Revisited Ventura as I liked the itinerary but unfortunately the weather was poor in the Canaries which is unusual.
The food in the restaurants was good. A bit boring in the buffet restaurant. On the plus side the service of the staff is excellent and entertainment was good.
I have sailed with P&O for fourteen years and the standard has definitely dropped. In the Exchange bar it is a bit like Butlins at sea. The standard of dress there with a lot of passengers are football shirts and shorts in the evenings which never used to be.
With regards to daytime activities there always seemed to be a sales pitch to the senimars such as talks on Beauty I.e skincare, hairstyles etc. This is for them making more money.
I will probably sail with P&O again but it will be on one of their smaller ships, there is more character to them. Ventura don't provide enough seating for the amount of passengers that it carries.
Went to a fishing village just outside of Funchal which was very pretty with lovely views.
Docked at Arrecffie but because it was Sunday the shops were closed so Dissapointed
Took a open top bus to see the sights. Lisbon quite historical with plenty of squares
Too k a taxi and had a nice trip exploring the area
Very small place worth a visit