Ventura Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4 out of 5

Spain, Greece and Turkey

Sail date: May 14, 2017

Ship: Ventura

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: A241

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Good itineary although could have squeezed another stop in for a 17 day cruise.  Overall great cruise and the entertainment was good considering a couple of acts could not get to the ship due to the Heathrow IT problems. Resident band Elextrix were great and not given enough credit. Howeveer JO 2 (might be getting that mixed up with a dring, but those on the cruise will know who I mean) were a bit excruciating.  Food good and ship clean if not a bit dated on some areas, having said that would be very happy to go on Ventura again.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great considering they are trying to please over 3000 people. The people who complained about the food irritated me!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Loved Leon and the rest of the entertainment team.

Children's Programs

Not appricable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Loved the ship, some places looked a little tired.

Cabin / Stateroom

Very clean and comfortable.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5

Ibiza, Balearic Islands

3 out of 5
Would not have been a chosen destination but Old Town lovely and well worth a look.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

1 out of 5
Full of graffiti, however go have got to see the main sites I suppose, We got hop on hop off for around 18 euros which was good value. If I went again would opt to go to Corrinth Canal.

Santorini, Greece

3 out of 5
Highlight of the trip - walked up and back on the donkey track! Top marks to P & O literature for recommending not using the donkeys for welfare reasons, it was apparent that very few English used them, mainly American and Japanese.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

3 out of 5
This was lovely and a bit bigger than lead to believe. There is a "hop off hop on" road train for 6 euros which go's to the small beach area and stops at the local vineyard. We were not aware of this and didn't take any beach gear, but stayed an hour and got train back (every 30 mins).

Gibraltar (U.K.)

2 out of 5
Sunday so shops were closed but pleasant enough. Not sure about value of duty free as personally not keen on barter system, but duty free at port seemed good, and P & O prices seemed very comparable.
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