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Ventura Cruise Review by matli: Butlins on a boat!


matli
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Member Since 2012
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Cabin 1.0
Dining 2.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children 2.0
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 1.0
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Value for Money 1.0

Butlins on a boat!

Sail Date: August 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other

As holidays go this has got to be the worst value for money ever! Having spent nearly £10,000 on 2 cabins one for us and one for our 3 teenage boys. We expected to be fed and watered for 9 days - how wrong we were! The cabins were ok and when you consider we had a suite it should have been more than ok - the promise of the butler delivering your case and unpacking for you is no more than a myth! I had to go find our cases and after a long game of hide and seek I eventually found them and dragged them all the way to our cabin - (still marked priority lol). The cost of drinks for the boys was outrageous -coke £2.50! we expected at least soft drinks to be in with the price! Oh you could get water all day but try giving that to a teenage boy! The food - well yea the food was ok in the restaurant but the breakfast and lunches....queue after queue after queue, most days we didn't even bother. If you want to go for a curry of tapas then would you believe they charge extra! The More entertainment is nothing short of blue/red coat lets all dance the birdie song or very bad comedians that try to sing!?? There is even a morning address from the entertainment manager akin to hi-de-hi!
If you like tattoos there are plenty on show too!
The jeep safari we booked (also outrageously expensive) was a 5 our ride in a jeep mainly on the motorway! The trip to Casablanca still leaves me asking why?

I really could go on and on but I am sure you get the picture. Right the good stuff - The staff in the main are lovely but they are charging an unreasonable sum to your bill every day for the service.
Advice to anyone - do not stay in cabin number L107 is is a suite below te gym and the treadmills are directly above your bed - people are on them at all hours in the night (staff I think) I ended up banging on the ceiling with an umbrella!

I don't usually write reviews but on this occasion I have made an exception because I think cruising is like the Emperor's new clothes - no one says how awful it actually is!

NEVER,NEVER AGAIN! Less


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Cabin review: Ventura Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower A Deck l107

Cabin L107 Victoria suite Good space but below the gym and very noisy also very windy because its at the front of the ship

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