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Ventura Cruise Review by keithlt65: The Good and not very good aspects of Ventura


keithlt65
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Member Since 2010
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Cabin 1.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

The Good and not very good aspects of Ventura

Sail Date: July 2010
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Southampton

THE VERY GOOD Buffet breakfasts and lunches were excellent with good choices and fresh food, ample seating even with a full ships complement. Inside cabins were spacious for two people and well equipped. Transfers to and from the ship at ports of call were well organised. Drink prices onboard weren't too exorbitant. The speciality dining room EAST carrying a supplement of £15 per head for early dining is an excellent dining experience and good value for money.

THE GOOD There is a good selection of bar and entertainment venues and the main theatre provides plenty of good seating. Entertainment was varied and catered for most tastes. The Bay Tree main dining room was a pleasant dining area and had an adequate if not spectacular selection of meals. The shore excursion out of Olden to Stryn valley was interesting and informative even on a drizzly, cloudy day.

THE NOT VERY GOOD We had a late allocation inside cabin (D524) which was listed as an upgrade from OE to More OC. Avoid this at all costs. For 2 nights we suffered noise from the location close to the ships funnel.On the next day this turned into a mechanical vibration from somewhere close by. After complaints about the noise and vibration and several visits from various P&O personnel we were moved to a Deck C forward cabin for the rest of the week, and apart from some noise from the theatre was a great improvement.

The attitude of the predominantly Indian bar and lounge attendants was less than enthusiastic. The standard of food presentation and main course vegetable choices in the main dining room were poor compared to other cruises we have taken. Less


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Cabin review: Ventura Inside Twin with Shower A Deck D524

Cabins in general are spacious for two people. Be careful in selecting cabin location, particularly inside cabins near the central funnel area. Cabin D524 and I would imagine ones above and below it should be avoided.

Port and Shore Excursions


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Picturesque even on a cloudy damp day. Advise booking in advance if you intend going on the railway trip as the trips were fully booked for about 4 hours ahead when I went.

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