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"Firstly, this is our 3rd cruise and all with Thomson's so my experiences are based on this. I got interested when the Mrs mentioned the drinks packages and no infernal drinks and tips bills. The Spirit is clearly..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Marella Spirit - Tears and Souvenirs

Review for Marella Spirit to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Petrosey

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

It was a late decision as we already had another cruise booked for November. We saw that Marella Spirit’s last cruise was advertised as having a fireworks send off from Malaga. That was enough incentive so we signed up. Sailing at ten in the evening meant that there was time for exploring the sights of the city. Malaga has improved dramatically over the last decade and the port area with shops ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

19 Helpful Votes


Farewell Spirit

Review for Marella Spirit to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Janis.Mackie

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had to have one last Cruise on this ship. We have fond memories of cruises past and we were not disappointed with the service we received. Our destinations had to be changed due to predicted bad weather. Almeria was lovely but I'm afraid Casablanca did not do.it for us and a lot of fellow passengers. The show team worked tirelessly to entertain us in the evening. The ad hoc singing in ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza


Last visit to this wonderful ship

Review for Marella Spirit to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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majaka

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this 2 week cruise to say farewell to the ship. Very sadly we were not able to sail on the very last week which sounds as if it is going some farewell party. This was our seventh cruise on the spirit. The crew are the best like a big happy family who always make you fell welcome. Special mention to our cabin steward Regie and Salem for looking after us do well and the lovely towel ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

3 Helpful Votes


Oh Dear...

Review for Marella Spirit to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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markb9

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose a "cruise and stay" package from TUI/Marella/Thomson as we hadn't visited any of the ports (Gibraltar, Cadiz, Portimao, Lisbon and Porto) apart from Malaga itself, and because we fancied a week on the Costa Del Sol. The destination ports were absolutely brilliant and we couldn't have asked for more in 7 days. The staff, almost without exception, were attentive, courteous and friendly. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza


Grand old lady of the seas

Review for Marella Spirit to Mediterranean

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Ola Lang

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We initially booked this cruise last minute needing a well deserved break, we also wanted an all inclusive option and this cruise did not fail to meet all our requirements. We had read earlier reviews about noise levels in the cabin but have to say we never noticed this and our cabin was large, comfortable and immaculately clean Staff were out of this world - could not do enough for you, ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Tunis (La Goulette)

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Excellent time

Review for Marella Spirit to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Story58

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Have been on marella cruises before and have generally enjoyed them although have never been on spirit before. Chose this cruise as the itinerary was less arduous than others we had been on. The ship yes is a little dated but only adds to its charm and yes it does vibrate but it didnt really bother us. We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 which was spacious clean and constantly maintained by our ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

4 Helpful Votes


Old ship but great crew

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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MalcolmF

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

It is an old style ship and quite tired by modern standards. We were on deck 8 front, there is vibration but it was not enough to spoil our holiday. You cannot fault the crew service, friendly, polite and efficient. The food was acceptable but not as big a choice as on most ships these days. There was only a little waiting to get a table for two at dinner. We thought the entertainment was ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

1 Helpful Vote


Spirit of Iberia

Review for Marella Spirit to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Eurwen

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our second time on the spirit and again really enjoyed every moment. Had a balcony suite so it was really lovely to sit on the balcony after a long day of walking. Every one was so kind, cheerful and helpful. Made lots of friends as we were in the Compass Rose every evening and sat with different interesting people. One evening as we were eating, a pod of dolphins and tuna swam past, and the ship ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

2 Helpful Votes


Hi De Hi on the High Seas

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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ITFC1956

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Our first time on a cruise and having travelled with Tui previously we thought we were in safe hands. Some very good experiences onboard; the staff were excellent, the Tui excursions were well organised and guides very good. However the entertainment wasn’t for us, very Hi De Hi, they tried hard but lacked any sophistication. The food was plentiful though more canteen than cuisine. The ship was ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

1 Helpful Vote


Really old, shaky and cold food (but friendly staff!)

Review for Marella Spirit to Mediterranean

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Lucyazure

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

Before I start the review just want to say we are a couple in our mid-20s and recognise that our review may not be reflective of every bodies experiences!! The ship The ship is very old and dated. This has been stated in previous reviews so possibly our fault for not researching better. This means there’s not a proper mini fridge in your room, the boat is REALLY shaky (we only have ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

1 Helpful Vote


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