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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Canary Islands from Southampton

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13 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Canary Islands from Southampton

tiggs1603 avatar


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

scifimonkey avatar


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

dave2 avatar


4 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Viva Ventura

This was only our second cruise, the first being on the Azura in May. We enjoyed that one so much we immediately booked this one. We began to have second thoughts on reading the negative reviews about the Ventura, ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Busiris avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Much improved

After a poor 2015 cruise on Aurora, we decided to give P&O another chance. Glad we did as the this was a very enjoyable cruise. Food, service and entertainment where excellent with a wide range of restaurants and ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Greatdane111 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Family Friendly? Not Really.

I have cruised a number of times and this is the first time i have felt so compelled to complain and raise a number of issues which spoiled our holiday and made me question whether indeed P&O are truly a family ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Dancerfoodlover avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Hated paying for wfi.

Embarkation was good, inside cabin was ok but next time will get a window. Queen bed was Comfortable should have brought my own pillows. Shower curtain was too short and I slipped on my back the first night, should ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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sally o

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

If this is your first cruise do not book Ventura; you will be put off for life.

We sailed with P&O on a Christmas cruise on the Arcadia out of Southampton in 2013. It was heavy weather but we are used to bad weather and the whole cruise was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. We'd booked late ...
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Sail Date December 2015

jspittle avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor Cabins; Poor Food

We went on the Ventura this December at a cost of £4875.00 in a superior cabin on the 9th Deck. The weather was very rough the fast few days and the cabin creaked all through the cruise. We only had 3 nights sleep ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Break by All

We did enjoy the cruise but a few parts were disappointing! Are departure was smooth apart from we didn't book parking in advance. We were told just to turn up,it was included in our package and someone would ...
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Sail Date December 2015

Suyos avatar


1 Review Written

Not Great

12 nights on the Ventura was a struggle for my husband, 14yr old, 9yr old, 71 yr old mum and myself, unless you like a 'Butlins/Haven holiday camp type holiday at an extortionate price point'! (A fellow passengers ...
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Sail Date August 2015

dothon21 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


I have just returned from a lovely cruise with ventura I took my son and his partner as my sister I was going with passed away last month she was so looking forward to another cruise on this ship I found it was to ...
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Sail Date September 2013

carolee53 avatar


1 Review Written

Very dissappointing

I was so looking forward to this cruise as thought it was going to be far better than any cruise lines we had travelled with before but was hugely dissappointed -Firstly the sunbeds are so close together that you ...
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Sail Date July 2013

FairIsle avatar


1 Review Written

Ventura - Canaries in August

Well having travelled on RCI and Celebrity before we thought we'd try P&O. Despite booking a year ago we were given very little choice of availability and selected two staterooms for our party of 4 on deck C. We ...
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Sail Date August 2012

Ventura Ratings

Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.6
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