P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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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
Brynj
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Having just returned from a cruise on the Ventura I thought I would contribute here. Embarkation - this really could not have been better. We arrived at the dock about 30 minutes before our allocated time (13:30) and were put in a small ... Read more
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Ericsbowls
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Overall enjoyed our cruise but improvement needed on the interior of the Ventura. In our cabin the one chair was all frayed and looked very worn ,electric socket was hanging from the wall ,the sheets were torn in both beds and below the ... Read more
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Fangfarrier
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers having chosen this holiday for the last 15 years. This cruise saw us reach Mediterranean level on the Penisular Club so we have long experienced P&O over this time. Embarkation was civilised and reasonably ... Read more
Sea Blue Skies
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
Third time on Ventura and 5th cruise with P&O, chose for the ports of call, and enjoy exploring on ones own which these destinations offered. This ship is now 8 years old, and yes some signs of wear here and there, but standards are ... Read more
PhilbeachTraveller
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
189 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was my 12th cruise and the first with P&O. We were looking for a short break and have friends in La Rochelle, so this one looked perfect to us. Plus it was a good price so booked it just a few weeks before the sailing. Also liked ... Read more
Ella C
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Went on the trip as a birthday gift from my parents, they love cruises but it didn't really suit me. I enjoyed the evenings in the casino, meals in the waiter staffed restaurants and the shows. Maxine Mazunda was brilliant as Dusty ... Read more
Heyblondie3
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My sister and I had already booked an inside cabin for the 6 nighter that followed this mini-cruise but decided to add this one to make a longer holiday. Managed to get a balcony at good price but would need to change cabins for the ... Read more
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j74656
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We recently returned from our two day trip on Ventura and thought we would try out a ship which we hadn't cruised on before. We now mostly sail with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. We didn't expect the same experience as Royal as we ... Read more
Never too many
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Wanted a convenient short break before the nights began to draw in and thought this offered the ideal chance for a weekend away.The trip to Southampton was a road well travelled by us over the years as seasoned cruisers and parking and ... Read more
viv211
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship was very stable, all public areas, of which there are quite a few, were clean at all times. Some of the public toilets were not kept clean at all times and some even with soap missing. Breakfast and dining in the free dining ... Read more
Mummytambo1
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Been on Azura 3 Times decided to try Ventura Food was Terrible in Buffet Indian and Asian food for 12 days, Food was always barely warm if not cold, if you wanted a salad,forget Ham or Prawns were only out twice complained to ... Read more
ChrissyUK
Member Since 2007
1 review
27 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We would not normally travel during the school holidays but due to circumstances it was now or wait until November which we did not want to do. However, any concerns we had about children running riot were soon dispelled as those we came ... Read more
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izzywalker
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was a family cruise. Fifteen of us. Accommodated us all very well in the dining room with two tables next to each other. Also accommodated one vegetarian every night with a special menu. (Cruisers need to make known at time of ... Read more
my@spark
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We went on Ventura for our yearly cruise with 4 children under 11. We arrived at Southampton around 10 am. . It was a smooth embarkation with at least a 2 hr wait. Which wasn't the best for our 2 yr old daughter, but there was space for ... Read more
Patr46
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Embarkation at Southampton was awful. I am disabled & reliant on my female P.A & there was no guidance or assistance in unloading the car with our luggage. We were told to put our suit/dress holders in our suitcases yet we saw ... Read more
wiona
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
26 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise as an 'initial' taster for our friends (2 couples) who had not cruised since us three 'boys' had served in the Royal Navy together in the late 70's. My wife and I have previously cruised three times, Island ... Read more
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sweep2907
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I have read some reviews of the Greek Island cruise I was on and clearly I was on a different ship to some of these poor reviews. This was my third cruise and funnily enough all on Ventura. I certainly agree that it does need a bit of a ... Read more
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Pauline jean
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our third cruise it was my husbands retirement cruise .we visited the Parma the Greek islands and Gibraltar,it was amazing.the ship was stunning,the balcony cabin was big and kept spotless by Kathy who was loverly.and could not do ... Read more
gericb
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Chose this cruise to celebrate wifes birthday, daughters birthday and our golden wedding. Generally very good but a number of noisy kids whose parents just were not interested in their activities. Carpets on cabin quite dirty, bed ... Read more
roblyn1960@yahoo.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We choose this cruise because we have been several times with RC NWL and other companies, and thought we would try a British ship, never again! the food was hit and miss, there was curry served every single day, with meat and 1 lot of veg ... Read more
BELBEE
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Embarkation very quick and efficient. Security staff on boarding dour and unwelcoming - not a smile or greeting. Cabin size adequate with tea and coffee facilities (replaced daily). Complimentary shampoo etc. (The White Company). Cabin ... Read more
LIBERTYH
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a relatively inexpensive cruise and it showed. While nothing was particularly bad it was not particularly good either. The food was mediocre both in the Waterside buffet and in the restaurant (Saffron). The entertainment was, in ... Read more
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