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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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chums
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 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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bobtheboatman
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
in jan the weather in uk is rubbish so why not do a caribean cruise from southampton to break up the winter . .the drive from scotland is 450 m so we stop near oxford for an overnight break and then on to southampton the folowing day.the ... Read more
jocap
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
5,072 forum posts
4 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
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

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Johny Boy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
6 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
4 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
dmcg27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
There is a review a little further down (Ferry with a hint of Benidorm) that pretty much summaries our experience, although we were in a balcony cabin rather than a suite. Otherwise, I could have written that. We have always been ... Read more

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WestonOne
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
There is a review a little further down (Ferry with a hint of Benidorm) that pretty much summaries our experience, although we were in a balcony cabin rather than a suite. Otherwise, I could have written that. We have always been ... Read more
Anne Evans
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was the second time we have cruised with P&O . We did a previous cruise on the Oriana six years ago . Embarkation was quick and trouble free and we were pleased with our cabin which was kept immaculately by our very efficient ... Read more
griffster
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
my husband and I took our first ever cruise on board P/O VENTURA on the 2 January 2016. we stayed overnight on the 1 jan at wetherby service hotel, and cruise connect picked us up the following morning at 7.30. we had a good run down to ... Read more
supapete
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
How lucky are these cruise companies to keep such loyal, hardworking crew ?! On this ship (as on Fred Olsen Boudicca my other review) almost to a "man" they worked hard for long hours regardless of start/finish time whilst ,no ... Read more
WindHillRuss
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I know my Review Title may be a bit harsh but at times thats how it felt. It is also easy to criticise and believe me, if the cruise had lived up to our expectations, we would have provided a more positive review. As experienced cruisers, ... Read more

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Greatdane111
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have cruised a number of times and this is the first time i have felt so compelled to complain and raise a number of issues which spoiled our holiday and made me question whether indeed P&O are truly a family friendly cruise company. ... Read more
Ronuk
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As avid cruisers, this was our first cruise in the winter for New Year and it ended up a choice between Cunards Queen Victoria and POs Ventura, both offering similar itineraries from Southampton to Amsterdam for New Year and as we've ... Read more
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Cipi&Pepe
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We spent New Year 2015/2016 on P&O VENTURA on a 4 day cruise going to Zeebrugge and Amsterdam. And the bad outcome was my fault 100%. Of course the question is “why did I choose P&O ?”. Two main reasons: 1) Never been ... Read more
holiday addict
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
619 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at the allocated time, but there was a very long queue to leave car.Eventually after 1 hour of waiting we left our car to be parked by CPS. Checked in and boarded immediately and went straight to our ... Read more
minibus11
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We decided to have a change for Christmas so booked a 12 night holiday on the Ventura one of the P&O line, we have sailed on this ship previously so we were expecting great things from P&O because all the cruises we have been on ... Read more

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Dancerfoodlover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation was good, inside cabin was ok but next time will get a window. Queen bed was Comfortable should have brought my own pillows. Shower curtain was too short and I slipped on my back the first night, should have put towels down. ... Read more
ShirlC
Member Since 2014
1 review
113 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had been allocated 15.30 embarkation time, however we decided to leave our hotel around 2pm and after being given a coloured letter card we were on board by 2.30 and our luggage was already at our cabin. Our steward Nicholau introduced ... Read more
sally o
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed with P&O on a Christmas cruise on the Arcadia out of Southampton in 2013. It was heavy weather but we are used to bad weather and the whole cruise was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. We'd booked late for unavoidable ... Read more
jspittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We went on the Ventura this December at a cost of £4875.00 in a superior cabin on the 9th Deck. The weather was very rough the fast few days and the cabin creaked all through the cruise. We only had 3 nights sleep out of 12 because ... Read more
Charlietango147
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Did Christmas Cruise, very fast at checkin, in fact the fastest one we've ever had. We spent the first two & half days sailing through a force eight gale, to which the captain informed us, because of the weather it could be classed ... Read more

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