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Malaga to Spain Family Cruises Cruise Reviews
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4.1
Very Good
9 reviews
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Spirit revisited.
"Having never been to most of Spain we fancied the Thomson cruise called Spanish Sunsets. We have been on 9 Thomson cruises to date, the first being on the Thomson Spirit ten years ago. We have been on the Thomson..."Read More
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Paperchase161949

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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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


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


Lost spirit

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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Acoc60dl

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise because many of the places we hadn't visited before and also the ship itself, been on Spirit 4 times before and it never disappointed we liked the layout of the ship the crew and all the staff were top rank always pleasant and helpful which to us was the most important criteria for a good cruise. Now from here we go downhill Marella as it's now called seem to be trying to cheapen ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

17 Helpful Votes


Fantastic ship

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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Crownangel20

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our first cruise and We Were not sure what to expect. The whole experience from start to finish was memorable. What an amazing ship with the most friendliest staff and crew you could ask for. Food and entertainment was fantastic and our rooms although dated were spotless. Henry and Rocky were fantastic cabin stewards with the most loveliest smiles for you every time they saw you . I ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person

4 Helpful Votes


Continental Coasts

Review for Marella Celebration to Spain

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madamgeneva11

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

This was my first cruise and had been recommended by friends to travel with TUI as it's more relaxed. The ship operates a cashless system. You are given a card which is linked to your bank account. Be warned, as soon as you get on the ship you are being harassed in to photographs, massages, the payable restaurants etc. This was very annoying and not appreciated the moment you get on the ship. ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

8 Helpful Votes


Excellent as usual Thomson's

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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annette hamilton

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was the fourth trip on the Spirit. Because it is a smaller ship you actually get to meet some wonderful people. My husband has a walking disability and we had no trouble whatsoever getting to the ship. When on board I did not have to worry if he went himslf to the restuarant as there was always someone who helped him. Everyone of the staff on board are wonderful, always smiling, the ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Ibiza

19 Helpful Votes


Spirit revisited.

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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Paperchase161949

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Having never been to most of Spain we fancied the Thomson cruise called Spanish Sunsets. We have been on 9 Thomson cruises to date, the first being on the Thomson Spirit ten years ago. We have been on the Thomson Celebration four times, the Thomson Dream twice, the Emerald and now the Thomson Spirit twice. The Spirit is just the same as we remembered it, and still has the thump thump thump ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Ibiza

30 Helpful Votes


Best trip ever

Review for Marella Spirit to Spain

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Colette Farrell

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We choose the cruise because a couple we knew were going and highly recommended it. We had been threatening to go on a cruise for a long time and decided now was the time. Before we went on the Spirit we read reviews that it was old and a bit tired. We thought it was wonderful. We could not find fault with anything. The cabin we had was perfect. The staff all over the ship were brilliant. ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Ibiza

20 Helpful Votes


Very surprised from the off

Review for Marella Celebration to Spain

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NICKYMCN

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise as it was a very good price and we needed to see some blue sky. I had read mixed reviews about the ship and was aware it was quite old and smaller than I had been on before, but it was truly lovely, the staff were wonderful, entertainment was great and and so was the food...no complaints at all. Sailed from Malaga and were able to have a good explore before we left as ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Ibiza

10 Helpful Votes


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