Written on: 27/08/2010
My family and I went on the Ottoman Treasures Cruise on Thomson Celebration from 16th August to 23rd August.
This Cruise was a catalogue of failures from start to finish that put passenger lives at risk. It made Faulty Towers a 5 star establishment. Our 2 major highlights of the trip were leaving the ship and arriving on UK soil were Thomson had no further part in our travel arrangements and could not put my family at any further risk.
Below are the failures:
1)Engine failure - meant 2... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2009 by Michael1963 (12 reviews written)
The Thomson Celebration has had a refit in certain areas whch is a good impovemnet ie toilets, public areas. Food quality very good for a budget cruise company. Open dining at night, not tied to early or late sittings in main restaurant. This ship has quite bad vibration like its sister ship the Spirit, even when in port. According to reliable sources this is an incurable problem. Evening entertainment tends to be a repeat of the same shows if you have ever travelled with Thomson before. ... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2009 by BerylC (1 review written)
Overall we really enjoyed the Thomson Celebration cruise and found the general atmosphere to be quite relaxed. Entertainment was very good. Staff excellent. Would definitely go on this cruise again and look forward to researching other Thomson cruises. Some areas of the Ship were shabby.i.e. Lido Restaurant. Most of the trips were really expensive and not a lot of passengers booked them - preferring to make their own arrangements. The Rum & Sun trip was very good value for money and... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2009
We really did enjoy the shows and the drinks prices were good. We did not go in the pools. but lots of people did. We enjoyed our 1st ever cruise on Thomson Celebration .waiters and staff could not do enough for you. We mostly ate in the Meridian resturant and the food was excellence (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2009 by Carol Strutt (1 review written)
First cruise ever with Thomson Celebration on Thompson Spirit July 2007. Loved it. 2nd on HAL Volendam June 2008. Dissapointed in this where it matters, ie friendliness of staff and quality of shows. 3rd cruise Christmas/New Year 2008/2009 Thompson Celebration. If you didn't enjoy this cruise it was your fault. There was plenty to do for everyone. If you want friendly,high standard service with more than a smile Thompson have got it .Feedback from other passengers re several other lines... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2009
We have tried various cruises and always enjoyed them but this is the one I didn't want to end and am immediately looking to book with Canary Island Cruises again. 10.01.09 (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2006 by timcoote
The Iberian Adventure Thomson Celebration cruise was superb value for money, and the staff were the friendliest staff I have come across on any cruise ship. Every meal we had was super and imaginative. This was out twelfth cruise and the best one yet.
The only complaint was that there was nothing to complain about. Everything was perfect, and we have booked again for September. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2006 by TracyP (2 reviews written)
Thomsons handling was good in some ways, but sadly lacking in many others. I only found out about the virus on the last day when we were instructed that the ship had to be "specially cleaned by and outside team" and that we must leave the ship before noon.
This was our first cruise and it wasn't what I expected. I'm used to 4 star hotels, and this didn't meet those standards as far as I was concerned concerning food, but the accommodation was very good, although dirty water coming up the... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2006 by jojothegogo (12 reviews written)
The Canary Island Thomson Celebration Cruise is definitely worth the money. I went for my honeymoon, so I wanted something special. I wasn't disappointed. We had champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival to the cabin, and a lovely card from the staff. All in all, it was a fantastic holiday. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2006 by KathyM (1 review written)
This Thomson Celebration holiday was booked 8 weeks in advance and obviously this left limited scope to get away over the New Year period. We chose to try a cruise for the first time and were a little reluctant to spend too much in case it was not a success, even so it cost in the region of 1,500 each as we upgraded our cabin but did not purchase the drinks package as neither of us are heavy drinkers. We had extras on board with evening meal, Mistral dining room (an extra £15 each on top... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2005 by Martin Waite (5 reviews written)
Where do I start?
Get yourself a cup of tea this might take a while.
Thomson celebration. 4th November 2005 - 11th November 2005
This was our first cruise. My wife and son saved for months to pay for a holiday of a lifetime, as this was going to be my 40th birthday surprise.
We arrived at Tenerife airport (Sofia Riena) late afternoon. We had a good flight from Cardiff. Bags took 20 minutes or so, and we were out through the door looking for our Thompson rep. All the searching in the world... (read more)
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