Marella Spirit Leaving Fleet

Editors Note: The correct owner has been updated based on feedback.

Marella Cruises, formally known as Thomson Cruises, have announced that the Marella Spirit (ex-Nieuw Amsterdam, Patriot, Spirit, Thomson Spirit) will be leaving the fleet this next month. It seems last minute, but they didn’t have any cruises planed.


Holland America’s Maasdam in Boston May 29, 2004

The ship is currently owned by Spirit Trading and has been operating on long term time charters to Thomson and Marella Cruises. Now that said charter party is up, she’ll be put on the market or be laid up somewhere.

The move is to make room for the adults-only ship Marella Explorer 2 (ex-Celebrity Century, SkySea Golden Era) which will join the fleet in 2019.

One Response

  1. Ralph Dazert

    MARELLA SPIRIT is owned by Celestal Cruises of Greece and has been owned by that company for quite a few years already. Her sister MARELLA CELEBRATION was still owned by HAL until the end of April 2018. It would appear that she is owned outright by TUI UK (Marella) now.