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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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870 reviews
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Great service on the very high seas!

Review for Ventura to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2017
Cabin: Inside Twin with Shower

Sailed from Southampton and on board for lunch in the Waterside buffet. We chose Freeedom dining, which gave us the opportunity to mix with different people each evening, so never a dull moment. The next day (at sea) proved to be really rocky and by the evening we were experiencing high winds. Unfortunately, we missed out on Ibiza.

The entertainment by the Headliners was first class. Before dinner most evenings, we took part in a quiz either in the Red Bar or the Exchange.

On the 6 sea days, I attended the Ventura choir practice which resulted in a performance in the Atrium on the last evening. My husband attended the free art classes.

Cabin Review

Inside Twin with Shower

Cabin OE

Not quite sure exactly what grade it was, but it was sufficiently equipped. Tea/coffee making facilities are included plus biscuits, but we never utilise this. The wardrobe is of the open variety with a safe in a cupboard. The location of this cabin was quiet.

Port Reviews


Port of embarkation, just read the free magazines in the terminal.


Took a taxi to the Jesus Christ Statue and took the lift to the top. Marvelous views of the River Tagus. It was the 700th Anniversary of the Portuguese Navy so plenty of ships, including a submarine.


Took the local bus and walked back to the Cathedral area.


Took the ship's shuttle about 40 minute ride to the centre of Valencia. Enjoyed the indoor market area and cathedral.


Didn't stop here due to high winds.

Cartagena (Colombia)

This is actually Cartegena, Spain. We were docked overnight here (unscheduled) and enjoyed the evening ashore and then the next day when we took a boat trip.


Did our own thing. Walked to Morrisons, then along the parallel street to the main street.

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