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Cruise Line
Marella Celebration
Destination
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Traveler rating

Excellent

248

Very Good

127

Average

115

Poor

53

Terrible

44

Cruise type

53


Sirlaughalot avatar

Sirlaughalot

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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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. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Single cruiser56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Why are singles penalised on cruise ships?

To be positive. Single cabin very clean. Medium sized bed. It also seemed to be good value for money for a single cabin (prior to boarding). No tips. Good and friendly cabin "porters". Negatives. Cabin decor dismal. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Xor37h

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor Excuse for a Cruise

Right from the start this Cruise was a Ripoff. TUI changed flights from Glasgow from 7.30am to 2.30pm, lost 7 hrs straight away and gave us earlier flights on return, basically lost 2 days of our holiday.Said we ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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jeansamantha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing with few good points

My husband and I were due to take this cruise at Christmas and New Year but was called for replacement hip surgery so we put it back until mid February by which time he was doing extremely well. I had upgraded ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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xxSecretshopperxx

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Same old, same old

Spent a fortnight on the Celebration in the Caribbean from 20th Dec 2017 to 3rd Jan 2018 and to be honest it was a great holiday apart from the very very poor entertainment from the cheesy dancers performing the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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criticalstu

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Awful cruise. Whats happened to standards??

We were only on this ship last year travelling from Jordon to Dubai and most things were ok. Been on it before around the Med and that cruise was ok too. However this last Caribbean cruise was extremely ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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whisky.gill@hotmail.co.uk

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

nightmare

Having sailed on this ship & other ex Thomson cruise ships is was quite obvious that not only has the name changed but so has everything else but not for the better. Swimming pool on lido deck billowed out black ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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CardSharkes

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Fire, Electrical Failures & More

Friends had a son who had worked as Cruise Director on this and other TUI Cruise Ships, they thought we would enjoy it. How wrong they were. All comparisons are made with previous cruises, long and short haul, made ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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The Mol

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and angry.

This was our third cruise with Thomsons. We first sailed on this ship 8 years ago around the Canary Islands - a pleasant time enjoyed by all. Earlier this year we enjoyed a week onboard the Spirit around the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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jorvic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Land of the midnight sun

This was our first cruise with Thomson and we were looking forward to visiting Norway. We did our research on the ports of call downloading information and maps that we wished to visit we booked and paid in ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Cybergranny 71

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise let down by poor destination and tours staff

Slightly dated ship but clean with hardworking friendly staff. Food in restaurant and Lido very good. Entertainment good. Friendly happy atmosphere on board. Only problem is the queuing, queue to book excursions, to ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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carracross

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Well hidden treasures of europe

We chose this because the itinerary listed ports we had not visited before and also because it returned to Port of Tyne (nearer home). We have been on Thomson ships before & enjoyed all of them. However this was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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woody45

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very noisy

cruise for my birthday. why do Thomson use old noisy and full of vibration ships? maybe because they buy them cheap 2nd hand from other cruise lines. will never use this ship again -or even Thomson. their idea is ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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HexyGlasgow

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Red Sea Adventure

Flight delayed out from Glasgow.Booked in premium on 767 300.Premium cabin as expected,Arrived Dubai(The smaller airport)Through customs fairly quickly, and then the problems began.Airport very quiet.Only one other ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Gerrr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed ourselves despite the ship!!

We wanted to go to the Middle East. Having travelled with MSC before, which was luxurious, this ship felt like we were on a ferry - very tired and not very impressive. The brochure states that there are dancing ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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stevenn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A "rust bucket" of a ship

My old dad who was in the royal and merchant navy would have described this as an old rust bucket. It looks old and dated and it is. Thomson are clever with their words by saying how long they have had it but its ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Satch Parker

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Tired old ship

Party of four left on 19 December for 7 day cruise aroiund Arabian Cost, visiting Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhadi, Oman. This sis a noisy boneshaker of a ship. We had to change cabins as the engine noise kept us awake all ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Steve Garner

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary

We chose this cruise purely because of the itinerary. It had some of the destinations that we had never visited before. The Croatian destinations were brilliant and well worth a return. However the Celebration ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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philisa

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We booked as a last minute decision because the itinerary looked interesting. Outbound all good and arrived in our cabin about 2 hours before our luggage which we dropped at airport. Ship is tired. Engine ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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trinitytrees

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, Noisy, Old Ship

First time on celebration, choose it because of itinary. Good flights, fab easy transfer and check in onboard. However when we got to cabin, disappointed at age and standard of cabin. Although it was clean it was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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june.ashmore

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

worst cruise we have been on the cabin was awful con didnt work was in bed 4days with a bad chest infection which i never had in my life the medical charges where so expensive good job i had insurance to cover didnt ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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williscris

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

‘ Love it or hate it?’ We hated it!

We decided to try a cruise for the first time as we wanted to see more of the Caribbean, having loved Jamaica and Barbados when we had stayed there. I admit we were apprehensive, not about being at sea (I love the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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sherl123

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Thomson Celebration: Never Again with Thomson

We went for our honeymoon. We arrived in the embarkation area to be greeted by a miserable girl who never once smiled and told us we had to register a debit card with her or deposit £200 on board at Reception as ...
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Sail Date December 2015


racjon avatar

racjon

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again!

This was the second cruise with Thompson for me and my husband and worst. The entire ship is old, tired, dowdy, as was the cabin, the staff underpaid, the general atmosphere of discontent is persistent among them. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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
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