Thomson relaunched the Celebration under the Platinum Cruises, the ship has had some big refurbishments and a lot of the ship is now brighter and more airy feel to it. However Thomson appear to have decided to have the concept of upgrading the ship only for passengers to the get less for their money?
24hr buffet resturaunt is no longer the late night buffet finishes at 1am, this had no effect on our holiday as we have never previously used this but customers on previous cruises should be aware of this. There appears to be less bar waiters and drinks staff in all bars as well as the buffet resturaunt. The cinema has been turned into more rooms and Thomson informed us that they would be showing more films in cabins however this meant during a 14 day holiday 7 films shown on three channels on rotation. Suddenly the best seats in the theatre are reserved for passengers paying a further cost of £8.95 per person per show. The House wines have been changed from le piat do'r (average French table wine) to a cheaper Italian wines.
Overall the cruise was excellent however Thomson let the ship & staff down by some of the changes they made and the constant extra surcharges/ optional extras they appear to have gone into overdrive looking for things they can add an extra charge to.
Cabin was clean fresh and well kept.