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Ventura Cruise Review by Eileen Corbett: FANTASTIC VENTURA

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Eileen Corbett
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Sail Date: January 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Barbados

Just returned from a fantastic fourteen day cruise around the Caribbean. What a way to start your holiday, straight off the plane and on to awaiting coaches avoiding the hassle at the airport and enjoying a drink on the ship less than an hour after landing. We opted for freedom dining and the staff in the Cinnamon restaurant were very attentive and pleasant at all times. We only had to wait twice for a table and the most we waited was 10 minutes.

Excellent spa facilities. Had a Elemis facial, Swedish massage and fourteen day pedicure which still hasn't chipped 18 days later.

We dined in The White Room twice, and on one occasion we dined under the stars on our way to Jamaica. We also dined in East once, each time the food and service was exceptional and exceeded any service we have experienced in England.

We pre booked the Celebration Package which included champagne, chocolates and flowers on arrival in our cabin, a champagne breakfast in bed, two spa More treatments and a portrait photograph for £145 which was exceptional value. The champagne breakfast was so good we decided to book another one during our second week.

The entertainment team work very hard, and the sail away parties are not to be missed.

A couple of nights there was some movement on the ship, but nothing to worry about.

Our favourite bar was The Metropolis (deck 18) where we enjoyed pre and after dinner drinks. It was so relaxing.

Overall we has a wonderful holiday, we could not fault P & O cruises and are already looking for next years cruise. Less

Published 02/03/11

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