Ventura 5

“To Venice on Ventura”
Cruise review of P&O Ventura

tom_uk
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This was our third cruise on Ventura, so you already know that she's a ship we like. Ventura's strong points were the same as ever: the balcony cabins (especially the walk-in hanging area), the big C-deck balcony, the quiet of the stern Terrace, and the touches of formality.

But this cruise was principally about the itinerary, which was as good as we'd hoped. The worst destination, Cephalonia, was just a bit boring; but Dubrovnik, the two days in Venice and a further day in Korcula were extraordinary. When a hot day in Corfu ends up seeming just so-so in comparison, you know you've been to some good places.

Food in the MDR and buffets was good to very good, while the meals we took in East (three, including a lunch) and at the White Room were exceptional. Service, too, was good in the typical P&O rather under-stated style. We also had extremely good company at dinner. The only area that we were unhappy with was wine availability: the wine stores hadn't been More replenished before leaving Southampton, and wines were becoming unavailable from quite early in the cruise. Less

Ventura Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean


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Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton
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Cabin review: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Published 06/19/11

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