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Ventura Review

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Ventura - Eastern Med

Review for Ventura to the Eastern Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: May 2011
Cabin: Inside Twin with Shower

The main thing we learnt from our previous 2 trips on Ventura, was that there would be so much to do that we'd rarely be together as a couple. With a long cruise and many sea days such as this, we went our separate ways so often, that we must have seemed like a couple of singles. There were a number of lectures each sea days, which is my scene; art classes which clashed with the discussion group; films which clashed with the talks on navigation; choir rehearsals which clashed with the Concorde secrets....oh, the joy of being on a ship which had too much entertainment rather than nothing except over-priced ones, or selling talks!

The choir especially was fun...having 7 sea days meant lots of rehearsals, before our 2 performances in the atrium, in front of many passengers. We were also part of the bed-making comp, and OH had wins in bingo and poker!

The main purpose of the trip was to spend 2 days in Venice....OH's favourite city, and he spent every minute of both days walking round the different areas, or riding the water buses. Cities are not for me, but it's always lovely to return to Venice, even if it's just for a drink next to a narrow canal. This time I wanted to spend a while in Vivaldi's church, which had his music pouring from a good sound system. The sail-in and out- accompanied by the best of Italian opera pouring over the sides of the ship- to some gondolier's joy- are one of the highlights, and moving moments.

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Inside Twin with Shower

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P330 is on deck 5, near to the atrium, but above all, near to the Costa coffee bar, which was enough for breakfast some mornings....a dark coffee, and the free pastry- try the Danish choc chip....

The cabin is smaller than the balcony ones we've had on Ventura before...the table ended up in the walk-in wardrobe....

No problems- near enough to the action, the disembarking for ports, and the launderette.

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