Thomson Celebration - again !! 5 times now and still impressed. Red Sea Magic cruise once again lived up to all our expectations.
The ship ??
Yes, we know she's got a few vibrations, she's not a new glitzy, state of the art many 000's tons bit of kit but that's what we like about her. She has character and charm (a few foibles too perhaps!) and is spotlessly clean throughout. Our outside deluxe cabin (Deck 8) was excellent although the bathroom could do with a revamp. Our cabin steward Husni, did a fine job.
Well, in the one week I put on more than half a stone !! Nearly always used the Meridian Restaurant for all meals and the food (both choice and quality) was excellent once more - 6 out of 5 !! Our waiter Chris was once more, our professional host - we have had Chris as our waiter for the past 3 years and he always impresses with his his skills, wit and charm. Ably supported by Jerome (asst waiter) and Evan (wine waiter), they make a formidable team.
The crew / staff
Always friendly, always smiling, always willing !! If you treat them right, they will look after you as if you are royalty - but....., we always see some people who think they are above them and they get what they truly deserve; need I say more !
Well, it is a small ship by today's standards but she has most that you will ever need including a sparkling, well equipped gym (with nobody in it !) It can be a bit of a bun fight for the sun beds but you soon get to know the routine.
Excellent/Good for the most part - better than some West End shows we have seen and if you opt to do the 'Back Stage Tour' in the Broadway Lounge you'll be amazed at what they can do in such a small space.
Don't let some others here put you off - most who have written have rated it Good to Excellent; they are the ones who appreciate the good things in life. As for the others - in the words of the great Clarke Gable, "Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn".