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We went on Ventura for our yearly cruise with 4 children under 11. We arrived at Southampton around 10 am. . It was a smooth embarkation with at least a 2 hr wait. Which wasn't the best for our 2 yr old daughter, but there was space ... Read More
We went on Ventura for our yearly cruise with 4 children under 11. We arrived at Southampton around 10 am. . It was a smooth embarkation with at least a 2 hr wait. Which wasn't the best for our 2 yr old daughter, but there was space for her to play. We went through security nicely and easily . When we boarded the ship we went up to the waterside(buffet)which was good for children but not a lot of choice for the adults. We had an announcement from the captain our stateroom was ready so as quick as we could we rushed up to see, we had a balcony NOT OVERLOOKED by other decks above on E our cabins numbers were E1921 we highly recommend this cabin for people who want to be near the water. Also you have a view of the whole ship, on deck 8. when the ships engines were turned on we felt the ship shudder. we went on deck and the sail-away party( best ever on a ship in a long time) there was karaoke, conga, dancing, famous bands and lots more! the next morning we woke up at sea, the ship rocked quite a bit. if you like prom decks ventura is the place. it has a full rap around prom deck you can even walk around the bow! food was good apart ( my son had a allergic reaction to prawns, bless him!) waiters excellent really kind and lovely. kids club was great lovely youth staff with all the kids in minds. entertainment good apart from ( 1st seating are due to watch their performance from 6-7 pm and that show is empty because they go and have a drink, then when its 2nd seating performance the 1st sitting think its alright to go and then sit in 2nd sitting seats and 2nd sitting have nowhere to sit .) THE BAD THINGS the ships layout is rubbish, you struggle to go from one end of the ship to the other. 0 points for people with disabilities p&o there are not enough lifts ( we struggled a lot with trying to find a lift). now the ships main POOLS are split in to two and are cramped and small as on other ship example- the MSC Opera has one long pool deck. in the buffet ( as on most ships these days ) does not have enough seats even though they have 2 buffets on 1 deck. the ships these days are just to big and in my opinion bigger may not always be better. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Ventura Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.0 4.0
Value For Money 4.0 3.6
Rates 3.0 3.9

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