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Eastern Caribbean

, 20th December 2013

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ShipVentura (N331)
LineP&O Cruises
From Barbados 20th Dec 2013 (15 Nt Cruise Only) View Itinerary

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What's Included?

Ventura: Imaginative, innovative & family friendly

  • Ensuite stateroom accommodation
  • Freedom or traditional style dining. 
  • Continental Breakfast in your cabin
  • Entertainment/Daytime activities
  • Gymnasium, Spa & Fitness Centre
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Kids clubs for all ages.
  • Marco Pierre White restaurant

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Cruise Itinerary
Cabins
Customer Reviews
Day Port Due Depart
1
Barbados
00:00 17:00
2 Barbados
3 08:00 17:00
4
St Lucia
08:00 17:00
5 08:00 17:00
6 At sea
7
St Kitts
08:00 17:00
8
St. Maarten
08:00 17:00
9 07:00 18:00
10 At sea
11
Curacao
08:00 17:00
12
Bonaire
07:00 00:00
13-14 At sea - 2 days
15 07:00 00:00
Inside Stateroom Inside
Larger Inside with shower Inside
Outside Stateroom Outside
Outside Stateroom (Obstructed View) Outside
Outside Stateroom (Partially Obstructed View) Outside
Balcony Stateroom with Shower Balcony
Superior Deluxe Balcony Stateroom Balcony
Penthouse Suite with Bath/Shower Suite
Suite with Balcony & Bath/Shower Suite
Single Inside with Shower Single
Single Outside with Shower Single

Latest Ventura Reviews

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Date: 03 May 2014
Author: Lola Kuponiyi
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Summary: My husband and I decided to go on a cruise with our sons aged 10 & 14. We were fed up with resort holidays which they love and we hate. So we had the grand idea of cruising. First of all, the little one was petrified as he was convinced it was unsafe and the teenager just knew that he was going to be "bored".

From the moment we set foot on board, we knew we had made the best choice ever! They had a look round and we got told it was "alright". They had a look at the kids club and that was the last we saw of them. They were off with their friends all hours, literally. We invited them to join us for breakfast, perhaps lunch or maybe dinner only to be told they had plans to dine with their friends.

For the whole duration we were there, we hardly saw them. When we missed them, we popped into the clubs, when they were not on the sky deck playing football, or on a treasure hunt or some sort. They would not leave the ship for the excursions. Worked out cheap for us but sad that they missed Pompeii.

Had to bribe them to spend 15 mins with us to have our photos taken as a family. They moaned that they were missing their disco party. The kids club assistants were the best! Seriously, they love the kids. We felt like we were on our second honeymoon, as if we were without the boys! Except I also had the peace of mind that they were safe.

I love them dearly but did welcome alone time with hubby. If you were not sure travelling with teenagers and pre-teenagers- hesitate no longer. Book it. Food was delicious, although felt the portions were a bit small.

But still scrumptious. Service was great throughout the ship. Our steward Denis was fantastic. Entertainment was West End quality.

We had the 4Tunes singers. Incredibly talented and classically trained singers. Just finished at the Jersey Boys West End show . Comedians, piano bar instrumentalists, the Ventura Orchestra band was amazing! I felt like it was all a dream and I was in it, savouring very minute.

People onboard were great, chatty and upbeat. Hello? We are British. We don't do this normally. Not in London, on the tube anyway.

Hygiene was spot on to prevent the dreaded virus and everything was clean. Lots to do onboard by way of entertainment if you wish, movies, group sessions, sail away parties, aerobics, talks, galley walk throughs, chocoholics tea party and beautiful people to share it with. Downsides - each extra you had to pay for such as excursions and drinks were expensive as they were taxed at 22% Italian tax. 'Duty free' was more expensive than British prices on the ship.

Don't bother doing your shopping there. It was cheaper on shore. I kinda felt that the mentality was if you could afford the cruise, they would get their cut of your money too. Excursions were exorbitant.

Cheaper on shore again. If you booked anything via P&O you know you were paying a mark up premium on the price. Coaches cost us £18 per person for a 4 min ride. Found out it cost approx £2 if you got a cab yourself.

Apart from that, we felt pampered and relaxed by the time we left. I have since booked my parents on 2 cruises with P&O Cruises. They have been on one and looking forward to the other. If I can't go, someone in my family has to go.

I am online everyday, scouring for cruising deals. My boys keep asking when the next one is so they can synchronise dates with their friends they met on the last cruise. We've all got the cruising bug and we are loving it!
Date: 03 February 2014
Author: Andy Reeks
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Summary: Sailed on Ventura in November, cross the Atlantic to the Carribean. Brilliant time, well done to all crew. Top tips to all passengers going to this part of the world - use public busses at most Carribean ports. Some times a bit cramped, but good fun, cheap and very easy to find.

Don't be put off by the expensive taxis drivers. If you visit St Marteen, you must visit the the airport. There is a beach at the end of the runway. The jumbos and other large jets fly very low over your head.

On your last day, do not wait on the ship for your shuttle bus to the airport, visit Carlisle Bay beach. When you walk out of the port gate, the taxi fare is about 8 US dollars each way, tell them you are going to walk it, they will come down to 2 dollars. When you leave the beach, walk to bus station in Bridgetown, to catch no 12 bus to airport, only 2 dollars each. When you get off bus , there is a bar.

The beer is only one dollar a bottle, cheapest place in Barbados. When you leave thr bar, walk across road into airport, fly home. I have many other good tips, but not enough space.
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