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Ventura Review

4.0 / 5.0
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771 reviews
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Enjoyed Ventura & The Carribean

Review for Ventura to the Western Caribbean
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Nervous cruiser 2
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2010
Cabin: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Our flight to Barbados was with Thomsons & we had booked premier class we were very happy with the flight & service. Had read that premier class was not worth the extra money but we felt the £99.00 each way represented good value for money, with only 35 seats in premier it was much quieter and felt less cramped the service was very good, good choice of entertainment blankets & pillows provided along with a small amenity pack.Despite the snow our flight left slightly early.

Really nice to leave your luggage at Manchester and not have to collect it in Barbados.check in staff at Manchester very strict on weight allowance, we saw people having to repack and throw things away just for being 1kg over weight.

Couldn't believe how big Ventura was when we first saw her.

Cabin Review

Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Cabin JB

Good size, no noise or vibration. excellent balcony double size of other balconies in the sane grade on other decks.

Port Reviews

Barbados

Booked a Cat and turtle snorkel with P & O saw lots of turtles & varies fish had a really fun day nice atmosphere on the Cat. Crew were great with kids on the trip.

Bonaire

Nice peaceful Island had booked a snorkel through woodwind who were excellent we were very well looked after, they provided very good equipment prescription lenses available if required.

Grand Turk

New cruise centre here with massive pool & free chairs & sunshades and good music. The drinks are expensive around the cruise centre but if you walk a short distance along the beach they are much cheaper. chairs on the beach are also free if you are happy to lounge and swim no need to book an excursion here.

Aruba

Nice beaches lots of shops. We booked De palm Island the water park was closed and the food not very good it was basically a day at the beach with a few free drinks wouldn't recommend it for the money.

Ocho Rios

Booked cool running Cat & Dunn's Falls I suppose this was one of those things I felt we had to do. Dunns falls was chaotic & the guids were only interested in tipps

St. Maarten

Favorite Island lovely beach crystal clear sea. Great for shopping the cheapest Island. The people were very friendly.

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