Amazing Iberian cruise

Ventura Cruise Review to Iberian Peninsula

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Ventura

Spain and Portugal

Sail date: October 08, 2018

Ship: Ventura

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: P321

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I absolutely loved the cruise, I have not got any bad points about the whole experience, Ventura and its crew are amazing, the staff would do anything for you, so hard working and informative, the food was so fresh all cooked in front of you, some of the on board restaurants you could pay a surcharge but for fine dining it's all worth it, the cleaners are very informative and friendly, rooms cleaned thoroughly twice a day, the ship is cleaned every night the pools are emptied and cleaned after each cruise, the ship is maintained and painted 24 hours a day, I have enjoyed the experience that much I have re-booked to go on another cruise whilst on board.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

The White Room

5 out of 5

Amazing first class food, in a beautiful atmospheric backdrop.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

do not overpack, enjoy it to the full, beautiful large ship, find your bearings as soon as you get on

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5

La Coruna, Spain

3 out of 5

Cadiz (Spain)

5 out of 5
easily accessible to walk around as it is a small and pretty town.

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5
Valencia was huge and pretty, both modern and old, I took a tour around the city with a guide and learned a lot about its history.

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5
This was my favourite port stop, lots of Roman history in a modern port, I took a walk up to the amphitheatre and the castle. The streets are narrow and hilly.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Enjoyed this stop as it was a little piece of Britain on a very small island. I took a bus tour up the rock and visited St Michaels caves (a must see) then visited the famous apes, the siege tunnels are a must for war history lovers and then the castle. The town is easy to get around, just one tip, if going up the rock be warned as it is very steep and takes 3 hours+ if walking to the top and if you take the cable car its about an extra hour to get to the top after getting off the cable car.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
A very busy city, narrow streets and very hilly in places but very cultural.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
smooth until it came to finding luggage as luggage hall was a bit confusing and hectic
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