When we first seen Ventura we was in awe.it took us a few days to get our orientation right. We found the ship too big in our opinion,we felt you did not get that personnel touch compared with the oceana last year.the ship in parts are a bit tatty with mainly worn carpets.cabin never hoovered.never seen any entertainment at the 8.30pm show due to getting filled up at 7.00pm.half way through the cruise there was an outbreak of some kind of virus.in the self service restaurants you were served by the staff,even the hot drinks etc,staff washing down chairs in the bars etc soaking wet!this was a pain in the backside.most days the buffet restaurant was that busy you had to carry your tray to another restaurant to get a seat!the positives,the freedom dining worked a treat.the covered swimming pool I enjoyed for a early morning swim before breakfast. Going back on the oceana in May but I am reading some negative reviews lately especially the standard of the food which we mostly enjoyed last year.

'Big' is sometimes not the best?

Ventura Cruise Review by Hob123

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When we first seen Ventura we was in awe.it took us a few days to get our orientation right.

We found the ship too big in our opinion,we felt you did not get that personnel touch compared with the oceana last year.the ship in parts are a bit tatty with mainly worn carpets.cabin never hoovered.never seen any entertainment at the 8.30pm show due to getting filled up at 7.00pm.half way through the cruise there was an outbreak of some kind of virus.in the self service restaurants you were served by the staff,even the hot drinks etc,staff washing down chairs in the bars etc soaking wet!this was a pain in the backside.most days the buffet restaurant was that busy you had to carry your tray to another restaurant to get a seat!the positives,the freedom dining worked a treat.the covered swimming pool I enjoyed for a early morning swim before breakfast.

Going back on the oceana in May but I am reading some negative reviews lately especially the standard of the food which we mostly enjoyed last year.
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