After unpacking we requested iced water, only to be told it was no longer served in the cabin. How strange and penny pinching.The bad points first. In the Bay Tree restaurant, portions definitely cut down in size. Cheese board pathetic. virtually no selection, no celery or grapes and given bits not pieces, most embarrassing.We later found out that Stilton was available but it was kept a secret If you didn't fancy the main course, you could not have an alternative. no steaks any more. Ice cream, three tiny little scoops served in a very small dish.Breakfast at Waterside, food generally fine, but annoyingly on numerous occasions there would be no cups, no glasses, no spoons, when complaining no one seemed particularly interested.Came on this boat last year, and entertainment, whilst still decent, not as good.We only booked a week before and found it exceptional value, but would not have been happy had we paid the regular price.Obviously P&O are trying to keep costs down whilst struggling with inflation, unfortunately it is noticeable how standards have fallen.WE still had a thoroughly enjoyable cruise, and would sail on Ventura again providing the price was attractive.

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Ventura Cruise Review by Brian Cobb

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After unpacking we requested iced water, only to be told it was no longer served in the cabin. How strange and penny pinching.The bad points first. In the Bay Tree restaurant, portions definitely cut down in size. Cheese board pathetic. virtually no selection, no celery or grapes and given bits not pieces, most embarrassing.We later found out that Stilton was available but it was kept a secret If you didn't fancy the main course, you could not have an alternative. no steaks any more. Ice cream, three tiny little scoops served in a very small dish.Breakfast at Waterside, food generally fine, but annoyingly on numerous occasions there would be no cups, no glasses, no spoons, when complaining no one seemed particularly interested.Came on this boat last year, and entertainment, whilst still decent, not as good.We only booked a week before and found it exceptional value, but would not have been happy had we paid the regular price.Obviously P&O are trying to keep costs down whilst struggling with inflation, unfortunately it is noticeable how standards have fallen.WE still had a thoroughly enjoyable cruise, and would sail on Ventura again providing the price was attractive.
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