1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Marella Celebration
this was a typical thomson cruise great staff great food , the ship is just showing it's age . cabins old the pa cannot be heard in the cabins . having said this the cruise was great because of staff on board nothing was to much trouble Mario and robins where the best bar staff on the cruise. We were at the front of the ship and got most of the beating when the sea was rough. The ship judderred all night therefore not much sleep. The Celebration is a lovely ship with down to earth wonderful people however she is getting tired. We have cruised on her before and she was wonderful. Cruise Itinery we boarded the ship at Dubai everything was fine cases arrived on time at our cabin, the bar was open, the food was being served. Happy days just as we expected. We then went to bed and woke up in Doha Qatar. Got the free shuttle to the local market the city was spotless the market was friendly with no hassle a great free excursion. Then we sailed to Muscat Oman. This is a dry state so we stayed onbourd all day at the bar. Khor Fakkan. This port is on another planet all the passengers had to disempark walk through a tent and pressent passports then go back onbourd. This was not the fault of Thompson but this port was a cargo port. Another day at the bar. Next day at sea and the drinks were flownig. Wonderfull. Day 4 we woke up in Abu Dhabi, this was a great place to stop with loads to do, we got the free shuttle to the shopping Mall and went on the ferris wheel and took loads of pictures lots of window shopping and even bought a Mc Donalds which we never eat at hime. Back to the ship and the bar.Last day Dubai fantastic.

Great staff but the Celebration is feeling old

Marella Celebration Cruise Review by bariq1

12 people found this helpful
Trip Details
this was a typical thomson cruise great staff great food , the ship is just showing it's age . cabins old the pa cannot be heard in the cabins . having said this the cruise was great because of staff on board nothing was to much trouble Mario and robins where the best bar staff on the cruise. We were at the front of the ship and got most of the beating when the sea was rough. The ship judderred all night therefore not much sleep. The Celebration is a lovely ship with down to earth wonderful people however she is getting tired. We have cruised on her before and she was wonderful.

Cruise Itinery we boarded the ship at Dubai everything was fine cases arrived on time at our cabin, the bar was open, the food was being served. Happy days just as we expected. We then went to bed and woke up in Doha Qatar.

Got the free shuttle to the local market the city was spotless the market was friendly with no hassle a great free excursion. Then we sailed to Muscat Oman. This is a dry state so we stayed onbourd all day at the bar.

Khor Fakkan. This port is on another planet all the passengers had to disempark walk through a tent and pressent passports then go back onbourd. This was not the fault of Thompson but this port was a cargo port. Another day at the bar.

Next day at sea and the drinks were flownig. Wonderfull.

Day 4 we woke up in Abu Dhabi, this was a great place to stop with loads to do, we got the free shuttle to the shopping Mall and went on the ferris wheel and took loads of pictures lots of window shopping and even bought a Mc Donalds which we never eat at hime. Back to the ship and the bar.Last day Dubai fantastic.
bariq1’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Marella Celebration price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Cabin 0200
Cabin was beautifull and the house keeping was fantastic, however the ship judderred all night therefore no sleep for the whole cruise.
  Marella Celebration Deck Plans