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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

77 Southampton P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


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Avast Behind

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Need to do better.

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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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jjlondon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standards have dropped on P&O

We chose this cruise as we have been on Ventura before. I can't express how disappointed I and the rest of my party were. The headliners seemed under rehearsed, the special guests weren't special - comedians that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mattywoos

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

P&O poorly operated.

My experience on P and O cruises was a first however it sure will be my last. The buffet food is the same each night and is of a low standard. The entertainment onboard was next to none and they had an awful ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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1871 supporter

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O cost cutting

Give Ventura another try as this was only cruise from Southampton for Oct school holidays. This time not impressed with Ventura. Check in was quite slow Once on board we went to buffet, very poor selection ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Devanet

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cost Cutting and exorbitant on board prices

This was a last minute cruise booking because we had to cancel our earlier booking on Azura due to having to care for my mum. We have been cruising now for 4 years, my wife loves it. This is the third cruise with P ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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osmund65

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor Cruise

We have been with NCl and Royal Carribean before. This itinerary worked for us and just trying something new. So Disappointing.The positives first. Embarkation was easy and well organised. Cabin L224 inside ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Johntilley

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Costs rising, Standards slipping

Chose this cruise for convenience of date to fit in with our Golden Wedding anniversary celebrations, As such we booked the Strathaird Suite C751 Boarding and welcome buffet absolutely first class plus. Our ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Cruzallday

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fallen standards

We have sailed on a dozen occasions with P&O including three previous cruises on Ventura. We previously enjoyed our cruises on Ventura several years ago and wanted to cruise on the ship again. We have been ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Lawhouse

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We are veterans of twenty cruises and this was our first time with P&O, we chose a seven night trip to the Norwegian Fjords leaving from Southampton. Parking was superb, boarding efficient our bags were outside ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cruisyfloozy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Just a sailing Butlins, but with worse service.

Family getaway over the Easter hols. Boarding was OK and smooth. Cabin was ok (inside twin with 2 bunks) but too small for four people. Service for food and drink was painfully slow, no fault of the staff, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Thorcusmodee

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not the value it used to be

Been on Ventura 5 times previously, always felt it was really good value but not this time. It was a 12 night cruise but in actual fact it was more like a 10 night cruise stretched out to 12 nights. The food has ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Hopesprimgs

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Chaos & Calm a 'Tale of two cities'

Had good responses from people using P & O. Having had Cruises with Royal Caribbean & Cunard, we thought we would see how they compared. Firstly, the boarding chaos was never explained by any P & O official. (It ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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


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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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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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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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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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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


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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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Mattyo10

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Awful experience for Solo Traveller

Have been doing a few cruises with different companies trying to find the best to become loyal to. I have to say, in my opinion, P&O has been the worse experience so far. Although Ventura is one of their larger ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Welshmancarrol28

2 Reviews Written

Even following a bad start things didn't improve

I am amazed with a history of technical difficulties even limping into port on our day of sailing P&O decide to put nearly 3,000 souls to sea on a craft with historical mechanical problems, and this time being a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Mungoeleanor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Visits ashore were dreadful

1. Food excellent, 2. Disabled cabin and bathroom perfect. 3. Crew fantastic, friendly and attentive 4. Bars, restaurants, entertainment venues very good but some are very “dated”. 5. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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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


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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


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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