P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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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 ...
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564 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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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
Ronuk
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 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
640 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

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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
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

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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
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

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c*r*u*I*s*e
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
112 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
bluemug
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
167 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
200 forum posts
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
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
73 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
108 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
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
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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