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Marella Spirit: Family-friendly cruise holidays, Western Mediterranean

The impressive Marella Spirit ready to sail.The impressive Marella Spirit ready to sail.
Marella Spirit kids pool.Marella Spirit kids pool.
Marella Spirit kids club.Marella Spirit kids club.
Marella Spirit at sea.Marella Spirit at sea.
Stylish bar on-board Marella Spirit.Stylish bar on-board Marella Spirit.

Marella Spirit is one of the most long-standing cruise ships in the TUI fleet, and is a popular option amongst families as it is one of the smallest. The family-friendly itinerary Continental Coasts takes in the sights of Malaga (from where you will start and end the journey), before heading to Mahon (Menorca's capital), Toulon on the French Riviera, then onto Spain where you will explore Barcelona, then move onto Valencia and Cartagena. The eight days spent roaming around the ports and cities, as well as at sea, is a great introduction to family cruise holidays in the Mediterranean.

The ship itself is home to a wealth of facilities and services, including a kids club for 3-11 years (which also offers evening activities), an outdoor family pool, a choice of places to dine and drink plus a cinema and theatre so you can enjoy a family film or broadway-style show. 

Cruise itineraries with Marella Spirit are full board, with many of the activities, services and facilities on-board included in your holiday price. Flights from the UK to the port can also be arranged as part of your package tour.

What to Expect:
  • Gym
  • All-inclusive
  • 8 days
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Cruise
  • Family rooms
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Kids' club
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kids' pool


Kids' Club (3-11 years; open up to 4 hours per day; free of charge; activities include movie nights, arts and crafts, trips to visit the Captain).


All cabins have air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, 2 full-length wardrobes, safe (at a charge).

Inside cabin (decks 1, 2, 3, 4) sleeps up to 4 people with twin beds and 2 fold down beds.

Outside cabin (decks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8) sleeps up to 4 people with twin beds and 2 fold down beds. With porthole and sea views.

Deluxe cabins (decks 6, 7, 8) sleep 3 people with queen or twin beds and a folding bed. With picture window, tables, chairs and a minibar. Interconnecting cabins available.

Suite cabin with premier service (deck 7, 8) sleeps up to 4 people with king size bedroom and separate lounge area with sofa bed. With picture window. Premier service includes express check-in, free clothing pressing service and free continental breakfast in bed (1 person/week).


Teen hangout area (high season only).

Pools including a family/kids pool and whirlpool.

Selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.


Broadway show lounge.

Spa and beauty salon.


Sports deck (basketball, football, table tennis).


Card and reading room.

Photography studio.

Medical centre.

On-board shops.

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Marella Spirit operates various itineraries however, the most suitable itinerary for families is Continental Coasts that takes in the delights of the western Mediterranean, starting and ending in Malaga on Spain's Costa del Sol.

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