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Written on: 15/04/2010
Delayed due to a volcano eruption, which cannot be helped.
Due to fly out at 7.45 am so arrived at the airport for 5.15 as requested
However whilst all other airlines sent people home, imediatly, Thomascook held us at manchester airport for 9 1/2 hours and then Ocean Village held us for a further 1 3/4 hours, with only one £5 five pound food voucher each.It was clearly evedent at 7.45 that we would not be flying, but they effectivly held 100's of peole captive for hours with little… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/11/2009 by KEVANDDIANE (1 review written)
MY WIFE AND I HAVE JUST COME BACK FROM 7ntCRUISE ON OCEAN VILLAGE TWO,, THE PALACE AND PYRAMIDS CRUISE GREAT ITINARY FANTASTIC ,WENT ON 4 TOURS ALL GREAT WELL PRICED RECOMMEND ANY, STAFF PLEASANT VERY POLITE CABIN VERY CLEAN ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR A SHIP THIS SIZE,DRINKS VERY WELL PRICED ABOUT SAME AS YOUR LOCAL,KIDS WELL CATED FOR ,IN ALL, VERY NICE SHIP,KEPT VERY CLEAN WE LOVED THIS CRUISE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO GO AGAIN SUMMER 2010 ON SISTER SHIP O/V1 AS WEVE… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/06/2009 by laurenwoodward (1 review written)
Our Ocean Village cruise began on the 16th June, it was our first time cruising and we all had different expectations of what the boat would be like.
Food: Food was amazing, great variety, different every day with staff ready to help you, would go out of their way to ensure everything was ok for you and all requirements were met.
Cabin crew: When walking past cabins throughout the day, we was without a doubt ready to be greeted by staff, "hello sir/ madam" "good morning" "have a good day"… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/05/2009 by Beth x (1 review written)
Ocean Village Cruises is the best holiday i have had. loved seeing new places every day.i really did not want to leave. one week just is not long enough… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2009
i have just returned from 2 week cruise in caribbean i was very disappointedin cruise overall. we wanted a less formal cruise for a change but did not realise that all the facilities we took for granted were missing. this review is factual only really good thing was the really good weather, i would never travel on this line again even if it was free… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2008
This was my 2nd cruise with Ocean Village, and I felt the quality has deteriorated. Although OV2 was only refurbished fairly recently, it needs to be done again. The food in the restaurants wasn't as good this time. Deserts were pretty much the same, regardless of what they alleged it to be. We travelled on the Tapa & Toga's / Villa's and Vino trips, and I enjoyed all of the destinations. Considering the distance from Palma, and the time you spend there ( 1/2 day), I would skip out Tunis, and… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2008 by taliacdf (2 reviews written)
On two occasions my sheets were marked, cabin steward very apologetic and changed sheets immediately. Complaints to reception elicited no response. Why is there only one electric socket in cabin!!! Staff in bars were rather sullen.
Substantially overcharged on two sales in duty free shop, on checking receipt before leaving shop we brought discrepancy to attention of staff who made us feel like criminals committing some kind of deceit.
Butlins on the sea, would not recommend to anyone. A waste… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2008
We have just returned from a med cruise on ocean village two and would like to congratulate all the crew and staff aboard ship on their excellent service. This is the first time we have cruised and will be cruising from now on as ocean village made our holiday… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2008
This is the first cruise I have came home from and complained to my friends I was really looking forward to it but was terribly disappointing. Food was nothing to write home about and the actual desk staff were not the friendliest I have met. The below deck staff that I saw were very friendly but the rest need to be retrained in customer care. The shows were mediocre and the tours well it was hardly worth getting of the ship as you were hardly in port… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2008 by Sophielou (1 review written)
My teen daughter and I enjoyed our first cruise and will go again. We had no complaints with the accommodation, food or restaurants which we found to be of a high standard. I feel the entertainment team were all very young, rather full of themselves and rather patronising to passengers above the age of 30 - which I am. Also all the entertainment seemed to keep harking back to the 80s and 90s with tribute acts and comedians well past their sell by date! I am assured that the teen club was cool… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2008 by GaryESmith (2 reviews written)
Traditional cruising experience lost on Ocean Village Ship in my view.
Informality taken too far for me.
Cabin Staff, Waiter seemed inexperienced.
Overall we paid for a cheap cruise and got poor service in my opinion, and too many chavs for my liking.
I would not recommend this cruise to my friends… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2008 by Whale Watcher (1 review written)
We really were cruise virgins when we went on a Villas & Vino cruise on OV2 in June 2008 so were unsure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised - the organisation was first class and our cabin was comparable to a good 4 star hotel.
The food was much better than we expected and the James Martin Bistro was excellent. The wine package option is a great idea - you can have a selection of bottles of wine delivered to your cabin (there is a fridge) and it's then available for pre-dinner… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/08/2008 by Tolfreey (1 review written)
The staff on the Ocean Village (apart from the last day) were great, the entertainment was varied and there was plenty of it.. I felt the trips were in the main overpriced. I paid a large sum of money which would have been better spent on a cruise line that insists on certain standards from its passengers. To be sat near beer-bellied men and women inappropriately dressed or shirtless whilst trying to each my evening meal was off-putting to me to say the least. After all we couldn't eat in the… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/07/2008
I cannot wait until the next cruise, I shall certainly book another one with Ocean Village. Its very easy going, no need for all the dressing up lark, plain casual smart clothes are all you need on OV. Maybe we did experience the best and worst of cruising. On route to Palma from Corsica the weather turned a bit rough, eighty percent of the ship were feeling sea sick and not many turned out for their evening meals, nor did they go to any of the bars. People who were experienced cruisers spoke… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/07/2008
Great way to see the world and I would advise you to make the most of your days ashore so that after your dinner you are ready to go to bed as the nights can be hard to put up with.
The Blue Bar is ok for a quiet drink away from the hammy/camp shows and the staff throughout the ship are very friendly - although there is a wiff of insincerity and towing the company line from some!
Overall I think my time on the Ocean Village (Olives & Ouzo/Temples & Tavernas) was good but the price of trips and… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/07/2008 by waldo1919 (1 review written)
In my view the Ocean Village ship is looking tired and could do with a refurb. Also I think they should maybe stop promoting of selling karma spa; auctions; gifts, and let the passenger decide. Another thing they could do would be to have a entertainment programme at the ready if the ship can:t dock. - All just thoughts..
We travelled on the 25/12/07 and incurred very bad weather conditions. We did not dock at Progresso. Many passengers were poorly due to the weather conditions. But they didn't… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/06/2008
Been on lots of cruises but Ocean village is the best food excellent it may have been bad back in 2004 but is extremely good now Ocean village was great about to go on my 3rd ocean village cruise. Very clean and food is great with good sized cabins… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/01/2008 by Urs (1 review written)
All in all I feel Ocean Village was really good value for money, with lots of islands visited in a short amount of time, and the good points far out way the poorer points.
I did hear people complaining about dress being too casual, and having to carry your own tray at dinner etc.but thats what it's all about, and had they had done their research properly there wouldn't be any surprises… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2008
this is our 2nd visit on the boat - and we were really disappointed - it was a bit like butlins at sea ;-(… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2007 by nolighterlife (1 review written)
Being in the catering industry myself, I was shocked at the poor standards of food delivery, hygeine and temp. control in the 'informal resturants' . after spending many nights guiding my family around what I thought was the 'safe' options, i made a complaint. We had a curry night, our prawn curry was half warm half cold!! this was before we had had to stand with trays for 5 mins waiting for a vacant table, then had to wait another 5 mins for a member of staff to clear the tables, then had to… Read Full Review
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