Extremely busy at embarkation terminal, arrived at around 2.30pm and expected to be in there for ages, but P and O seem to have mastered this to near perfection, we were checked in and on board at 3.15pm. Cabin as usual was clean and well presented. Disappointed to find a note from the restaurant manager, advising we could not have freedom dining as we originally requested due to overbooking, and we were put on second sitting at 8.45pm which for us is too late. However there are many other dining options available of which we used. Food everywhere is of good quality Ship was full to capacity but did not at anytime feel overcrowded, no long queues for anything. Bar staff all polite and serving drinks at your table. In fact all of the staff were courteous and very helpful as appears to be the norm for P and O in our experience, Victor, our cabin steward was extremely good, probably the best one so far. Ships facilities are very good, shows and entertainment day and night, with plenty of bars and lounges. ports of call were Le Havre which was OK, quiet but it was Sunday. La Rochelle in France is simply stunning, a beautiful harbour town with cafes and bars spilling out onto the streets. Bilbao, hmmm not for us but we are not the City types. La Coruna, again a very nice place with lots of shops within easy walking distance of the ship Weather was a bit disappointing with only 2 days out of the 7 having sunshine, but overall a great break and looking forward to the next one!!

Ventura Cruise Iberia

Ventura Cruise Review by Richard Lambourne

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2011
  • Destination: Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Extremely busy at embarkation terminal, arrived at around 2.30pm and expected to be in there for ages, but P and O seem to have mastered this to near perfection, we were checked in and on board at 3.15pm.



Cabin as usual was clean and well presented. Disappointed to find a note from the restaurant manager, advising we could not have freedom dining as we originally requested due to overbooking, and we were put on second sitting at 8.45pm which for us is too late. However there are many other dining options available of which we used. Food everywhere is of good quality



Ship was full to capacity but did not at anytime feel overcrowded, no long queues for anything. Bar staff all polite and serving drinks at your table. In fact all of the staff were courteous and very helpful as appears to be the norm for P and O in our experience, Victor, our cabin steward was extremely good, probably the best one so far.



Ships facilities are very good, shows and entertainment day and night, with plenty of bars and lounges.



ports of call were Le Havre which was OK, quiet but it was Sunday. La Rochelle in France is simply stunning, a beautiful harbour town with cafes and bars spilling out onto the streets. Bilbao, hmmm not for us but we are not the City types. La Coruna, again a very nice place with lots of shops within easy walking distance of the ship



Weather was a bit disappointing with only 2 days out of the 7 having sunshine, but overall a great break and looking forward to the next one!!
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Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Cabin CB D402
good cabin, no complaints, good location on ship
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