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Marella Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Venetian Vistas first time cruisers

Marella Spirit Cruise Review by Karenemm

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2017
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

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 was embarkation at Dubrovnik Thomson is a well oiled machine. Quickly we where ushered to our inside cabin midship on deck 3, spacious and very clean, comfortable beds and a good sized bathroom which had lots of hot water at shower time. Alana looked after our cabin and we can back to some amazing towel animals in the evening.

We took a taxi to Pilar Gate and enjoyed the Old City before returning to the ship. Muster was at 18.30 that evening very important and a good way to meet people we all laughed at how funny we all looked in our life jackets.

We had breakfast, lunch and a couple of evening meals at The Lido which was excellent lovely food, lots of it and plenty of choice. Otherwise we ate at The Compass Rose with Ludi and Ren as our waiters always friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food was out of this world.

As with all the crew on The Spirit the entertainment and activities staff are such hard workers and shows of a very high standard simply brilliant.

Nothing is too much trouble when you cruise on The Spirit we spent hours in Raffles Bar reading and drinking hot chocolate where King looked after us and his fellow bar staff.

We only did the Gondola half day experience which was fantastic as is Venice but the destination desk does an amazing job with lots of great excursions and plenty of help planning your outings.

So pleased to hear The Spirit is staying on for a further year so fingers crossed we can go and spend some more time on the small lady with a big heart. Do not listen to the negative reviews make your mind up for yourself you will not be disappointed.

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Cabin inside 457

Good size large bathroom with super shower lots of hot water. Always very clean and comfortable beds.

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