Well done Thomson: Thomson Celebration Cruise Review by Dale Williams

Thomson Celebration 5
Dale Williams

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Well done Thomson

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Istanbul
Just returned off of the Celebration having been before was not expecting the glamour of the larger cruise liners but it still lived to our expectations if you are looking for a fun time without the glitz then would recommend this ship which I understand will be Adult only in June. There were only a handful of children on this cruise anyway but in my opinion that will make it even better.
If you like a drink then get the drinks package the only (Not so Good)was the bars kept running out of diet coke and tried to parm you off with coke zero while this is only a preference it made you have to ask again and waste a drink which they got a bit touchy about but soon resolved they also try to sneak the odd local brand drink in so continually had to specifically to make sure it was Bacardi and not Ron Blanca.

Flights and transfer all OK and smooth although Marmaris is 1.5 hrs from Dalaman but it's not to bad.

We had a suite on our first cruise with Thomson but as not More available opted for deluxe outside which was slightly smaller but ideal for us

Some dirty ports in Egypt but that's not their fault so if your not going to the Pyramids stay on the boat!

Overall hats off to Thomson we had a great time we travelled with Cunard In April on the Queen Victoria I would rate the service atmosphere and entertainment far better on the Thomson Celebration Less

Published 05/24/12

Cabin review: DLX004

We booked a week before so only one cabin left a bit concerned as the lift was shown on the plan as next to cabin 004 but we did not ever hear it so for location we liked this cabin

Port and Shore Excursions

Dirty and loads of hassle but required for Pyramids etc Port Said even worse! Stay on the boat

The Dead Sea

Well worth a trip we got a taxi from the port to the dead sea rather than the 11.5 hour tour we left the boat at 9.am and where back onboard by 2.30pm plenty of time to chill out and float for a few hours
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