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christopher middleton - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 13:47)

Ventura is a family cruise ship lots of children very crowded short of sun beds , QE2 large stable ocean liner plenty of sunbeds never feels crowded snobby not really its a matter of what you consider snobby,if you do not wish to attend the formal dinners nights you do not have to there are other dinning venues available, No contest QM2 by a mile.

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James - replied to christopher middleton (30 Jan 09 14:14)

Chris your typo may be smile "QE2 large stable ocean liner plenty of sunbeds" I'm not surprised with her being in Dubai without passengers! Personally as Chris vote QM 2 no hesitation.

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christopher middleton - replied to James (30 Jan 09 14:26)

Wishful thinking on my part????

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leroy - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 13:52)

Mywife and i have travelled on both of these ships. they are so different though that whilst i know a lot of bad press appears on ths site we are giong again on the ventura in may.we would chose the ventura bcause its a longer trip and it is better suited to the youngerages even though we are in our 70s. we had a balcony on tha qm2 but an inside on the ventura and we liked the layout better on the ventura . hope this of some help.

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Ballantyne - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 15:15)

Absolutely no question.........Cunard and the QM2 is streets ahead of P & O and Ventura. It may be a shorter holiday but one that you will remember forever.........and for all the best reasons !! The QM2 was built to sail the Atlantic and is not like these other floating shopping malls............I hope you make the right choice !

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Gardiner - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 15:45)

There is no comparrison. QM 2 wins hands down every time. I would not revist Ventura even if it were free. No atmosphere on Ventura . library smaller than a magazine rack and no quality. QM2 as all the quality and class. QM2 is a liner not a cruise ship ( ventura is Butlins on water).

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Setter - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 16:37)

I have not travelled on Ventura(and have no intention of doing so!) but have sailed on other P&O ships in the past. We love Cunard and I agree with the others who have answered this ----QM2 must win hands down. Cunard is in a different league from P&O; QM2 is probably the most stable ship afloat and you will have a truly splendid cruise on her. Go on, go for it!!I should be very surprised if you were not delighted with your choice!Cynthia.

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Walker - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 17:23)

QM2, My Wife and I did the transatlantic voyage to New York and did not feel out of place one bit. Yes it's posh at time with formal nights, but we chose dress up twice and eat in the Britannia, you will not be dissapointed with the food or service. $ onboard, but we found it to be no more expensive that an RC cruise around the Med. We are in our mid 40's and loved everything about it. We plan to do it again on the Victoria at some point. As for being seasick, you wont know your on water on the QM2, it has stabilisers and has no sway or rock and that was in the Atlantic.

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walker - Answered a Question by Jenkins (30 Jan 09 18:57)

Having seen both in southampton I am going on QM2 in May but my friends have all highly recommende it.. P & O are not in the same class.. Cunard is by far the better choice - I am sure you should go for quality not quantity.

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Oliver - Answered a Question by Jenkins (06 Feb 09 11:19)

QM2 for quality and a breathtaking ship!

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