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We decided on the itinerary, Eastern sunrise,as india was a place we'd not visited, and, knowing the ship had formarly been one of Royal Caribbean, we figured it would be familiar. usually the buffet would be at the aft end of a ship, ... Read More
We decided on the itinerary, Eastern sunrise,as india was a place we'd not visited, and, knowing the ship had formarly been one of Royal Caribbean, we figured it would be familiar. usually the buffet would be at the aft end of a ship, but on discovery it was at the forward part. They had a good variety of dishes which would suit most people. We learned that the previous itinerary had experienced several ports being aborted dur to engine troubles. and our departure was some hours later than expected.We were told that the calls at mumbai and Mangalore would not take place because the ship needed to be in Cochin by a certain date, in order to get the problem sorted completely. The ship seemed to make better speed than expected; later the captain announced that things had improved and we would be able to stop at Mangalore after all. for the first time we had opted for an inside cabin, because there was such a huge difference in the prices of inside and outside, since we didn't intend staying in the cabin all the time. I think that when we'd passed inside cabins that had the door open, they didn't look too bad; but it slipped my mind that with no window, the room was almost pitch black,so the lights needed to be on at all times,unless we were sleeping. Our evening meals were in the main dining room,where there was an arrangement for sharing a table,and it was possible to meet up with different people each night. it wasn't until the end of the cruise we learned that some asked for a table by number,and kept it every evening. the menus were varied, but as we'd found on other ships the plates had a good portion of meat or fish, but only a small amoint of vegetables On the sea days there was a professor who gave a talk about the way the land masses moved over the centuries, creating continents and islands. There were the usual workshops covering different hobbies,and also an Indian group,showing how to dress in a sari, and learn some Indian dance steps.The evening shows were very good; but in the second week someone decided to increase the volume of the singers' mikes,so the voices were shrill screeches. Even with my hearing aide turned off,it was still deafening. A lot of passengers commented on how hard it had been to complete the indian Visa needed and even the transit one for Sri Lanka caused some problems; some people had paid for a visa,although the transit was free, and some didn't get a hard copy. This was where the confusion started. Each person on the Reception desk gave a different answer to questions asked by passengers. Written information said everybody must provide a copy of the transit visa, or entry would be denied. One told me I had to take my phone to the port terminal, link to a hot spot and go through my emails until I found the one that had a visa attachment; I was to forward it to the ship and then they would give me a print out. I told her I had checked my emails for over two weeks prior to joining the ship and knew there were no emails from Sri lanka officials. A different person at Reception said there were many others in the same position as we were, and they were talking to the authorities to get something worked out. we were given a form to fill in our details, together with copies of our passports. Later on we were told to take the forms back to reception,and when it came to going ashore,we sailed throughimmigration. on the morning of our departure from the ship we learnedthat Gatwick was closed,and various stories spread, First of all we were expecting to be calledwhen it was time to diembark, thenthe information said to wait anywhere around the ship, We decided to go down to the ganway to ask when we'd be called,and were told we could go straight off; our bus number wasn't going for some time, but we could get on another one, so we left earlier for the airport.procedure through customs and security was very quick and before we knew it we were in the departure area. The plane was late getting in,and it seemed a long time before passengers and luggage were unloaded. eventually we went on to the plane. Just before take off, there was a a chat from the chief pilot. due to Gatwick being closed down again,we had to make a detour. It was the first time the new route had been taken, and there would not be enough fuel to complete the journey,so we had to stop at Burgas in Bulgaria. Then it was hoped we'd be given the airport we had to go to, hopefully a London one. I guessed Stansted, which proved to be right. Our luggage took ages to come through the carousel and we heard an announcement telling us to go to the information desk. We didn't know where that was, sowe all made our way to the nothing to declare exit. there we found taxi drivers, arranged by Tui to take people to Gatwick where their transport had been parked.We set off, only to see notices that M25 south was closed. once again we detored along country roads, going over QE2 bridge,and up to the Gatwick junction. Luckily we had booked a room at a Premier Inn, and it was almost 5.30 am when we climbed into our beds for a couple of hours sleep.After breakfast at 9.0am we drove home.. I found an email from tui to give some feedback; so i thought I'd give my opinion about their admin,because whoever composed the information was not clear in the way it was put, and when i tried to send it in my email, there was something wrong with their site, which seemed on a par with the written info. We didn't see many dinner suits on the Gala night,and things were much more casual. Sadly, our opinion is that we won't be rushing to do another cruise on Discovery Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
bad bits first ... Do not get me started on the planes madagascar airline (from the film madagascar ) only thing missing was the hula girl on the flight deck dash not impressed one bit for a 8hr flight i plus others were appalled at ... Read More
bad bits first ... Do not get me started on the planes madagascar airline (from the film madagascar ) only thing missing was the hula girl on the flight deck dash not impressed one bit for a 8hr flight i plus others were appalled at being crammed in this plane cold food naff films naff games and.... Kids.... ! i know they have to fly in the cabin space but why shove them in the middle aisle near the back away from toilets why not take note of other airlines let them on first near the front near the toilets kids love toilets on planes for some reason and have to use them at least least twenty times and thats before we have left the shores of the uk. give then a goodie bag filled with crap for them to ferret through come on thomson wake up adults take kids on holiday now a days one film for kids whoop whoop that lasts what 1hr 20 minutes whoop whoop the flight was 8hrs long what they meant to do for the rest of the flight ....oh yeah use the loo !!!! The ship is a tired "Old Lady" Vibrated 24/7 Thomson staff ... Um no comment ! They where far to busy taking selfies and walking around ignoring the passengers no social skills what so ever ! Entertainment sorry but .. Not a good experience the show team thought themselves on a broadway stage ! Very " school production " one singer very out of tune bless her for trying . And one young man didnt sing he shouted out of tune very ouch to the ears ! Thomson did not have their thinking caps on when it came to the ports of call . But where very clever. Ports with nothing of interest got a free bus to the nearest town where as ports with loads of interests and where miles away from anything you had to get a taxi costing a fortune ! In dubai you do get a free bus to a boring non exciting mall ! Be warned taxi from port in dubai to dubai mall will cost you about £25 one way ! Trips are expensive but thats what holiday companies do look around on groupon before you go and get vouchers for your destinations loads of offers on there lot cheaper than what thomson charge plus you can get money off food in the places you visit and at the airport and cheaper parking ! shhh i didnt tell you all that x They love to Tart the "Old Lady" up and are always painting sanding and varnishing Everyday one morning starting at 5.00 am with a sander lol The smell of paint lingers muscat seems to be their favourite port to paint the side of the ship one side on week other side the next and it stinks . I know maintenance has to be done but when your covered in sun cream the dust sticks to you and you end up coughing with the dust flying around . You will have to fight for your sunbeds on the days at sea as in typical brit style as with our german counterparts we love to be up at the crack of dawn claiming our sunbeds with our towels . Due to the lack of space on favoured decks when everyone is laid out they all look look like sardines crammed in a tin ! ANNA'S GOOD BITS In flight safety video well done thomson youv'e got yourself a gold star brilliant only good thing about the flight ! 38+ sunshine in February / March Food hot and very good selection mr chief can cook the meat to perfection but the veg is a little on the shall we say crunchy side typical brits love their home comforts whilst away and hp sauce heinz sauce and good old pg tips tea is on offer as well as what i call posh tea cant comment on the coffee as the stuff should be banned vile stuff ! . Sadly mr chief can not cook scones and the cream is squirty type cream not clotted ( as i come from devon its a bit of a miff subject ) afternoon tea lovely posh cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off i might add . Sadly his cake making skills lack rise and moisture.. I was going to offer to show him how to make a good sponge cake but never did . Lovely meals every night salads that would make a bunny think they where in heaven and puddings omg the hot puddings and custard mine all mine .... Cabin cleaned everyday fresh bedding fresh towels but take your own if you love to wrap up after a shower as they are small not one size fits all type . Beds turned back with a chocolate left on your pillow every night ... Please remove as you get into bed ! Bars well stocked and very quick service well done to them running around in that heat Anna's over all view on this cruise ... Sorry thomson.... Its butlins on the sea ! Nothing wrong with the ship its staff the food the cabins thats all great ... Its the thomson staff and the entertainment needs a overhaul ... Its a shame because you've got a good product there it just needs tweaking in places and good team leaders on board to pull rank on the staff . And change the bloody planes on this long haul flight i know youve got dreamliners hidden somewhere ... Love Anna x Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
This was the first time we had been on the celebration, and it will be our last, having been with other cruise lines , this is the worst ship we have sailed on, it juddered all the time even when in port,towels thread bare , ship very cold ... Read More
This was the first time we had been on the celebration, and it will be our last, having been with other cruise lines , this is the worst ship we have sailed on, it juddered all the time even when in port,towels thread bare , ship very cold in the public rooms when we asked reception why is the ship so cold we were told that it was because it was a little cooler outside, when asked if they could turn the a/con down and put a little heating on to compensate for the weather we were told no. People were sitting in the lounges with their coats on or covered in blankets , food was ok but there was a surcharge of £9.00 for steak which is unheard of on other cruise lines, very few sun beds not nearly enough,people were putting towels on them at 7am in a morning then going back to their cabin, having said this our cabin was spotless ,the entertainment team were great , pity about the other entertainment as the singers were rubbish ,restaurant staff were great nothing was 2 much trouble,very few shops on board , overall we did enjoy our cruise around the Middle East great destinations especially Dubai, to see what Dubai has to offer u need at least 3/4 days there , we saw quite a lot on the hop on hop off bus which for £52 pp a day wasn't cheap . Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
This is our second time on the celebration and will probably be our last. Some of the areas on the ship are looking very tired whilst other areas have been refurbished. I think moving the theatre to its current position was a bad move. The ... Read More
This is our second time on the celebration and will probably be our last. Some of the areas on the ship are looking very tired whilst other areas have been refurbished. I think moving the theatre to its current position was a bad move. The poor entertainers have to practise whilst guests are walking through. The all inclusive package is not all its meant to be . I like a glass of red wine yet I seemed to always get mine in a glass which is no bigger than a sherry glass. To upgrade to the premium package; we were told that both myself and my wife would both have to upgrade because both occupants of the cabin have to upgrade at the same time. Absolutely ludicrous because my wife was happy on her package. So that meant I had to persevere on my sherry glass of the house red which was very mediocre or pay the surcharge to upgrade so I could have a better quality and bigger glass of wine. I have to say that the majority of staff on the ship are excellent. Especially Julie and Rory in the Lido bar and all the staff in Hemmingways. I must also mention our cabin steward Adi who did a really good job of looking after us. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
This was my first cruise for me and my girlfriend. In our 30's, we decided to test the water with a 'cheaper' cruise instead of going all out. Going in Feb meant that we were limited to hot places, hence the Arabian Night ... Read More
This was my first cruise for me and my girlfriend. In our 30's, we decided to test the water with a 'cheaper' cruise instead of going all out. Going in Feb meant that we were limited to hot places, hence the Arabian Night tour. My first impression wasn't a good one when we boarded. After requesting (over the phone) a double bed in our cabin, we were greeted with 2 single beds that cannot be moved. Obviously the cruise was a sell out so no chance of moving. The ship was tired, rooms a bit tatty, roof looked like it would fall at any time and no mod cons. we spent a week shacked up in a single bed - romantic! The thing that made me angry was all the extras. Despite already buying the 'all inclusive' package, we were pushed to upgrade further to the premium deal. This is where they get you as the house wines arnt great, so you want to go premium. Wifi too was expensive when most ports were free. Bingo too wasn't the cheapest at £5 a ticket so add it all together and you start to feel annoyed at thomson. Thats the bad. After a drink on the first day, we decided to enjoy it to the full and the staff were EXCELLENT!!! this is what made the trip. THE STAFF. Anton, Jeffry, Risnillo, and pretty much everyone made this trip exceptional. The weather was rubbish all week but the food, staff, entertainment and facilities were brilliant. So, whats my verdict. would i do it again? Yes, i would! Not because this is the biggest, smartest ship, but the fact we had a week of laughing and felt totally at ease with everyone on the ship. TOP TIPS!! ASK FOR A DOUBLE BED AND GET IT IN WRITING!!!!!!!!! Take a strip extension gang as there are 2 measly plugs in the room. Take ear plugs as i dont care what people say, its noisey!! You either get waves, engine hum, party goers next door or keen sight see=ers at 530am getting up when you went to bed 2 hours before!! Get your sunbeds early on sea days! You wont get one Eat in the waited restaurant. Brilliant staff and food Enjoy yourself! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
6th cruise with Thomson and 4th time on Celebration but am thinking this may be our last. First niggle was complete lack of info from Thomson prior to cruise. Maybe it was because we booked on line but prior information was scant ... Read More
6th cruise with Thomson and 4th time on Celebration but am thinking this may be our last. First niggle was complete lack of info from Thomson prior to cruise. Maybe it was because we booked on line but prior information was scant bordering on non-existent. Yes we got our E-Ticket and maybe if we had waded through all 27 pages we may have found some pertinent info, but for new travellers on the Arabian Nights Cruise, the UAE Dirham is NOT accepted in all ports of call. Separate currency is required in Doha (Qatar) and Muscat (Oman). The latter, the ship didn't have any currency for! Also dress code. We all appreciate the need to modify dress sense when going to the Middle East but ladies (depending on where you visit) you'll need clothing that covers your wrists and ankles and guys, lightweight full length trousers should be packed as a precaution. Next and probably worst were the flights. Our fault, we assumed (don't assume anything with Thomson) that for an approx. 8 hour flight (we flew from Birmingham) that we'd be on the Dreamliner instead we were on the most ancient, cramped 767. Our overnight outward flight was the most uncomfortable, no leg room, ridiculous narrow widths meaning it was impossible to eat anything without elbowing people either side - just dreadful. I'd happily have swapped places with a sardine in a can! Going back on the Celebration (4th time now) was like putting on a comfortable pair of slippers. However we soon discovered that our slippers were getting ragged, tatty, full of holes and seen better days. The ship was sailing pretty much close to capacity and boy did it show. Scramble for beds, long queues when dining and though all the waiters did their best there was such a long wait for dinner courses and drinks. The food was ok. I saw a previous review that said there was no red meat unless a surcharge was paid. Nearly every day there was a beef or lamb option plus plenty of chicken, turkey and pork. Yes if you wanted a premium cut of meat you'd have to pay a surcharge but we found the menu's perfectly acceptable. Sorry but entertainment was poor this year. Didn't recognise any from previous years and with the exception of Charlie, these guys can't sing. Yelling out chorus' is fine but any solo or melodic tunes was way below standard of previous years. Another place to avoid is Destination Services. We asked for a quote for a cruise in December and were given a written quote 3 TIMES more expensive than on-line. After much prodding they did reduce but didn't acknowledge they'd made a mistake. Another time my friend was told by DS staff that she shouldn't be working as it was 10 minutes past when her shift finished. That may have been true and I have sympathy if they are so short staffed but you do not SAY that to a customer. Shameful. The ports of call were ok with Dubai and Abu Dhabi the standard places. Spectacular. Our one big regret and this is a MUST for people who are staying over in Dubai is to visit the city at night time and experience the light shows, fountains, skyline etc.. We didn't since we were so knackered having arrived from an overnight flight on the Tuesday lunchtime. Russle up the energy and get a taxi or shuttle and visit the Dubai Mall at night. Our biggest regret we didn't. Look, we know where Thomson are pitching their cruises in terms of pricing, facilities, ships etc. We do not expect 5 star luxury, even 4 star in places. You get what you pay for so don't go expecting too much if you've paid £600 odd (plus/minus). Our feeling is that the best of the Celebration in terms of staff, talent, waiters etc.. have been cherry picked for the more illustrious in the fleet, Discovery etc.. and what's left is the 'B' team. They all do their best, are grossly under staffed and I'm sure that many of us have found absolute diamonds during our cruise. But there is a level of complacency set in amongst Thomson staff (not ship staff) where customer service (and loyalty for regular travellers) is no longer important. They don't seem happy and standards have definitely dropped. Enjoy your cruise but dampen down your expectation levels a notch or two. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We chose this cruise as the dates worked for us, the weather and the places that it visited. These cities were ones that we hadn't visited before but were intrigued by them. This was our first cruise and thought a week would be ... Read More
We chose this cruise as the dates worked for us, the weather and the places that it visited. These cities were ones that we hadn't visited before but were intrigued by them. This was our first cruise and thought a week would be good for a first one. The flight was over night and it seemed to take a long time to get on board. We had an extra day in Dubai before we sailed, so we got to spend some time in the city. However, there was lots we couldn't do as we had to be back on the ship. The boat had obviously done a few miles and was looking a bit ragged round the edges, but we had a great cabin, quite high up and semi- detached'. The cleanliness was great and the housekeeping chap was very attentive. Overall, the food was good but very British. One thing I really missed from this experience was not being able to take in the cities in the evening, find a nice restaurant and people watch, as we always had to be on the boat to sail to the next port. My biggest complaint was the comic they had one night, he was awful, stuck in the 70's with attitudes to match. Very offensive! I don't think that we will be going on a cruise again any time soon. Also it felt like everything was an excuse to get you to spend more money, we had got the drinks package, but would still have had to pay extra for coffee in the code lounge, certain cocktails, then the excursions, then some of the activities, the list goes on. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
This was our 18th cruise, we even did the Thomson inaugural cruise and Thomson is my ‘go to’ cruise line mainly because of the drinks pricing, many cruise lines charge a 15% service charge for every drink which soon mounts up and also ... Read More
This was our 18th cruise, we even did the Thomson inaugural cruise and Thomson is my ‘go to’ cruise line mainly because of the drinks pricing, many cruise lines charge a 15% service charge for every drink which soon mounts up and also the tipping which is included but we did tip as we felt fit. The atmosphere on the ship in the restaurant was very serious not at all like the other ships which is a big part of my cruise, when the dining room staff do the baked Alaska dance and staff perform during dinner-always well appreciated. One of the managers in there was so serious faced-I never saw him smile once and seemed to be watching the staff intently and made a pleasurable fun time very serious and I was loathed to speak to the waiters in case they got in trouble for talking too much. The cleanliness and food in all areas was faultless, as was the entertainment and people went into the theatre early as it was quite small but then there was an opportunity to buy the best seats, which I thought was a bit much. The sound from adjoining rooms was loud (at night) especially as there were many people with bad coughs etc. which added to the problem but the cabin was very clean and tidy. The duty free prices for alcohol on see days was excellent- 2x1l bottles of Gordons gin for £16. The internet pricing was very expensive but most of the ports had free wi-fi and everybody including staff used this. The excursions were pricey but prices in the Emirates seemed expensive anyway. My main gripe with Thomson is their flexible pricing-so watch the prices before you book as they vary a lot. I booked almost a year in advance and paid over the top but sometimes the all-inclusive prices seemed to rise when the basic price dropped so I would like to see past customers (and there are a lot of people that sail with Thomson all the time-almost like a club) get the best price prices-like frequent flyer tiers without the worry of it being cheaper at another time. I even wrote to the CEO but never got a reply. I have been on the Royal Caribbean ships that Thomson have bought and am sure they will add to Thomsons popularity-hopefully with plenty of sunbeds as it always seems a general cruising hassle. I was disappointed as the flight landed at another airport which was about an hours drive-shame really as the main airport in Dubai is awesome and this one wasn’t very good at all. The itinerary was good and I enjoyed the cruise but will definitely make sure I book another cruise after carefully monitoring the prices. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Have been on a few Thomson cruises which we have enjoyed, this was the first time on the Celebration. We had a disabled room , cabin 100, which was a double, we had ordered a twin, so the steward brought us a very low put me up bed which ... Read More
Have been on a few Thomson cruises which we have enjoyed, this was the first time on the Celebration. We had a disabled room , cabin 100, which was a double, we had ordered a twin, so the steward brought us a very low put me up bed which neither of could use so in the end shared the double, the disabled wet room was very good. We enjoyed the food in the Meridian most evenings meeting some lovely people to chat to, however the Lido buffet resembled a factory canteen with not much main course choice. The food in the Lido on formal night was very poor, surely the menu should be the same in both restaurants whether you want to dress up or not.. The entertainment was ok, nowhere near as good as the Dream last Summer, the show team were often out of tune and appeared to struggle. Enjoyed Dubai and Abu Dhabi, not keen on the other stops, Muscat was a no no with many people we spoke to. So all in all, it was ok, could have been better. The staff, as on all Thomsons ships were brilliant but as someone else said, its time this vibrating old ship got replaced. I believe the Discovery is wonderful, so the sooner they get the other Discoveries, the better. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We chose this cruise as something special for our golden wedding anniversary. When we booked it at our local Thomson shop we told them why we were booking it, and they said they would inform Thomson of our special day. We have only ever ... Read More
We chose this cruise as something special for our golden wedding anniversary. When we booked it at our local Thomson shop we told them why we were booking it, and they said they would inform Thomson of our special day. We have only ever sailed with Thomson many many times but this one might just be our last. The ship itself is past its sell by date, the noise and vibration seems to get louder and louder. Yes the cabins are quite large enough, reasonably comfortable and well attended to by happy hardworking cabin staff. The food is quite good, excellent service in the Meridian Restaurant, but tends to be just lukewarm in the Lido. The show team are very good putting on quite high standard shows most nights. On our special night we were in Muscat and what did Thomson do? Nothing!! We had traveled with friends and they mentioned this to our 2 waiters who immediately recruited a guitarist and sang a couple of songs to us Brilliant. There is nowhere on the ship to sit with friends and enjoy a quiet drink and a chat without loud music of some description being played. One of our friends spent 3 days in her cabin after catching the flu bug that was going round the ship, not only affecting passengers but a lot of the crew as well including the Captain who had to postpone his reception due to illness. The ports visited were so vast it was almost a military operation just to get ashore, in Dubai there was £6 on the taxi meter and we had only just got to the port gates.. All in all a very disappointing cruise as this is not an itinerary where you can easily get ashore and spend a pleasant day wandering around as most of the places visited are massive cities where you cant walk and have to go from place to place via taxi. Its sad to say but Thomson cruises are becoming the Butlins at sea, as a large number of passengers just seem quite content on all inclusive to sit all day long drinking themselves senseless, wandering around the ship, especially in the Lido restaurant, in swimwear, with crew on duty turning a blind eye. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Everything about our time spent on the ship was great - couldn't fault the staff, food, entertainment and cleanliness of all areas. The cabin was very spacious and catered adequately to our needs with plenty of wardrobe space, ... Read More
Everything about our time spent on the ship was great - couldn't fault the staff, food, entertainment and cleanliness of all areas. The cabin was very spacious and catered adequately to our needs with plenty of wardrobe space, hairdryer, safe (which you could use for a fee) & on-suite shower. There was an abundance of delicious food in the buffet restaurant and out on deck - it was always well cooked and hot. This was our first cruise and we booked it at a very reasonable price (all inclusive). However, once on board we were to discover that not everything was included - if you wanted a premium drink (my husband only drinks Guinness) this would mean that we had to pay another £70 each for the upgrade to premium (even though I was happy with the drinks included in the all inclusive deal, because we were sharing a cabin this meant that I also had to pay for the upgrade = £140 on our price. The Costa Coffee shop on board was not included in the all inclusive package - so this meant that if you fancied a Costa Coffee/hot chocolate etc. you needed to pay for it!!! Also, if you wanted to eat a la carte at one of the restaurants you needed to make a booking and pay for your meal. Be aware that the Thomson excursions are pretty expensive and we found it much better to arrange our own. I think we would do a little more research before booking another cruise - as to what exactly is included in the all inclusive and the price of excursions with the company. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising. Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed to walk past the ... Read More
Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising. Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed to walk past the passengers without any communication. Cabin staff worked very hard, and keen to please, our. Cabin was on the outside, but spoiled by air conditioner and engine noise, and vibration at all times Fantastic food, available at any time Great not to have to worry about cash as all inclusive, but this lead to abuse of alcohol especially with youngsters. Great New Year Party organised. Despite an adults only pool, children were often the occupier of this facility. The ship did look dated and tired, but not too big which made getting about easy. Trips, especially the 4 x 4 into the mountains was a complete waste of money, -driver couldn't speak any English, and the entire journey was in silence, photo stop on way back for electric pylon!!- what is that about??- should have complained but just glad to get back to ship.Sight seeing trip in Dubai was also a disaster due to fog- in realty saw absolutely nothing- pity there was no provision when the trip organisers knew the weather was against what the aim was. Unsure if I would cruise again-didn't float my boat! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
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