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Southampton to Europe P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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Ventura
Europe
Southampton

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425 Southampton to Europe P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


jjlondon avatar

jjlondon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standards have dropped on P&O

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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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pamela17

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Never, ever cruise P&O again

Shocking is the only work I would say after paying £25,000+ for a Suite cabin (no bigger than an Oceana Mini Suite) on the Ventura for 5 weeks to Central America and the Caribbean. The food was diabolical and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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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Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Cost savings are evident

Ventura N933 12 nights Madeira, Canaries and Lisbon, 17 to 29th November 2019 Embarkation at Southampton on the 17th November was quick and efficient. All the cabins were supposed to be ready for occupancy at ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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beckyrushton89

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a lifetime

Where do I begin? The cruise was absolutely fantastic. Whoever faults this cruise needs there heads checking. The ship itself is beautiful, In fabulous condition. The rooms were cleaned every day and night. Our room ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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Cking1998

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love P&O but standards are slipping

We love cruising and love P&O but standards seem to be slipping a bit. Embarkation/disembarkation: Emabarkation was very smoothe. Cases taken at Southampton and was on the ship within the hour. The same goes ...
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Sail Date October 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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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


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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


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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Allimacdee

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good cabin E703, lovely cruise

We chose the Ventura as this was the only cruise that suited our availability - we were not disappointed. We arrived at Southampton after a 6 hour journey to be greeted by the parking service. Speedy and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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chrisjen24

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mediocre

Embarkation was easy. Ship spotlessly clean and we could see the hard working staff cleaning and polishing every day and disinfecting all common areas. The service throughout the ship for the entire journey ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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kynic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing week away

We chose this cruise for a relaxing end of summer break. Having been on the Ventura before, we knew the ship relatively well. Embarkation was smooth and the staff in Southampton were great. We had an inside ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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HOFFMEISTER

10 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly Good - Really!

We chose this due price and itinerary as we got a deal. We were very reticent about booking on P&O again after a previous trip on Britannia which was awful and we did not like the ship at all, other than the cabin. ...
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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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gosiaandal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Fjord Fiesta

OK, I admit, we didn't have very high expectations of the cruise but it turned out to be an amazing holiday. That's mainly because the Norwegian fjords are breathtaking. Some pictures attached to show you ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cazchad

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norway Fjords - July/August 2019

What an amazing experience overall with very little to fault! Embarkation was swift, we used CP Parking and had priority boarding through our suite booking. It took us less than 20 minutes from arrival at the ...
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Sail Date July 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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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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sailorsandra

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brilliant!

I'd never fancied a cruise - this was a friend's choice for a "girly weekend away" for us 2 older ladies. I expected to hate every minute - but actually really enjoyed it. Our cabin was spotless and the beds ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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MarkandSuzie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The ups and downs

Firstly embarkation was a breeze. Turned up early and no hanging about. A porter came over collected our cases and off we went. But if you take a suit bag you have to carry this on yourself. Straight onto the ship, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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silversurf1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and lovely ship

Lovely itinerary to Faroes, Iceland, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Embarkation was easy with pre arranged assistance. Food was much better than our previous cruise on Ventura, we ate most of the time in the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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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