Thomson Spirit

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Thomson Spirit

Marella Spirit (formerly Thomson Spirit) is a well-loved ship, and is the longest serving member of the Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) fleet. The ship holds 1254 passengers and offers comfortable, homely accommodation and a wonderful array of amenities to suit all ages. Whilst onboard, experience fantastic live entertainment, kids clubs, stylish bars and a range of health and fitness activities to leave you feeling refreshed.

Sail across the seas and discover exciting new destinations, such as the beautiful island of Cyprus. Other destinations on Thomson Spirit’s (now known as Marella Spirit) itinerary list include various fascinating ports and cities located across Greece and the Mediterranean. Once in port you can opt to take an additional shore excursion. Visit Mykonos Town, Greece for the chance to partake in a fascinating tour of a local winery, followed by wine tasting and complimentary Greek snacks. Just a snippet of the vast shore excursions on offer.


The accommodation onboard Marella Spirit offers choices for all budgets and preferences. The standard Inside and Outside cabins can provide space for between 2 and 4 guests and feature full-length wardrobes, ensuite bathrooms and a flatscreen TV. In addition, the Outside cabins offer porthole windows with an ocean view.

Deluxe cabins feature either a Queen size or twin beds, 2 full length wardrobes, a mini bar, ensuite bathroom with additional bath, a flatscreen TV and a large picture window with sea views. Passengers who opt for suite accommodation will benefit from all of the amenities mentioned previously, plus an iPod docking station, King size bed and an additional sofa bed.

Choose to dine in a formal setting, a casual eatery or even dine in your own cabin with 24-hour room service.

The Compass Rose Restaurant has an open seating policy so that you can dine whenever you please and serves up breakfast, lunch and wonderful six-course dinners. The Sirocco’s A La Carte Restaurant provides guests with a more intimate dining experience and requires reservations to be made beforehand. If you enjoy formal dining, then the weekly Gala Dinner night gives you the option to don your smartest attire, as well as the chance to attend the Captain’s Gala Reception.

For an alfresco lunch option head to the Terrace Grill for a selection of salads, BBQ dishes and pizza. If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for then the Lido Restaurant is a great choice of venue, serving up a mixture of different dishes in a buffet style setting.

Catch a fabulous musical show at the Broadway Show Lounge or enjoy a spot of live classical jazz at Horizons. There are plenty of activities to suit all ages onboard Marella Spirit, starting in the early morning and finish late into the night. At Liberties, you can join in with activities such as Zumba, line dancing and karaoke, as well as enjoying game shows, live music and discos in the evening.

For gaming fans, Hemingway’s Casino has plenty of machines and gaming tables. Hemingway’s Bar is also a great venue to grab a drink while taking in some live music. Other bars onboard include Horizons (a great spot for a quiet drink), the Mezzanine Bar, the Lido Bar (located next to the pool) and the Liberties Bar, which features in the ships very own nightclub. For a comforting cup of coffee then Explorer’s Lounge is the ideal venue.

During the day, parents will benefit from the Marella Kid’s Club (formerly the Thomson Kids Club) which caters for children aged between 3-16. Here, your little ones will be entertained with a variety of sport activities, talent shows, face painting and more. Also to be found onboard are gift shops, a library and a computer area with internet access.

Treat yourself to a beautifying session at the Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon – the ultimate place of relaxation. Follow up your session with a trip to the separate male and female saunas. The spa also offers a selection of therapeutic treatments, including massages and hot stone massages so you can walk away feeling thoroughly rejuvenated.

Exercise fanatics will appreciate the onboard gym which contains plenty of resistance and cardio equipment. Guests will find personal trainers on hand to help point them in the right direction or to help them out with a personal exercise plan. As well as the gym, Marella Spirit also boasts badminton, basketball and table tennis equipment.

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