I chose this because it was one of a few that covered Christmas and the new year. The decorations were far below that of two greats ago. There was no Christmas atmosphere. Christmas jumper competition judged on the day of departure, before most passengers had received their luggage. Bar staff pandered to long time cruisers and other passengers had to wait for service. Passengers sat at the bar making it difficult to get service. Bar stools should be removed. Entertainers were always too loud. Food in the buffet was always cold, although a good choice. The cabin steward was, as always, excellent. There were a lot of mobility scooters to avoid. One lift was permanently out of order, while a second one was also sometimes out of order. Some Children were left to run around the ship instead of being supervised by parents, going up and down in lifts, while other passengers had to wait for them.

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Ventura Cruise Review by Dianeibarwell

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
I chose this because it was one of a few that covered Christmas and the new year.

The decorations were far below that of two greats ago.

There was no Christmas atmosphere.

Christmas jumper competition judged on the day of departure, before most passengers had received their luggage.

Bar staff pandered to long time cruisers and other passengers had to wait for service.

Passengers sat at the bar making it difficult to get service. Bar stools should be removed.

Entertainers were always too loud.

Food in the buffet was always cold, although a good choice.

The cabin steward was, as always, excellent.

There were a lot of mobility scooters to avoid.

One lift was permanently out of order, while a second one was also sometimes out of order.

Some Children were left to run around the ship instead of being supervised by parents, going up and down in lifts, while other passengers had to wait for them.
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