The larger cabins and suites are very pleasant, but the standard cabins are pretty basic in terms of size, layout, daylight and facilities. This is one aspect of the whole experience where the ship does show its age.
All cabins have been refurbished with a warm, contemporary look, and now have flat screen TVs and modern decor in the bathrooms (although the bathrooms themselves are small and basic). Standard cabins have portholes and showers; deluxe and above have picture windows and separate baths. Twenty cabins on Deck 9 have balconies. TV channels include, among others, Sky News, CNN and a selection of films. Plug sockets are continental and U.S. -- so British passengers need to bring adapters. There is a charge of £15 per week for a safe, which seems rather excessive.
Beds in standard cabins are singles, sometimes arranged in an L-shape along the walls, otherwise combined to create a double. Some standard outside and inside cabins can accommodate four, with fold-down beds, while deluxe cabins and suites can accommodate three with the addition of a rollaway bed. There is a decent amount of storage space.
Toiletries are extremely basic; just a small bar of soap and some shower gel. Suites have Elemis miniatures.
Passengers who book suites are eligible for extra perks, such as express check-in, complimentary pressing service during the first 24 hours onboard, free in-cabin continental breakfast and a concierge service to make reservations. Suites are spacious and attractive, featuring separate lounge areas with sofa beds, mini-bars, bathrooms with baths and king-size beds.
Thomson Celebration also caters to singles. There are seven single inside cabins and eight single outside cabins. Deck 7 also has four cabins adapted for wheelchair users, facing forwards.
For £42, it's possible to choose a cabin at the time of booking. If you don't pay the fee, a cabin will be allocated for you. Given that there is such a variety of shapes and sizes (typical of an old ship), with cabins in the same grade scattered all over the vessel and some views blocked by lifeboats, this is probably a good investment.
Self-service laundry rooms are located on Decks 1, 2, 6 and 7.
September 2013 sea pup
Cabin 003 was large and comfortable. The one and only downside it that it has a connecting door to cabin 001 which meant that you could hear noises from them unlike having solid walls which cuts out noises....continue
August 2013 Dariusdave
Please note this was an adult only cruise great
Ship was being "up-graded" while we were aboard hence wires in cabin for flat screen tv not fitted.
Cabin was better than expected very like a modern hotel room better furniture.
July 2013 londonlad1976
Cabin 200. GReat size with great view. Air con is weak. But my parents in 208 was great. Maybe because we were at the front of ship?! Toilet flushing problems occured on several occasions....continue
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