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Thomson Celebration

One of the smaller, intimate ships in Thomson Cruises fleet, the Thomson Celebration was refurbished with new features and facilities in 2013.

More About Thomson Celebration
  • Ship in Detail
  • Facilities
  • Cabins
  • Deck Plans
  • Statistics

With a similar pedigree to Thomson Spirit, this 1,264-passenger ship began life at Holland America Line’s Noordam which first entered service in 1985. The ship underwent a refurbishment in 2005 when it joined the Thomson Cruises’ fleet; while a makeover in 2013 saw the introduction of 20 balcony cabins and the arrival of the Coffee Port in the Explorer's Lounge - one of the Wi-Fi hotspots around the ship. Thomson Celebration has an excellent selection of dining options, particularly the Hot Stones Grill at the Terrace Grill and Kora La Asian Restaurant - the latter introduced in 2014.

All cabins come with air-conditioning; flat-screen TVs; hairdryer; as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. There are 10 categories of accommodation. These range from 139 to 172 sq ft Inside and Outside cabins; 204 sq ft Deluxe cabins; 279 to 290 sq ft Suites as well as a 450 sq ft two-room Presidential Suite. All Deluxe cabins on Deck 9 have balconies and Suites on Decks 7 and 9 have an attractive trellis-style room divider. There are also Inside and Outside cabins on Decks 2 and 3; and four cabins, forward on Deck 7 are wheelchair accessible.

The spacious waiter-service Meridian Restaurant is warmly decorated and offers open-seating breakfast, lunch and dinner. With interiors that echo the exotic menu, Kora La serves authentic Asian dishes. Guests who want to indulge themselves head to the intimate Mistral’s Restaurant where modern British cooking is fused with hints of French cuisine. The Lido Restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining areas and offers a good choice of hot and cold meals, from cooked breakfasts to lunchtime carvery; as well as casual dinners and late-night snacks. During the day the outdoor Terrace Grill serves freshly-cooked omelettes at breakfast; lunches of salads, pizzas and pastas; while at night guests can cook steaks to perfection on hot stones.

The entertainment team host a range of daily activities, including poolside trivia, live music and demonstrations such as cocktail-making and ice-carving. There's bingo, golf putting challenges, and shuffleboard. The ship's two-tier Broadway Theatre stages shows such as ‘Pop Goes the West End’ and ‘Cameron's Classics’, which feature a range of Cameron Mackintosh classics, from shows such as ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Mary Poppins’.

We like many of the bars on board, especially Hemingway’s, Liberties and Horizons. There are two pools - the family Lido pool on Deck 5 and the adults-only pool on Deck 8. For a ship of this size, Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon feels large with five treatment rooms where therapists offer a section of massages, from Swedish to Hot Stone, Shiatsu and Lymphatic Drainage.

 

Other

Gift Shop

Medical Centre

Technology

Internet Access Lounge

Satelite Telephone

Relaxation

Health Club

Spa

Swimming Pool

Recreational

Card Room

Library

Nightclub

Food and Drink

24-hour Room Service

Buffet Magnifique

Gala night

Hemingway's Bar

Lido Casual Restaurant

Meridian Restaurant

Terrace Grill

The Meridian Restaurant

Zilli Restaurant

Entertainment

Cinema

Hemingway's Casino

Horizons

Liberties

Fitness

Deck Sports

Gym

Oceans Health Club

Sports Deck

inside

Inside cabins have either one queen size or two single beds, which are either side by side or in an L-shaped configuration. Four berth cabins have twin beds and two upper berths which fold down. These cabins have additional wardrobe space. All cabins have 2 full length wardrobes, en suite bathroom with shower and WC, colour TV, safe at a charge and hairdryer. All are fully air-conditioned. Standard cabins are between 144-177 square feet
Inside

outside

Outside cabins have either one queen size bed or two single beds, which are side by side or in an L-shaped configuration. Four berth cabins have twin beds and two upper berths which fold down. These cabins have additional wardrobe space. All cabins have 2 full length wardrobes, en suite bathroom with shower and WC, colour TV, safe at a charge and hairdryer. All are fully air-conditioned. Standard cabins are between 144-177 square feet. Outside cabins have a porthole.
Outside

suite

The modern, spacious and well-appointed suites have king size beds, a separate lounge area and en suite bathroom. Each air-conditioned suite is equipped with a mini bar, hairdryer, picture window, safe at a charge and colour TV. The sofa converts to a bed and can comfortably accommodate a third person. Suite sizes are between 279-294 square feet. Please note: The view from some suites may be obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin to guarantee an unobstructed view.
Suite
  • Year Entered Service 01/04/1984
  • Tonnage 0
  • Total Passengers 1350
  • Total Crew 0
  • Ship Width 90
  • Ship Depth 24
  • Total Decks 10
  • Total Lifts 7
  • Length 704
  • Refurbished Date 01/05/2005
  • Cruising Speed 18