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Barbados Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Barbados

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Excellent

16

Very Good

4

Average

4

Poor

7

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Family Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

153

Senior Cruises

146

Luxury Cruises

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Holiday Cruises

37

37 Barbados Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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retired seniors

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Christmas cruise

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decided to spend Christmas away last year, 1st time ever, chose Marella cruise as was convenient to fly from Birmingham, all inclusive including tips and very english. Haoliday was great ship was full and very busy. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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pennib

14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Another Happy Christmas & New Year on Ventura

This was our 4th festive cruise on Ventura around the Caribbean islands. The usual efficient P&O system of dealing with flights and luggage soon had us in the holiday mood. This time we were on a Dreamliner from ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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lee7661

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely xmas and new year cruise, but standards slipping slightly

My family consist of my husband and myself , two boys ages nearly 10 & 17 and my father. We had an effortless flight from Manchester to Barbados. I must say I dislike having to pay for soft drinks on such a long ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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KevinML

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Needs improvement

Just returned from the Christmas cruise aboard Ventura. I'll will try to summarise my thoughts .... The service from the steward and dining room staff (early sitting) was excellent. The dinning room food in the ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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paul2cc

1 Review Written

First Time With P&O

Having cruised twice before in the Med with Thomson and having enjoyed my experience thoroughly as a special treat I decided to book a surprise cruise to the carribean for my wife's 50th Birthday. We booked a week ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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tinastanier

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No dream this was a nightmare !!!!

I have cruised many times before and previously with thomsons, we booked this Xmas cruise basically because it was affordable with it being Xmas , quite frankly it would have been cheaper and better if we had gone ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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loopyloo1

1 Review Written

Disappointing Xmas Cruise.

We have been on many Thomson cruises, but think this will be our last. Firstly, the food has deteriotated badly, the only meal we really enjoyed was the breakfast in the Orion restaurant. The evening meal was poor, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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bumblejack

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ventura Christmas 2013 Cruise

This was our first Christmas P&O Caribbean cruise and we were very impressed with the organisation at the airport once we arrived in Barbados on the 20th December. We were taken by minibus directly from the plane to ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Tina.w12

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas and New Year Cruise

We flew from Manchester on the Dreamliner, nice plane. We arrived at Barbados and transferred directly to the ship, easy check in in the “shed” We had booked an inside cabin on deck 5, same cabin that we were ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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kersh

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

We flew from Manchester on 13 December to join Azura. We were in Premier seating and the cabin was only one third full. Excellent flight out and met at the plane by the coaches to whisk us off to the ship. No ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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SLS1234567

1 Review Written

fantastic holiday.

Our Christmas and New Year cruise was brilliant and we have recommended the cruise to friends and family. I have no links or allegiance to P&O although it is the only cruise line that we have experienced. We are a ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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STU C

1 Review Written

Ventura - Caribbean Christmas & New Year 2013

My husband and myself have just returned from a very disappointing Christmas & New Year cruise on Ventura. Disappointing to the point that we also will never cruise with P & O again. This is our fourth Caribbean ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Tatto

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sorry I Was Dreaming Of Something Better

We flew from Manchester and arrived in Barbados at around 3pm BB time. The journey to the ship took about 30-40 min and there we had to wait for over an hour to check in Now for Thomson's Holiday Money Extraction.. ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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maxymaxy1

2 Reviews Written

Excellent Christmas Cruise

We sailed on 14th December from Barbados. The ports were great. We especially liked the Dutch ports. They seemed a lot cleaner and the beaches etc. were well laid out. Having Dutch relatives and being able to eat ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Adrian G

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Azura round the Caribbean...A little underwhelmed.

Technically, this was my second cruise with P&O-but the first was on the Canberra in 1992 so I can't really compare this trip to any P&O ships. This was my ninth cruise and also my 50th. birthday cruise. To say I ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Tom1-1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Christmas at sea

We loved the idea of spending Christmas away so having done 2 cruises preciously the Caribbean seamed perfect. The flight was perfect mainly down to the new Dreamliner, I can honestly say we felt refreshed even ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Flamenco98

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Saga Rhythms of the Caribbean

This old and tired ship is well past its sell-by date and unbelievably Saga are renaming it back to Pearl 2 which it was before it became Quest for Adventure. I booked the holiday as Saga usually have special events ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Shirl the Girl

1 Review Written

Fabulous!!

My husband, son (13 years) and I have just recently returned from a fantastic holiday aboard the Ventura sailing around the many beautiful islands of the Eastern Caribbean! Feel I need to write a review as we had ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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anthemion

1 Review Written

No rating

Thomson Dream Caribbean Cruise

My husband and I decided to splash the cash and have a Christmas to remember but this was one I would happily forget. Having previously sailed on the Thomson Destiny we were expecting the same high standards, ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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MarkusDY

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas and New Year - Azura Style!

We booked the Christmas and New Year cruise on the Azura and had been looking forward this all year. As this was our first cruise on P&O and we had many friends telling us how wonderful this cruise was going to be, ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Pavovsky

2 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Great first cruise

After reading some great reviews (especially from Budaman) for Royal Clipper nearly 12 months ago we decided to book the 10 day Christmas cruise from Barbados to the BVI's. Thanks to all for the advice given in the ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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pennib

14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

A month on Ventura

This was our second time on Ventura - the last one was the infamous Christmas cruise in 2008. We'd been on Azura for a month at Christmas and New Year 2010, and as Ventura is the same layout as Azura we knew our ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Bollinger_Babe

19 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Ventura - Better than expected

This was the 28th cruise my husband and I have been on. We have sailed with several of the better-known cruise lines and this was our 4th with P & O. Having read many of the negative reviews about Ventura on ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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keith dutton

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again

After a christmas cruise on the arcadia 5 years ago which was superb we decided to try P&O again and booked the christmas cruise on the Ventura. This being our 18th cruise on various cruise lines, we do know the ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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MCC1

1 Review Written

Ventura Christmas and New Year 2010/11 Bah Humbug!

After thoroughly enjoying a month long Christmas and New Year cruise last year on Oceana we decided to book the similar cruise on Ventura this year. What a huge mistake that proved to be. After only a couple of days ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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