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Marella Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Sorry to see the Spirit go

Marella Spirit Cruise Review by KCashmore

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean

Since 2008 we have cruised on the Spirit 6 times & have enjoyed every cruise. Yes, the ship may be getting a little tired in places, but on the whole she is still lovely & very clean. The crew as always,were superb, always smiling, always friendly & always efficient, some of which have been on this ship for years & usually recognise you on return voyages. The Captain & all officers were also very friendly & always acknowledged our presence ( & we didn’t even attend the Captain’s Gala night). We always dine in the Lido Restaurant & the food was lovely with lots of choice. The entertainment team did their very best to keep us entertained every day & evening. However, On our latest visit to the Spirit there was a once only night when all the entertainers appeared in one venue. I don’t think it’s a good idea to have all the entertainers appear in one location. When this happens, most passengers want to attend but there isn’t enough room for everyone & lots of people miss out, especially when those passengers then try the other bars only to find no alternative entertainment. Apart from that, I really can’t think of anything negative to say. We have always had a soft spot for this ship & will miss her & the crew, they will be a very hard act to follow. Our cabin 005 on deck 9 was great, as was our house keeping team. Well done everybody, you all do a great job.

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Cabin Balcony 005

Lovely spacious cabin & balcony. Extremely clean & comfortable. Very quiet & private. Would definitely stay in this cabin again.

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We visited the Oceanogrphic Aquarium, on an organised TUI Marella Cruises excursion. It was a half day excursion & we had approx 3 1/2 hours in the aquarium. We explored the aquarium at our speed, saw many different species of aquatic wildlife & enjoyed our visit.

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