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Southampton to Europe - British Isles & Western P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
British Isles & Western Europe
Southampton

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95 Southampton to Europe - British Isles & Western P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Gary1962 avatar

Gary1962

4 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam and Bruges

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I'll get my moan out of the way first ! We booked the cruise last January, specifically for the overnight stop in the centre of Amsterdam, to allow us to easily come and go from the ship, and venture back into ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Cruzallday

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fallen standards

We have sailed on a dozen occasions with P&O including three previous cruises on Ventura. We previously enjoyed our cruises on Ventura several years ago and wanted to cruise on the ship again. We have been ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sailorsandra

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brilliant!

I'd never fancied a cruise - this was a friend's choice for a "girly weekend away" for us 2 older ladies. I expected to hate every minute - but actually really enjoyed it. Our cabin was spotless and the beds ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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silversurf1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and lovely ship

Lovely itinerary to Faroes, Iceland, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Embarkation was easy with pre arranged assistance. Food was much better than our previous cruise on Ventura, we ate most of the time in the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Winchester73

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The good and not so good.

We had a good cruise to Jersey with Aurora in June 2018, so booked again for Brugges with Ventura in November. The orginsation is good, luggage taken even before the entry hall and it arrives at your cabin door ...
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Sail Date November 2018


ecogranny avatar

ecogranny

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good value & quality but.......

The embarkation process was very efficient and worked well. Our cabin was clean & comfortable, the food excellent, entertainment poor, communication by newsletter or PA not very helpful. There was no information ...
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Sail Date October 2018


wise11 avatar

wise11

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Busy half term cruise

The embarkation process was smooth, arrived and checked in within 30 mins. Our cabin was indoor, c366 and was as expected. Not a huge amount of hanging space/storage but for a short cruise was adequate. It ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Golden man avatar

Golden man

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A good holiday

We normally sail for around two weeks, and we were worried that 7 days would be too short to enjoy our holiday, however the Ventura did us well. Embarkation was extremely quick with little to no waiting, we were on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Trevorsan

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Fantastic taster cruise

We chose this cruise for a 3 night break. Never cruised with p and o before and we were very impressed with the whole experience. We chose a balcony cabin which was kept immaculate by jay our steward with plenty of ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Brambles118 avatar

Brambles118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Three night mini cruise to Cherbourg and Le Havre

The embarkation was reasonably quick after being kept waiting in our car for 15min by a lack of baggage porters. Once on board lifts were a problem due to one on each floor aft end out of order causing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lmcgowan82

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I’m a well seasoned cruise traveller with over 25 completed to date ranging from Princess, RCI, Celebrity and P&O. I’ve never felt compelled to write a review until now. Having cruised similar with P&O, my ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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gerrydowley

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Farewell P&O

We chose this short cruise to take our two Granddaughters on to see if they would like a longer cruise with us at a later date. Big mistake!! We have cruised with P&O before and had a great time but this was a ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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PeteBoeky

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise and it was great

Chose this as our first ever cruise as destinations and length of time ( 7 days) seemed to suit. I really cannot fault anything about our experience. We had a superior deluxe cabin on Deck 9, it was spotless and our ...
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Sail Date July 2018


vacuman avatar

vacuman

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good value but not always 'This is the life'

My mother is now 84 and although mobile, following heart ops etc. not really up to flying. Last year my brother and I took her on the Britannia, our first P&O cruise (my wife and I have cruised plenty of times ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Philip Roberts avatar

Philip Roberts

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ventura left Southampton and went all cruise half speed with an engine problem

This cruise was my 70th birthday celebration, a short cruise with 4 destinations. Because of the engine problems we were late getting to Vigo in Spain, Late to Lisbon and missed out Oporto in Portugal altogether. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Greenland04 avatar

Greenland04

2 Reviews Written

Great service on the very high seas!

Sailed from Southampton and on board for lunch in the Waterside buffet. We chose Freeedom dining, which gave us the opportunity to mix with different people each evening, so never a dull moment. The next day (at ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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margtee

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spain, Portugal and Guernsey

We have just returned from this cruise and were somewhat disappointed because we did not stop in Oporto because of problems with the ship. The ports we visited were Vigo which was lovely, then Lisbon where the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


maddy1965 avatar

maddy1965

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ventura Bad cruise Bad service Bad Value

3 Nt cruise from Southampton to Zebrugger November 24th to 27th 2017. My partner and I have returned from a short cruise. I enjoy cruising and this was about my 20th cruise in 10 years. I felt the need to write ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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HAMMO11

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

VENTURA BELGIUM 3 NIGHTER

Cruise review - P&O Ventura 10th - 13th November 2017 Part One The Ventura if you haven’t been on it, is a ‘Grand Class’ ship and as such is pretty much identical in layout as The Azura and many of the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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UKmum

3 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

First time with P&O - Ventura 29/10 to Lisbon/Canaries/Madeira

We have cruised before with Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Cunard. We wanted a Southampton sailing, to a warm location, to coincide with our November wedding anniversary so this cruise fitted the bill. We were ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Broadhurstbob avatar

Broadhurstbob

12 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Full On Party

We have cruised with P&O many times; this would be our second two night cruise break, it came up to expectations! Embarkation/Disembarkation The ship was using the Ocean Terminal in Southampton. The terminal ...
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Sail Date September 2017


RobBarbour avatar

RobBarbour

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship let down by very poor planning and service

I was only aboard the Ventura for a weekend cruise - less than 40 hours. We were celebrating a birthday, and as such for us the trip was really more about making use of the ship's various, delightful-sounding bar ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Ludka avatar

Ludka

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Second time never to be forgotten time

When I opened the door to cabin R 751 on the 14th floor Riviera deck, my heart jumped with joy.Why was this cabin still available when I booked the cruise just a few days before departure,I asked myself.What can be ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Suvau avatar

Suvau

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

P&No!

I've cruised many times before as a solo passenger so had a pretty good idea as to what to expect - but what a disappointment! Embarkation was straightforward and easy, although I had to pretty much beg a porter to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


merthin avatar

merthin

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Butlins - on- Sea

Oh dear, It's been some years since my first cruise with P & O and what used to be a real luxury experience is now very disappointing. Ventura is tired and shabby and desperately in need of an up date. For quite ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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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