Great cruise to the canaries

Ventura Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Ventura

Canary Islands

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Ventura

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very enjoyable trip for some winter sun , pleasant seas throughout as well which for this part of the world in November is a bit unusual. 4th time on ventura and we'll be back on without hesitation if a cruise that we want to go on comes up.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and efficient , suitcases at the room by the time we got there

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate on the 1st sitting in the baytree restaurant . We thought the food was excellent , I'm struggling to think of a dish we didn't like , with a lot of variety to choose from . The service was also excellent from our waiter team. We had breakfast in the buffet which was good with plenty of variety , although it did get a bit busy at certain times especially on the sea days.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
A great variety of things to do if you wanted to , the guest speaker on historical murders was particularly good.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Some were good and some weren't to our taste . Loved the way 'Serious sounds ' got everybody enjoying themselves one of the best house bands I've seen on a shop for a while , though 'pulse' did the exact opposite ..

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Stateroom attendant did an excellent job , our waiters during dining were brilliant as were the bar staff in the venues , although they may need more staff at busy times in some places.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Can't fault the ship or the cleanliness , we've been on this ship and ships with the same design several times so know our way around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Standard inside room at the rear of the ship , easy access the lifts to the dining areas.

Ship tip

Metropolis is a great place to sit and relax in , I'm sure a lot of guests never find this venue.

Ports of call

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
Madeira is a lovely island , we've been several times . This time we had afternoon tea at the Reid's palace hotel , we booked it through the hotel website and were sat on the tea terrace , it's a 30 minute walk or a short taxi ride from the port , Well worth doing.

Gran Canaria

4 out of 5
Just walked around as we have been here before , beautiful weather. Large city but didn't think there's a lot of interest.

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5
Heavy rain prevented us from getting off here but we have visited often and love it , beautiful city .

Lanzarote

4 out of 5
We went to the very large Sunday market in teguise , quite a lot of similar stalls but well worth a visit if you are in port on a Sunday.

La Palma, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Only a small port but a very pretty place to visit .

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No problems.
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