P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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609 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews
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Teresa Greene
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
This cruise was to see the winter out with a friend, a nice break. The ship looked tired and worn. The cabin was fine, there were no towels, tissues in the bathroom. Dining was okay though most of the food was cold, dried up except the ... Read more
CaraLark
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We had heard really positive things about P&O, and so chose them to be our first cruise. We selected a mini cruise of four nights to give us a chance to explore the ship. Before sailing we read some reviews and forums here and were ... Read more
Biscuit108
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had not holidayed on a cruise ship before and wanted to visit Amsterdam and Bruge as a family (2 adults and 2 children). For first time cruisers we really did not know what to expect, we had read some reviews and had an idea of what we ... Read more
2victoria
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise simply because we wanted to visit the Caribbean without having to fly. We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity, but were told by other cruisers that "P&O is the best" so ... Read more
merseyscouse
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
Ship Lovely ship, great public areas, clean and pleasant. Cabin balcony cabin, a bit rattly when the winds blew hard at sea but otherwise good dining. The TV quality is a bit dated and is in need of updating but the on board ... Read more
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Prisoner 755
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
On arrival at the terminal you were herded by colour cards to your point of registration,as we were on our honeymoon and booked the cabin we wanted months in advance,we were shocked to be told our cabin had been changed to a cabin on the ... Read more
jocap
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
5,305 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Last year's 28 day cruise to the Caribbean was so brilliant in every way, so we'd no hesitation, along with many others, about booking the same cruise for this January. Why, after so many different cruises with other ships and other ... Read more
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francis53golf
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this company because we were told that P & O were the best around so we booked a 16 day holiday around the Canary Islands in celebration of my wife,s birthday.Getting on the ship was fairly quick and easy,with plenty of ... Read more
cruiser1955
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
489 forum posts
19 helpful votes
My first cruise on Ventura was back in 2010 when I was not impressed with the ship, so it was with some in trepidation that I returned to her. However, I must say that I was most impressed with the improvements I found. I am a frequent ... Read more
jtspecial
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Thought we would give P&O a try as they are held in such high esteem by their past customers, maybe I set my expectations too high? We selected a 10 day Iberia cruise in an outside unobstructed cabin The departure port was Southampton ... Read more
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Spotthedog
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because of the 5 destinations we had never been to 4 of them: La Coruna, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Lisbon. Malaga we'd visited many times but nonetheless it was still great to go back. All the ports were excellent. The ... Read more
johnnyd57uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
First cruise and first time on the Ventura. Absolutely fantastic ship and we had a great time on the whole. It was all a bit mystifying initially. Embarkation was smooth but once on board it got totally confusing. Very few signs and ... Read more
itsybitsy2
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
47 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Just arrived back from our first P&O cruise. Sailed on Ventura 23 November. Overall we felt we received good value for money having booked fairly late and received a good price with generous onboard credit. Embarkation efficiency ... Read more
Belinda B
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
I went with my husband, elderly mother and father (80) and brother. We had balcony rooms on R deck. This is the second cruise for my husband and I and we used Princess last time so had something to compare with. I cannot fault this cruise ... Read more
Geronimo99
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Overall this was a pleasure with, if I want to be picky, a few grouches. Ship can get a bit overcrowded and shovey if you turn up at peak times for meals in buffet restaurants. Also, to be sniffy, some passengers would seem ... Read more
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SeanLXIV
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first time on Ventura for 3 years, and she remains one of our favourite ships. I was a bit wary of what the weather would be like in early November but it was much better than I feared. Embarkation in the refurbished ... Read more
Sailor 5
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Do not pay any attention to poor reviews about this ship..... This was our 2nd cruise on Ventura,and there was nothing at all negative about our time onboard.Some people,it seems,just have to moan about something.P and O are a good ... Read more
moopy
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We just wanted a short break and this fitted the bill for my daughter and I, she is 31 and I am 62. We were in cabin E120.I have been on Venture on a 14 nighter but my daughter had never cruised before. Ship was still nice and kept clean ... Read more
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Golf12345
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We are back from our first ever cruise on Ventura. We would definitely recommend Ventura for first timers. We had a really good time. We were apprehensive but needn't have worried. We chose Ventura as it seemed to have everything we ... Read more
dave2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was only our second cruise, the first being on the Azura in May. We enjoyed that one so much we immediately booked this one. We began to have second thoughts on reading the negative reviews about the Ventura, we needn't have ... Read more
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Evelynthompson
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
chose this cruise as it was a British ship 11 nights on the Ventura first time with p&o. We had a fabulous time really enjoyed it nice inside cabin cabin steward was fantastic. Food was very good nice venues plenty to do. The captain ... Read more
Busiris
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
After a poor 2015 cruise on Aurora, we decided to give P&O another chance. Glad we did as the this was a very enjoyable cruise. Food, service and entertainment where excellent with a wide range of restaurants and bars to suit all ... Read more
traceyabill
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our second cruise and we had previously been on the ventura about 11 years ago (the first trip after its maiden voyage). We went back to the ventura as for only two nights we didn't want to spend most of the cruise looking for ... Read more
Jack and Jill
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
32 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After reading some of the adverse remarks on Cruise Critic, we were a little apprehensive of what we may find on this ship, but I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. When weighing the pros and cons up with Celebrity and Royal ... Read more
9Beeches
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I have recently returned from a cruise to the Canary Isles and are bitterly disappointed. We chose a deluxe balcony cabin but the bed was extremely hard which caused me back problems and the pillows were rock hard which ... Read more
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