• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Cruise Line
Marella Celebration
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

248

Very Good

127

Average

115

Poor

53

Terrible

44

Cruise type

596


Titch72 avatar

Titch72

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Brilliant Crew

|

Picked cruise for the places it was visiting and price i.e. Caribbean then on to Europe. Unfortunately the cruise was cut short in Antigua due to coronaviras. We spent 11 days at sea due to this but wasn't bored had ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


Callumj28 avatar

Callumj28

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Little old ship but still very good

I booked two weeks on the Marella Celebration last minute after our original plans fell through. I've cruised before, though never Marella and never on a ship as old or small as the Celebration and after reading ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020


Brizzle avatar

Brizzle

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise. Can't fault anything.

Have just returned from two weeks cruise in the Caribbean. TUI flights were excellent with free drinks, meals and in-flight entertainment. Transfer to ship was easy - straight from the plane. Didn't see our ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020


Deb1784 avatar

Deb1784

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Relaxing holiday from start to finish. Marella Celebration we love it.

This is the second time on the Celebration and only our second cruise. We chose a similar itinerary as last year as we thoroughly enjoy the Trans Atlantic Crossing. We flew to Malaga from Birmingham to join the ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019


Muttly avatar

Muttly

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Itinery Cruise

This cruise was part of a stay & cruise on Marella Celebration departing from Dubrovnik. This was our second cruise on the Celebration this year, the first was a repositioning cruise from the Caribbean in April, on ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


Shauna1234 avatar

Shauna1234

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyable!

We have returned from our cruise around the end and we honestly could not fault the marella celebration in any way. Will start by saying the food in the speciality restaurants is far superior to the food in the main ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


Bellibeau6 avatar

Bellibeau6

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise

Our room was also beside the staff room (we think) so that may give you a clue as to where about a we were. as many times that we walked to or from our room and encountered various staff members every single one ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


kentmick avatar

kentmick

5 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

We have been on the Celebration a couple of times before so we new what to expect. The TUI flight was on time from Gatwick on the Dreamliner plane. The bonded luggage should be adopted at all airports as it is in ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2019


Pam14 avatar

Pam14

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

We chose this cruise as a belated honeymoon and it was my husbands birthday on the 30th. Our cabin was just so noisy, vibrations, clanging and banging and something hydraulic kept going off at various times. I ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


Bobcruising avatar

Bobcruising

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Trying but not really child friendly

This cruise was chosen as a family celebration for a 60th birthday. Our party consisted of 8, and had 3 children. Firstly whilst some renovations and refurbishments have been done the ship is still very ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


BeckyQ avatar

BeckyQ

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Amazing first cruise

We wanted to do something special for our Silver wedding anniversary so we decided on the Adriatic Affair itinerary, where we celebrated our vows, followed by a hotel stay. The whole experience was fantastic. ...
Read More

7 photos

Sail Date August 2019


rbarton22 avatar

rbarton22

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good cruise

Chose this cruise as we were constricted by time and wanted to visit Athens. We had been with Marella before and researched the ship before booking so knew what to expect. Luggage was dropped off at Gatwick and ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


Jivedaddy avatar

Jivedaddy

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Old Girl

Previously sailed on Spirit so layout of ship identical. Seemed like the ship was shaking herself to bits. Vibration from engines was constant and on every deck and location of the ship. Last night in port I was ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


Muttly avatar

Muttly

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Diminishing Standards

Having cruised with Marella (Thomson) since 2011 we were looking forward to another excellent cruise. We did the same repositioning cruise last year, the only problem then was a squeaking from a ship structure which ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Hil4902 avatar

Hil4902

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

BIT OF A TUB BUT CERTAINLY WORTH EVERY PENNY

We needed to go to Barbados and this cruise came up - 7 day cruise - 7 day hotel stay - at a good price. Tui's organisation was fantastic. From check in at Gatwick to disembarking - all superbly organised. ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Sirlaughalot avatar

Sirlaughalot

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Celebration...no cause for.......

We booked this cruise based on our experience on Marella Discovery which we really liked, and although we were aware that this was an older and smaller ship, thought that services and food would be of similar ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


TonyK60 avatar

TonyK60

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful From Start to Finish

This was our first cruise and it certainly won't be our last. After a great flight on the dreamliner we were whisked from Barbados airport to our ship - the Marella Celebration. Everything was extremely well ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


DPB1965 avatar

DPB1965

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Marella Celebration

My wife and myself went on a 2 week cruise aboard the above named ship and prior to going upgraded to a superior room at a cost of almost £700.00. When we arrived on board we didn't even have a double bed. ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


deebbzzii avatar

deebbzzii

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Winter getaway

This was my 3rd cruise , I have always cruised on much bigger ships and I have to say that my first impressions were that the ship was very small and a little dated. But this didn't stop me from having a fantastic ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


maggiee1959 avatar

maggiee1959

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

ok ship

choose this cruise because we went on a med cruise in the marells discovery and loved it . the carabbian cruse ship celebration wasnt as good as the discovery . food was ok ,much better on the discovery though ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


Baza2157 avatar

Baza2157

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Shame about the add ons

This was a great cruise and all inclusive too. Gave our bags over at Gatwick and never saw them until they were in our cabin onboard. Same on the return. Food,crew,entertainment and the housekeeping magnificent. The ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


Maciney avatar

Maciney

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Big let down

We wanted to go home shortly after boarding the ship. The only good thing I can take from this cruise is that the majority of the staff are very helpful and pleasant as one has come to expect from Thomson/Marella ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


Arimar avatar

Arimar

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

GREAT MEMORIES OF THE CARRIBEAN

I travelled with my elderly mother, from the outset I was impressed with the great staff - the cabin crew were unflappable when she collapsed mid flight, gave her oxygen and brought her round. All the crew on the ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


ali1969 avatar

ali1969

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

the ship was lovely ,the crew were friendly ,couldn't do enough for yuri ,the food was hot and always plenty of it, we stayed in cabin 901 deck one which at first i thought we was in the lowest grade but after ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


moilabh avatar

moilabh

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lots to commend would give good but category not available

Cheap last minute cruise, have been Thomson 4 times before The ship is old but spotless. Cabin on level 1 unremitting noise and vibration, awful even with earmuffs. Avoid rear half of the boat and lower levels. ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


Marella Celebration Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.7
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.04
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.5
Family3.03
Enrichment3.3
Service5.04.4
Value For Money4.03.7
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.