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Ventura Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Shame they dropped a Port

Ventura Cruise Review by monkey013

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

We chose this cruise as it was visiting Oporto and Lisbon - well meant to have been. On the first sea day we were advised no Oporto due to technical failure which would be rectified in Lisbon. A late arrival in Vigo and evening departure From Lisbon to compensate! However with the speed we travelled on departure from Lisbon we are sure an earlier departure would have enabled a half day call at Oporto. Two sea days with little to do on board were rather tedious and we would not have booked a weeks cruise to have three sea days out of the 6 full days,

Otherwise we were pleasantly pleased with the cabin HA Balcony on C deck with a 10ft deep balcony. We had travelled in January on the Celebrity Millenium and the cabin on there was dreadful by comparison.

The food on board was of a high quality again unlike the Millenium, and the service from the restaurant staff and waiters on board was very good.

Would I travel on the Ventura again? I very much doubt it. The ship has 3,500 pax capacity far too many people when endeavouring to disembark/embark by tender with 3 hours total spent queuing in Guernsey. I much prefer smaller ships such as a Queen Victoria and Oosterdam/Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
Cabin JF C503

Excellent. Clean, spacious, large balcony (although part overlooked from above).

Centrally located and quiet.

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