Just returned from a fortnight on board Ventura. Must admit I was a little concerned about some of the mixed reviews. Should not have been, ship was lovely, staff were friendly, helpful and always smiling and the food was fab. We mainly ate at the 6.30 sitting for evening meal - food was lovely throughout and the service very attentive (Sherif and Hemanth). Neither myself or my husband found anything to complain about - we both cook so can be a bit fussy about the quality of food presented. The wine waiter was also attentive and informative. We only ate at the 'buffet' for lunch twice and again were impressed with the food. Buffet breakfast was good too but we preferred the waiter service. All in all the food and standard of service was very good. Couldn't fault the cabin or our steward (Senim) who looked after us well. There was lots of entertainment, the highlights for us were 'Freddie Mercury', Soul Connection and the Irish comedian whose name I forget. We did have a 5 hour delay going home but the reception staff were really helpful and smiling despite the pressure this put them under. Would definitely cruise with P&O again.

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Ventura Cruise Review by tinarina

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2011
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower (Part-obstructed View)
Just returned from a fortnight on board Ventura. Must admit I was a little concerned about some of the mixed reviews. Should not have been, ship was lovely, staff were friendly, helpful and always smiling and the food was fab.
We mainly ate at the 6.30 sitting for evening meal - food was lovely throughout and the service very attentive (Sherif and Hemanth). Neither myself or my husband found anything to complain about - we both cook so can be a bit fussy about the quality of food presented. The wine waiter was also attentive and informative.
We only ate at the 'buffet' for lunch twice and again were impressed with the food. Buffet breakfast was good too but we preferred the waiter service. All in all the food and standard of service was very good.
Couldn't fault the cabin or our steward (Senim) who looked after us well.
There was lots of entertainment, the highlights for us were 'Freddie Mercury', Soul Connection and the Irish comedian whose name I forget.
We did have a 5 hour delay going home but the reception staff were really helpful and smiling despite the pressure this put them under. Would definitely cruise with P&O again.
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Outside Twin with Shower (Part-obstructed View)
Cabin MA E326
Lovely cabin, plenty of space in fact the most space we have had on an outside or inside cabin. Reported a faulty light to the Steward and the next time we went back it was fixed.
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