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Ventura Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5

Roundtrip Southampton

Sail date: November 13, 2017

Ship: Ventura

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: A717

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

As this was our first cruise we were blown away with all the standards on the ship with all the entertainment and the food and all the services that was available on board and the care that taken by all the staff including waiters and cabin stewards can not wait to return .


5 out of 5
It was so smooth we whisked through the terminal and security without a hitch .

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The service and food in the dining room was first class the waiters could not do enough for you .

Cinnamon Restaurant

5 out of 5

We ate all our evening meals in the cinnamon restaurant and the waiters that we had on our table Ismil & Pandurang were amazing nothing was to much trouble .

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There is so much to do on board we found it hard to choose which activity to take part in never a dull moment while on the ship .


5 out of 5
All of the stage shows and performers on board were amazing , The Headliners shows in the arena were our favorites but the singers and comedians were just as good .

Children's Programs

We did not Travel with any Children .

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service we received from both cabin stewards and other staff on the ship was outstanding always there and willing to go that extra mile to make your stay that extra special .

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was amazing very very clean once we found our way around we found it easy to navigate around the ship .

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
As we had 3 Adults in our cabin (inside) sometimes we were a bit crampt as this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect but it was far from uncomfortable and as for cleanliness it was kept in tip top condition by our cabin steward Connie .

Ship tip

Make sure that you take in all that the ship has to offer including all the delicious food and entertainment .

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5
We were only there for embarkation and to sail away .

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5
We did a excursion to the sea life center and the new shopping center and also a tour round the old town and of course a Portuguese tart .

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5
Super place to visit with its historical buildings and the Bullring in the town center and modern buildings the one that the locals call the eye set along the park which is only a very short bus ride away from the center .

Cartagena, Spain Did not visit port

We had a change port and went to Alicante . Very nice place to visit with its castle and promenade nice beach to walk on .

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
What can you say about Gibraltar shop shop shop til you drop there is bargains galour at trip up the cable car is a great way to see the monkeys and a visit to the caves is a great place to visit there is also plenty of history to take in .

Cadiz (Spain)

5 out of 5
Cadiz has a wonderful sea front which is a nice walk there is plenty of shops and and a nice square which has a nice church where you can enjoy a nice drink or a bite to eat in one of the nice cafe bars with some local singing & dancing .


5 out of 5
Just like our embarkation it ran so smooth after leaving the ship and collecting our luggage we were then directed to our coach for our transfer home .
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