Cant wait to return: Ventura Cruise Review by Joyce Marshall
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Cant wait to return
Destination: Southern Caribbean
we had a super deluxe cabin which was far more somfortable than some expensive hotels we have stayed in. To sit on the balcony wearing our More complimentary bathrobes, sipping complimentary champagne, overlooking the most fantastic sunsets I have seen conributed to the most relaxing holiday we have experienced.
We chose to pre book 6 trips with P and O and were relly glad that we did. Yes, we could have had excursions in port that were cheaper , or taken local taxi's to a local beach etc, but I defy anyone to prove that they would provide such good value. We took one local trip with another group of people and had to agree that you need to be very careful about confirming what is included in the price. We specifically wanted to visit the live volcano in St Lucia...which we went to with the tour guide.However he omitted to inform us that the entrance fee for that and a botanical garden were not included!!!!
So unless you merely want to visit a beach I would be wary. Our trips included swimming with Turtles and Stingrays which was a fantastic opportunity and experience, tubing down the Pagua river which was really good fun,a fantastice scenic trip on the Sugar Train,and a cycling trip around St Maarten which was probably the only trip we thought was overpriced.
The onboard entertainment was amazing and our daily newspaper helped us to plan the day to suit ourselves.We usually opted for the early showing in the theatre before dinner, so that we could also manage to visit Havana for one of the tribute singers/ comedy acts. Each to their own but being bored was never an option. The restaurants are exceptional, and we personally preferred the buffet restaurants for breakfast or lunch only as the fine dining restaurants made the holiday even more special. The White room is a MUST to visit and East was a lovely change with beautifully presented food.
My only criticism was that the 'towels on sunbed malarky' still existed and it was often very difficult to get near to the swimming pools. It is a good idea to enjoy the peace and quiet on 'Port ' days. I could go on and on about how fantastic it was but if I simply said that we very reluctantly left our cabin at the end of the trip vowing to return ASAP!! Less
Cabin review: CBD316 Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Very spacious, with more than enough hanging space/ drawers. Bath as well as shower in a compact bathroom but towels etc changed TWICE daily. The huge bed was sooooooo comfortable and two tv's in the cabin(one in bedroom area)( the other in living room area) Spacious living area with comfy sofa/ fridge/ desk/dressing table and furnished with pictures/ lamps etc A more than adequate balcony with small table and two reclining chairs and completely non restricted views with a glass screen at the front and opague screens between cabins. The balcony was overlooked above us but this never caused us a problem and it meant we got a lot of sunshine .Read All Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower (CB) Reviews >>