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


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Footymad

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Shabby Ventura

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Charlietango147

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Canaries

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Worldsmyprawn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Break by All

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Two of a kind

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Be aware!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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bluemug

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Big, Not Better

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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G.Yseadog

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dissapointing

This was our first cruise with p&o, we decided on the canaries as tenerife is were we had our honeymoon, and wanted to go back in style. Embarkation was very good we arrived by coach at 1.45pm and were on Ventura ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Freedancers

1 Review Written

Dancers Beware

If you enjoy dancing to live music on a decent floor view the publicity for Ventura with caution. The reality is dirty floors in the two entertainment lounges,largely covered in furniture. The Atrium has become ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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wobblybob74

2 Reviews Written

Good, but lacking in 'star quality'.

We've just got back from our fourteen night cruise onboard Ventura. Having read some of the previous reviews on here and elsewhere we weren't really sure what to expect. What follows is an account of what we ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Pig Launcher

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Canary Islands with P&O

Embarkation was excellent. From handing the car keys over to sitting onboard drink in hand took less than 20 minutes. We had priority boarding which no doubt helped but I heard no complaints from others. First ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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carolee53

1 Review Written

Very dissappointing

I was so looking forward to this cruise as thought it was going to be far better than any cruise lines we had travelled with before but was hugely dissappointed -Firstly the sunbeds are so close together that you ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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pina coladas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Butlins on Sea. P&O oh no!

Just to warn anyone without children with them on a cruise DO NOT go on Ventura.We were mislead into thinking that this Strictly Come Dancing cruise would be for adults in the most part. Surely going out of school ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Batfink

3 Reviews Written

Not as good as The Azura

This was our second cruise to the Canaries on The Ventura. The first was also with P&O on the Azura to the Caribbean. We enjoyed the cruise, but we did prefer the Azura, and while this may have been partly because ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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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