Cruise berth at Venice

Ventura cruises in 2014

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Cruise berth at Venice

Post by insanemagnet » 09 Jun 2014, 22:32

Does anybody know which berth the Ventura will use in Venice on the 2nd July.

Travelling to the ship independently, and it would be handy to know.


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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

Post by kaf1sh » 28 Jun 2014, 10:19

We are also travelling independently on the same cruise as you. We booked via an agent rather than directly via P&O - as we were offered a flight and overnight stay package. (Staying in Mestre the night before). The downside being - we have received very little information from P&O - so it's a bit like the "blind leading the blind". Looking at the cruise timetable website - there are only two cruises berthing at Venice on 2nd - the other one being a much smaller ship than the Ventura.
Assuming we find our way - see you on board!


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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

Post by Quizzical Bob » 28 Jun 2014, 10:22

I think there's only one main entrance to the dock area so it shouldn't make any difference.

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Post by david63 » 28 Jun 2014, 10:39

kaf1sh wrote:The downside being - we have received very little information from P&O - so it's a bit like the "blind leading the blind".
If you book through an agent then they are the ones who should be providing the information - after all that is what you are paying them to do.


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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

Post by daveoc14 » 28 Jun 2014, 13:42

When we were on last month Ventura was in the closest berth to the main entrance, right next to the water taxi point.

Maybe being docked for two days they get the best location?.

As stated there is only one main entrance so you cannot go wrong, just that it's a long walk to the furthest away berth compared to the closest one.


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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

Post by kaf1sh » 28 Jun 2014, 17:39

daveoc14 wrote:When we were on last month Ventura was in the closest berth to the main entrance, right next to the water taxi point.

Maybe being docked for two days they get the best location?.

As stated there is only one main entrance so you cannot go wrong, just that it's a long walk to the furthest away berth compared to the closest one.
Very helpful - thanks.


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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

Post by kaf1sh » 28 Jun 2014, 17:49

Thanks - also very helpful.

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Re: Cruise berth at Venice

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 30 Jun 2014, 17:24

Presumably you'll not be walking to the ship from the airport or an overnight hotel. I'd therefore simply say to the taxi driver "Take me to Ventura"! My guess is that'll work.

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