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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 P&O's ...
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544 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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sam16
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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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Gauguin22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
15 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
BarmyJackArmy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
15 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
10 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

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whitebeam123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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
2 reviews
16 forum posts
3 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
7 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
Davepandoreviews
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
2 reviews
35 forum posts
7 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

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Proudgran
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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
12 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
26 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
PMJ10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
4 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

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Twotoneskaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
4 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
chums
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My brother, sister in law and myself took our mum on this cruise for her 80th birthday. We visited Amsterdam and Zebrugge. The cruise ship has zero wow factor. The buffet dining area is similar to that of a 2/ 3* hotel. The waiter service ... Read more
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jocap
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
5,000 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Looking to escape the cold Lake District for some warmth, we'd spotted this cruise months before, and so we were able to choose the exact cabin in the right spot, 11 months before we sailed. Although we've tried quite a few lines, we ... Read more
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enclosing 154
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Excellent holiday with plenty of hot sunny days. Embarkation and disembarkation was excellently organised and finding our luggage on disembarking was easy. Our cabins were ready when we embarked and luggage was delivered while we had ... Read more

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enclosing 154
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was a thoroughly enjoyable cruise from start to finish. The embarkation and disembarkation were efficient and well managed. The ship was clean and well maintained. The cabin was fine and well serviced by the cabin stewardess whom ... Read more
Johny Boy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
P&O Ventura January 2016 Caribbean Cruise. This is our third P&O Cruise in the past three years. We have sailed on the Oriana and Oceana so know roughly what to expect. We normally cruise on Cunard and still prefer them to ... Read more
Jaykaybee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
After reading previous reviews of the Ventura we had the impression that we would be having a month long dose of Hell and being fed nothing more than pig swill by a load of ignorant and lazy scruffy slobs. All done onboard an rusting old ... Read more
The Travelling Artist
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Ventura sailed on the 18th of January from Southampton for the Caribbean, returning to Southampton on 15th February. The itinerary took in Madeira, then a string of Caribbean Islands including Barbados, St Lucia, Martinique, St Kitts, ... Read more
Andreacrosby
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I booked this as a treat after a busy X mas for myself and my husband , I was sceptical about the whole thing , a lot of reading about cruising there seems a element of snobbery, well I loved it yes a mini cruise was for us anyway a bit ... Read more

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