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Thomson Spirit

Vital statistics

Operated by Marella Cruises
Formerly: Nieuw Amsterdam. Patriot
Built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France
Entered service: July 1983; joined Thomson Cruises in May 2002
Gross tonnage: 33,930 tons
Registered: The Bahamas
Cost: $150m
Passengers: 1,254
Decks: 10
Lifts: 7
Crew: 520
Cabins: 627 including
:: 413 outside
:: 194 inside
:: 4 with wheelchair access
Length: 704ft
Width: 89ft
Draught: 25ft
Engines: Diesel


Three restaurants, five bars, two lounges (one non-smoking), nightclub, casino, whirlpools, two swimming pools, cinema, card/reading room, beauty salon, boutiques, Kidzone, teen area and video arcade, health club, sports deck, sauna and massage, library, medical centre, internet access, self service launderettes, air-conditioned throughout, worldwide satellite telephone, telex and fax.

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