Very enjoyable cruise wih only few exceptions: Ventura Cruise Review by Simon Cosgrove

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Simon Cosgrove

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Very enjoyable cruise wih only few exceptions

Sail Date: October 2009
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: London (Tilbury)
We actually travelled From Southampton but this stupid review site has only Got Tilbury.

The Departure area is fairly well organised considering they have to deal with 300o odd passengers, we did not have to wait long to board maybe 45mins or so. we had a outside cabin with balcony on deck 14, which was smaller than I imagined but adequate.On departure a Naval brass band plays you away as you leave Southampton, I thought this was great.

We had Club dining which was very nice we usually went there for formal dinners where you always had a table booked, but we also ate in the 2 buffet style restaurants, and had a fantastic meal in the White room as well. There was a fantastic entertainments manager on the ship from Jersey, who was also very funny,Leon St Croix. he joined in all the activities and also hosted an interesting screen show of the planets, it was like being in the planetarium, well almost.

You spend six days at sea from Teneriffe, The sail away More parties are a lot of fun

Brian Conley Did 3 shows one night

Booking therapies was a complete joke you would wait for your booked appointment then they would say after half hour wait sorry can you come back tommorow,No way we are on vacation so no sale there, the girl just looked at us and said you are not annoyed are you.

Also went to buy a Dress shirt from wardrobe asked the assistant for a tape measure to measure neck size, they did not have one. another no sale. Less

Published 12/22/09

Cabin review: 325

Been on Costa cruises Ventura rooms seem noisy you can here next door hallway and tables and chairs being dragged to and fro on upper deck.

Port and Shore Excursions

Antigua fantastic place with its look 0ut posts and Nelsons dockyard I do not recommend the trip here with a meal as it says lobster lunch but it seems like small pieces of frozen then cooked lobster. buffet some of the veg ran out so the plate looked bare,so no would never do this tour again,Great in a lot of ways. The Victory used to come here to be maintained for 6 months at a time, the story goes that one side of her was winched up out of the water while the men took 6 months to take all the barnacles of her, but they were only paid in Rum

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Took The island tour and Dover beach, I do not reccomend this tour at all. As we were shown to our sunbeds some local what looked like unemployed men were openly offering sexual favours to Men or Woman in our beach party,What made things worse is we paid for the extra night in Barbados. So as far as I am concerned Barbados is a Beautiful place but also a Toilet.

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Very solubrious around the dock area. Turned out I was right some of ships crew mugged.

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Very Friendly People Nice markets


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