Embarkation was easy. Ship spotlessly clean and we could see the hard working staff cleaning and polishing every day and disinfecting all common areas. The service throughout the ship for the entire journey was perfect. Ferdinand our cabin steward was top notch, cabin was always spotless. The quality of food on Ventura is of a very high standard for such a large ship. Restaurants very nice. The menus in the three main dining rooms change daily. Buffet servery is too crowded sometimes and too small. One area is opened while the other closes. Ideally should both be open. All made worse by impatient passengers who don't like queuing. Only did one excursion, but chaotic trying to get off, should be called by excursion instead of loads of people queuing. The entertainment was average, not timed correctly, had to leave evening meal early to get to the first show. The comedian was a bit to near the knuckle for an 8.30pm show as there was youngsters there. Singing and dancing is not our cup of tea but there’s plenty of it if you like that sort of thing. Not much on during the day. The quizzes are poor, if you won you got stickers, whats happened to getting a little prize? People that had been on the ship pervious week said questions were the same. Drinks package extortionate, the dearest on ship I have been on, and done twelve cruises with different companies. On the positive, drinks were very reasonably priced. The service throughout the ship for the entire journey was perfect.

Mediocre

Ventura Cruise Review by chrisjen24

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Europe
Embarkation was easy.

Ship spotlessly clean and we could see the hard working staff cleaning and polishing every day and disinfecting all common areas. The service throughout the ship for the entire journey was perfect.

Ferdinand our cabin steward was top notch, cabin was always spotless.

The quality of food on Ventura is of a very high standard for such a large ship. Restaurants very nice. The menus in the three main dining rooms change daily.

Buffet servery is too crowded sometimes and too small. One area is opened while the other closes. Ideally should both be open. All made worse by impatient passengers who don't like queuing.

Only did one excursion, but chaotic trying to get off, should be called by excursion instead of loads of people queuing.

The entertainment was average, not timed correctly, had to leave evening meal early to get to the first show.

The comedian was a bit to near the knuckle for an 8.30pm show as there was youngsters there.

Singing and dancing is not our cup of tea but there’s plenty of it if you like that sort of thing.

Not much on during the day. The quizzes are poor, if you won you got stickers, whats happened to getting a little prize? People that had been on the ship pervious week said questions were the same.

Drinks package extortionate, the dearest on ship I have been on, and done twelve cruises with different companies. On the positive, drinks were very reasonably priced.

The service throughout the ship for the entire journey was perfect.
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Cabin E229
Although obstructed view the cabin was excellent. No noise, plenty hangers and draw space, televisions a bit dated, as they didn’t have the facility to see you account and not much on. Ferdinand our cabin steward was top notch, cabin was always spotless.
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