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Malaga Cruise Reviews

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23 Malaga Cruise Reviews


StuartMcC avatar

StuartMcC

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A once in a lifetime experience - (NEVER AGAIN).

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What a disastrous cruise experience. It is difficult to know where to start with this review. We always try hard to give a balanced and factual review. On this occasion there is not much we can say which is ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mike3364

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Damned

This is our third time on the Aegean Odyssey. It will be our last time on the Aegean Odyssey. The ship suffered engine problems on the previous cruise and they were forced to issue a Full refund to all ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Raymondo49

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Let’s vibrate

All went wrong from the flight we took 7 hours 30 mins to get to Malaga we sat on granada runway for over two hours. We have not long come back from this ship Marella Celebration well where do I start the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JenBL

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Don't book Tui Marella Cruises- absolutely dreadful!

Although embarkation went smoothly the rest of the cruise was dire. We were told the ship had been undergoing renovations in the month before, but there were problems throughout the ship. The cabins were clean but ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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markb9

1 Review Written

Oh Dear...

We chose a "cruise and stay" package from TUI/Marella/Thomson as we hadn't visited any of the ports (Gibraltar, Cadiz, Portimao, Lisbon and Porto) apart from Malaga itself, and because we fancied a week on the Costa ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lucyazure

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Really old, shaky and cold food (but friendly staff!)

Before I start the review just want to say we are a couple in our mid-20s and recognise that our review may not be reflective of every bodies experiences!! The ship The ship is very old and dated. This has ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Radka Kollarova

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Be careful and consider booking

We have been on Marella Spirit/cruise called Spirit of Iberia/TUI 1-8 July Oh well, where to start. This is not my first cruise but first European one... The boat is extremely old.. No refurbishment works ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mward44785

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again!!!

My first time in a Thomson/Marella cruise: Marella Spirit.... I Can’t fault the cruise check-in process we were on the ship within 15 minutes of arriving at the port!! The ship.....for her age to be ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Alfiecat

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment

I choose this cruise because I had been on two Thomson ships before it became Tui. The expieriance before was amazing. This time it was awful!!! Firstly, there was no sail away party which before was fabulous and we ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Can the Can

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Butlins at Sea

We have sailed on this ship about 7 times but this was the worst one ever, we have taken around 15 cruises with Thomson never know it this bad. Maybe it the take over I don't know but they are cutting back on ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Brooko

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointingly Bad

We have done over 20 Thomson cruises and although most of the ship particularly the cabins are tired we have always enjoyed the entertainment and cruise. This one was shocking....the entertainment team spent more ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Patony

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Shocking!

Dreadful cruise. The ship is "tired" despite a refurbishment. Cabins very dated - our Superior Balcony Room had an updated Bathroom, but rest of the cabin was quite tatty. Cleaning not that sparkling either, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Philistine

1 Review Written

91 Helpful Votes

Cheapskates

We have been with most if not all the Thomsons fleet, and each experience we have witnessed the decline in standards. The cabin/ship itself was fine, but the "as standard" all inclusive simply means, cheap sub ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Scattybird55

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed as it was our first cruise

There were 8 of us on this cruise, most of us being first time cruisers and I can tell you, it wasn't a great experience. As I had never been on a cruise before I had nothing to compare against but I do know that ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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gwentony1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again

18 days all inclusive from Malaga to the Caribbean sounded like a good idea at the time. When we arrived on the ship we had to go along a soaked carpet leading to our cabin, the cabin itself was not to bad until ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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mjbph

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never Again With Thomson

short flight out was best part all downhill after that ship had leaking pipes everywhere,now 30 years old and showing it,swimming pools were oblong tubs,the wife best describes it as pontins on water not a cruise i ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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peedoff2916

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cabin 400

We have cruised with Thompson for many years but this last cruise on the Spirit was really ruined by noise levels experienced in the cabin. Due to the noise levels experienced when the ship was maneuvering ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Mefedup

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again

Loud people, rude staff, we were told off in the bar by a surly waiter for lifting a hand to attract his attention. The bar was open too late as at 4.30 in the morning we were awoken by screams and shouts going past ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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kev1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Experience of Our Lives

Tips taken at the beginning of the cruise not at the end, no refund for bad service, Food on the ship was always cold in all restaurants, Also some meets under cooked,My wife suffered with sickness and diarrhoea ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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fergusbean

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money.

We chose the ship as this was a first cruise for three women and the reviews were good. It was like a floating residential home with a hint of urine. The food ranged from very poor to middling, the drinks were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Lynn Antrobus

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again with Costa !

Queues, queues and more queues: for food, for free bus tickets ( why were they not included with the daily activity sheet for each cabin ?)to get on the ship, to get off the ship, a total lack of organisation. No ...
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Sail Date March 2015


nick lodge avatar

nick lodge

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Fred seems to have lost the plot

'Essential ' maintenance was carried out. Now we'd all agree the maintenance to lifeboats is essential. However, Fred insisted on chipping off the paint on the upper decks of Boudicca during the very brief time that ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Astro123

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Ship a building site

Chose Fred Olsen which seemed a quality operator we were sadly proved wrong we were on for a week and two ports in northern Spain were not visited Workmen were carrying refurbishment from day one and our cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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