We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at 2.00 p.m. for a 3.30 boarding and waited inside the terminal for around 30 minutes and were inside our cabin by 3.00 p.m. Our cases, which had been sent a few days before with The Baggage Handling Company were waiting outside the cabin on our arrival, shortly followed by the luggage which we had taken with us.
This was our first time on Ventura having previously cruised twice on Oceana and once on Independence of the Seas. We were a party of five, myself, husband, my 23 year old son, 19 year old son and his girlfriend. This was her first cruise and to say she enjoyed it was an understatement (unfortunately for her, in only a week it was impossible to do everything she wanted to do onboard, but she had a good try).
We had three balcony cabins on deck C, mid-ship and had all balcony doors opened, so we could access all three cabins, where we had large balconies, but were overlooked from above, but it was definitely a bonus having a larger balcony. Our cabin steward Edward, was very efficient, and serviced our cabins when we went to breakfast and at dinner in the evening. White Company Toiletries enough for a week were provided.
We had three cabins, C401, C405 and C409. They had larger balconies which were overlooked, but for the extra space were definitely a bonus and when the sun decided to show its face, the balcony had full sun.