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Southampton to the Caribbean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Caribbean
Southampton

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Very Good

8

Average

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Poor

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Terrible

5

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51 Southampton to the Caribbean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Devoniantrecker avatar

Devoniantrecker

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superb - highly recommend

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This was a 5 week cruise, having only undertaken a few shorter cruises before, unlike many well seasoned cruisers on board, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality, standard and presentation of everything. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Avast Behind

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Need to do better.

The Ventura cruise departed on ,11the February for a USA/Caribbean cruise of some 35 days. Initial impressions of the ship were a bit mixed, some good, some less so. Our cabin was a balcony on deck 12, a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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LJventura

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Potty Terracotta

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

A Cruise from Hell at the Hands of P&O

We chose this cruise to get away from the worst of the British Weather, although for the first 10 days it seemed we had taken it with us. Whilst the weather improved the cruise of Ventura got worse. Ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Pyer avatar

Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Obvious cost cutting cruise

Having used the Ventura last year for a 35 day cruise we were looking forward to a repeat cruise which this time included some South American ports of call.We booked a outside cabin but were disappointed to be given ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Altaj Maroj

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cruising Cacophony!

We try to get away from the UK winter weather and, having sailed twice before on the Oriana on similar itineraries, we like the US ports, and although not great fans of the Caribbean islands, at least they're warm. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


cruisebob7 avatar

cruisebob7

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our worst cruise ever

We chose this cruise because of the itiniary and to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We could have not got it more wrong. The food was appaling , some of the staff were outright rude. There were big queues ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Stopher50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Your site was right

Friend checked for reviews of cabin f334 and it stated do not expect a good night's sleep. Absolutely correct as cabin creaked from set sail and reported many times, promised would be transfered to next available ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Pyer avatar

Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Winter getaway

Embarked without trouble,outside cabin with picture window very satisfactory.As peninsular cruisers discounted price and on board spending money was a nice bonus. All meals were fine with plenty of choice but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Will66 avatar

Will66

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average at best

We chose this cruise because of the destinations and the time of year. We always go to the Caribbean in January/February for some winter sun, and on the whole the weather didn't disappoint. Check in was a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


hopcyns avatar

hopcyns

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The time of my life-take me back!

This was my second cruise.I did a Meditteranean cruise on Venturatoassess whether it was good for my elderly father. It was and so we booked a 28 day Caribbean cruise from Southampton and back. My son dropped us ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Steve Robbo avatar

Steve Robbo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise,

We thought it was very good value for a 28 night cruise. We had an inside cabin, it was perfectly ok. Very powerful shower, plenty of clothes storage and very comfortable queen size bed. Our cabin steward Jofran was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Videoman25

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cabin D405 35 night cruise

We were cancelled off the Oriana and decided to go on this one, unfortunately, probably the worst cruise I have ever been on, and we have cruised a lot, the Cabin was a Superior De-Luxe Balcony, the carpets were ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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1johnrob1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise we have ever been on

we picked the ventura because we had been on this ship severals years ago and all was ok, the day we set sail from southampton it soon became clear there was something very wrong the ship was performing like a ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Leoruby49 avatar

Leoruby49

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing cruise

Original cruise cancelled by p and o ,this was a similar venue .Vastly overcrowded ,poor food quality ,not even enough sun beds available the company should be ashamed and offer compensation to everyone .A lot of ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Teds pal avatar

Teds pal

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Missed the bad weather at home

There were several negative reviews of Ventura and P&0 in general before we stepped onboard. We booked end of the summer 2017,we wanted a winter cruise visiting some places we had not been before. Picked our cabin, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Alis115 avatar

Alis115

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We loved Ventura, for all the negative comments you will read it is a great ship

Because we wanted to try cruising, we usually have seven weeks in Key Largo, we decided we needed a change. Because we wanted some sun a Caribbean cruise seemed a good option. Also the ship left and returned to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Gilligrace

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

There are so many things that should have been better

Having booked Oriana early, we then found ourselves rapidly making the best out of a bad job when P&O cancelled 5 weeks before sailing. Ventura had a similar itinerary sailing during the same timeframe. Many other ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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donny-cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tired boat and Carnival taking loyal P&O clients for advantage.

We chose this cruise for my wife's 60th having used P&O before on a number of occasions, sadly things are not what they used to be. The dining experience is now average in terms of product and service, green beans ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Padnorm avatar

Padnorm

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN

P & O VENTURA –NEVER AGAIN! Caribbean and USA cruise 2018 The Ventura is arguably an overcrowded, currently very dilapidated, nautical selling machine designed to milk every last penny from its on-board, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Mmauray

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

37th Cruise - Worst Cruise of them all.

We take a 4 week cruise every January, this year we choose Ventura, a very big mistake. We had cabin D225, a Deluxe Bacony and booking over a year in advanced paid the full price. ( over 4 times the price P&O ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Dayday1402

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Just what i expected from P&O

This was my third cruise, all being with P&O. This on was going to be different because it was the longest (28 days) and first time on Ventura. I feared that I was going to be a bit bored after a while. I was so ...
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Sail Date January 2018


flycatcher avatar

flycatcher

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely Caribbean

We love the Caribbean in Jan/ Feb to escape the UK winter. Ventura was late arriving in Southampton due to bad weather, thank goodness we weren’t on that cruise! P&O gave us all £15pp extra onboard spend to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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nigel_williams

1 Review Written

Just Disappointing - 'Butlins on the Sea' and to be avoided by dancers

First the good - we went for a 'superior deluxe balcony cabin' (D232) which was spacious and comfortable, albeit a little 'tired' (the furniture and carpets had seen better days and the sheets had tears in them). ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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fredferret

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Standards deteriorate under Carnival’s ownership

I have been cruising with P & O since the nineties, initially on the worn out Canberra, on the Oriana before and after they fixed the vibrations caused by the bent propellor shaft, on the 1990s Arcadia and three ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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