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Malaga Cruise Reviews

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228 Malaga Cruise Reviews


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PJ Quilter

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

West bound Atlantic Crossing

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Having sailed once before in the Caribbean with Star Flyer we decided on taking it across the Atlantic. The 23 day crossing was a combination of Malaga, Spain to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (9 days) and Las Palmas to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Auds Claude

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Short cruise break

Chose this mini cruise as it was leaving from Malaga, a fabulous port and very near home. Check in was smooth and hassle free. had lunch on board and contracted gastroenteritis, 3 hours after lunch! medical staff ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ew101

12 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

A fun adventure to Spain and Morocco

Morocco has been on my bucket list for a while. We were in Gibraltar a while back and you could see across the straits to Africa. I have students from Africa and wanted to ride a camel also. You can get there on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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AWHW

30 Reviews Written

242 Helpful Votes

The Ultimate Pamper

I grasped an opportunity to cruise on the Crystal yacht, Crystal Esprit, on its rare Europe transitional itinerary between Malaga and Barcelona: I wanted to do this for a long time but this ship is normally in ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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izosa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not my best cruise

Reviews were mixed but we took a chance as we’d been on 4 Thomson cruises before, although the last one was 8 years ago. What a mistake. The Lido buffet restaurant was awful, horrid seating, massive queues and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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StuartMcC

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

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

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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palidins

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Captain and cruise director denied there were any problems with the engines.

Excursions. Unique and well orchestrated shore trips. However, the captain continually lied regarding the reasons for skipping ports and cruising at only 5 knots. Crete maritine authority nearly denied the ship ...
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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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Rusty Kitten

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First experience of Tui cruise. Only really one small but important niggle.

Our reason for booking this Tui cruise was that we booked late and needed a disabled cabin, Tui were the only cruise line that could accommodate this at such short notice. We are not “seasoned” cruisers, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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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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Mrslynnie

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Escape to the Caribbean

I give this cruise, the ship, the staff, the food, everything EXCEPT TUI, full marks. If Tui step up their game, and put customer service instead of money first, then there would be very little to moan about. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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fifescotland

1 Review Written

55 Helpful Votes

A very Spanish cruise line - different, but great.

We normally sail Norwegian, and have also sailed Royal Caribbean a few times. Our reason for choosing Pullmantur for this trip was solely cost - the cruises with this line are often very competitively priced. We are ...
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Sail Date November 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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Petrosey

7 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Marella Spirit - Tears and Souvenirs

It was a late decision as we already had another cruise booked for November. We saw that Marella Spirit’s last cruise was advertised as having a fireworks send off from Malaga. That was enough incentive so we ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Janis.Mackie

1 Review Written

Farewell Spirit

We had to have one last Cruise on this ship. We have fond memories of cruises past and we were not disappointed with the service we received. Our destinations had to be changed due to predicted bad weather. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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majaka

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Last visit to this wonderful ship

We chose this 2 week cruise to say farewell to the ship. Very sadly we were not able to sail on the very last week which sounds as if it is going some farewell party. This was our seventh cruise on the spirit. The ...
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Sail Date October 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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Story58

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent time

Have been on marella cruises before and have generally enjoyed them although have never been on spirit before. Chose this cruise as the itinerary was less arduous than others we had been on. The ship yes is a little ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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MalcolmF

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


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Eurwen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spirit of Iberia

Our second time on the spirit and again really enjoyed every moment. Had a balcony suite so it was really lovely to sit on the balcony after a long day of walking. Every one was so kind, cheerful and helpful. Made ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ITFC1956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hi De Hi on the High Seas

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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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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Magsdent55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time to go

The reason i chose this cruise was, it went from Malaga where i was staying for the summer ,and also because of the itinerary.I hadn't been to Porto or Porto mao before also the second week of the cruise was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Elaine007

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic, friendly ship!

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 ...
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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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