after stopping in the premier inn overnight we transfered to ventura where on arrival our luggage was taken off us ,we were then given a coloured ticket to check in which took no time at all.after boarding we were told to go to the waterside restaraunt for lunch till our cabin was ready.
when we got to our cabin it was of a very good size with a large picture window comfortably furnished with tv and chairs,the bathroom was fairly small but ok for what we needed.the safe was free aswell which when we have been on other ships you have had to pay,when we set sail the captain announced we would not be calling at cadiz which didnt go down too well with a lot of passengers myself included but the other ports of call were excellent .
vigo: what a nice little place this was but very hilly
lisbon:they put courtesy busses on to take you to the main square but the queue for the busses back was horrendous so we got a taxi,do check the fare before you get in 1 as we were charged 20 euros and another family were charged 10 euros so we were ripped off.
chivitevichia:we went on the 1/2 day panoramic tour well worth it.
livorno:missed due to high winds
monte carlo:i wasnt impressed with this place to many posers in there ferraris showing off.
barcelona:great place to visit with plenty to do
gibraltar:been here several times so stayed on board.
the staff on board were a vast improvement from when we 1st went on ventura,this time they could not do enough for you.
the showteam put on some excellent shows in the arena theatre and the guest acts ,mick miller from the comedians fame was very good,the freddy mercury tribute was fantastic and the other guest comedians were very good both in the arena and havana,the only guest speaker john kettley(weatherman)why they had this man giving a after dinner speech was beyond me.
the days at sea were ok with having no problem finding sunbeds when the sun was out which was different to the last on board where they were all reserved before breakfast.
the exchange bar was a decent night out with andy the entertainments officer.
all in all it was a excellent cruise meeting lots of nice people each night cannot wait to go back on board.