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Southampton P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Destination
Southampton

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Excellent

137

Very Good

144

Average

150

Poor

77

Terrible

40

Cruise type

150 Southampton P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Pyer avatar

Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Obvious cost cutting cruise

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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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AdeAfloat

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A noisy, poor weather cruise sadly

We chose this cruise having enjoyed a similar cruise in 2015.Same ship, same time of the year but very different. 6 of us travelled together to celebrate a significant birthday and, as a group, we could enjoy each ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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clintaughjl

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Comparison with Celebrity

Having just completed our first P&O cruise (aboard the Ventura )I thought I’d post my comparison with the Celebrity Solstice class ships, as most of the cruises we have done were aboard Celebrity, the last one ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Gary1962 avatar

Gary1962

4 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam and Bruges

I'll get my moan out of the way first ! We booked the cruise last January, specifically for the overnight stop in the centre of Amsterdam, to allow us to easily come and go from the ship, and venture back into ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

What Has Happened To P&O?

Some background detail first of all. P&O has been our cruise company of choice but I have been trying other cruise lines to review for my travel blog. This cruise was a long awaited return, after just over a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Matt2801

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but could improve

As first family crew chose p and o. Buffet food was average and bland especially at dinner time.Very difficult to find a table at buy times. Staff in buffet restaurant not particularly friendly. Believe other ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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AnnaAnnaAnna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in almost every way

This was a family cruise around the Fjiords with frequent cruisers. The boarding was very efficient and our cabin (Superior Deluxe Balcony) could not be faulted when we first arrived. However, the food across ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Sheenaghandmillie

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Floating old peoples home

Seemed like a good idea at the time, first day we were greeted by a pedal bin in the toilet full of tissues and a used tampon smiling at us, reported it and all we got was a grunted apology whereas friends of ours ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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intermittentsailor

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ship nice but poorly designed, service really underwhelming.

We'd only been on one cruise before, and that was with Royal Caribbean on their Vision Of The Seas ship, which is about 80% of the size of this one, I think. This was a cheap cruise, so we decided to (despite the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Jasmine6

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We Brits don't mind queuing but this tested us

We have done 15 previous cruises with a variety of lines but felt if the opportunity arose we should try P&O as departing from Southampton was very convenient. This opportunity came with a short break we were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Espire

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

P&O still the best at formal dining but weather hiccups reduced enjoyment

This was the first cruise for our daughter and son in law with two children age nine and six. We as grandparents have been on Ventura before. Our daughter was impressed with how smart the ship was and we, since our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Wandering Woman

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

P&O = Postponed & Omitted

This was our first cruise with P&O and we had both good and bad experiences. We would try P&O again but I think the experience we had this time was not the best. Positives Ship was excellent, really good ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Geronimo99

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mostly good - but flaws

Happy 12-day cruise but just sometimes food quality was surprisingly poor. Potatoes with black rotting areas and occasionally not hot. Staff in smart restaurants and buffet were hard-working, helpful and pleasant. ...
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Sail Date March 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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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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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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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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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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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


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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


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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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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


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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