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Ventura Cruise Review by john watson: Ventura a great ship and a great holiday but...

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john watson
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Ventura a great ship and a great holiday but...

Sail Date: March 2010
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Barbados

We had a last minute booking on Ventura for her March Trans Atlantic crossing. The journey from East Midlands Airport was seamless as was the embarkation. Well done P&O, MSC could learn a lot from you.

Now for the niggles. The food was not the usual high standard expected of P&O. Rating: Could have done better.

Lack of Managerial control in Marco White's restuarant. I object to paying £56 supplement for a special meal on a special occasion, my wife's birthday on a Formal evening to sit opposite people sitting in their shirt sleeves whilst others displayed red braces, their Dinner Jackets hung on the back of the chair. There is a dress code and it should be enforced.

We had opted for set dining and it was impossible to get a seat in Havanah or any other bars where entertainment was in progress after the second sitting so missed out on most of the evening entertainment. .

We thought the Theater shows were sub standard and although the More cast gave of their best the singing left a lot to be desired. However the Guest speakers were great, especially those from the Tate Gallery and the chap who spoke on Naval history.

Ventura is a lovely ship, just a few too many passengers for total comfort and despite the niggles we would sail on her again. Less


Published 06/10/10

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