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Marella Spirit
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Very Good








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markb9 avatar


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

Lucyazure avatar


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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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

Mward44785 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again!!!

My first time in a Thomson/Marella cruise: Marella Spirit.... I Can’t fault the cruise check-in process we were on the ship within 15 minutes of arriving at the port!! The ship.....for her age to be ...
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Sail Date May 2018

Shoom72 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Let down by customer service

We choose this cruise for a family cruise with my children, 19 and 21 and my husbands dad of 80. Our first problem was on getting to the cabin we were sharing with my father in law it was only set for 2 people, 2 ...
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Sail Date June 2017

eittol avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Horror of Cabin 151

We chose this cruise for the destinations and were not disappointed but the SHIP was DREADFUL. This very, very tired ship had the Norovirus the week before our trip so the swimming pools were emptied and nets put ...
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Sail Date June 2017

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solent diver

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Floating social club

went on this cruise as not cruised this area before. read the reviews ,they were quite mixed cannot believe people are giving this 5 stars want expecting much as it was only £519.00.On arrival saw what looked like ...
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Sail Date April 2017

peedoff2916 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cabin 400

We have cruised with Thompson for many years but this last cruise on the Spirit was really ruined by noise levels experienced in the cabin. Due to the noise levels experienced when the ship was maneuvering ...
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Sail Date October 2016

fergusbean avatar


1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money.

We chose the ship as this was a first cruise for three women and the reviews were good. It was like a floating residential home with a hint of urine. The food ranged from very poor to middling, the drinks were ...
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Sail Date May 2016

devonware avatar


1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes


If you like the following: • poor food & choice (carrots & courgettes with every type of meal including curry) • wooden sticks instead of tea spoons to stir your tea/coffee • a ship that shudders with ...
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Sail Date April 2016

Cressy45 avatar


1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Beware Thomson Spirit

If you think Chicken Curry served with Brussels Sprouts or Shepherd's Pie come under your idea of fine cuisine then the Compass Rose Restaurant aboard Thomson Spirit is for you. If you prefer less formal eating, ...
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Sail Date September 2015

cuiser81 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship Disappointing, Staff Nice

We sailed on the Thomson Spirit to Amsterdam. Thankfully it was only a 3 night cruise. The ship is definitely showing its age and is in desperate need of a major refit. It reminded me of a ferry rather than a cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2014

olivanova avatar


5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Never again!

Delights of the Promised Land and Aegean Discovery 9-23April 2014 The entire experience from flights to cruise was extemely disappointing for the reasons stated below: Check-in and Flights. We arrived at Thomson's ...
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Sail Date April 2014

Marella Spirit Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money5.04.1
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