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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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776 reviews
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7 days aboard Ventura

Review for Ventura to Spain
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anthony mcconville
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2015
Cabin: Inside Twin with Shower

Just back from 7 days aboard Ventura. The start wasn't too promising. Ventura docked 3 hours late from it's previous trip due to bad weather we were told. We were sent messages asking us to delay our port arrival ! On arrival we queued for at least an hour before we were allowed to off load our luggage. In the terminal lounge there was at least 3000 people but the 'booking in was controlled'. We were reasonably lucky once we'd received our ship cards we went through reasonably quickly, however moments after we got through the terminal PC's all crashed which delayed things even more.

However, once on board all seemed to go well. The weather on the first couple of days was terrible, it caused us to miss stopping at Guernsey but we can't hold anyone accountable for that.

The ship was very clean and tidy and kept that way all throughout our cruise. The food on board in the main restaurant was to a very high standard, as was the service. The cabin (we had an inside cabin) was always serviced exceptionally well (Molivoy was the steward). The bars where serviced well by the waiters HOWEVER.... a big criticism of mine is that there are very few draught beers in each bar, and each bar has a different set. So if you wanted to watch a particular show you had to drink whatever that bar had to offer, which I believe in this day and age is unacceptable.

Cabin Review

Inside Twin with Shower

Cabin OG

A little small but more that adequate.

Port Reviews

Southampton

Well organised, well managed.

Lisbon

Nice architecture, lots of shopping, reasonably priced goods. Very hilly though.

Porto (Leixoes)

A very attractive city. Good architecture, lots of shops, good range of goods. A lot of history to take in.

La Coruna

Most of the place was shut down, I wouldn't call there again.

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