P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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626 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews
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johnnyd57uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 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
12 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
7 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
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
37 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
27 forum posts
17 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
12 forum posts
15 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
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
7 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
33 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
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
194 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
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
15 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

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