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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by louiseweaver » 08 Jun 2017, 01:02

davecttr wrote:
14 Oct 2013, 09:37
Cabin F314 mid ships Deck 6
Overall rating 2
Cleanliness 5
Furnishings 4
Bathroom 5
Location 4
Stability 4
Noise 1

This is a outside single on deck 6 and the noisiest cabin i have experienced on a P&O ship. There was constant creaking from the wall/ceiling and ocassionally banging so loud you though someone was trying to get in the cabin. These retrofit cabins need 'fettling'. A team need to spend time when the ship is at sea identifying the sources of the noise and eliminating them. This would require partial dismantling and can only be done when the ship is underway.

i will not be booking a single cabin on Ventura again and can't recommend them. for a few pounds more you can have a nice cosy, quite inside on a higher deck.
How much more do you have to pay for a regular room?

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by barney » 08 Jun 2017, 15:45

I'm not quite sure anyone understands your question Louise.
Can you explain?

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 08 Jun 2017, 19:38

I guess she means the cost of the aforementioned cosy quiet inside cabin compared to the creaky single.

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by towny44 » 08 Jun 2017, 20:38

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
08 Jun 2017, 19:38
I guess she means the cost of the aforementioned cosy quiet inside cabin compared to the creaky single.
Ventura did creak and groan a lot last time we were on her, mainly around the forward elevators and stairs areas. The Captain said all ships do it, but I wonder if this is a result of Ventura having the upper deck split a few years ago?
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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 09 Jun 2017, 17:15

Well not unless they've all had split decks!

Generally it's because the cabins are built as modules inserted into the steel structure. There has to be some latitude or the cabins would be damaged by the natural flexing of the ship. Remember how aircraft wings flex in turbulence? Alarming but if they didn't do it they'd snap off.

Ships are the same.

The creaking is the result of that small degree of movement between the cabins, and indeed other fixtures and fittings, and the hull.

Noisy and irritating sometimes. But nothing to cause alarm.

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by towny44 » 09 Jun 2017, 17:29

Our recent cruise on Azura in exactly the same cabin area was creak free, even though we did have one fairly rough night and day; even Eclipse groans more than Azura, so should I worry that our cabin might snap off on our next Azura cruise?
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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 09 Jun 2017, 18:11

Lol. Possibly not. Movement is possible without creaks, but not guaranteed! Maybe Azura is better oiled!

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Stephen » 09 Jun 2017, 18:15

Try laying still in bed

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by towny44 » 09 Jun 2017, 18:30

Stephen wrote:
09 Jun 2017, 18:15
Try laying still in bed
To do that I need to be well oiled as well. :o
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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Stephen » 09 Jun 2017, 18:46

Try 3 in 1 :D
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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 09 Jun 2017, 19:51

Is that a cocktail?

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by qbman1 » 10 Jun 2017, 10:01

No, you're thinking of a WD40 !

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 10 Jun 2017, 12:27

I thought that was a sports car

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Stephen » 10 Jun 2017, 15:12

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
10 Jun 2017, 12:27
I thought that was a sports car
It is. Ford now use it to increase their anti-rusting time guarantee from six months to eight .

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by qbman1 » 13 Jun 2017, 12:22

That's another oxymoron - Ford and anti-rusting !!


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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by dtaffurelli » 24 Jun 2017, 13:03

Can anyone tell me if Cabin Number D725 has a sofa that can be utilised as a sofa bed. Many thanks

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by david63 » 24 Jun 2017, 15:40

dtaffurelli wrote:
24 Jun 2017, 13:03
Can anyone tell me if Cabin Number D725 has a sofa that can be utilised as a sofa bed. Many thanks
Not sure if anyone from this board has had that cabin so it may be an idea to email P&O

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Manoverboard » 24 Jun 2017, 16:41

dtaffurelli wrote:
24 Jun 2017, 13:03
Can anyone tell me if Cabin Number D725 has a sofa that can be utilised as a sofa bed. Many thanks
D715 on Azura did, albeit in 2010 ... a call to P&O or an e-mail to Ventura's Admin are good options.

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by suespud » 24 Jun 2017, 21:58

D 735 had a sofa bed on Azura.
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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by towny44 » 24 Jun 2017, 22:33

According to the deck plans D725 has an * against it, which the key advises "has an one additional bed in the form of a single sofa bed", the answers can all be found in the brochure.
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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by qbman1 » 26 Jun 2017, 09:36

Sorry, dtaffurelli, I have to apologise for the patronising response from my Ferrety friend - he's from 'Uddersfield, you know !

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C749

Post by david63 » 23 Nov 2017, 16:22

Cabin Number: C749 (Orsova suite)
Overall Rating: 5
Cleanliness: 5
Furnishings: 4
Balcony: 5
Bathroom: 5
Location: 5
Stability: 5
Quiet Cabin?: 5
Comments: This is an aft suite. The only reason for the four star on the furnishings is that they are looking a bit tired, but she is due for a refit so I expect that they will be freshened up.

One important note is that this suite would be totally inaccessible for anyone in a wheelchair/mobility scooter due to the fact that it has an "outside" door, which is at 90 degrees, before you reach the actual suite door.


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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by CaroleF » 24 Nov 2017, 10:00

Quite right about the accessability issue with C749 David. We were in there last January when my knee was at its worst before my knee replacement in February so I was using a scooter. It took great skill (!) to enter the cabin without running over John's foot as he was holding the door open. It certainly is a 90 degree angle to turn from the corridor into the cabin - great fun! My scooter was only a small Luggie, a larger scooter just wouldn't be able to get in there.

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Annezeals » 22 Feb 2018, 11:54

Hi Carole it’s me once more. We are in this cabin in April. Was it very difficult or would it be good to take a door stop with us?


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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura B756

Post by rita17 » 27 Oct 2018, 16:33

Have just booked N909 to the Canaries in April/May next year. Our son and his wife are coming with us for their first cruise. They have booked an aft cabin, B756. Wondered if anyone has experience of this or one nearby.

Thanks Rita

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by barney » 27 Oct 2018, 16:41

We had B750 (3 away) on Azura which is the same design.
We were very, very pleased with it.
We really like aft cabins.
The Arcadia ones are the best.
Sue Kersh put us on to these.
B756 looks a good choice in my opinion.


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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by rita17 » 29 Oct 2018, 11:22

Thank you Barney, that's put my mind at rest. They're getting excited already.


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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by Bambers555 » 21 Nov 2018, 14:19

Hi everyone,

Just to keep the costs down a bit, I was wondering about booking an Obstructed View cabin on Ventura E deck (namely E705-718 as they don't have any obvious lifeboats by them). Can anyone advise if you have stayed in an Obstructed View cabin and was it really that bad?

Many thanks

Andy

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by oldbluefox » 21 Nov 2018, 20:01

We have had an obstructed view cabin before. We chose one which was not totally obstructed and to be honest it didn't bother us at all. Usually it was between lifeboats but not sure I would bother with a cabin which was totally obstructed as you would have no view at all apart from a view of the sky.

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Re: Cabin Reviews - Ventura

Post by barney » 24 Nov 2018, 16:23

Cabin Number: P242 - outside cabin
Overall Rating: 4
Cleanliness: 5
Furnishings: 4
Balcony: N/A
Bathroom: 4
Location: 4
Stability: 5
Quiet Cabin?: 5

We actually paid for the lowest grade outside obstructed view on a guarantee basis (Select) and were allocated this unobstructed cabin.
It's very low down and we had no stability issues but it was a bit of a shock to find the side thruster was positioned under my mattress, on first docking. This wasn't an issue though. It's only for a few minutes.
This cabin had two extra berths folded up against the wall as we had a queen configuration, you had to be a bit careful on getting in or out of bed.
It was quite easy to bang your shoulder, but we soon got used to it with no incidents.
All in all, no issues.

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