constantly told the ship was on level 3 hygiene as ... Read more
Walker61
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was the first time i had ever cruised , i went with the hubby and 2 older children (20 + 16) nan and grandad.All i can say is we had a fabulous time fromstart to finish. Yes the cabin was basic but no more than i had imagined and i ... Read more
PX MAN
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We have been cruising with Thomson since the mid nineties and have always found them very good value for money and excellent service, but on this occasion they seemed to be sadly lacking. There had been an outbreak of Noro virus on the ... Read more
jorvic
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Thomson and we were looking forward to visiting Norway. We did our research on the ports of call downloading information and maps that we wished to visit we booked and paid in advance for all the ... Read more
BURKES
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have been on the Celebration before and we knew what to expect. The food in both the meridian and the Lido was excellent with a good choice always hot. The entertainment was not as good as our last cruise they had problems with the ... Read more
margpearce
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We wanted to cruise the Baltics and also the fact that we embarked in Newcastle was a bonus. Embarkation went smoothly. The first day at sea was relaxed and there were plenty of areas to sit apart from the dining areas. Oslo was the first ... Read more
Anduin
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose the cruise for the ports of call. The crew were excellent and all ways very helpful And the food was as we expected good English fair. The celebration is showing its age in places especially in the cabins the one we had 542 was a ... Read more
Hils47
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Overall the cruise was good, the Staff onboard could not do enough to help, service was excellent from the majority of crew members always went the extra mile to accommodate guest needs and answer and resolve any queries or problems. ... Read more
kentmick
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have been on the celebration before so we knew what the ship was like. We flew from Gatwick on the Dreamliner which arrived in Dubrovnik early. Dubrovnik is called a 'bonded' airport which means we checked our luggage in as normal at ... Read more
Alan Haynes
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because it was visiting places we had not been to before and we like to try somewhere different each time we cruise. The cruise was billed as a gateway cruise, calling at ports that gave access to locations further ... Read more
carracross
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this because the itinerary listed ports we had not visited before and also because it returned to Port of Tyne (nearer home). We have been on Thomson ships before & enjoyed all of them. However this was very disappointing. The ... Read more
jayarrscott
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because of its itinerary - Mahon, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena in 7 days - all of which were excellent places to visit. The weather was warm and sunny in the main, which was a bonus. The cabins were ... Read more
lewin and vilma
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our second time cruising and we were celebrating my 60th birthday and our silver wedding anniversary. We flew from Manchester to Malaga and once boarded, we decided to stay and explore the ship and rest up. The ship was very ... Read more
Jivedancer56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was a last minute deal and we decided to go on this cruise as it went to several ports that we had not been to before. Having read the reviews on this web site before we went we were a bit worried about what we were letting ourselves ... Read more
Richdip
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have had several cruises on Thompson's ships and have never had a bad or disappointing cruise and this last cruise met all expectations. This is our second cruise on the Celebration and after reading several recent reviews I was a ... Read more
Mickanney
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary and booked the blessing at sea package and were not disappointed with everything that was included in it. Dinner with Captain John, his wife, one of his daughters and our ... Read more
LizzyJeep
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Couldn't fault this cruise at all. The staff, food and entertainment was exceptional. Ok, the ship maybe a little old but all areas were clean and comfortable, as for the reviews about the vibration, this is minimal and not even worth ... Read more
gailybabes
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
17 helpful votes
So here is my review of my first ever cruise on the Thomson Celebration (Mediterranean Sunrise). Obviously I have nothing to compare it with as I have never sailed before, but I have stayed in dozens of hotels worldwide so I will try to be ... Read more

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