Embarkation was busy, but without to much fuss, we were in our cabin by 1445, so a good start!! This was our first P&O cruise (previous two on Princess) and I think Ventura was perfect for us!! So many negatives have been voiced about this ship and crew, its about time the other side of the story was heard too!! We found EVERY member of staff helpful, friendly and fun to be around!!....We did have one or two small problem's to begin with (TV remote, safe locked etc), But all were dealt with swiftly and with a smile!! The food was of a very good standard all round, maybe could have had a little more choice, but hey, small points!! Cleanliness and hygiene was first rate as well. Bonus....We had fantastic weather for November (sun on all 14 days and temperatures between 20-25'c) Loved all the places visited (all within walking distance for moderately active people) The entertainment in the day was below average....but at night was generally very good, with The Theatre Company "The Headliners" pulling off some great shows, superb entertainment!! The tributes and comedians were good too...Mike Doyle especially!! Overall, we can't really fault many things and think P&O are worth every penny we paid, We will return!! One final point!!......Not once did we have a single problem finding a sun-lounger or seat in the dining rooms or theatre......enough said!! Superb cruise, superb vacation, Thank you P&O and Ventura!

Excellent Cruise

Ventura Cruise Review by c*r*u*I*s*e

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Embarkation was busy, but without to much fuss, we were in our cabin by 1445, so a good start!!

This was our first P&O cruise (previous two on Princess) and I think Ventura was perfect for us!!

So many negatives have been voiced about this ship and crew, its about time the other side of the story was heard too!!

We found EVERY member of staff helpful, friendly and fun to be around!!....We did have one or two small problem's to begin with (TV remote, safe locked etc), But all were dealt with swiftly and with a smile!!

The food was of a very good standard all round, maybe could have had a little more choice, but hey, small points!!

Cleanliness and hygiene was first rate as well.

Bonus....We had fantastic weather for November (sun on all 14 days and temperatures between 20-25'c)

Loved all the places visited (all within walking distance for moderately active people)

The entertainment in the day was below average....but at night was generally very good, with The Theatre Company "The Headliners" pulling off some great shows, superb entertainment!!

The tributes and comedians were good too...Mike Doyle especially!!

Overall, we can't really fault many things and think P&O are worth every penny we paid, We will return!!

One final point!!......Not once did we have a single problem finding a sun-lounger or seat in the dining rooms or theatre......enough said!!

Superb cruise, superb vacation, Thank you P&O and Ventura!
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Cabin D116
Cabin was clean at all times, no problems with size or other such trivial things.
Our cabin Steward was first rate,helpful, efficient and all with a smile!!
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