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Marella Celebration
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Traveler rating

Excellent

248

Very Good

127

Average

115

Poor

53

Terrible

44

Cruise type

127


Callumj28 avatar

Callumj28

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Little old ship but still very good

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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 ...
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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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Hil4902

2 Reviews Written

17 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. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tedsmum

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Far better than expected

Sailed on marella spirit in October and was very disappointed it was tatty an average so was a bit worried about marella celebration as it's the Sister ship an had not known this when I booked but was very ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ROBINDAVIES

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

SHIP OF SMILES

We were looking for an autumn two-week cruise that didn’t breach any of our red lines: 1) must be fairly cheap: 2) must be able to dine at variable times that we choose, not at a fixed time chosen by them. It also ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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MagsyH

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Can’t wait until my next cruise

We tried the majesty last year and were so impressed we decided to do the next one up ie the celebration. We had a large delux cabin which we had booked however we were given a queen bed instead of twin beds as ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Cornethead

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers; Eastern Med (Marella Celebration)

We were recommended this ship by a family member who had cruised with her before. the size of the ship was a factor we took into consideration as we didn't want to "go large." We flew from Doncaster Airport and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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winniebooboo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

1st cruise

This was our first cruise and chose the Sail the three seas because we liked the destinations which we hadn't visited before. We liked the idea of all inclusive so we knew we didn't have to worry about a large ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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High Seas On

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

All Aboard!!

We as a couple in our 60s always choose Marella (formerly Thomson) for our cruises. The smaller ships are our choice as they are friendlier and more intimate. Great crew, always greeting you with a smile. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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jazenmaatzer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding service, food... everything- Shame about the weather

We went in April and with Spring being the windiest season of the year, I knew I needed to strap myself in for a bumpy ride. NOT what I was expecting. Embarkation: Really easy and stress-free. Check in at the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Sally V Lamb

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Marella Celebration Sail Three Seas cruise review

Chosen as interesting itinerary in the eastern Med. Flew Manchester to Dubrovnik and security tagged at the airport and sent straight to the cabin and vice versa on return. Very good service and all passengers ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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angiedawson63

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A good break away from home

STAFF: The staff were all polite, well mannered, very customer focused, impeccably dressed, clean and easily identifiable. They could not do enough for us. We felt valued throughout. Some had more confidence than ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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sharonMartin

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Old Ship, Good entertainment, friendly staff

We enjoyed our week long cruise on Celebration. It's an old ship and showing it's age but kept clean. There was some vibration and the movement of the ship was felt which isn't as evident on the larger, newer ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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chicopus

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Value for money cruise

We choose this cruise as it was value for money (i.e. affordable!) - particularly for single cabins, and we were not disappointed overall. For those people looking for the cruise experience and luxury, this isn't ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Bozaboy

3 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Old girl still performing

This cruise was the first part of a cruise and stay holiday, and we were a little bit apprehensive about going back to an old ship ( a very old ship) we started our cruising holidays on thomsons and the defunct air ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Lottelliott

3 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Gems/Coral Islands

This was the first cruise my partner and I had been on. We were unsure of what to expect but this ship was recommended to us by a friend of the same age so thought we would give it a go. The ship is quite small ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Angryhaggis63

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

New Year Cruise 2018

This cruise ship is one of the smallest in the fleet, and therefore does not have a large amount of things to do. The interior is tired but they have updated the carpets and curtains. Accommodation: Typical ...
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Sail Date January 2018


canman273 avatar

canman273

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Good value. Some problems

There is a lot to recommend this ship. 1. It is excellent value for money. 2. The food overall is very good. Whether you eat in the main dining room or the buffet there is always lots of choice and the quality ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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gillyg

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

1st time Celebration

We have sailed with Thomson 4 times previously (Destiny, Majesty and twice on the Dream) always enjoyed the ambiance of the ships and this time was no different. All the staff we encountered were great. Our ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Chris Matthews avatar

Chris Matthews

3 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Another very good cruise on Thomson Celebration

We are regular cruisers with Thomson. We wanted a cruise when the weather was starting to cool down from the heat of the summer. The ship is showing signs of age but we prefer smaller ships with lots of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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luckybobby06

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

1st time cruise. Loved it

This was our 1st cruise and being very apprehensive of going into the unknown, We are so glad we booked this cruise Sailing from Newcastle was great only being a few hours up the motorway. Embarkation went smoothly ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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MandynPete

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First cruise, loved it

Decided to do this cruise as goes from Newcastle, easy to get to for us. Loved the Fjords, very scenic and loved the places we docked in. Norway is very expensive though, we were warned about this so no surprise, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Feenee

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on the 'national treasure actress' of the cruising world

Seeing St Petersburg and Tallin were on our wish list and with the ship sailing from North Shields (30 minutes from home), this was a no-brainer! Embarkation was a little chaotic with staff everywhere shouting ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Sally V Lamb avatar

Sally V Lamb

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Treasures of the Baltic July 2017 review

Have been with Thomson to the Baltic previously but choose this itinerary as covered all the Baltic Capitals - Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. St Petersburg is still the jewel in the crown and there is so ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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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