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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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770 reviews
12 Awards

Poor cruise

Review for Ventura to Europe
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JeffShropshire
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Inside Twin with Shower

My wife chose this cruise and it has been 6 years since we were last on the Ventura. The Waterside buffet area is badly in need of a refit with dirty seats, split seams on some of the upholstery and badly chipped paint work in many areas. The food throughout the ship could only be rated as OK, smaller portions than previously, barely warm, (breakfast in the Beach House was regularly cold), several of my 'always available' favourites taken off the menu. Vegetables were at one time served separately but now just served on the plate.

The cabin and waiting staff were as good as ever.

Sun beds were abused as is always the case by people leaving towels on them while they went off for two or three hours, despite warnings that reserved beds reserved would be monitored but this was not enforced, leaving passengers always looking for vacant sun beds.

Cabin Review

Inside Twin with Shower

Cabin OF

Cabin was good. Cabin steward was excellent

Port Reviews

Southampton

We never take P&O excursions as they are very expensive and not good value for money

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