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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


Trevorsan avatar

Trevorsan

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Fantastic taster cruise

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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


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Sea Blue Skies

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed every moment

Always use Penguin Parking, their service is outstanding. From our luggage being taken at the quay, we were on the ship in 10 minutes, and enjoying coffee and cake in the Waterside buffet. This was our fourth ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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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


Martin A avatar

Martin A

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

As Good As Ever

Good itinerary inc. Rome/Naples/Sardinia, and whilst we are not anti-kids this was the first one outside the school holidays. Usually take a suite but prices were crazy, typically double what we normally pay, and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Madhoose

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Fjords

Fjords Fantastic, Wheelchair friendly ship and ports. Staff very helpful getting on off ship with wheelchair. Many regular P&O Cruisers reported this being the worst ship they had ever been on. Cruise ship ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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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


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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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scpowell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise

this was my first and last cruise with p and o drinks very expensive the draft beer tasted discusting ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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JocastaCat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers, better than expected

I had read some reviews after booking and was a bit concerned that we had made a mistake but we cannot fault the service we had or the quality of the food. We used the coach service and were on board very quickly. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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jaypo63

11 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

Bon voyage P & O

As suite passengers,embarkation is always smooth,taken almost immediately and then in to the priority lounge where you get complimentary teas,coffees and snacks. Then onto ship and through to champagne ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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vjmehra

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing staff, but the ship was lacking

Having never been on a cruise before we found a 2 night mini-cruise on the P&O Ventura over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Southampton to Guernsey and back). My first point would be that if P&O run this ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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uajb004

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

PO Ventura Dining Room Service and Vegetarian selection unacceptable

Was a on a 2 night Cruise from Southampton on P&O Ventura . Ship embark and debark procedures were smooth and polished. Once on board the ship the bars and public area lounges were nicely appointed bar staff ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Cruiser2018x

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Generally enjoyable but inferior experience compared to other cruise lines

Our family party booked a seven-night cruise of the Norwegian fjords: Southampton - Stavanger - Alesund - Olden/Louen - Bergen - Southampton. Embarkation Brisk and efficient as one would expect with a cruise. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Eastboundanddown

10 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Great ship and food!

So this is the first P&O cruise that we've been on (Others include NCL, RCI, MSC, Princess, HAL and Costa) so we weren't sure what to expect. Plus it was a 2night cruise during school holidays. In short it was a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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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


Jayne T avatar

Jayne T

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment

We are regular P&O cruisers and had a party of 12 for a much and long awaited cruise with family. Embarkation was great and we were excited about the widely reported refurbishment - couldn't find anything different ...
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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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Mark Caerleon

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Overall Very Good Experience & Value

Despite some reservations in view of some reviews the dates worked for us and the Fjords was somewhere we had not previously visited. After speaking to a Travel Agent we went for an early saver fare, guaranteed ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tws58

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Middle of the road ship.

We have been on around 15 cruises but this was our first on P & O. We chose the cruise for the itinerary. We found the embarkation the best we have experienced. We were processed within 30 mins and on the ship. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


rbarton22 avatar

rbarton22

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Met expectations

A last minute cruise to fill a long weekend. We had done this itinerary on Britannia a couple of years ago so this time we were planing to stay on the ship while in Guernsey and relax. Unfortunately due to high ...
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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


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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


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Hi de Hi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice time spoiled by unenforced rules

We were celebrating a significant wedding anniversary. The cabin was fine (we always choose an inside because we sleep better and it is cheaper). The staff on the ship were excellent as was the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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LuckyBob

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser, mixed feelings really.

Thought I ought to write a review as I did look on this site for reviews prior to going so only fair really. So in our opinion: PRO's Check in at Southampton took 15 mins and was very straightforward. Compared ...
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Sail Date June 2018


lozzles1987 avatar

lozzles1987

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not a bad cruise, but could be tweaked!

I have previously sailed twice on Princess ships and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the holidays. We chose this P&O cruise as the dates were ideal and it was a short break away from work to visit some new ...
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Sail Date July 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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