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Southampton to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews
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Very Good but in Need of Improvements
"We went on Ventura for our yearly cruise with 4 children under 11. We arrived at Southampton around 10 am. . It was a smooth embarkation with at least a 2 hr wait. Which wasn't the best for our 2 yr old daughter,..."Read More
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my@spark

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

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Very Good but in Need of Improvements

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my@spark

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

We went on Ventura for our yearly cruise with 4 children under 11. We arrived at Southampton around 10 am. . It was a smooth embarkation with at least a 2 hr wait. Which wasn't the best for our 2 yr old daughter, but there was space for her to play. We went through security nicely and easily . When we boarded the ship we went up to the waterside(buffet)which was good for children but not a lot of ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Spain, Monaco, Italy & Gibraltar September 27-October 10 2015.

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Adrian G

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was my 10th. cruise and my second on P&O. As with my previous reviews, I will split the review into sections... Embarkation/Disembarkation. Brilliant! Arrived at the docks in Southampton and joined a queue for car parking (free from P&O). The car parking was by CPS and my car was taken to a secure area for the two week cruise. CPS is not a "fly-by-night" company and the secure car park ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower (Part-Obstucted View)

74 Helpful Votes


First time cruiser's take on a cruise

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Wiz201

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Me and my sister's first time cruising, we were accompanied by my dad and step mum who had cruised before. My dad had chosen to drive down and use CPS parking which went smoothly, picking up the car at the end of the cruise was no trouble and it only took him 10 mins. We went to the Mayflower terminal to board Ventura. We arrived at 2pm which I'd say is the worst time to arrive. They had ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Wonderful first time trip on-board the Ventura!

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The Kraken

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I had a wonderful first time trip on-board the Ventura from the 7th to the 14th April 2013. Overall, we were extremely pleased with the ship and staff and truthfully, could not find much to complain about. We were pleasantly surprised that the holiday was so good and this was in part because we had been unnerved by some of the reviews we had read from other passengers and so expected ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

32 Helpful Votes


P & O.............Pretty Ordinary

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Blackburnrover

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I can quite understand the rave reviews and five star ratings for Ventura as these are mostly from First Time Cruisers "upgrading" from their "all inclusive fortnights in Turkey". It is not quite the Butlins Boat yet but has certainly set a course in that direction. I actually overheard one passenger declare to the " future cruise specialist" that she might have to downgrade from a balcony next ...
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Sail Date: July 2012

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Ventura - Eastern Med

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jocap

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The main thing we learnt from our previous 2 trips on Ventura, was that there would be so much to do that we'd rarely be together as a couple. With a long cruise and many sea days such as this, we went our separate ways so often, that we must have seemed like a couple of singles. There were a number of lectures each sea days, which is my scene; art classes which clashed with the discussion group; ...
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Sail Date: May 2011

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

18 Helpful Votes


No rating
Excellent Childrens entertainment

Review for Ventura to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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traveller

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise with p&o. Both med cruises. Service was exceptional, food always lived up to expectations. Entertainmet varied and of good quality. Headliners presented broadway style musicals and deserved to be introduced as such, spectacular and brilliantly choreographed, Beegee tribute was fun and entertaining. Martin Daniels and his comedy magic show amazed and amused us. George ...
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Sail Date: June 2011

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with children

31 Helpful Votes


To Venice on Ventura

Review for Ventura to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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tom_uk

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our third cruise on Ventura, so you already know that she's a ship we like. Ventura's strong points were the same as ever: the balcony cabins (especially the walk-in hanging area), the big C-deck balcony, the quiet of the stern Terrace, and the touches of formality. But this cruise was principally about the itinerary, which was as good as we'd hoped. The worst destination, ...
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Sail Date: May 2011

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Good Weekend But!!!

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chas379

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our itinerary was Southampton to Zeebrugge (For Bruges) and return to Southampton. 25th to 27th March 2011.Booked through a cruise agent we had used before and no problems on this. However on all the documentation I received there was no indication which berth, at Southampton, the Ventura sailed from. A few years ago when sailing from Southampton with P&O we always left from the Mayflower ...
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Sail Date: March 2011

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


FANTASTIC WHAT A SHIP VENTURA IS

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SPACASTAN

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our first cruise and we were just amazed when we pulled up at the dock and seen Ventura, she is huge. Our luggage was taken off us and we proceeded to check-in. Once all the formalities of check-in and security were over we proceeded to board. We all looked in amazement when we entered Ventura. We were shown to our cabins and our luggage was there waiting and our cabin steward introduced ...
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Sail Date: May 2010

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


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