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Malaga Cruise Reviews

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Malaga

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Excellent

92

Very Good

57

Average

36

Poor

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Terrible

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36 Malaga Cruise Reviews


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ITFC1956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hi De Hi on the High Seas

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Our first time on a cruise and having travelled with Tui previously we thought we were in safe hands. Some very good experiences onboard; the staff were excellent, the Tui excursions were well organised and guides ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Somerville34

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Thomson lost its way

Like another reviewer on Discovery 2. We have been cruising with Thomson/Tui for many years and agree with everything they have said. Celebration was our favourite ship until Discovery came and then we saw how tired ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Acoc60dl

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Lost spirit

Chose this cruise because many of the places we hadn't visited before and also the ship itself, been on Spirit 4 times before and it never disappointed we liked the layout of the ship the crew and all the staff were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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toshede

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

As a regular cruiser with thomson now marella cruises, we decide to try the oldest vessel in the fleet, the ship itself is well worn but that is expected, The noise of the vessel is bearable and the permanent ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Kats stockport

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Gone downhill fast

Travelled on this ship approx 8 years ago, it was brilliant, but now the food was poor, cold, and boring, the shows were terrible, I've never heard such screeching, from the singers, had to leave it was that bad. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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jjw116

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Really a Marella Cruise Ship

The ship itself is old and tired but everyone knows this in advance with a bit of research. What is harder to find out is that the ship is actually leased by Marella from a Greek company (Celestyal Cruises). ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Vegans rule

8 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Have enjoyed other cruise companies better

We were told we could embark at 10.00 am as we had already booked in online. We had to wait until 10.35 to get upstairs into another queue where we were told that we would have to wait for 5 minutes. We got onboard ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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madamgeneva11

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Continental Coasts

This was my first cruise and had been recommended by friends to travel with TUI as it's more relaxed. The ship operates a cashless system. You are given a card which is linked to your bank account. Be warned, as ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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The Moz

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First cruise experience.

Cruise 2018: Spirit of Iberia cruise (https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/itineraries/Spirit-of-Iberia-055604) on Marella Celebration from Thompson, 8-16 April 2018. My wife and I took this cruise as our first ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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richardhoughtons

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time with NCL, great, weather atrocious.

We had never sailed with NCL and saw this cruise from Barcelona which included a drinks package. Never had one of those either but we soon got into the swing of things, too much gin ! We stayed in Barcelona for 2 ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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DiscoNo

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

7 nights of no sleep

We chose this cruise because it departed and returned from/to our home town of Malaga. As before on other cruises, we chose a cabin with a balcony, as we enjoy just sitting there and relaxing, also waking up to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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aspire5749

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Changing Times?

Been on Thomson cruises previously and enjoyed the experience the Discovery 2 was to us different value from other Thomson Cruises the ship was clean beds comfortable but most times around the ship was loud music ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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hamish99

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

We chose the Celebration for the Gibraltar visit, because it was the place we wanted to visit most, spending around 10 hours in port, most of the port visits were pretty good, although the visit to Portimãoi was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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BigLil

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Not wonderful

Having been on this ship before when she was Legend of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), I was interested to see what the changes were. It was like night and day! In the main restaurant the meals were not of a good ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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fleety

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Cockroach

I have been on several cruises. and this one was ok .. but that pretty much sums it up . it was ok...the ship itself although old . is still a beautiful ship.easy to navigate. plenty of restaurants .plenty or bars . ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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edrommac

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don't judge a cruise by its price

Have explained in cabin review all about the service,entertainment,resturants,food etc. staff excellent very helpful and very friendly,the top dining resturants were booked out before we sailed,the entertainment ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ScouseOwl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our first & sadly our last cruise with Thomsons. We have cruised several times with a range of companies & had received lots of positive feedback about Thomsons "newer" ships so we were looking forward to our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Adorobel

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Golden Oldies

We chose this cruise as it was the newest of the TUI Ships. We are elderly aged 68 and 78 and slightly disabled. We had assistance at the airport, but struggled to get to the coach going to the port. The ship was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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dancerjoy

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, poor customer service desk. Disappointing

Short break, booked via cruise.co.uk, (always use these as they get great prices for me). Went for this cruise because it was a great price, on an old Royal Caribbean ship which was rebranded and it was - ahem - ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Richards cruises

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Entertainment

The Discovery 2 is a nice ship and the food and drink is great. The entertainment was not good by comparison to the entertainment on the Dream in March. There were a couple of themed plays for example, Charlie ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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N1zzle

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Not terrible but not for me

Let me start by saying that this was my first cruise so maybe the points that I did not enjoy are standard on these kinds of holiday. If you are 60+, then you will likely enjoy this cruise. We went on the TUI ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Mickanney

2 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Western Meditteranean - food and entertainment somewhat disappopinting!

We chose this cruise to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary and booked the blessing at sea package and were not disappointed with everything that was included in it. Dinner with Captain John, his wife, one of ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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glenswatman

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Superb Entertainment Was the Highlight

Picked this cruises as a b2b Caribbean Horizons and Cuban Fusion as we wanted to leave from Malaga and also visit Cuba. Boarding the ship is easy as you can arrive at any time. We were able to go to our cabin ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Jethro1950

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It's tired but!!

So looks like my first ever cruise was to be the last for this ship in its present form.....it's now on its way to a refit before moving to the Caribbean. Desperately needs a refit cos its tired beyond ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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davidrees444

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disembarking!

Thomson Spirit. New to cruising. 24 tiring hour travel to ship and really needed a friendly personal briefing about life on board as too much written info to quickly absorb as we adjusted to life aboard. Helpful ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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