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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Rough Start To a Great Holiday

Review for Ventura to Canary Islands
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015
Cabin: Inside Twin with Shower
Passing under the April 25th Bridge, Lisbon
Lunch in the Glasshouse
Selection of 3 Small plates in The Glashouse
Early Morning Shot
Dancing in the Atrium
Early morning shot
Las Palmas
Opera House Santa Cruise
Starte from The Glasshouse food and wine pairing menu
Cable Car Funchal
Looking back at Ventura from the Cable car
Ventura moored in Funchal
Leaving Madeira
Ice Sculpture

This was our second cruise and first on Ventura. Having cruised on Azura three years ago we were looking forward to Ventura especially as it now has an Olly Smith Glasshouse venue which we loved on Azura.

We booked the select price as it included coach travel from Edinburgh to Southampton. We have looked at other cruise lines such as RC and Celebrity but feel not only are their prices for similar itineraries a little bit more expensive, the additional cost of finding our way from Edinburgh to Southampton on those lines makes P&O very attractive from a cost point of view.

First for the negatives -

Cabin Review

Inside Twin with Shower

Cabin OD

We booked an inside cabin as based on our first cruise we didn't spend much time in the cabin. Compact but well thought out with a spacious walk in wardrobe.

Port Reviews


We took the hop on hop off Tram and it was a great way to see the city. Also safer that taking the normal trams which are rife with pick-pockets


Too much to do on such a short visit!

Madeira (Funchal)

Beautiful island. We got the cable car up and the Street Toboggan down, a must for Madeira.

La Coruna

Would have liked longer here but the Lighthouse is well worth seeing


Was raining heavily so didn't see it at its best


we just explored Arricife on foot

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