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Ventura, which launched in 2008, and sister ship Azura (2010), aimed to break the mould for P&O ships -- bigger, contemporary and family-friendly. The idea was to transform what many people consider ...
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554 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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bettyanddavid@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had cruised on Ventura last September and were a bit anxious about such a big ship as we had found Britannia not to our taste. However we loved her and so were happy to book again for this May.Arrived in Southampton at 1pm for our timed ... Read more
Geoffro69
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Went with friends to celebrate special birthday on Iberian cruise. Weather pretty awful and very rough in Bay of Biscay. First two ports ruined by heavy rain, but weather improved after that. Although perfectly clean the ship looked quite ... Read more
Maidmarion66
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of a 'big' birthday, wish we'd waited another 2/3 weeks because the weather wasn't too good in the ports, the sea was calm though even across the bay of Biscay. I've cruised around 10 times, not on a ship this ... Read more
sapphire4
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
151 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Can only compare to the Britannia and it is my personal opinion. Embarkation was quite smooth but we arrived around our allocated time of 3pm.Car parked with CPS who are excellent. A very large ship with very nicely renovated public areas ... Read more
silverserver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with P&O in less than 12 months and the previous two on different ships were faultless. We could not praise them enough. Unfortunately Ventura let them down. In one of the bars we were served drinks in ... Read more

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sam16
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Chose this cruise for itinerary and sailing from Southampton. No complaints with embarkation, we arrived early as did most people because of the weather but the wait was not too bad and went very smoothly. Once on board attended the ... Read more
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CML57
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The cruise was very enjoyable on the whole but we did not like the ship as much as we liked Arcadia. As we had booked an early saver deal we were very pleased and surprised to get a high deck midships cabin.We also got our first choice ... Read more
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Gauguin22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Firstly arriving at Southampton to embark our time was 3pm arrived at 2pm sat there until 4.30pm. Once onboard had to go straight to Safety Procedure at Muster Station. We have been on 6 cruises and this was the most disorganised one have ... Read more
indiajack
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Revisited Ventura as I liked the itinerary but unfortunately the weather was poor in the Canaries which is unusual. The food in the restaurants was good. A bit boring in the buffet restaurant. On the plus side the service of the staff ... Read more
Cathy14
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
My and my husband loved this cruise, we sailed to Vigo, Lisbon, Oporto and Cherbourg. The only down point I had of this cruise was the size of the ship but that it personal choice nothing else, the food was amazing, couldn't fault the ... Read more

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BarmyJackArmy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
What we thought would be a pleasant spring break on a 7 night cruise along the Iberian coast turned into a rather stressful experience. The dreaded norovirus had struck the ship prior to sailing so was being deep cleaned,hence a two and ... Read more
Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
204 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just back from Iberian cruise on Ventura. Having had a not very pleasant experience a few years ago with P and O we have been trying other cruise lines with very good result, but we decided to venture back to see how things had changed. ... Read more
whitebeam123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Looked into cruising a little, but always felt daunted by it. Took the plunge based on the rights dates and great last minute price. To give an idea of what type of travellers we are, We are a married couple, both 37, who enjoy good food ... Read more
Hob123
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
When we first seen Ventura we was in awe.it took us a few days to get our orientation right. We found the ship too big in our opinion,we felt you did not get that personnel touch compared with the oceana last year.the ship in parts are ... Read more
Espire
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Only our second cruise (previously on RCI Brilliance of the Seas) but we were happier with P&O and Ventura in most aspects. Entertainment was superb with highly competent resident bands and excellent theatre shows, on some sea days ... Read more

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Davepandoreviews
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just returned from a 14 night cruise on Ventura to include Casablanca and Madeira. Overall good cruise, great weather, great destinations. However the cruise could still have been better. We had an outside balcony cabin that was fine other ... Read more
twighlightstar
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
35 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation and disembarkation can only be described as shambolic. It seemed everyone was at the terminal at the same time and so no seats and long delays to embark. They give people a piece of paper with an allocated colour for ... Read more
Proudgran
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have done may cruises before with many different cruise companies, I think P & O was the ninth different operator, so I think we have a wide range of experience. On the positive side, embarkation and disembarkation was good. The ... Read more
Dance thDance
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Having perused the reviews before we left, I was a bit unsure as to whether my best mate had made the right choice for this one......How wrong I was!!!! A fantastic ship, with the staff being more than helpful, even when I had an ... Read more
wobbler24
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I'm currently encounter home from our first P&O Cruise. We have cruised before with Celebrity and Thompsons. On arrival at the terminal we had to wait until our card was called, we only had a short wait and embarkation was pretty ... Read more

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PMJ10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
1. Embarkation. Excellent. Arrived at 13.10 for 13.00 boarding (yes we were late) but were in our cabin at 13.30. 2. Cabin. Clean, well appointed and our cabin stewardess (Lourdes) was really helpful and attentive. 3. Dining ... Read more
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Elitebill
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have just returned from the above Canary Islands cruise. As with our previous trips on Ventura the standards in most cases were very high. Embarkation did not go smoothly as it started 15 minutes late and it appeared that the whole 3000 ... Read more
Dorisimo
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was just a weekend away with friends, we have been on this ship a couple of times before, which hasn't been any where as good as it should have been, but we thought just for a couple of days, it'll be fine, we were very disappointed. ... Read more
Twotoneskaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we were both nervous and excited about our trip from Southampton to Bruges on P&O Ventura. Below is our review and some of the things that we would do differently should we decide to do another cruise that ... Read more
K1200r
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise as we have never traveled with P&O before. We have however traveled with Cunard, Princess and MSC and didn't think P&O would be a lower star rating. Prior to the cruise, we found that the ... Read more

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