This was the second time we have cruised with P&O . We did a previous cruise on the Oriana six years ago . Embarkation was quick and trouble free and we were pleased with our cabin which was kept immaculately by our very efficient stewardess . We had freedom dining and enjoyed the flexibility of this and the excellent food . The restaurant staff were courteous and efficient . There was virtually no waiting time . There were some negative aspects however . We were never able to see any evening entertainment (for the 8.30 show) because it was impossible to obtain a seat . Passengers were waiting in the theater up to 45 minutes before the show started and we never managed to get there in time . The 10.30 show was too late for us . This was disappointing . Obviously there is not enough seating available . The library facilities were particularly poor . Not enough space , not enough books not enough seating , far inferior to the Oriana library . Day time entertainment while at sea was dire and could have been so much better . The lifeboat speaker was very good but had exhausted all his material by the second talk and from then on was scraping the barrel . The best entertainment was provided by other passengers eg. Speaker`s Corner . We were often disturbed by excessive noise- loud music etc . This was because of the location of our cabin on Lido deck .

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Ventura Cruise Review by Anne Evans

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
This was the second time we have cruised with P&O . We did a previous cruise on the Oriana six years ago . Embarkation was quick and trouble free and we were pleased with our cabin which was kept immaculately by our very efficient stewardess . We had freedom dining and enjoyed the flexibility of this and the excellent food . The restaurant staff were courteous and efficient . There was virtually no waiting time .

There were some negative aspects however . We were never able to see any evening entertainment (for the 8.30 show) because it was impossible to obtain a seat . Passengers were waiting in the theater up to 45 minutes before the show started and we never managed to get there in time . The 10.30 show was too late for us . This was disappointing . Obviously there is not enough seating available .

The library facilities were particularly poor . Not enough space , not enough books not enough seating , far inferior to the Oriana library .

Day time entertainment while at sea was dire and could have been so much better . The lifeboat speaker was very good but had exhausted all his material by the second talk and from then on was scraping the barrel . The best entertainment was provided by other passengers eg. Speaker`s Corner .

We were often disturbed by excessive noise- loud music etc . This was because of the location of our cabin on Lido deck .
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Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
Cabin JA L310
Very clean and comfortable cabin , excellently serviced by a very efficient stewardess .
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