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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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28 Nights on the Ventura

Review for Ventura to the Caribbean
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ashleyg13
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

Tortola

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

Antigua

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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