Relaxed, refreshed and contented: Ventura Cruise Review by L Lauder

Ventura 5
L Lauder

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Relaxed, refreshed and contented

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Barbados
This was our first ever cruise and we really enjoyed it. Flight with Thomsons was superb and we came down the steps of the plane straight onto a coach which took us to the ship. Check in was very quick and hey presto we were on holiday.
We had a beautiful balcony cabin on the starboard side and our view the first day was onto the Carribean and another cruise ships and a couple of tall masted yachts...beautiful! Plenty of hanging and cupboard space and Edwin our Steward did a fabulous job of looking after our every need.
We found the food in all the restaurants to be very good. We went for Freedom dining and it worked out perfectly for us. Drinks were very reasonable and we couldn't believe how cheap the duty free drinks were (£12for two litres of dark rum.) We kept a bottle of Cointreau in our room for a relaxed 'sundowner' each evening.
The entertainment was very good with something for everyone I think. We had no problem what so ever with sunbeds. We ad a More relaxed breakfast and then went up on deck and always got a sunbed without a problem but people were reserving and going away for hours and on a couple of days we saw two older ladies reserving both sunny and shade beds which is really a bit selfish.
We were supposed to go to Tenerife but ended up in the Azores which we really enjoyed.
Started to get a bit bored with the formal nights....three might have been enough but five days with none and then four formals very close to each other was a bit off balance.
We had not one single complaint with this holiday apart from the fact that you had to be in the secret service to find a toilet. come on P&O some indication in the public rooms as to where they might be would be helpful. Enjoyed it and would recommend it. Less

Published 03/27/12

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