10 of us went as a group for a 3 day break , time away from children , grandchildren , nagging partners and husbands :) We arrived at Southampton and was whisked through security and passport control at such a speed, so different from airports. before we knew it we were onboard ! The staff are lovely and very friendly. Room had window with restricted views ( lifeboat outside ) Very clean and pleasant. Top tip adjust your temp control to suit you ( i froze the first night ! ) warm as toast once i realised. Food is top class in the buffet . The two other places to eat included in the price were fab. Black tie was great we all enjoyed dressing up. We decided to eat at the beach house on the last night , we paid the extra as my sister and i fancied the ribs , they looked fab . Tasted awful :( everything tasted of pine and lemon toilet cleaner ! we couldn't eat them at all ! others meals looked fab . The nightclub was great fun and didnt close till the last person left. We enjoyed the quizes in the afternoon. The drinks are pretty much the same as pub prices . You can go to reception and get a tally of what you have spent at any time.. All in all a great time and a great taster cruise .

10 ladies who lunched; ages 22 to 60, Southampton to Bruges

Ventura Cruise Review by Paula Lonnen

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower (Part-Obstucted View)
10 of us went as a group for a 3 day break , time away from children , grandchildren , nagging partners and husbands :)

We arrived at Southampton and was whisked through security and passport control at such a speed, so different from airports. before we knew it we were onboard !

The staff are lovely and very friendly. Room had window with restricted views ( lifeboat outside ) Very clean and pleasant. Top tip adjust your temp control to suit you ( i froze the first night ! ) warm as toast once i realised.

Food is top class in the buffet .

The two other places to eat included in the price were fab. Black tie was great we all enjoyed dressing up.

We decided to eat at the beach house on the last night , we paid the extra as my sister and i fancied the ribs , they looked fab . Tasted awful :( everything tasted of pine and lemon toilet cleaner ! we couldn't eat them at all ! others meals looked fab .

The nightclub was great fun and didnt close till the last person left.

We enjoyed the quizes in the afternoon.

The drinks are pretty much the same as pub prices . You can go to reception and get a tally of what you have spent at any time..

All in all a great time and a great taster cruise .
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Outside Twin with Shower (Part-Obstucted View)
Cabin NA E501
Great cabin , always cleaned .
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