MS Marella Spirit

Marella Cruises Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  Patriot, Nieuw Amsterdam

Spirit has cabins at the front, spacious public rooms towards the stern where there are tiered pool decks. Offering a comfortable cruise experience, it suffers from some engine vibration and lacks the facilities of some bigger and newer ships.  Marella Spirit passengers tend to be Mixed ages, families and Mainly British/some Scandinavian. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 27.1 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.4 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 25.1 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.6 passengers.
Size Medium
Built 1983
Refit 2000
Tonnage 33930
Passengers (Min/Max) 1252/1350
Crew 520
Officers Greek
Total  626
Cabins are a good size, well equipped and all feature aircon, TV, full length wardrobes and good storage space. Suites offer king size beds and a lounge area. Both suites and deluxe cabins have a bathtub and mini bar. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  423
Inside  203
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins  
Pools Out/In  2/0
There is a wrap around teak promenade deck and lots of open deck space with a sports deck for football, basketball & table tennis. Pools are small and pool decks can become crowded with little shelter from the wind. There is a health spa & beauty salon.
Jacuzzis  1
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
The reasonably spacious Compass Rose is open seating and provides good food and unsophisticated but friendly service. A la carte dining is offered in Sirocco Restaurant (cover charge and reservations) and informal dining in the Lido Buffet. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  2
The one level Broadway Show lounge with balcony provides professional west end style shows and one guest artist a week. A separate cinema shows recent release films and cabaret, live music, dancing and games shows are found in the High Spirits Nightclub.  Show Lounges 2
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino Yes
Casual and comfortable during the day. Evenings range from smart casual (shirt & trousers) to informal (jacket and tie for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies). Formal evenings require a suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
All tips are included in your price but you may decide to reward special service.
Wheelchair cabins 4
Wheelchair access is acceptable. The four large wheelchair cabins are located at the front of the ship. Places are reserved for disabled passengers in the Show Lounge.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 7
The rating for children is Good. Children are well catered for with a dedicated Kid zone, teen area and small video arcade. 

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