MS Thomson Celebration
MS Thomson Celebration in Alanya, May 2011
2005-present: Thomson Celebration
|Owner:||1984-present: Holland America Line|
|Operator:||1984–2005: Holland America Line
2005-present: Thomson Cruises
|Port of registry:||1984-1996: Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
1996–2005: Rotterdam, Netherlands
2005–2009: Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique|
|Launched:||21 May 1983|
|Christened:||by Mrs Beatrijs van De Wallbake|
|In service:||8 Apr 1984 - present|
|Length:||214.66 m (704.27 ft)|
|Beam:||27.26 m (89.44 ft)|
|Draught:||7.50 m (24.61 ft)|
|Installed power:||2 × Sulzer RLB66 diesels
combined 21600 kW
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph) (other sources claim 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph))|
|Capacity:||1,254 passengers (1,350 maximum)|
MS Thomson Celebration is a cruise ship owned by Holland America Line, under long-term charter to the United Kingdom-based Thomson Cruises. She was built in 1984 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France for Holland America Line as MS Noordam.
The Thomson Celebration was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in 1984 for Holland America Line as MS Noordam. In 2005, the ship was taken out of service by Holland America, chartered to Thomson Cruises and rechristened as the Thomson Celebration. Her sister ship, the Thomson Spirit, was originally the Holland America ship MS Nieuw Amsterdam (1983). Thomson Celebration is to receive a refurbishment in 2013 and be introduced into the new Platinum collection of cruises. 
The Thomson Celebration is wrapping up her season sailing Eastern Mediterranean & Black Sea cruises, she will then reposition to the Red Sea and will sail until April 2013, when she will sail to dry-dock for her Platinum upgrades and will then move back to the Eastern Mediterranean & Black Sea.
- Fakta om Fartyg: MS Noordam (1984) (Swedish), retrieved December 8, 2007.
- Faergelejet – Noordam (Danish), retrieved May 20, 2010.
- Thomson Cruises – Vital statistics for Thomson Celebration, retrieved May 20, 2010.
- Ward, Douglas (1995). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Oxford: Berlitz. ISBN 2-8315-1327-8.
- "Multi-million pound investment sees Thomson Cruises go platinum". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
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