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Ventura Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Nice time spoiled by unenforced rules

Ventura Cruise Review by Hi de Hi

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

We were celebrating a significant wedding anniversary. The cabin was fine (we always choose an inside because we sleep better and it is cheaper). The staff on the ship were excellent as was the catering.Entertainment was first class.

Points that were not so good.

Smoking. There are rules about where but largely ignored by the smokers. Staff not enforcing the rule. In the end we just referred to going out on the open deck as visiting 'cancer corner'!

Children. Again rules regarding supervision in and around the ship ignored by some parents but not enforced.

The ship. Possible the worst laid out cruise ship I have been on. Even after nearly 2 weeks many passengers were getting lost trying to find places they had visited before. Plus I have never been on a ship that groans and creaks as much as Ventura and we hardly encountered any waves at all on the trip. heaven knows what it would sound like in any type of sea. That and the vibration from the propellers especially the manoeuvring ones which when used for docking the serving staff stand with their backs to the cupboards to stop all the crockery falling out!


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Cabin Review

Inside Twin with Shower
Cabin OE C233

Plenty of room and lots of storage. bed was comfortable.


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