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Marella Spirit

The swift Marella Spirit ripples through the waters of the Mediterranean in style. Expect the ship's spacious decks to provide with your most relaxing cruise yet. Formally the Patriot and before that the Nieuw Amsterdam, Marella Spirit comes with plenty of history and, indeed, spirit. Having sailed around the Americas, Marella Spirit settles down for calming Mediterranean cruises after receiving an extensive refit in Greece. Offering sizable public rooms, there's certainly no shortage of space onboard and alongside a great range of restaurants, bars, amenities and entertainment for all ages, this ship is perfect for family cruise holidays.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1983
Tonnage 33930
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 4
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 7
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 4
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 1774
Crew 520
Refurbished 01/01/2002

Ship Facilities


By way of drinking and dining, Marella Spirit has more than enough to keep you fuelled and ready to go. You could start the day by waking yourself up with a freshly cooked breakfast at The Compass Rose Restaurant, with open seating arrangements allowing you to wander in at any time, meaning you don't have to worry about rushing to get ready first thing in the morning. Lunch could perhaps be a BBQ at the Terrace Grill. There's nothing quite like laying back with a bite to eat while the sun glistens off the waters around you! For casual, buffet style dining, head to the Lido Restaurant and enjoy flavours from around the globe.

If you’re looking to go all out at dinner time, and are willing to spend a little extra on the luxury, treat yourself to the delicious à la carte options in Sirocco's Restaurant, with spectacular dishes such as lobster thermidor ready to tempt your taste buds.


As the long afternoon begins to set, it's time to let your appetite build. Having a tipple at the outdoor Lido Bar will let you watch the sunset by the pool or you could even take a dip before dinner. To end the night, settle back in the trendy Horizons Bar and enjoy the serene ambiance with your favourite cocktail. Other bars include High Spirits, with quizzes and bingo, and Raffles for live piano music. Of course, Marella Spirit is also packed with plenty of other facilities. Take the Broadway Show Lounge for example, where you can sit back and enjoy the professional West End style shows and top comedy from your favourite UK acts.


Kids Club is the perfect place for kids with an imaginative, entertaining, action-packed and new programme of activities every day. For fun and games try out the dedicated sports deck with its football, basketball and table tennis facilities or video arcade with modern games for all ages. Away from it all, you can head for the Card and Reading Room or the Browser's Corner with its library and internet lounge.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

Oceans Health Club is the spa and beauty salon that offers everything from hairdressing to Dead Sea mud and mineral wraps. The fitness centre is fully equipped for cardiovascular and resistance training, as well as group classes for those who like to exercise and socialise at the same time. Whirlpools, 2 swimming pools, wading pool, perfect for refreshing in the cool water, relaxing, or swimming a few lengths.


A range of shops selling a variety of gifts and souvenirs, from cameras to casual wear, jewellery to perfume.