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Marella Celebration Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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eastern med, repositioning

Marella Celebration Cruise Review by Coalman

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  • Sail Date: Apr 2011
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean

Hi Everybody!We have just arrived back from the Thomson Celebration Cruise to Haifa, Alexandria, Pireus, Turkey, Rhodes etc....Bl**dy Fantastic! :-)We flew out to Cyprus and then ( after some poor organisation at the airport, direction to wrong coaches for people etc ) we were off.The weather was cooler than we expected, we needed a top jumper and a few days a RAINCOAT! But that still di not detract from the thrill of being in Jerusalem and Bethlemhem on Good Friday! Or seeing the pyramids and King Tuts Treasures at Cairo Museum, AWESOME!II I may, I have a few tips though. * Take something to do on the plane for the 4 1/2 hours! We had NO entertainment on the return flight, and the stewardess told me that would be the case for all of May. Tiresome journey.* Cairo Museum, don't pay for extra and go into the Mummies Room. Its not really worth the cost (the GUIDE on the coach charged us £20 each, which I believe was not the real price!!!) and also, you get so little time in the museum and there are LOTS of other fascinating things to see.* Be prepared for whistle-stop stops! Unfortuneately, we had as much time in the 'stop-on-the-way-back' souvenir shop as we did at the Pyramids! * Be prepared for all beers on board the ship to cost you £3.25 a pint, or can!And I found the cans had more life about them....they had to 'work the pump' to get a head on the bitter ....best have cans!* If you visit Rhodes, take a cammera! Rhodes Old Town is a marvelous place for pics ! Just amazing...I will tell you know more.* And as usual, all the trips are overpriced, but what do you expect?The staff on board the ship were just superb, no job was too much for them. Just ask the waiter...and off they would go and retuen with a beaming smile and your required tea, coffee, beer, food!And on the subject of food! I ate so much ! Couldnt fault it!If any is on the Celebration in the near future, if you happen to bump into Pam Jarvis, the Social and Welfare lady, please say 'hello' to her from Paul and Kim. She treated us REALLY well, and typifies the staff on board, at all levels...We had a wonderful time, even though the Factor 20 didnt have to come out the bottle!


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