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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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It’s been a while since I did one of these. This image was posted by Andrew Sassoli-Walker on his Facebook time stream yesterday, and I really liked it. It shows Ventura proceeding down Southampton Water, catching some late sunshine with rain clouds (and that rainbow!) behind her. I gather it was pretty wet down there […]

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Once again it has been a long time since I last posted. This always seems to be a quiet time of the year, and it’s hard to think of cruises when the clocks have just changed and the nights are drawing in. But there have been developments, of course. I suppose the most important of […]

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I grabbed this one from Ventura’s webcam this morning. I’m sure there have been others on the same spot this summer, and equally there will be more – one every fortnight, I expect! – but on what was a grey start to the day in Sheffield, this looked very attractive. Of course, Ventura is actually […]

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2014 season begins

The 2014 summer cruising season is beginning to get into gear. For P&O, most ships have now started their summer programs. Aurora and Adonia are still on the final stages of their 2014 World Cruises but they’re on the homeward stretch of those – they will finish them before the end of the month – […]

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I’ve read today that passengers on many of this summer’s Mediterranean fly-cruises on Ventura have received letters from P&O advising them they will have to pay Italian or Spanish VAT on some on-board purchases. Some cruises will pay Spanish VAT on drinks as well. It’s all very complex, and it’s all due to the fact […]

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Another P&O snippet

It seems that P& have had to arrange for regional flights for Ventura’s fly cruises in the Mediterranean this year. (They start in the spring, of course.) As originally advertised, flights were only available from London, Birmingham and Manchester. However it’s now been announced that flights for 14-night cruises will be available from various regional […]

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Ventura D734 balcony images

Phil Brown, who has commented to this blog before now and has made images available to me, has sent me an email with a few pictures of the balcony for cabin D734 on Ventura. That’s one of the aft-facing cabins, and in fact one of those with the stanchion running up through the balcony. One […]

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