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Ventura Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Ventura Cruise Review by luckylynn13

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  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: the Caribbean

Chose this cruise for the prospect of sunshine and warmth. The ship was in good shape overall apart from scruffy lift doors and grubby chairs in the Buffet. Food in the restaurant had improved since our last visit a year ago. However, thought the Buffet food was not as good with lunchtime offerings being only luke warm on many occasions despite trying visiting at different times. Cheeses were disappointing with very little choice and cut up into tiny cubes. These were quite sweaty at times. No nuts on offer unlike the Oriana which served pecans and walnuts a plenty.

Cabin , an inside on C Deck,, was in good order and well serviced by our effecient Steward. The daily Horizon newsletter arrived quite late around 9pm although I did notice the deck below had theirs a lot earlier.

The library offerings were rather abismal and need to be looked at as the shelves were quite empty at times. The lady running this area ,which was combined with the internet , was rather abrupt and absent quite often putting up a be back soon sign . Wifi offered was for use in a 24 hour time slot at various prices. This system is ridiculous as who would want to sit at a computer for 24 hours on a cruise? To get to your emails cost almost £13 Not good value.

Many of the visiting acts we had seen before and a couple of the comedians told the same jokes. Headliners, the singers and dancers, did the same old shows so did not bother with those this time.

Too many quizzes and not very well organised. Very little for folks who stayed on board on port days. The Entertainment Manager, Natalie, had very little presence around the ship. I only saw her on a few occasions when she introduced the acts in the Arena Theatre.

Liked the ports of call. Weather was as hoped for and the ship was kept at a good temperature.

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