This was our second trip on the Ventura and already had two cruises on the Azura. Ships are the same layout but still managed to take wrong turnings. On the whole though the ships easy to find your way around.
Flew from Manchester, flight P & O Thomson charter which was fine, all run to times. Airport to Cruise Terminal and Embarkation seamless, though had a wait of 20 minutes for Italian Police to show re embarkation. Accessed our cabin relatively quickly, luggage soon after. Greeted by a smiley Vijaya, very pleasant cabin steward who kept the cabin spotless.
We were allocated second dining and our waiters were excellent, very friendly and efficient, no problems there, food was good with enough choices for all courses. We never used the alternative dining venues on this cruise, though have in the past and would say they are excellent. Used the dining rooms for all meals and found everything to our liking.
P deck, just off the Art Gallery, very quiet we found, however had been told by other cruisers that P302 was very noisy when berthing on the port side because of the gangway underneath, we only berthed on the starboard side once and I assume most of the noise would have been under 301, we did not suffer this too much. Had a window which was adequate and let in plenty of light. As this is a family cabin, having a double bed is a bit iffy if you forget about the pullman bed above as you can bump your head or back, just have to remember this. Plenty of room for us, cases under the bed no problem, plenty hanging space, could do with a few more hangers, had to double up, shower and toilet fine, but not for two. Our preference is now for an outside cabin, having used Balcony cabins in the past and not utilised the balcony, also prefer the low deck,never felt much in the way of movement at all.We had chosen cabin P301 for our Caribbean cruise but after hearing about potential problems had absolutely no problems getting our cabin changed for future cruise.We would definitely recommend this cabin position.