• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
771 reviews
12 Awards

Obvious cost cutting cruise

Review for Ventura to the Caribbean
User Avatar
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Outside Twin with Shower

Having used the Ventura last year for a 35 day cruise we were looking forward to a repeat cruise which this time included some South American ports of call.We booked a outside cabin but were disappointed to be given a cabin on deck five which was so small that the bed filled most of the space and there was nowhere to sit except the bed.The noise from the thrusters made sleeping difficult and after a complaint on our satisfaction form we were given in upgrade to a balcony cabin.We think the previous occupant must have been I’ll as in no time we cam down with the virus raging through the ship .Everywhere we went people were coughing and sneezing and at every port people were taken off either to hospital or home .

The ports of call were great and the trips in Limon,Cartagena and Panama were worth the visit alone.Other carribean islands we have visited in the past and knew what to expect.This time we saw Grenada,St Vincent and Guadeloupe where we visited the death in paradise film location and had a lovely day.We have no complaints about the chosen ports of call or the P@O organised excursions.Well organised and all very interesting.

The ship however is tired and furniture old and well worn.Entertainment on board was third class with poor quality singers,comedians etc.They even put on juggling on two evenings.

Cabin Review

Outside Twin with Shower

First cabin given on lever five was noisy and laced any sitting area.Was disappointed

Port Reviews


Many previous visits


Taxi to grand anise beach


Taxi to mango bay resort,beautiful

Cartagena (Colombia)

Taxi to old pirate location ,very interesting


Ice island ,taxi to eco beach.Cheap and easy swimming

St. Lucia

Taxi to pigeon point which is quieter and easy swimming beach

St. Maarten

Wet day ,spent is in shops and cafes.Always a regular cruise stop

Ponta Delgada

Nice weather made the final stop a nice break from the ship

9 Helpful Votes

Find a Ventura Cruise

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.