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A long time ago I did a detailed post about the different sizes of the balconies on Ventura and Azura. it’s still one of my most popular posts – every day, between 10% and 20% of the page hits I get is for that one post. Here’s a link to it. Here’s an additional post […]

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Tendering problems at Monaco – update

I’ve heard some more about the tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. (Just to recap, tendering had to be stopped during the afternoon due to a high swell, which was causing great difficulties at Ventura’s platform.) I’ve heard that the weather changed very quickly and dramatically in the middle of the day. I’ve seen a […]

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Something I read about on the P&O Facebook group was that there were significant tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. This was during Ventura’s call there as a part of cruise N914. Monaco is almost always a tender port, certainly for the larger ships, and it’s not unusual for calls there to be diverted or […]

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P&O Ventura refit

I’ve had an email from P&O about the refit that their ship Ventura is currently undergoing at a shipyard in France. Having read it, I have to report that there’s nothing terribly exciting going to happen. Most of the work seems to be the fitting of new carpeting to all cabins and suites, plus a […]

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This post covers a topic, or set of linked topics, that I’ve seen raised on the Cruise Critic P&O forum a number of times. They relate to both Ventura and Azura. They are: Which balconies are ‘overlooked’ and which are open from above; How big balconies on different decks are; and What are the issues […]

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Cruise for 2013

Bookings for P&O’s 2013 programme opened this week, and we’ve made our booking. We’ll be back on Ventura, on a 14-night cruise to the western Mediterranean. It will call at Valencia, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Civitavecchia, Ajaccio, Gibralter and Corunna, and three of those will be new ports for us. There are always discussions when the […]

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