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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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778 reviews
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Such a disappointment and total waste of money

Review for Ventura to the Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

It had been a long held dream to sail to Santorini ................

Unfortunately we did not get to see Santorini or Mykonos on this cruise (the whole reason why we booked the cruise) and of course no one can argue with the forces of nature that were blowing through the Greek Islands at that time - but there was no comparable alternative offered. Just an extra day at sea (in the safe knowledge people would spend even more money in the shops/bars etc) Followed by a visit to Sardinian port, on a Sunday, which to all intents and purposes was closed. The half day visit to Gibraltar could have been extended I’m sure but that wasn’t to be. From the moment we came out of hiding in Piraeus, it seemed to be ‘full steam home’.

The Captain could have been more communicative throughout this time, although P&O will say that’s NOT what passengers want!

Cabin Review

Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Cabin JG

Cabin was nothing outstanding. Bed was comfortable. Large Balcony which was never cleaned throughout the cruise. Cabin wasn't dust free - only the main tables dusted not the railing/top of mirros etc

Port Reviews

La Palma

We took a City Sightseeing bus around Palma. Very crowded bus and queues for the bus were so long we decided to stay on for the whole round trip.

Athens (Piraeus)

We took a taxi to a restaurant recommended by Nichos +306946456223 lovely lunch at Zorbas


Excursions were overpriced and the Port gates too far for me to walk - we only had a half day stop in Gibraltar and queues for the little buses were very long - I wouldn't have been able to stand for so long and the was no seating available - so had to stay onboard.

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