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Ventura Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

Spain And Portugal

Sail date: October 01, 2017

Ship: Ventura

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: L209

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The very wet corridors and average food in the day restaurants aside, we had a great cruise. The weather a couple of nights was a bit rough but that is just something that could happen unplanned. Overall we enjoyed our cruise and would probably do it again.


5 out of 5
Very good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The restaurants were first class. Sometimes the food in the buffet eating areas could have been better

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The talks, demonstrations, quizzes and shows were all fun and enjoyable


5 out of 5
The musicians and performers were always top rate.

Children's Programs

Did not have children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waiters were excellent, the room stewards were always polite and friendly, although the last few days of our cruise our room stewards standard seem to drop. All other ship personal were proffesional, friendly and polite

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ships layout and design were well thought out, although being on deck 15 meant a bit of going up and down the stairs or in the lifts if you wanted to go from your cabin at the front to the eating areas at the back. Better prom deck would have been nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A good sized standard layout. Well thought out and very practical.

Ship tip

Wear shoes in the corridors around the cabins in bad weather. Our corridor seemed very wet most of the time.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
It was ok. Only used to get on and off the ship

Cadiz (Spain)

5 out of 5
Very nice. Used the open top bus for a tour.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved it. Did the New Camp tour, Fantastic !!!!!!

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5
Had a walk around. Very nice.


5 out of 5
Did the tour and boat trip. Boat trip was not as good as we were expecting, but it was all a very enjoyable and interesting visit.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Loved the Rome tour. A highlight.

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5
Very nice. Lovely place to visit. Used the open top bus. One bus stop listed was not in use which caused us a lot of walikng and a bit of worry and inconvenience.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Fantastic. Went on the lift to the Rock. Magnificent. loved it there.


5 out of 5
Easy, quick and straightforward.
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