Patricia Bratt | February 26, 2018 | P&O Cruises | Ventura
We have just returned from a 14 day trip, apart from Madeira where the weather was glorious, the weather was dull & dreary & rainy – can’t be helped. Basics on the ship – cabin, food, service, cleanliness, etc, were fine, no complaints at all. We found the evenings were not up to the usual P&O standard. The theatre is relatively small so there was frequently a polite stampede to get to a first performance – some passengers talked during a performance and some even sang along!! Once out of the theatre the other entertainment venues, Tamarind & Havana were often already over crowded. The design/layout of Havana has to be questioned – it’s awful – with neck-high partitions! We like ballroom & latin dancing, but not this time. It was in the atrium (OK I suppose) but with boring music which seemed to be repeated each night – giving ballroom & latin a bad name!
Outside we discovered that although there is a promenade deck, it is not possible to walk round the ship!! There were not many children on board but we did feel that the indoor pool was dominated by babies and their parents.
All in all we had quite a reasonable time but would not venture onto Ventura again! We prefer Arcadia and Adonia.
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