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Marella Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Fantastic, friendly ship!

Marella Spirit Cruise Review by Elaine007

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

We chose this cruise as our son is part of the show team onboard and we went to see him. We were not too sure what to expect as we had read some mixed reviews and we knew the Spirit was quite an old ship. We were so pleasantly surprised at what a fantastic ship it is.

All of the crew were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them, they always greeted us with a smile and remembered our names. The ship itself was very clean and tidy and there were always crew around cleaning. There was a great choice of food in the Lido which we used for breakfast and lunch. We used the Compass Rose for our evening meals and although there was less to choose from, there was a big enough variety on the menu. Jojo was our waiter and he was lovely and saved our table at the same time each night for us.

We did the wine tasting excursion in Tarragona and had a fantastic day. We had a tour of the vineyard and the wine cellars, finishing off with the wine tasting which was amazing. Our coach guide was very knowledgable about Tarragona itself and told us lots about the area as we drove to the vineyard. Definitely worth doing this trip.

The evening entertainment in the Broadway show lounge was amazing. The show team are extremely talented and work so hard. Obviously we were there to see our son who is part of the show team, so we watched the shows every night, twice! The standard of the shows is very high, the energy, dancing and singing is of West End quality. A massive well done to the show team. A special mention to Sam, Kirsty and Gary from the team for being so friendly.

We loved the fact that there were other bars and lounges around the ship and each of them had their own entertainment. The Irish guitarist in Raffles was really good, easy listening and Strum Jam in the High Spirits bar were brilliant.

I can honestly say that our week on the Spirit was fantastic and it has given us the bug to go cruising again. If it wasn't on its last voyage we would definitely book to go on the Spirit again.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe 078

We had a lovely cabin on deck 8. It was clean, tidy and very spacious. Our cabin stewards Henry and Rocky were so friendly and they did a great job keeping our cabin clean. It was a lovely touch when they turned the beds down and left us a different animal made from a towel each night. Very cute.

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