P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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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
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
3 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
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

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Anne Evans
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
6 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
2 helpful votes
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
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
Greatdane111
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 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

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Ronuk
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 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
652 forum posts
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
3 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
Dancerfoodlover
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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ShirlC
Member Since 2014
1 review
113 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
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
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
SheShe90
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
13 forum posts
It took around 45 minutes to get through embarkation, and we had a superior deluxe balcony cabin ( D709 ), which was great for two of us - fridge, two tv screens, full size bath and seating area. Our toilet did try to overflow with clean ... Read more

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Worldsmyprawn
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
We did enjoy the cruise but a few parts were disappointing! Are departure was smooth apart from we didn't book parking in advance. We were told just to turn up,it was included in our package and someone would take our car when we ... Read more
southampton observer
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
GOOD First and foremost Headliners Theatre Company. Thoroughly professional, energetic and imaginatively choreographed. In particular lead vocalist Jayson Keeler was outstanding. Best we've seen on a cruise. We also enjoyed E. ... Read more
JS2685
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Spent 3 nights aboard Ventuta sailing to Le Havre and Zebrugge. This was my first ever cruise and I went with my mother who has cruised a few times,so has more insight into cruising than myself.Firtsly I must say We were both impressed ... Read more
jackiepinter
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
At times service in the main bar was particularly bad, waiting 45 minutes just to get a drink, refusing to let you get one from the bar. Areas of the ship discusting filthy, especially the toilets, very stained toilet seats. Public seating ... Read more
c*r*u*I*s*e
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
116 forum posts
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

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