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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

161


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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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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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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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


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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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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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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Nerys lewis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Marella cruise

Just spent week on marella spirit, loved every moment, we upgraded to balcony and it was worth every penny, loved our time sailing away on our balcony, staff very attentive, food excellent, all inclusive good but ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Daftiedog

1 Review Written

Fabulous 1st sea cruise

After trying 2 river cruises and loving them, we opted for our 1st sea cruise even though I do not travel well (sea sickness on a flat!), Managed well despite 5 metre waves at one point meaning we had to go to a ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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KCashmore

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sorry to see the Spirit go

Since 2008 we have cruised on the Spirit 6 times & have enjoyed every cruise. Yes, the ship may be getting a little tired in places, but on the whole she is still lovely & very clean. The crew as always,were superb, ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Kerryluv

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, lovely staff ...just great

This was our 3 rd ever cruise having sailed before on The Majesty ( Canary Islands) and The Celebration ( Norwegian Fjords ) . I was looking for a week away and booked an All Inclusive package travelling from ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Samkan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

5 star service

Excellent service from entering the ship to leaving the ship. good Broadway entertainment team. None stop eating ...Very good service from the compass rose, top waiter Giggs & Buddy. Buffet restaurant can just ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Caroline G

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

The Most Friendliest of Cruises

From the minute you embark to the moment of disembarkation the service exceeds your expectations. This is one of the most friendliest of ships and the crew go out of their way to ensure you have a good time. The ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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GraemeGL

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Enchanted Coasts

We chose this cruise for the itinerary which was Dubrovnik, Kotor, Piraeus, Santorini, Rhodes and Limassol. The vessel was still sailing as Thomson Spirit (changing it's name for next year to Spirit). This is quite ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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KathrynLewis

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing Staff

Where can I start to not be too over the top to praise this Cruise First off all the staff could not have done enough for us. I traveled with my disabled son and the staff called us both by our first names ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Potty Terracotta

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Thomson Spirit - has plenty of it

We flew to Dubrovnik on Dreamliner and impressed by seat legroom and at seat entertainment. Once cases dropped at Gatwick did not see them again until outside cabin. Transfer from airport to ship about 40 ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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rubysailors

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Thomson Spirit revisted

It has been10 years since we last sailed on the Thomson Spirit and we were expecting it to be showing its age but it goes to show age isn't everything. From stepping on board to our final day we could not fault the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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shubunkin17

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Venetian Vistas - August 2017

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. Had previously had a whistle stop visit to Dubrovnik on a previous cruise with a different provider and we wanted to revisit. Thomson Spirit itinerary met everything we ...
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Sail Date August 2017


acherrington avatar

acherrington

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers

Although a bit dated the ship met all our needs, and added to its charm. We are glad it has been kept in service and should be updated and kept by Thomson. our cabin was of a good size and was adequately equipped. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ricky1961

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Awesome 2 weeks aboard the Thomson Spirit

It was mine & the wifes 1st cruise & we wasn't dissapointed, from the lovely suite on the 8th deck, to the 2 cabin stewards Bert & Randy who just couldn't do enough for us, to the entertainment in the Broadway suite ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Karenemm

2 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Venetian Vistas first time cruisers

For our first ever cruise my daughter and I chose Venetian Vistas on Thomson Spirit because we wanted to see Dubrovnik as we are GOT fans and also wanted to visit Venice. Our airport experience was very smooth as ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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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