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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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770 reviews
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28 Nights on the Ventura

Review for Ventura to the Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

we chose the ventura because of the sailing date (winter sunshine), the itinerary and the price. embarkation with a wheel chair was smooth and little waiting, the balcony was adequate as was the cabin.

after a couple of days I realised that I had not taken any pictures of the ventura usually I'm clicking away at everything and that is the thing about the ventura it is a basic no frills ship, built the same time as royal Caribbean's independence of the seas the difference is startling - the independence gives the impression of no expense spared, the ventura no expense spent

food - probably the most important for a lot of people, the meat and fish were excellent and cooked correctly however the vegetables were not, either over cooked or under cooked, p&o please note you cannot eat under cooked potatoes, only chips and mash were edible, most people complained and the reason given for not cooking the veg properly - it is all new menus sir - unbelievable

Cabin Review

Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

it was adequate, good shower on the small size and I am only average build but with a curtain !

the tv was poor the sound was set so low that you could not hear it without standing next to it, no subtitles available - not good enough in todays cruise market

the ncl spirit is 10 years older and has real class and quality about it

Port Reviews

La Coruna

working port - did my own thing nothing special there


there are plenty of excursions available without taking the ship's tour, beaches are the main selling point


walked around st johns on a sunday virtually closed so we took a tour with a local taxi and said where we wanted to go - he was excellent and good value 3 hours for 20 dollars each so we gave him a good tip

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