Fjords Grandeur

Ventura Cruise Review to Scandinavia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

Norwegian Fjords

Sail date: September 06, 2019

Ship: Ventura

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: D223

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The service was very wonderful- wherever you went on the ship, there were someone to help, a smiling face and the food was exquisite! We knew about entertainment, next port, weather etc because we had pamphlets each evening (for the next day) on our bed. Norway Fjords were beautifully grand and breathtaking- even is Bergen’s rain!


5 out of 5
No stress! Luggage collected from the car, Special Assist works like a charm

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

The restaurant was for breakfast/lunch for us. The meals were buffet and there was LOADS to chose from!!


4 out of 5

Costa was a wonderful find! Coffee was served on-tap in each restaurant but having a latte/cappuccino etc was lovely BUT we had to pay for this.

Bay Tree Restaurant

1 out of 5

The Bay Tree Service in the evening was wonderful! two attentive waiters - Mark and Elberg, were there in a heartbeat, looking after our table!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Hot Tubs

1 out of 5

Whirlpools in the Oasis spa was wonderfully empty of people!

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

The gallery had lots of different artists - watercolour, oil and acrylic as well as sculpture too. Most were seen in a good position too.


5 out of 5

Arena Theatre

4 out of 5

The Arena is like a cinema but very comfortable and a little table for the drinks etc. The only thing I would say was it was a long way to the toilet!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin is ALWAYS clean with new towels, coffee/tea and biscuits and chocolate on our turn-down bed every night! The size was more than we hoped for and the bed was very comfortable too.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
The embarkation time meant there was not a big queue to get in to the port, the stewards were smiling too!

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
The port stewards were friendly and the town was lovely!

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5
Olden is a little Village at the end of the fjord. Although there was two ships in, the stewards were always smiling and talking. Olden is a lovely place to look around and the sunset as we sailed back through the fjord was beautiful!

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5
Alësund is a small town. We walked around the town then traveled around by road tran. The highlight was the high mountain viewpoint (480+ steps if you walked up).

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Bergen was very wet! We walked to the fish market and the old town but was soaked! Coffee was lovely at the Espresso Café and the Norwegian people were very friendly and accommodated!


5 out of 5
Luggage went the evening before we berthed and a porter helped to take them to the car. The disembark was unstressed- each person had their time to gather and the special assistance help too!

Traveler Photos

Champagne on arrival in our cabin Norwegian Sea sunset
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