P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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Cathy14
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My and my husband loved this cruise, we sailed to Vigo, Lisbon, Oporto and Cherbourg. The only down point I had of this cruise was the size of the ship but that it personal choice nothing else, the food was amazing, couldn't fault the ... Read more
BarmyJackArmy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
26 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
207 forum posts
18 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
whitebeam123
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 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
3 reviews
16 forum posts
7 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
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Espire
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 forum posts
14 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
9 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
3 reviews
36 forum posts
11 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
Proudgran
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
15 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
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wobbler24
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
37 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
7 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
8 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
Dorisimo
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was just a weekend away with friends, we have been on this ship a couple of times before, which hasn't been any where as good as it should have been, but we thought just for a couple of days, it'll be fine, we were very disappointed. ... Read more
Twotoneskaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
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K1200r
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 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
12 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
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
5,296 forum posts
5 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
6 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
6 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
2 reviews
10 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
17 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
8 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
5 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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