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21 Thomson Safaga Cruise Reviews
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Member Since 2013
1 review
My wife and I had promised ourselves a cruise around our Silver Wedding Anniversary and our wish was granted ! Having had a bilateral total hip replacement with my second op. just a couple of months prior to my travel and our horrid 2013 ... Read more
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed February 2013
We joined the Celebration on the 28 of February at Sh-arm El Sheik and we where not disappointed.From the quick embarkation to getting our cabin was first class.Its a pity THOMSON flights are not the same! We took this cruise with my ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
After reading a couple of bad reviews before we left i was very dubious about this cruise, but from the minute we stepped foot on the ship to the minute we stepped foot off the ship i could not of found one fault, the food, drinks, staff ... Read more
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
184 forum posts
Hi folks - We just got back from the Celebration yesterday - had a great time. We'd been on her twice before so we could see what had and had not changed. Hemmingways looked the most different for me. All new furniture and carpets and a ... Read more
nasus loves cruising
Member Since 2008
1 review
Sailed February 2013
We went on the Thompson Celebration for a 7 day Red Sea Magic cruise with our 16 year old son. We have previously cruised with Princess and P & O and were advised that Thompson was a more 'relaxed' cruise company. We didn't think so. ... Read more
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
144 forum posts
The Celebration is having a makeover and has new carpets in many of the public areas. Some of the cabins on the lower decks were also being refurbished with double beds being installed and the old TVs were in the corridors. We were on ... Read more
Lord Leuchar
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
The main reason we chose this cruise was the itinerary and also it was a repositioning cruise lasting 11 days. We sailed from Sharm on the Thursday night and spent our first day in Port Sokhna for those wanting a visit to Cairo. The ... Read more
r whiting
1 review
Sailed February 2012
We did this cruise 9th-16th Feb 2012 on Thomson Celebration and enjoyed it very much. On Friday in Aquaba there is a courtesy shuttle to the town (local map available on board). It's an interesting place to spend a while strolling round. ... Read more
sandra stanton
1 review
Sailed April 2011
One of the worst cruises by far. Firstly thompson flights are far to small for the lenght of the flight. Most we boarded the ship, we realised what a low budget cruise this was. After several days people were going down with the norvo ... Read more
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
4,542 forum posts
We were aboard on the cruise departing 31st March 2011.The cruise is described as Red Sea Magic.And it was Magic. We had a fantastic time, met some lovely people and saw some amazing sights we would never have seen without this cruise.The ... Read more
Andy B
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
What a worry some reviews can give you, this ship had some awful comments that we saw after we booked, had we'd have seen before, we would not have booked. THANK GOODNESS we did not see them because we had an excellent cruise on this ... Read more
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
Sailed February 2011
Landing at Sharm, we knew it was a mad airport but a Thomson rep was waiting and we bypassed all the long queues to get our cases and walked straight onto a coach. Embarkment was easy and well organised, from landing to walking onto ship ... Read more
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Margaret Brown
1 review
Sailed February 2011
This was our sixth cruise with Thomson and sorry to say very disappointing. The vibration and noise on the ship was just horrendous. I cost me several nights sleep,( I was so tired at 5:30 in the morning I was in tears at reception though ... Read more
1 review
Sailed February 2011
Flights were on time and trouble free both ways but 5.5 hours into Sharm is a long time, and coming back my knees were touching the seat in front. I wish they would take a few rows of seats out, I wouold be happy to pay a bit more. Can't ... Read more
Bruce Tucker
4 reviews
Not rated Sailed February 2011
We're relatively experienced cruisers and although we have used Thomson before for beach holidays, had fairly low expectations of this trip. How wrong we were, this ship and her crew were excellent throughout. Booking at the last minute ... Read more
We did the Thomson Celebration Red Sea Magic out of Sharm el Sheikh (not shown in the departure listing so I've put Safaga) at the end of November 2010. We were a bit wary as had cruised on the Destiny and were bitterly disappointed with ... Read more
John Bradley
1 review
`First the ship was not as grand or luxurious as i expected. It was small,but clean and most things worked. The cabins were much smaller than i expected. The swimming pools should not be classified as swimming pools- size wise they are ... Read more
Sailed March 2010
I guess Thomson are something of an anomaly in the world of cruising, less of a specialist cruise company, more of a "pile 'em high sell 'em cheap" package holiday operator who happen to have a couple of big boats on the side. It means a ... Read more
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1 review
Sailed January 2010
We booked this 7 night cruise and 7 night stay via Virgin Cruises and for the price of £899 AI really could not fault it, we flew from Luton which was the first time and the airport was very relaxed and not crowded security was a ... Read more
Sue Farmer
1 review
Sailed November 2009
The embarkation process was quite slick and organised and we were on the ship in no time at all being promptly escorted to our cabin on Deck 2 - luckily on the same deck where we accessed the ship. The cabin was of an excellent size ... Read more
UK Cruise Guy
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2008
We booked this cruise as it was a little different. A repositioning cruise from Sharm El Sheik to Palma aboard the Thomson Celebration. The flight from Cardiff was fine and due to the high tail winds, we arrive in about 4 hours and 40 ... Read more

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