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Thomson Celebration Review


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Review Details:
Reviewer Name: Adele G
Date Of Birth 24/09/1980
Past Cruises: None-this was our first cruise
About Reviewer: We loved the idea that every morning there was a different view outside when we ate breakfast!
Destination: 'Colourful Coasts'-Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Madeira, Morocco, Lanzarote
Reviewer Country: kings lynn
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Ship: Celebration
Review Date: Feb 19, 2009
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I could not disagree with Mr Tim Arguement more, I'm afraid.

We went on the Thomson Celebration for two weeks and we found it faultless.
Here is some of what they have to offer:
*There is a West-end quality show every night (repeated later, for those who missed the earlier show), which is performed by a team of ten people, who work tirelessly, during the day, as well as at night)
*There are three different groups of musicians, who regularly entertain both inside and outside, and are highly talented.

*Libertie's bar is always a great place to be, as there's always something new and interesting happening-the show hosts there are hilarious!
*All of the ship's staff are extremely hard working, and amazing, as they never stop and are always cheerful.
*The food is amazing,(always something tasty available, whatever the hour!) *The cabin we were in was perfect for us, and although we were on the lowest deck, it was still brilliant. We were right up at the bow-end of the deck, so we could hear the waves hitting the bow, but nothing to worry about. Probably worth booking a midships cabin, if you are on deck 1/2, if it is available, which you have to pay 35 extra for.
*All cabins are made up TWICE a day-once in the morning, and once later on, and the cleaning hosts work endlessly.
*The destinations were brilliant, with quite a variety of excursions for each one, and they were well planned and well thought-out.
*Although we didn't require the kid's club, it seemed ok, with four members of staff running it.
*The cinema had a different up-to-date film every day, the internet was very quick and not too expensive
*Every evening you get 'Cruise News' under the cabin door, which gives a useful and informative four-page daily read, detailing information on the next day's port of call, where on the ship to disembark when you arrive there, staff info, ship info, daily events on the ship, announcements (birthdays, anniversaries, etc)

Yes, the sunbeds were always popular, but it didn't bother us, as we left the ship at each port to explore somewhere new. And why criticise the other people on the ship? They were there for exactly the same reason as everyone else-to enjoy themselves somewhere different and warm each day(when England had the snow!) Many people were there for their second or third cruise on Thomson Celebration.

The day at sea, was far from boring-we went to 'Captain's Corner' which is your chance to ask the captain any questions you have, and to hear a bit more about the ship, etc. Then there was Cocktail mixing and juggling after, which was great to watch!

Ok, so it's not 24-carat gold everywhere you look, with waiters and stewards falling over themselves to help you; it doesn't look like a huge hotel block on a floating pontoon; and the brochure we received was not printed with gold leaf (unlike other cruise lines, for example), but if you want a 7 star holiday-then go to Dubai! That has the sea surrounding it everywhere and warm/hot weather too!
And the ship? So what if it vibrates a little-this is the ship's generator-How else do people think that the electricity is generated for all the cooking, cleaning, lighting, cinema and West-end shows? Surely it's all part of accepting that you're on an older ship! (It is 25 years old, but you'd never know!). So if you're not remotely interested in ships, or the sea, why go?!?

And why, oh why do people spoil their holiday by looking for petty cracks or damp in their room or cabin?
I never, in my life dreamed that I would get to go on a cruise! It was the best value holiday I've ever had! I've never been at Sea for such a long period of time, but it was fabulous.
Highly recommended to all!

Cruise Positives:
Absolutely everything! More than excellent value for money!

Cruise Negatives:
Absolutely nothing!