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chrismar50 Ventura 4 Good Value for Money
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My husband and I decided to have a last minute break in the Caribbean in an inside cabin. We had been on P & O Ventura in 2009. P & O are by far the best at transporting British passengers to the Caribbean. Using a bonded flight from Manchester we got off the plane in Barbados and straight on to a coach and off to the ship. Our luggage arrived soon after. We found the food to be excellent with plenty of choice. The service was also good. The main improvement this time was the entertainment. The shows were fabulous and there were some comedians on who were good on the whole. Last time we were on the ship there were several tribute acts. P & O must have listened to their passengers because there was only one this time. Mary Peters, gold medalist from the 70's was on the cruise and did a great talk. The Captain Paul Brown was very good. We heard he had ejected some passengers for bad behaviour and we are all in favour of this to keep standards up. Our only complaint was the Cruise Director Huey Taylor. We nicknamed him The Invisible Man!!! I have never had a Cruise Director like him. He never introduced a single show or did any of the quizzes we went to. Someone told me he had been an excellent cruise director in the 80's. Obviously he is past his best and should consider another job. I would certainly use P & O again for a Caribbean cruise.
Ventura Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
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Cabin review: Inside Twin with Shower

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Culinary Tour
We have been on 19 cruises and this was the best trip we have ever been on. Firstly we visited a local's home and were shown round their garden. They explained all about their produce which they grow. Then off to a private estate where we watched a Creolle cooking demonstration. We then sat on the balcony of one of the private villas and ate a meal of tuna in a sauce, rice, salad, plantain and then cheesecake. The owner played the steel drums while we ate. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even though the roads are terrible - very winding with lots of potholes.
A lovely island with turquoise sea. There is a lovely walkway along the beach with cafes and bars - almost like an english promenade. There are some good jewellery shops where you can get a good deal.
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Published 03/14/12
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