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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

23


Magsdent55 avatar

Magsdent55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time to go

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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


kazr avatar

kazr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Old and unfriendly

Chose this as my first cruise and went with two children 11 and 12. Embarking was a long slow process and then the fact I had paid all inclusive wasn’t on my card , so once I realised that it was a Visit to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Evle90 avatar

Evle90

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Really disappointing cruise

This was our first time on Marella Spirit. We have previously been on her sister ship the Celebration which was a little better. The crew on the Spirit were amazing. So friendly and helpful. You could not fault ...
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Sail Date April 2018


sharonsonny avatar

sharonsonny

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor service by management staff

Have been on a Thomson cruise before and it wasn't too bad ( a few years ago) however this time round definitely big changes noticed. The quality and choice of food has been reduced. Cabins haven't changed at all - ...
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Sail Date November 2017


JonSchick avatar

JonSchick

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Thomson Spirit - it could have been great but....

Apologies in advance – this is going to be quite a long but hopefully balanced review. To cut it short, if I was asked about whether I’d cruise on the Spirit again, the answer would be ‘probably not’. Not ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Mccullyk avatar

Mccullyk

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor food

Worst ship we have been on for food you can see it's the last year and they have cut things back too far We have been on three other Thompson ships and found the food fine even the last year of the island escape ...
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Sail Date June 2017


spark18a avatar

spark18a

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cheap end of the market expect cheap to avoid disappointment

Cabin ok but we booked a sea-view we could see a lifeboat hull! Food average, too little choice for non-meat eaters, the service was good to ok outside restaurant, sporadic inside. Pools are minuscule and the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


justingalore avatar

justingalore

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Outdated and Disappointing

This cruise ("Timeless Treasures - taking in Cyprus, Santorini, two stops in Turkey and Israel) was originally booked with my mother, but after a family emergency I instead went with my girlfriend. Firstly - the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Wendywoo26 avatar

Wendywoo26

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship past its sell by date

The Thomson Spirit is a very tired ship? Although the crew worked tireless to make you feel welcome and the entertainment was good? there is not a lot more to praise? The ships décor is tired and the cabins ...
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Sail Date November 2016


dart11 avatar

dart11

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very expensive, not so classy cruise..shame

I chose this cruise as it was only one available for the time with child a place. Good points are:- 1. Most Staff v friendly, lovely warm welcome aboard, Cabin steward was friendly, Crew at ports very friendly. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


ninakp avatar

ninakp

1 Review Written

49 Helpful Votes

Absolute Rubbish

This is our first cruise with Thomson and will most certainly be the last, this ship is well past it's best, despite ordering a double cabin we got 2 singles, I complained straight away as did others who were in the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Ianandjan avatar

Ianandjan

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Anywhere Near As Good As the Dream

We have been lucky enough to have done many cruises with different companies and have twice sailed with Thomsons on the Dream. We had fabulous holidays on both occasions and have always enjoyed cruising with which ...
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Sail Date September 2015


riggersbird avatar

riggersbird

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap; Not in a Good Way

The Eastern Encounters Cruise was attractive due to the interesting itinerary, Turkey, Beirut, Cyprus, Israel. Transfers from airport to ship relatively straight forward after hunting down the coach driver at ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Jimmywayhay avatar

Jimmywayhay

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cost cutters !

Flew from Newcastle to Dalaman in Turkey ,no issues here apart from a one hour que at passport control at Dalaman. Transfer to ship and embarkation,no issues. We were on the Dream in Feb/March and had read ...
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Sail Date May 2015


mcfccruiser avatar

mcfccruiser

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Life and Times Aboard the Thomson Spirit

Day One I started with such high hopes; well not high but with expectations. We knew the Spirit was a small and old ship. Everything went well at the beginning the flight was on time departing to Cyprus. The ...
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Sail Date April 2015


martinsa1 avatar

martinsa1

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thomson Spirit Never Again

My husband booked this cruise for an Easter break, with Thomson, about 6 weeks before departure. Having been on other cruises with P&O , NCL etc we thought we would try a Thomson platinum cruise. First we had 2 hour ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Ellie2green avatar

Ellie2green

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not for a Celebration

Went on this Boat 2/04/2014 -9/04/2014 The Ship is Clean and Tidy BUT Very Tatty... Cabin still same as above except we had up graded to a WINDOW £150 EACH.... Not worth the money......Entertainment very basic and ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Ellie2green avatar

Ellie2green

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cyprus to Isreal

This was our first Cruise which we found very disappointing..... although Clean and tidy with most of the staff being friendly and helpful....THE SHIP WAS VERY SHABBY. The Cabins (we upgraded to a window cabin ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Anne Daniels avatar

Anne Daniels

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise and stay...Wish we had stayed at the hotel

We have been on a number of cruises previously, the latter on the Thomson Majesty and have always enjoyed our cruising experience. We are a party of 6 adults. We had stayed at the Louis Pheathon in Pathos for a week ...
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Sail Date April 2014


emousley avatar

emousley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediterranean Odyssey on the Spirit - Disappointing

Previously sailed with Thomson on the celebration in February 2013 (Red Sea) and loved it so much we booked this cruise. We choose it because of the ports we would visit are some of the smaller ports, and this ...
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Sail Date October 2013


Suzywac avatar

Suzywac

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standard was only 2* was expecting soemthing better

Good points, great itinerary, fantastic staff, good entertainment and lectures, good storage space in cabin. Bad points, definitely only a 2 * ship, nowhere near “Hotel Inspector” standards: Towels were badly ...
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Sail Date June 2013


shipahoy avatar

shipahoy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pearls of the Aegean

We sailed on the Thompson Spirit from the 5th till the 12th of August, starting in Corfu going round the eastern med and then the Greek islands. The ports of call were wonderful, this was the main reason for booking ...
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Sail Date August 2011


Motowngirl56 avatar

Motowngirl56

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst holiday ever!

I chose this cruise because I wanted to visit Dubrovnik and Montenegro, also had Previous excellent cruise on board Thomson Emerald. On arrival at the ship we were informed that due to Noro virus on board we should ...
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Sail Date June 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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