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Cruise Line
Marella Spirit
Destination
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Traveler rating

Excellent

161

Very Good

79

Average

43

Poor

23

Terrible

13

Cruise type

321


Petrosey avatar

Petrosey

7 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Marella Spirit - Tears and Souvenirs

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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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Janis.Mackie

1 Review Written

Farewell Spirit

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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majaka

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Last visit to this wonderful ship

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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markb9

1 Review Written

Oh Dear...

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Ola Lang

1 Review Written

Grand old lady of the seas

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MalcolmF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Old ship but great crew

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Story58 avatar

Story58

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent time

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Eurwen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spirit of Iberia

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ITFC1956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hi De Hi on the High Seas

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Lucyazure

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Magsdent55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time to go

The reason i chose this cruise was, it went from Malaga where i was staying for the summer ,and also because of the itinerary.I hadn't been to Porto or Porto mao before also the second week of the cruise was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Elaine007

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic, friendly ship!

We chose this cruise as our son is part of the show team onboard and we went to see him. We were not too sure what to expect as we had read some mixed reviews and we knew the Spirit was quite an old ship. We were so ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Karenemm

2 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Spirit of Iberia

My daughter and I chose this cruise because we had such an amazing adventure last year on Spirit, that was our first ever cruise and it left us wanting more. As soon as we returned home having discovered the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Paul_Manchester

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Old ship but great friendly atmosphere

We’ve been on the spirit quite a few times and we booked this so we could experience it on its last season. We opted for the free all inclusive package which was a bonus. The draught beer was San Miguel which ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ElTeeCruise

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

I chose this cruise because it fitted in with when my twin sister could take time off work and was a reasonable price (it was a birthday treat for her). I also liked the fact that tips and service charges are ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Thorpster78

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic relaxing holiday

Seeing some of the negative reviews on this site I was a tad apprehensive. I should not have worried, my first cruise and it was amazing. Yes the ship is a bit old but I felt it added to the character. The ship ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Paul14 avatar

Paul14

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Incredible ... Unforgettable

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Hall40

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not quite 5

Our third time on this old lady,being it's last year of service had to have a final fling on it.It did not disappoint but yes it is a bit shake and noisy in some areas but the staff many who have been on years are ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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TRACEY123456

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Latest cruise

Just returned on the 5th August after a weeks cruise on the marella spirit. Was very apprehensive about going after reading the latest reviews. I would just like to say ignore all the negative reviews as there was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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mrs :p

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

FIRST CRUISE AND WE ARE HOOKED

Everything from start to finish was first class. I have never written a review and not had at least one bad word to say so this is my FIRST, we are now totally hooked on cruises and our yearly holidays will be ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Acoc60dl

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Lost spirit

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Crownangel20

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Radka Kollarova

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Be careful and consider booking

We have been on Marella Spirit/cruise called Spirit of Iberia/TUI 1-8 July Oh well, where to start. This is not my first cruise but first European one... The boat is extremely old.. No refurbishment works ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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toshede

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

As a regular cruiser with thomson now marella cruises, we decide to try the oldest vessel in the fleet, the ship itself is well worn but that is expected, The noise of the vessel is bearable and the permanent ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Kats stockport

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Gone downhill fast

Travelled on this ship approx 8 years ago, it was brilliant, but now the food was poor, cold, and boring, the shows were terrible, I've never heard such screeching, from the singers, had to leave it was that bad. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Marella Spirit Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.04.2
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family3.04.3
Enrichment2.03.7
Service4.04.6
Value For Money5.04.1
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