P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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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
13 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
10 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
izzywalker
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
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Patr46
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
24 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
10 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
Pauline jean
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
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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
8 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
5 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
jeanbill
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
36 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Just returned from our 3rd cruise with P&O. We did 14 nts on the med calling in 6 ports with 1 overnight stay in Barcelona (8th/22nd July). We had a wonderful enjoyable cruise with no problems at all..There are lots of moaners, as ... Read more
glynandkath
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,506 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
After 25 or so cruises mainly on RCI , NCL and Celebrity. This was our first P & O cruise. We chose the cruise because we were taking our 8 year old grandson on holiday and the dates fitted with other family commitments. I ... Read more
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bettyanddavid@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
27 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
15 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
235 forum posts
9 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
33 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
10 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
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
18 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
31 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
SDP79
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a last minute decision. We always wanted to try P&O have heard some wonderful reviews from others we had met aboard other lines. We got to the port in plenty of time but were unfortunately turned away at the gate as we were ... Read more
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