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Marella Spirit Review

4.0 / 5.0
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321 reviews
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ThomsonSspirit of Iberia w/c7/08/16

Review for Marella Spirit to the Eastern Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016

this was our first cruise and won't be our last it was fantastic the staff made this cruise everyone one of them was all polite friendly helpful from entertainers to crew all fantastic.we did the spirit of iberia cruise everything from getting off/on was trouble less.the cabin stewards lloyd was excellent we were on deck 3 room 307 as i suffer from motion sickness this was advised,it was a bit rough from cadiz to casablanca with sick bags appearing everywhere but it only lasted about 5 hours in total 7 hrs of choppy waters altogether over the week.there is a constant judder from the ship at all times some decks worse than others but she(the spirit) is 30 years old but that didn't take anything away from the cruise i still enjoyed it (more than i thought to be honest).the cabin was spacious had 2 single beds plenty of wardrobes drawers etc the bathroom is small but still manageable,the toilet is similar to an aeroplane one just make sure the toilet seat is down before flushing as you may lose your shower curtain lol.the shower pressure is good there are hand rails in the shower to hold onto when at sea as i found out trying to shower in a force 5 isn't easy.we booked the casablanca trip before we left but it was cheaper on the boat.the lido restaurant is where we had most meals everything was cooked to perfection and plentiful,you also had a children's menu of chicken nuggets burger etc which you could ask for and it would be cooked fresh,outside on the pool deck there was sandwiches in the afternoon and pasta in many varieties cooked fresh for you.i never waited more than 10 mins for a drink at any time.now being a smoker you could only smoke on deck 5 which was ok not a problem the majority of people who were on deck 5 were smokers so no issues there at all.we saw 5 out of the 7 shows and they were all excellent buster the comedian was great he did a later show as well but still you could have taken your kids (no foul language)but it was a bit more risqué as he said if they know what he's talking about it says more about your parenting than me as a comedian and it was packed out,there was a few children on board more in the 13-17 range than younger ones. my tip is talk to other passengers because the majority have been on that cruise before so they know if you can walk to town etc .

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Cabin inside

excellent size (next time I'm having a window as you don't know what time of day it is no natural light).

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