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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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770 reviews
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If food is a big part of your cruise then give this ship a miss.

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

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

This was the second time that we’d cruised on this ship. Standards have certainly dropped. Firstly the good points. Embarkation at Southampton was excellent and totally stress free. The cabin was ready as soon as we walked onboard and our room was very good. The ship has recently been upgraded and is very nice.Our cabin attendant was also very good throughout our holiday. Entertainment was also generally good.

The bad points. The food was very poor in the main dining rooms and buffet areas. With the choice in the Waterside very limited. The payable restaurants were much better. The catering staff didn’t have any interest in the passengers and appeared sullen and unhelpful. I wonder if this is anything to do with the discontinuance of gratuities . I think that P&O need to ‘up their game’ to keep up with Celebrity and others. The overall experience has certainly put us off another P&O cruise.

Cabin Review

Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Cabin AC

Very good.

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