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Southampton P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Destination
Southampton

Traveler rating

Excellent

137

Very Good

144

Average

150

Poor

77

Terrible

40

Cruise type

556 Southampton P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Altaj Maroj avatar

Altaj Maroj

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cruising Cacophony!

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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


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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


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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


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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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jaypo63

11 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

Embarkation as always was good,as priority passengers we arrived early and sat in departures and had our complimentary coffee and biscuits,on ship by midday and straight through to champagne lunch,really is a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CavalierLRW

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Lovely Ventura

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


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helenbrinkworth

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great trip and wonderful ship.

We had our first experience of a cruise 5 years ago with MSC, and I wasn't totally sold on cruises at all. Hence 5 years before taking this one. We liked the idea of sailing out of Southampton without any ...
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Sail Date December 2018


MadgeS avatar

MadgeS

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Passenger Misfits

P & O's Ventura is a lovely ship with many good amenities, lovely caring staff and good food. We could fault nothing about the ship. However, we were amazed at the type of passenger that it seemed to attract. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Dianeibarwell

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Standards have dropped

I chose this because it was one of a few that covered Christmas and the new year. The decorations were far below that of two greats ago. There was no Christmas atmosphere. Christmas jumper competition ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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hooked-cruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not the best Christmas & New Year cruise

Joined the Ventura on the 21st December 2018 in Southampton and I must say the embarkation process could not have been any quicker, from arrival to emabarkation 15 minutes. Our cabins became available at 2-00pm ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AuroraCruiser08

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Christmas and New Year Highly recommend

Absolutely excellent cruise. Went with my parents and grandma. I'm 16 and love cruising. A great way to get away from the mayhem of a modern Christmas and enjoy a traditional Christmas with grandparents and friends. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


wicklow1 avatar

wicklow1

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Nice Ventura Cruise

This was our second P & O Cruise of 2018 and also our second on Ventura, the last being in June 2017. We selected an 11 night cruise down the West coast of Europe and just into the Mediterranean. As normal we ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Lesanne avatar

Lesanne

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bad weather in the bay

Embarkation was quick and we were able to go on the ship straight away, the atrium was decorated with a large tree. Despite very poor weather on the run down to Madeira for 2 and half days, the captain changed ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Crafty surfer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise, great value

Just back from a cruise to The Canaries, rough seas at the beginning but then the sun came out in Madeira and the Canaries. We did freedom dining and could never fault a meal, always hot and served efficiently, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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alan june

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Clean, good cabin service and good food

we don't fly so cruise from a UK port overall we had a great cruise , only 2 snags, 1 they seved gluten to my wife, also went to Indian and she was ill, but apart from those 2 incidents we had a geat cruise, ship ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Magsaldred

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with lovely staff

So nice to have a classic cruise instead of the hard sell, glitzy, quantity over quality that other companies seem to be providing now. Embarkation was seemless and from leaving our hotel to sitting in the buffet on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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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


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alginon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Most Disappointing Cruise I've Ever Been On

P+O have certainly dropped their standards no doubt in search of greater profits that come at the expense of their passengers. We have been on several P+O cruises before and was always reasonably satisfied but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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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


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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


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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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Jedi61

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment and total waste of money

It had been a long held dream to sail to Santorini ................ Unfortunately we did not get to see Santorini or Mykonos on this cruise (the whole reason why we booked the cruise) and of course no one can ...
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Sail Date September 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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