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Barbados P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
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Barbados

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Very Good

29

Average

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Poor

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Cruise type

126 Barbados P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Ginnyweeks avatar

Ginnyweeks

1 Review Written

60thbirthday

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Good flight out on dreamliner, quick efficient service to ship, lovely cabin superior delux d218 only drawback first nite not much sleep as directly above lifeboats and noisy where maybe a rope or something was ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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stellastar24

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ventura in the Caribbean - too busy for us

Great ports but found the Caribean all a bit overcrowded with so many cruise ships around ! The ship was very nice but also too crowded for us particularly on the sun deck. On sea days it was extremely difficult to ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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David P Warrington

1 Review Written

Poor service

P&O first of all made a mess of our cabin choice, we booked a cabin on the back of the ship on deck C when I tried to open the cabin door it would not open so I called reception and was told that I had been upgraded ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Sanjam cruisers

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Ventura N505, 27/02/15-14/03/15

We arrived at Glasgow Airport with some anticipation as a fortnight before our cruise date we were informed of a change of aircraft for our outbound flight to Barbados from a Boeing 767 -300ER to a Boeing 787 ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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tyreman1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise From Start To Finish

Although we have cruised a couple of other times with different cruise lines, and we really should have known better than to take to much notice of the bad reviews, we were a touch apprehensive when holiday time ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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warringtonian

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time on P&O

Friday March 13th Left house at 5am and had good ride to airport. Checked in right away in seperate queue and security much quicker than usual. Flight premium economy. Seats roomy but a bit hard after a while. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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marr63

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't Miss Ventura Food

After a problem with my parents having to cancel britannia maiden voyage they had a huge deposit outstanding so the 4 of us ended up on Ventura if I am honest not our first choice !!! But do not be put off please ! ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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geekess

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Caribbean; Transatlantic Cruise; Plus & Minus

This was our first P& O cruise and it was a near hit , but had too many misses! We booked a deluxe superior balcony cabin. We were promised little extras such as a bottle of champagne, dressing gown, canapés, fruit ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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ExChefDiner7311

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Standards Have Plumetted!

There is absolutely nothing ‘Special’ about a P&O Cruise anymore. Standards have plummeted to ‘lows’ that are unacceptable in view of the claims made in P&O Cruise Brochures. For a company that sells its ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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DennisGreen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P & Queue

If this had been our first cruise we would probably never cruised again. The title of this review, P & Queue, is an overall impression of this cruise, it appeared that every couple of days we had to queue. ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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amandajanem

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Another Fabulous Caribbean Trip

We booked this cruise last time we were on board in April last year to maximise our on board credit. This was a fly cruise and the flight with Thomas Cook airlines was the worst part of our holiday, we will ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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eddieonetruck

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Another great holiday on Ventura

Although the title may give it away I am going to try & give a fair assessment of our holiday as well as address some of the negative comments a minority of travelers - reviewers seem compelled to make. We have ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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CMB1957

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BEWARE - NOISY INSIDE SINGLE CABINS & CHARTER AIRLINE RIP OFF

It's my first time with P&O with a direct charter flight from Newcastle. However, the flight, operated by Thomsons was a complete rip off. I was handed a letter at check-in advising the entertainment system didn't ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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BibbyBooBar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

BEST CRUISE EVER

We have just returned from cruising with Ventura and it has been the best one ever, done 9 before, first with P&O, but this one was amazing. Flights with Thompson Dreamliner were good, only flew economy but the leg ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Tworoses

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A wonderful time in the Caribbean

We have travelled several times with P and O and have always enjoyed it . The Ventura is a large ship with lots of separate areas . Our cabin was on C deck which has extra large balconies . This is really useful in ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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oweyisle4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Will not cruise with P & O again

first of all I must mention the flights although its a Thomson flight it is chartered by p.o.Flying from Glasgow on 15th of January we were told there was a problem with our plane so had to wait for one to come from ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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wadley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Huge disapointment

Just returned from a Ventura cruise and was hugely disappointed. The staff are delightful and very caring but the standards have dropped rock bottom. No silver service in the dining rooms which we were not aware of ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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tinarina

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Caribbean cruise

Just returned from a fortnight on board Ventura. Must admit I was a little concerned about some of the mixed reviews. Should not have been, ship was lovely, staff were friendly, helpful and always smiling and the ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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Daviddas

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Lovely Holiday

Flight with Thomson much improved on past experience with the Deamliner and a great flight crew. We flew premium economy which is worth every penny especially with the extra luggage allowance. We were a little ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Sunnyhols

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ventura Cruise

Great cruise , the transfer after arrival at Barbados Airport was perfect as we went from the plane straight on to buses parked on the Tarmac and a 40 minute journey to the ship. Once off the bus we went into a ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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sarah01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time for a change?

We booked our cruise 2 months ago so did not have a choice of cabins but our Riviera deck 14 balcony cabin was just what we wanted so we had no complaints there. We were near the forward stairs and lifts but never ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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bumblejack

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not as good as last year

We have returned from the Christmas cruise and we both feel rather disappointed with this trip compared to last year's trip. Our plane was delayed at Gatwick due to a problem with the captain's pass and when we ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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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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Griz55

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ventura: at your peril!

I have just returned from a P&O Christmas Cruise of the Caribbean, and also read a review by KevinML who appears to have cruised the same. I would concur with much of his comments but disagree with others. Briefly, ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Ventura Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.04.3
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.6
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