mace - Answered a Question by zaffiro (29 Apr 09 10:03)

I'ts a bit unfair to comment about vibration , because we cruised two years ago, but I hope that this has been dealt with. The crew and the ship it's self is lovely, BUT I was so glad to get a good nights sleep when I came home. The bed in the cabin rattled every night along with the wardrobe, we had to take our clothes out one night to stop the noise. Please thomsons you have a lovely ship I hope you have sorted this out. The spirit belonged to Holland America doe's anyone know if It had engine trouble when it was first built. We didn't speak to anyone else to find out if they had the same, we had an inside middle cabin on deck two maybe the lowest deck may stop this. I think the engine is in the middle of the ship. We did find that every deck had the same movement the theatre chairs rattled. Please don't let any of this report put you off a cruise on spirit because we would still cruise on her. She is a great ship and crew and great value for money.

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Latcham - Answered a Question by zaffiro (03 Feb 09 19:05)

Depends where you are on the ship, the higher you go the smaller the vibration..personally it has never bothered me is just bad when you dock, but you are usually awake then...just have loads of cocktails..then you wont notice.

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morris - Answered a Question by zaffiro (03 Feb 09 19:27)

If you are forward of midships you probably won't feel it at all...we've been on Spirit and Celebration and noticed it a bit on Celebration (but not in our cabin which was slightly forward of midships) but not on Spirit. As a matter of interest we had an aft cabin on Costa Serena a large, newish ship and the vibration when docking/manoeuvring was earsplittingly noisy and everything on shelves rattled it was awful!!!

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Jefferies - Answered a Question by zaffiro (03 Feb 09 19:51)

Have just returned from 1 week cruise in Celebration (Colourful Coasts) cruise. Vibration was noticeable some of the time but we didn't find it annoying at all. In fact, when you go to bed, it is a bit like being rocked to sleep!! I guess it probably makes a difference where you are. We were on deck 4. Vibration is the generator which powers everything. Had a fab time with no real complaints. Only problem was the main public toilets near the shops were often getting blocked and running out of loo paper. We didn;t want to get off the ship. Very impressed with Thomson's hygiene routines, alcohol gel was squirted on your hands every time you got onto the ship and before going into the restaurant.

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Ccoli - Answered a Question by zaffiro (07 Feb 09 09:35)

We have sailed on the spirit and celebration several times and the vibration is there but if you want to ignore it you can, It never put us off returning to the ship. The big plus points are the friendly staff nice old fashioned promenade deck where you can walks around the ship on the open deck . The food is usually very good and prices resaonable, We have been all inclusive several times and if you dont want to worry how much your gonna spend its worth doing. THe shows are usually very good quality so its worth going to all. We usually went to the ealry showing.

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Green - Answered a Question by zaffiro (26 Mar 09 17:33)

Just been onCelebration {Spirits sister ship} was worried about comments re vibration, well you do notice it when you first get on ship, but you soon get used to it and don't notice it after a while, it didn't spoil our enjoyment, pleasantly surprised with food entertainment and would travel with Thomsons again.

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