P&O Cruises | Ventura Reviews

By Stephanie Bray on 02 January 2019

My husband was taken ill on the port of Lisbon and transferred to hospital. He is still there waiting to be well enough to be repatriated. The cruise medics on board were fantastic. I remained on board as my husband was not happy with me being in a Capital on my own. Since arriving home P&O have phoned ever day for an up date. What fantastic care. I have learnt that they hope to get him back late tonight. This will be 10daysy since he was adimitted.

By Stephanie Bray on 02 January 2019

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  • Glad to here that your husband is well enough to come home! We were on that cruise and aware of an emergency in Lisbon .

    It was a very good cruise on the whole, with excellent entertainment. “Sons of Pitches” and the John Denver act were especially good. The Ventura’s stage troupe were also well above average in singing and dancing ability.
    We had a bit of bumpy weather on leaving the English Channel on the first night, and again when we hit 70 knot gusts on approaching Ibiza. [ It was DECEMBER !!] However, it did not make us sea-sick. Other times were great, with several ,sunny calm days. Spotless Valencia, in particular ,was glorious and we also appreciated the cleanliness of Cartagena and Cadiz . Some fantastic Spanish architecture . Every stop in Spain was very clean.Glad to see the Spaniards are making a real effort on litter. The UK should take note !!
    Because of proximity to Christmas, cruise prices were low…….so we had EXCELLENT VALUE !!
    Well done Ventura !! It is one of our favourite ships.

    One whinge; please replace those outdated little TVs in the corner with large flat screen sets at the foot of the bed……..and supply more UK TV programmes for viewing. TV choices were poor.There are surely plenty of old UK programmes to view? What about old Ealing comedies etc, with stars like Peter Sellers? The choice of films does not fully suit the older clientele on the ship.
    We are regular cruisers who have cruised on a great variety of ships. Ventura and Azura score highly for live entertainment.

    Anyway, a very good cruise on the whole !!

    Happy New Year everyone ! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda !!!

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