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Cruise Line
Marella Celebration
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

248

Very Good

127

Average

115

Poor

53

Terrible

44

Cruise type

44


Maciney avatar

Maciney

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Big let down

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Raymondo49

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Let’s vibrate

All went wrong from the flight we took 7 hours 30 mins to get to Malaga we sat on granada runway for over two hours. We have not long come back from this ship Marella Celebration well where do I start the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Disappointed Cruiser!

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

First & Last Cruise!!

Recommended by travel agent as smaller, more intimate ship for our first cruise. We upgraded at a further cost of £394 to a deluxe cabin as I’m a bit claustrophobic. On an all inclusive basis. (Turns out that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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aprowting

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Will never cruise again

An expensive upgrade to a balcony cabin, first impressions was the damp and stained bedding, from mattress protector to sheets and pillows. Cabin very dated, shower curtain (why) with many occasions standing waiting ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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funkysuzy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not a Celebration

The ship is extremely dated and very shabby indeed. Its in a total need of refurbishment. Its such a mismatch. The vibration of the ship was terrible to the point where ladies earrings were swinging and glasses ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Merlinchampion

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Clapped out ship

Our third cruise with Thompson, the first two very enjoyable, but this will be our last. If you want a time expired tatty ship and a company that wants to up sell the minute you are on board, this might be perfect ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Ph1958 avatar

Ph1958

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not happy

First of all this is not my first cruise my 3rd in the last 12 months Marella Celebration is a old ship and feels old passages are mostly 99 percent on all-inclusive and Are drinking most of the day and not ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Pam onboard

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Time for ship to be put away

First of all this was my 4th cruise in the last 16 months and thankfully I know there are better cruise lines & ships out there. Straight away after the captains reception you know this cruise is not going to ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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tracy 2017

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Marcella celebration should retire

This cruise was the first for my partner and the third for myself. My partner has been put off for ever cruising again. This ship should of been weighed in along time ago, we were never told that the norovirus was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Brooko avatar

Brooko

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointingly Bad

We have done over 20 Thomson cruises and although most of the ship particularly the cabins are tired we have always enjoyed the entertainment and cruise. This one was shocking....the entertainment team spent more ...
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Sail Date November 2017


MikeBR avatar

MikeBR

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Vibration in Deluxe cabin 203 caused sleep deprivation

We are retired,we holiday at least 6 times a year and at the Glasgow cruise show in 2016 we were taken in by this cruise as it was somewhere we had wanted to go for years it sailed from a port only 90 miles from our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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1anne

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Itinerary good

We saw everything we hoped we would see and it was lovely. However, the ship itself was very poor. Within an hour of boarding the Captain informed us that there was a "level 3 sanitation" in progress. We soon ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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JimmyTheSaint

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise with Thomson

We choose this cruise because of the ports of call, knowing the ship was old but had some very positive reviews. My goodness what a disappointment...total garbage. This ship just does not compare in terms of quality ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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LKESTO

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN WITH THOMSON!

Wouldn't book a Thomson cruise ever again! Poor flight, horrible airport miles from the port as they don't fly to the nearest international one. Very old ship, very noisy and bathroom in badly need of updating. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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louloo22

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Shocking ship, shocking holiday-makers-shame on Thomson

The cruise was billed as a luxury cruise, lovely ship and service. The opposite was true. Embarkation was easy and we were on in minutes, after a long flight (Thomson an hour delay too) we needed to rest. First ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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aged cruisers

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Celebration disappointment

standards are dropping as they are returning the ship to the owners in Sept 2017.It appears no maintenance is being done. No hot water for 3 days. Toilets blocked. No one is interested in your cabin problems. No ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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njbohun@hotmail.co.uk

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

1970's Butlins on the Sea

The Cruise was meant to be a 5 star cruise. What a joke. The room had light fittings that did not work, the shower flooded, the "entertainment" was totally rubbish - the only thing funny about the comedian was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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clarkie48

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Never, Ever Again

My husband and I have been used to sailing on large ships but thought we would go on the Celebration for a change of destinations etc. We joined the ship in Dubrovnik. As we embarked I could smell something like ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Hazel Marr

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Definitely Not a Platinum Cruise; More Like Iron

Our biggest complaint was with reference to the food onboard. This is the only ship amongst a number of cruises we have taken where we have not wanted to eat! We are not fussy eaters but we really DID NOT enjoy ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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TonyBooth

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly!

My partner and I have cruised with several holiday companies before, both separately and together, so this is a reasonable and comparative review of our Thomson Celebration experience. Our intention here is to be ...
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Sail Date April 2015


TonyBooth avatar

TonyBooth

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly!

(A review of our Transatlantic Moments holiday) My partner and I have cruised with several holiday companies before, both separately and together, so this is a reasonable and comparative review of our Thomson ...
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Sail Date April 2015


LJO90 avatar

LJO90

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor and Disappointing

We returned a couple of weeks ago and I'm still kind of upset about how badly we were treated whilst on board. The ship is a little down in the dumps and could likely do with some work. The information on the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


green tomato avatar

green tomato

1 Review Written

The Thomson-celebration ship is WELL PAST ITS SAILING DATE!!

Better late then never... My Husband and I took a Cruise on the Thomson Celebration ship ! Believe me there were NOTHING to celebrate about !! We were told the ship had recently been refurbished but there were ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Two old Shippers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thomson Celebration, nothing to Celebrate on this Ship

This is our third cruise with Thomsons and probabley the last. We went for an inside cabin on deck one because of the price. We have paid the same for a balcony cabin with another cruise line in the past. This was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


phillydog avatar

phillydog

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very poor holiday

Simply the worst cruise we’ve been on from start to finish. Despite the generally excellent staff and ok food the overall standard was dreadful. Cramped down at heel cabins (and we paid for an upgrade!), ...
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Sail Date January 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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