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Marella Spirit
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17 Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Ola Lang avatar

Ola Lang

1 Review Written

Grand old lady of the seas


We initially booked this cruise last minute needing a well deserved break, we also wanted an all inclusive option and this cruise did not fail to meet all our requirements. We had read earlier reviews about noise ...
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Sail Date April 2018

MalcolmF avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Old ship but great crew

It is an old style ship and quite tired by modern standards. We were on deck 8 front, there is vibration but it was not enough to spoil our holiday. You cannot fault the crew service, friendly, polite and ...
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Sail Date September 2018

Hall40 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not quite 5

Our third time on this old lady,being it's last year of service had to have a final fling on it.It did not disappoint but yes it is a bit shake and noisy in some areas but the staff many who have been on years are ...
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Sail Date August 2018

TRACEY123456 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Latest cruise

Just returned on the 5th August after a weeks cruise on the marella spirit. Was very apprehensive about going after reading the latest reviews. I would just like to say ignore all the negative reviews as there was ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Crownangel20 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship

This was our first cruise and We Were not sure what to expect. The whole experience from start to finish was memorable. What an amazing ship with the most friendliest staff and crew you could ask for. Food and ...
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Sail Date July 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

Daftiedog avatar


1 Review Written

Fabulous 1st sea cruise

After trying 2 river cruises and loving them, we opted for our 1st sea cruise even though I do not travel well (sea sickness on a flat!), Managed well despite 5 metre waves at one point meaning we had to go to a ...
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Sail Date March 2018

davefinch avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Spirit still delivering

having been on the spirit many times over the years we wanted to have one last cruise before the ship ended its life with tui. flying from east midlands early in the morning with no problems and the transfer to ...
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Sail Date April 2018

KathrynLewis avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing Staff

Where can I start to not be too over the top to praise this Cruise First off all the staff could not have done enough for us. I traveled with my disabled son and the staff called us both by our first names ...
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Sail Date September 2017

acherrington avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers

Although a bit dated the ship met all our needs, and added to its charm. We are glad it has been kept in service and should be updated and kept by Thomson. our cabin was of a good size and was adequately equipped. ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Blueangel14 avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Aegean Adventure

First time on a cruise went as a group of friends who all live in Cyprus, Some had been before on this cruise but we were 6 newbies to cruising. We took a taxi to Limassol from Paphos arrived in Limassol about 12.30 ...
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Sail Date April 2017

peedoff2916 avatar


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

Lov3Cruising avatar


3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Great Value Cruise to the Canaries on Thomson Spirit

SHORT VERSION Thomson Spirit is an old ship but with a fantastic crew, great food and offers very good value – including an “all inclusive” option which includes house wines, some beers and standard ...
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Sail Date November 2016

Tonyaldous avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Superb value. Way above expectations. Perfect if you are sensible and smiley!

We had never cruised before and whilst I love to dress up and enjoy formal events there was never any pressure to do so, although a shirt and tie at dinner was a welcome sight. One concern we had was that cruises ...
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Sail Date August 2014

bobmaddison avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cabin misshap

Our eighth Thompson cruise and as usual had a great time. Spirit is "getting on" and a bit worn but we prefer the older style ships and not the floating blocks of flats that are seen around. Unfortunately our chosen ...
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Sail Date October 2016

dart11 avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very expensive, not so classy cruise..shame

I chose this cruise as it was only one available for the time with child a place. Good points are:- 1. Most Staff v friendly, lovely warm welcome aboard, Cabin steward was friendly, Crew at ports very friendly. ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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timhunt 2017

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Short med cruise

Having cruised two years ago on the same ship we decided to take the opportunity to go this year. I must say that again the Staff, Food and accommodation were very good. This is not for everyone as it equates to 3* ...
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Sail Date November 2017

Marella Spirit Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money5.04.1
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