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    According to the online news service the Ventura is stranded in Tenerife due to mechanical problems. Engineers are working flat out to fix the problem.
    She will hopefully sail Thursday for Southampton, her next four day cruise has been cancelled.
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    Passengers for the cancelled cruise are complaint that they have been given insufficient notice of the cancellation Makes you wonder.
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    Vic, She has a bit of a history of problems this particular ship,

    During the Christmas 2008/New Year 2009 period in the Caribbean, there were reports of loutish behaviour on board, culminating in a rift between passengers who had paid the full fare and those who had not, described by the media as a passenger "rebellion" As a result of the problems, two passengers were ejected from the ship and three scheduled ports of call were omitted from the itinerary.
    Bay of Biscay damage
    After experiencing bad weather on 18 October 2012 in the Bay of Biscay, Ventura suffered slight damage to the aluminium superstructure deck high up on the ship. Ventura underwent repairs in Southampton on 19 October 2012. P&O stated that this had no structural strength or safety implications. Some passengers were ordered not to use their balconies.
    Power failure
    Shortly after leaving the southern tip of Tenerife, on 25 October 2014 at around 6.15pm, the Ventura experienced a fault with two of its six engines. As a result, power was lost. Once generators were working again and providing power to the ship, the engines restarted, around 40 minutes later. It then proceeded onwards, completing its further itinerary with no further issues. It was, however, reported by passengers that the same thing had happened on departure from Genoa, a week earlier.
    These wedding cake ships built by the Italians May look very attractive on a beautiful summers day in the Mediterranean. But they dont seem to be living up to what P@O Had in mind. I can never remember the same Bay o Biscay delaying any ship i was aboard Terry.
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    Default Re: P & O Ventura

    Not sure what goes on with P&O UK, but here in Oz whilst there are many who like P&O there are as many who do not.
    Has a bad reputation of only being interested in the 18 to 30 age groups who will spend a lot of time in the bars.

    Unlike some shipping companies where ice cream and Pizza parlors often offer free, on P&O you pay for everything.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    Reminds of the story.
    Two women having a battery very the garden fence.
    First women to second women, "what's your son up to these days?" She replies "he's in the Merchant Navy".
    First women, "Oh is he, my son's with P&O".
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