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Marella Spirit Review

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Life and Times Aboard the Thomson Spirit

Review for Marella Spirit to the Eastern Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015

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 flight however was just one big sales exercise by Thompsons. They first sold you drinks, then food then more drinks then duty free items (well discount items; perfumes, booze and such) and then scratch cards; they accepted English pounds, Euros, debit cards and credit cards (with a 2% charge). The rest of the flight was uneventful, apart from the usual lack of leg room. We arrived in Cyprus 5 minutes early. Going through customs was slow but uneventful and collecting the luggage was relatively easy.

With the timing of the flights it left little time to get to the ship. We arrived at the ship at about 9:30pm the ship was due to depart at 10pm. Getting on the ship was easy but a bit disorganised. Once on the ship we were told to make our way to the cabin and get our life jackets and go straight to the muster stations. We went to the cabin and opened the door to be greeted by what I imagine as the smell of urine “NICE!!”. We couldn’t do anything about it then because the safety drill was about to take place.

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Cabin 1/2 outside cabin

poor. issues with plumbing and outdated. Also first cabin we had smelt of urine

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