P&O Ventura 13th May 2011 - 7 nights
Was very well organised. We arrived about 10.30 am as we stayed overnight nearby so not many people around at all. The car park people were just there and took our luggage and car. (Take off your house key as they only want the car key and they also park it for you). We got given a card with a number on inside the terminal and sat inside a giant hall waiting area. Refreshments available but looked like they were charging. It was about 11.45 or just after when check-in opened and we were called according to number. We were still the 2nd to be called even though we arrived very early. Even so, we were on the ship by 12.00 and went up to the Waterside - the self service restaurant for lunch.
C508 inside cabin on the end. I never heard the lifts which were not far away but did hear some noise which I think was the crew area. However, I am a very light sleeper and this never affected me. No noise from people 1 side anyway being an end cabin so I would rate this cabin as excellent. Nice size for inside cabin. Wardrobe space was massive. Lights from tv, door and something on the wall in middle of the bed were annoying at night.