Ventura

4.4 out of 5

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Ventura is a ship, carrying 3092 passengers and 1220 crew, and sails from .

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Winter Holiday

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The weather for November was glorious! Ports were good , but have been before to most. But did enjoy trips at Madeira & Tenerife. Ship wasn't as good as others I been on but was ok

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4 out of 5

Relaxing break with some pleasant stops

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trips off site made easy by berthing so close to each town. 12 day trip with 5 days at sea, leisurely whilst on ship but food was good and plenty to do to relax and do whatever you wanted. We had an excellent superior delux with balcony and sat out regularly. Only downside was anytime dining was limited by available tables, otherwise good value for money

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5 out of 5

Fab holiday

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enjoyed all of it my only complaint was I have always used the gym in the mornings for some exercise classes but was very surprised to be told there would be a nominal charge for this but did not expect to pay £7 per session ,which I thought was a bit steep .

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3 out of 5

setting sail

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A nice ship.  We had a cabin with the balcony and separate sitting area which was well worth paying the extra  as we found the normal balcony cabin a bit cramped. Walk in wardrobe is always easy to access which is another nice feature.  Due to bad weather could not stop at Monte Carlo but still a very nice cruise.  Choice of shows each night is always a bonus, but lack of interesting lectures during the day definitely needs some attention.  Crew always helpful and a nice clean ship.  Feel the dress code needs to be upheld more as noticed some people took advantage.  A good cruise and would recommend.

 

 

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3 out of 5

I agree with all that...

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I agree with all that seadogrob has said and now I'll add my bit. Embarkcation was and disembarkation was excellent. Taking most of your cases early was a good idea and then taking you down deck by deck was also better than on other cruise lines. However informing you to use your original luggage labels the night before you disembark was a bit of a pain as we had removed them early in the cruise as we thought we would be issued new ones as other lines do, so we had to go to reception to get more. Now for some negatives. We have done 20+ cruises and the food in the buffet was awful, especially breakfast. Eggs were often cold and hard, sausages we frequently had to scrape off of the dishes and they were burnt along the bottom. Rolls one day were hard around the edges as if they had been left out all night. Very little variety i.e fish,pancakes ,savories were often not available, and we weren't late risers. Lunch wasn't much better and the only cold drinks available is water. Other lines have much better and visible options. Maybe we've been spoilt by Royal Carribbean and Princess. Dinner in the restaurant was better than those cruise lines though , with 4 or 5 courses all well cooked and good waiters which is more than can be said for the lunchtime waiters in the saffron where we went a couple of times. We found them to be very standoffish and didn't seem bothered to serve you or not. Now for the worst part. The bloody ship leaks😬 My daughter and husband were on deck 15 forward and after the first night of bad weather the passage outside their cabin was soaking. This went on for several days in spite of staff trying to dry it. They were given a couple of bottles of wine and a free meal with wine in the epicurean as compensation. We found out later that more forward cabins and on lower decks had been effected and it is apparently caused by water splashing out of the pools in bad weather and finding its way through the floors. Apparently the ship is going into Hamburg in March for a refit and to cure the problem. One of the waiters told us he had to move cabins 6 times til they cured it on the part he was in. Anyway on a different topic the daytime entertainment is poor if there is bad weather because there is only shuffleboard and quoits outside and they don't arrange any extra quizzes if you can't get on deck so it can be a bit boring. The entertainment staff apart from that, are excellent. They were always on time and efficient at the outdoor deck games, the quizzes and sail away. The top member Wez is leaving but no-one seems to know how or why. The shows of a evening were superb and catered for every taste. Sorry this review has been so long but I wanted to express my views although others may disagree with my observations

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  • Total Passengers: 3092

  • Total Crew: 1220

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.53

  • Built: Feb 2017

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 0

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tony66
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Feb 15, 2017

Try to get to terminal early if you can to avoid the long check in wait

harista
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 17, 2017

Get your bearings early, particularly around the upper decks.

jackiea
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 04, 2017

Just enjoy