Thomson Celebration. Home and still swaying: Thomson Celebration Cruise Review by Auntiebones

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Thomson Celebration. Home and still swaying

Sail Date: April 2014
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Tenerife
This was our fourth Thomson cruise having previously travelled on the Destiny, Island Escape and Majesty. We took our two teenage boys on the Majesty and now the Celebration. As a first impression we were not wowed. Nothing to show a platinum status. We did not join in any daytime activities as we went off ship. In fact there was very little to grab our attention and nothing for the boys. The odd events were always when the ship had docked and the teenagers were on dry land. We enjoyed the quizzes each night in liberties. All the evening shows in the Broadway lounge were brilliant. Suitable for all ages except for the UK comedian who insisted on talking about gardening- but of course he was referring sex and the kids were not meant to understand. I avoided his late night show. We mainly ate in the Meridan restaurant. Open dining but we had the same waiter at the same table every night. Food was of good quality throughout the ship but I felt it lacked seafood and fish. Salad was very More basic. The waiters served all the food for the first two days then we could serve ourselves in the self service restaurant. The cabin staff were wonderful and all staff were polite and courteous. No problems with transfers. Got fed up with having the wine package put under our nose as soon as we arrived at the port. ( but it was good value) No soft drink or beer packages. Oh nearly forgot, the main point of my review. From the moment we got on board we could feel the engine running. The ship felt very unstable. Once we were moving we had the rumble of the engine and the rocking to contend with. Swell was 1.5 metres and we felt every one of them. Even in calm waters we could feel the movement. Even the wine glasses could be seen shaking. Over all you get what you pay for. Certainly nothing platinum about it but very clean throughout. Its the smallest of the ships we have sailed on and would avoid it simply because of the swaying. Less

Published 04/24/14

Cabin review: 446

basic cabin. L shaped beds. has hairdryer. Very impressed with storage space with two full length wardrobes with plenty of hangers. An interesting subject was sockets. we had one two pin, one American two pin and the TV on the wall was a UK three pin. Problem was that the first two are set so close to the desk that the adapter and iPod charger didn't fit. The easy fix was to use the TV socket and balance the pillows high so the iPod could dangle from the wall. Proper shower cubicle rather than wet room. TOP TIP. The magnetic safe key will operate every safe. As we had two cabins we used the same key for both boxes.

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