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Cruise Line
Marella Spirit
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

161

Very Good

79

Average

43

Poor

23

Terrible

13

Cruise type

43


ITFC1956 avatar

ITFC1956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hi De Hi on the High Seas

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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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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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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


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jjw116

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Really a Marella Cruise Ship

The ship itself is old and tired but everyone knows this in advance with a bit of research. What is harder to find out is that the ship is actually leased by Marella from a Greek company (Celestyal Cruises). ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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stretchy69

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

Just got back from our cruise. The ship is very tired, looks like a 1980 Travel Lodge in places. Very spacious cabin, we were on deck 4, cabin 308. Lots of cupboard and draw space but no fridge. The shower was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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coolhandluc

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Adriatic affair - first cruise

As first time cruisers, we weren't sure what to expect. I had read that the ship was dated and boy it is. Cabins are like a 70s bond movie and are dark and dreary , although I expect any inside cabin would feel like ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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graham375

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

It was like making your old nan pedal a tandem.

we chose the cruise on price so i cant really moan,but the ship needs scutteling its very old.its very 80s.the cabins were ok and kept very clean.the entertainment in the theater was brilliant (every night a ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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DeeBee132

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ship

We have used Thompson for a few cruises and in particular the Spirit (3 times), but this time we noticed that the food was not to the same standard and the entertainment was lacking. We chose an outside cabin on ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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johnjohnboy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Lovely Staff, Nice Old Ship

We have had several cruises including P and O and on Thomson, the Spirit offers good value which is spoilt by TUI/Thomson screwing every last penny form you. We had the drinks package and on previous ships to get a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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tatmanjj

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beware the extras!

Spirit was 34 years old and being scrapped later in 2017. Hence some problems are expected ... there was a toilet failure (few hours), lost hot water (few hours), but these are minor problems! They didn't spoil the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


jon068 avatar

jon068

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Aegean Titans Cruise

Good value for money cruise, the ship although old was very well maintained and having already cruised on the Dream four months earlier I did not have to familiarise myself with the layout as they are virtually ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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safety10

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Happy staff pity about the food

We chose this cruise to go to Israel and the Holy Land. The flight is basic and everything costs. Boarding from our flight in Limassol was a nightmare. It took nearly 2 hours !! The food was very ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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davidrees444

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disembarking!

Thomson Spirit. New to cruising. 24 tiring hour travel to ship and really needed a friendly personal briefing about life on board as too much written info to quickly absorb as we adjusted to life aboard. Helpful ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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oceanvillage

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Shouldn't compare

We did 4 cruises on Ocean Village - our last being in 2010. We decided that we would like to do another 'cruise for people that don't do cruises' hence our choice of Thomson Spirit. We were very much looking ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Jules1069

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not as good as it used to be!

Have cruised with Thomson 5 times before, the last one being over 5 years ago. This cruise was disappointing, not enough staff and they are penny pinching. The drinks package doesn't include cans of drinks i.e ...
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Sail Date September 2016


poshtosh avatar

poshtosh

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Better than Expected

We decided to try a Thomson cruise as the reviews were usually very good. We chose Thomson Spirit as got a great deal and liked the itinerary. The ship is small and tired but spotlessly clean. It has a lot of ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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PeterB52

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Thomson Smoking Policy leaves me fuming.

Overall this cruise war everything I expected on a Thomson Cruise. Good food, excellent entertainment and very friendly staff. One of the drawbacks was the machinery noise as we were entering port. I was in a single ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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marcopolo56

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sleep Deprivation

The cruise was the Ancient Affair, 16th March - 23rd March. CABINS I paid extra to enable me to choose two cabins for our party. One of these cabins was 567 on deck 3. I found it very difficult to sleep, due ...
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Sail Date March 2016


caz26 avatar

caz26

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Excellent Value for Money

The Thomson package, as always, was well co-ordinated and smooth. On arrival at the Spirit, moored in Cyprus, we were excorted to our cabin No. 407, for which we had paid extra as it is in the middle of the ship. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Solivagant

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Better than OK for the Money!

Food very average but usually we were able to mix from eg outside snack bar and inside self service so as to create a reasonable meal. Cold meats and some joints poor quality. Penty of volume however if you just ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Sunter18 avatar

Sunter18

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some good, some bad.

1st of all i would like to mention 3 important things then post my email to Thomson regarding the cruise sent June 9th and still nowhere near being resolved as Thomson customer service is not good at all. This was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Baileys7ckc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Watch out for the hidden extras.

9th cruise with Thomson and the first time on the spirit, we chose the cruise due to its itenary. Visited some nice ports and the cruise experience was good similar to previous cruises. Transfer was not very ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Myjilani

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not cheap!

Joined the Thomson Spirit in Marmaris. Flight and transfers went very well. Now that the Turks have computerised the visa system they know when they check your passport that you have purchased a visa. We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Zadok avatar

Zadok

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thomson need to do better.

Booked 6 week prior to holiday. Pre-booked cabin this took all day and cost £10 in telephone charges - just kept me on hold waiting for someone to answer. Flights, transfers, embarkation fine, except the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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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