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Southampton to the Canary Islands P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Canary Islands
Southampton

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52 Southampton to the Canary Islands P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


CavalierLRW avatar

CavalierLRW

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Lovely Ventura

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Having cruised before on smaller ships, we thought we would try one of the 'biggies' and as we wanted a Christmas and New Year cruise to somewhere warm, we chose P & O's Ventura cruise to The Canaries and Madeira. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


tiggs1603 avatar

tiggs1603

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exceeded my expectations

A wonderful first time cruise for my family on the cruise ship Ventura sailing from Southampton to the Canary Islands. We all had a wonderful time, food was very good most of the time, waiter service & cabin crew ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Shirley Davies avatar

Shirley Davies

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I cannot recall a “Highlight”

This was a last minute booking which had to take place during school holidays,my daughter works in a school, There were many families with children of all ages but we saw no bad behaviour at any time and some of ...
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Sail Date August 2018


scifimonkey avatar

scifimonkey

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

2nd timers on Ventura find it mostly lives up to our memories.

Chose this cruise as we had only been to lanzarote of the Canary Islands before and non of the other ports except Lisbon ( and then only on a business trip) the fact we had been on Ventura before (back in 2010 for ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Diva29 avatar

Diva29

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Venturing further on Ventura

This 12 night cruise is our longest to date. We normally head to Lanzarote for a week in December for a land based holiday but decided to take a cruise to see some of the other islands this time and also to enjoy ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Footymad avatar

Footymad

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Shabby Ventura

we chose this cruise because we thought it would make a great change to sail to the Canary Islands instead of the med, our usual destination. We chose to sail with P & O having sailed on Britannia last year and ...
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Sail Date July 2017


shot2bits avatar

shot2bits

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ventura Canary Isles July 2017

This was our second P&O cruise having previously sailed on Oceana. We have also sailed with Thomson and Celebrity. Embarkation was well organized: we had been allocated a time of 3pm but arrived two hours ...
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Sail Date July 2017


plog1965 avatar

plog1965

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Could have been better.

We choose this cruise because it was a golden wedding anniversey and husbands 70 birthday.And last year was an annos horribilus for our family with to of the family being hit by the big C.Although ok now , it took ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Klara avatar

Klara

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ventura standards have dropped

We have just come back from a cruise on the Ventura. We were on it in April 2016 and everything was ok. They seem to have cut costs on the food. Used to get 4 - 5 king prawns with a prawn cocktail now lots of little ...
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Sail Date December 2016


dave2 avatar

dave2

4 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Viva Ventura

This was only our second cruise, the first being on the Azura in May. We enjoyed that one so much we immediately booked this one. We began to have second thoughts on reading the negative reviews about the Ventura, ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Evelynthompson avatar

Evelynthompson

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

chose this cruise as it was a British ship 11 nights on the Ventura first time with p&o. We had a fabulous time really enjoyed it nice inside cabin cabin steward was fantastic. Food was very good nice venues ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Busiris avatar

Busiris

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Much improved

After a poor 2015 cruise on Aurora, we decided to give P&O another chance. Glad we did as the this was a very enjoyable cruise. Food, service and entertainment where excellent with a wide range of restaurants and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


9Beeches avatar

9Beeches

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Very poor Ventura cruise

My husband and I have recently returned from a cruise to the Canary Isles and are bitterly disappointed. We chose a deluxe balcony cabin but the bed was extremely hard which caused me back problems and the pillows ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Gauguin22 avatar

Gauguin22

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Worse Cruise Ever

Firstly arriving at Southampton to embark our time was 3pm arrived at 2pm sat there until 4.30pm. Once onboard had to go straight to Safety Procedure at Muster Station. We have been on 6 cruises and this was the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


indiajack avatar

indiajack

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Won't be sailing again on Ventura.

Revisited Ventura as I liked the itinerary but unfortunately the weather was poor in the Canaries which is unusual. The food in the restaurants was good. A bit boring in the buffet restaurant. On the plus side ...
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Sail Date March 2016


PMJ10 avatar

PMJ10

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

1. Embarkation. Excellent. Arrived at 13.10 for 13.00 boarding (yes we were late) but were in our cabin at 13.30. 2. Cabin. Clean, well appointed and our cabin stewardess (Lourdes) was really helpful and ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Elitebill avatar

Elitebill

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Ventura revisited.

We have just returned from the above Canary Islands cruise. As with our previous trips on Ventura the standards in most cases were very high. Embarkation did not go smoothly as it started 15 minutes late and it ...
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Sail Date February 2016


wobbler24 avatar

wobbler24

3 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Canaries on Ventura

I'm currently encounter home from our first P&O Cruise. We have cruised before with Celebrity and Thompsons. On arrival at the terminal we had to wait until our card was called, we only had a short wait and ...
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Sail Date February 2016


griffster avatar

griffster

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


supapete avatar

supapete

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Are cruises, like hotels and clubs, going down the nick ?

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


WindHillRuss avatar

WindHillRuss

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Care Home Coach Trip on Water!

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Greatdane111 avatar

Greatdane111

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Family Friendly? Not Really.

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Dancerfoodlover avatar

Dancerfoodlover

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Hated paying for wfi.

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


ShirlC avatar

ShirlC

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise to Canary Islands 2015

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


sally o avatar

sally o

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

If this is your first cruise do not book Ventura; you will be put off for life.

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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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