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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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770 reviews
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First cruise - loved it!

Review for Ventura to the Eastern Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2014
Traveled with children

As a first time cruising couple travelling with a 2 year daughter we were a little sceptical about the entire holiday and what we would encounter on board the ship. We didn't need to worry however the staff bent over backwards to help us and interact with our daughter at every step of the way. So lets break it down - We arrived in Venice and had a walk around having spent the night in a hotel and got on the ship around 2ish. The check in process and embarkation were a breeze, plenty of staff around and helpful dock workers taking our bags for loading. We explored the ship for a bit and made our way to the cabin for 3 o'clock and our bags were already there and waiting. Riviera deck inside cabin R744

Breakfast is a self service affair with a choice of fresh fruits, cereals, muffins, meats, cheeses, smoothies and full English breakfast and according to my wife a horrible porridge personally all porridge is horrible so….. There is a continental side at the aft of the ship with waffles apparently however this seemed to finish at 7.00am and we missed it every day. We mainly attended the mid section of the ship. This was the only time that you can get access to anything other than water coffee or tea free of charge with pure orange, apple and pineapple available.

Lunch is the same sort of setup as breakfast with a mixture of hot and cold food and usually with a curry or something as well

Cabin Review

Brilliant for what we needed although a balcony would have been handy to dry the swimwear! and a window would have been good!

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