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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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804 reviews
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Enjoyable Holiday, but Not P&O Ventura

Review for Ventura to the Southern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2014
Cabin: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

We booked this cruise just over a year before departure, choosing P&O as we had not cruised with them before, and the itinerary took us to 7 islands which we had never previously visited.

The idea of checking luggage in at the UK airport, and having them delivered direct to your cabin was a great innovation, and no security to go through at Bridgetown airport was another. The only problems with the flight were the fact we were sat on the aircraft for nearly three hours at Manchester airport before we departed! Problems with a piece of “cargo”, that we later discovered was a spare part for a stricken Thomas Cook aircraft at our destination. Then we were sat on the coach on the tarmac at Bridgetown for 45minutes before the final passengers were boarded before our 45 minute journey to Ventura, only to find there was then another 40 minute process to check in and get on-board. We finally got to our cabin at 6:25pm (dinner at 6:30), having been on the 9:00am flight out of Manchester. Thirteen and a half hours from scheduled departure to arrival was not a great start. At least we weren’t on the Saturday flight that didn’t even arrive!

One thing we can say on the positive side is, the Cabin and Cabin Steward (Virag), were excellent. The layout and cleanliness were excellent, with the “dressing area” outside the bathroom much better than other layouts. No problem found with the shower size or curtain as read in previous reviews.

Cabin Review

Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Cabin JF

Cabin was in a quiet area, and was very nice. The layout was good, with plenty of stowage space, and the steward (Virag) was extremely helpful. All was kept very clean, and we did not have any problems that weren't sorted out quickly. Bathroom was very nice,

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