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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 P&O's ...
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548 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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c*r*u*I*s*e
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Embarkation was busy, but without to much fuss, we were in our cabin by 1445, so a good start!! This was our first P&O cruise (previous two on Princess) and I think Ventura was perfect for us!! So many negatives have been voiced ... Read more
bluemug
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
159 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We joined the waiting line (from our Southampton hotel) for passengers at about 12.45 on Saturday 31 oct 2015 (embarkation time ~13.00). After initial formalities we were asked to go upstairs and sit in the waiting area. Upstairs we went ... Read more
madmacs
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
157 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers, but this was my first with P&O, but not for my wife. It was a short seven day cruise that went as far as Lisbon. The weather was mixed with some wet days and some better days. I won't comment on the ports but ... Read more
Two of a kind
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We enjoyed the cruise and we had superb weather for fourteen days, but we were disappointed on the condition of the ship as this was our fourth cruise on Ventura. Although seven years old it needs a complete refurbishment, the carpets, ... Read more
tinsoldier
Member Since 2015
1 review
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having gotten married in Bristol on the 26th Sep my wife and I were very excited when the taxi collected us from our hotel at 11am on the 27th to take us to Southampton. The journey was due to take a couple of hours but was a little over ... Read more

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antoinette.d
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We first cruised on Ventura in 2011 and had such a pleasant experience. This time we decided to go on a family cruise for half term in October 2015. We booked 3 deluxe rooms and although it was expensive at around 7,000 pounds for the ... Read more
mandylennon
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at 2.00 p.m. for a 3.30 boarding and waited inside the terminal for around 30 minutes and were inside our cabin by 3.00 p.m. Our cases, which had been sent a few days before with The Baggage Handling ... Read more
dikin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We travelled on the Ventura during October half term, so there were quite a few kids, which was a nice selection of ages. Embarkation was just about ok, we had cruised earlier on this year with Princess and their embarkation process was ... Read more
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racingman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our second cruise with P and O - and not quite as good as the first. The first was on Oceana. Cabin - We opted for a super de lux cabin with balcony. On the the whole it was worth spending the extra money for a larger room ... Read more
Stacey10pne
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Having cruised with Royal Carribean 7 times we thought we'd give P&O a try due to the itinery we wanted to do on RC being to expensive and this one being half the price-will never quibble on price again. There is a reason why RC are ... Read more

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christoper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just got back from a 13 night cruise on P&O Ventura, Not our first cruise with p&o as we have been on oceana and oriarna . The ship was clean and tidy but the prices of the drinks were expensive, The entertainment was so poor ... Read more
Tommo308
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise with P&O though we have done eight transatlantic crossings, seven on the QM2 and one on the Victoria, so we were somewhat intrigued as to what lay ahead of us. Our embarkation was smooth and without issue, no ... Read more
keith dutton
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, but my wife had cruised before when she was a young girl. At first site the ship is really impressive. The food was excellent and the quality of service in the restaurants was friendly and professional. The ... Read more
Adrian G
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
187 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 10th. cruise and my second on P&O. As with my previous reviews, I will split the review into sections... Embarkation/Disembarkation. Brilliant! Arrived at the docks in Southampton and joined a queue for car parking ... Read more
simonfish
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
i arranged this cruise for my wife and it was a birthday surprise for her. This was our first cruise but i knew what i wanted with regards to service had talked to seasoned cruisers on what was to be expected. We made our own way to ... Read more

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MollyMooster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Southampton at around half 12, and weren't supposed to embark until about half 3, but only had to wait about 10 minutes in the lounge area before we were called. Had picture taken, gave credit card details, and went through ... Read more
Louisca
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have cruised many times but this was my first with P and O. For various reasons, we had cancelled a trip away the week before and booked a 2-night trip on Ventura to Guernsey as a last-minute getaway. Embarkation was well organised ... Read more
Linzd123
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I chose this 2 night cruise because I wanted to try a different cruise line other than my usual NCL. Big mistake! Whilst the ship was large it was so badly designed it was very difficult to get around. There are 4 pools on board, oasis at ... Read more
Shaun McGiff
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went with 2 other couples on this 2 days to Guernsey. This was our first cruise and it will not be our last. We were so impressed with how efficient the whole process was. Everything about the experience was first class, the food was ... Read more
rouelle6
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have been on at least 6 other cruises with RCI, Celebrity and Seabourn and this was our first with P&O. We were extremely disappointed to say the least, even when compared to Island Cruises: the customer service both pre and during ... Read more

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Harold and Hilda
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of Ventura but very pleasantly surprised. Arrived at cruise terminal two hours before appointed time of 2.30 but sent straight to check-in and then onto ship, so we were in the ... Read more
KAAAT
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I have just come back from a trip on Ventura, sail date 13 September 2015 down to the Canary Islands from Southampton and back again. I have done a lot of cruises with other companies before but I am planning a round the world cruise ... Read more
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jeanbill
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from our canary cruise. Had a wonderful cruise plenty of good food and entertainment. This is our honest review:- Embarkation: Pulled up in car, cases taken away by porter, checked in at 11 35, eating our lunch at 12 ... Read more
greg1812
Member Since 2009
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our second cruise and first on Ventura. Having cruised on Azura three years ago we were looking forward to Ventura especially as it now has an Olly Smith Glasshouse venue which we loved on Azura. We booked the select price as ... Read more
Livelane
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation at Southampton quick and easy, cases outside our cabin upon getting to it. The cabin itself was clean and tidy but a little tired especially the carpets. The public areas again were clean and tidy, but the years of continuous ... Read more

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