We’re struggling with this. The editorial schedule says it’s time to outline the reasons why a sceptic might book a cruise on Ventura, and the editorial schedule is sacrosanct.
Well, writing this less than a week after disembarkation, we cannot begin to claim that the prospect of time on Ventura could tempt us away from our warm fireplace, comfortable bed and kitchen full of delicious food.
However, given how many short cruises Ventura operates from Southampton, it is an option we would consider for a weekend with friends or a get together.
In fact, if I was charged with organising a stag or hen do, I’d be all over Ventura. There’s a variety of cabins to suit all budgets in the group, the speciality dining options on board are fine and the the, strictly enforced, black-tie evening means that there is a night of dressing up that, no joke, does feel fun and special.
Plus, booze on board is very reasonably priced…
Follow along as we explain our lukewarm enthusiasm over the coming weeks.