Ventura Cruise Review by Goodrum: Venturalation
Having sailed on the old Adonia which was wonderful and Arcadia in the carribean i was looking forward to our 3rd cruise with P&O on Ventura, we sailed from Southampton and after arriving at the new terminal which was very busy, we waited about 20 mins before being called through security, not too bad i thought. We had a balcony for the first time which was wonderful and all was good and clean accept there was some drink staines on the valance around the bed, so i assume these are not changed every cruise? The food was good and so was the service from the P&O staff. I didnot like the some of the layout on Ventura there is no crows nest like the other ships we have been on, just a wasted shaded area for relaxing that nobody used and around the pool area people are squashed together like sardines.
I used the spa once for reflexology a cost of 66, never again what a waste on money and painful and not at all relaxing. On the second week of the cruise i was ill, came down with a bad More chest infection and was coughing really badly and i know i was not the only one, thats the trouble with air conditioning bugs get passed on quickly.
I would like to be able to say i really enjoyed this cruise but i didnot, i wont blame Ventura for my illness but i got it from somewhere and it did spoil my holiday. I think i will go on Arcadia the next time. Less
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Cabin review: JAA534
Ventura AJ balcony was a good size, plenty of hanging wardrobe space and open i thought this was a better idea. Clean white soft towels every day, corridor and cabin quiet, maybe a more comfortable chair in the cabin would be nice, possible two! i don't like lying on the bed when in the cabin, that's for sleeping. The only thing i was not happy with and did not notice it straight away was the dirty valance on our bed, looked like spills of drink from previous guests.
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