We decided to have a change for Christmas so booked a 12 night holiday on the Ventura one of the P&O line, we have sailed on this ship previously so we were expecting great things from P&O because all the cruises we have been on with them have been excellent. We were not disappointed, even Santa joined us at the delight of all concerned. As expected the staff, food, entertainment etc all were of top quality and the holiday was perfect except for the problems below. Embarkation was different from the last time we sailed, we arrived early and had to wait some 2 hours plus before we were called to the front desk for our photo's and clearance before boarding. Disembarkation was a pain in the neck we must have walked around half the ship with people taking short cuts and jumping the queue. If P&O keep this procedure they need to block off all other access points to make sure that that used is the one they are using.

Christmas in the Sun

Ventura Cruise Review by minibus11

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2015
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
We decided to have a change for Christmas so booked a 12 night holiday on the Ventura one of the P&O line, we have sailed on this ship previously so we were expecting great things from P&O because all the cruises we have been on with them have been excellent.

We were not disappointed, even Santa joined us at the delight of all concerned. As expected the staff, food, entertainment etc all were of top quality and the holiday was perfect except for the problems below.

Embarkation was different from the last time we sailed, we arrived early and had to wait some 2 hours plus before we were called to the front desk for our photo's and clearance before boarding.

Disembarkation was a pain in the neck we must have walked around half the ship with people taking short cuts and jumping the queue. If P&O keep this procedure they need to block off all other access points to make sure that that used is the one they are using.
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Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
Cabin JG c635
Excellent Clean tidy and comfortable.
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