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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Southampton

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Ventura
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Southampton

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Excellent

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Very Good

40

Average

33

Poor

19

Terrible

9

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33 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Southampton


MK_Cruiser1955 avatar

MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

What Has Happened To P&O?

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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


Matt2801 avatar

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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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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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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Cruiser2018x

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Generally enjoyable but inferior experience compared to other cruise lines

Our family party booked a seven-night cruise of the Norwegian fjords: Southampton - Stavanger - Alesund - Olden/Louen - Bergen - Southampton. Embarkation Brisk and efficient as one would expect with a cruise. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Hi de Hi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice time spoiled by unenforced rules

We were celebrating a significant wedding anniversary. The cabin was fine (we always choose an inside because we sleep better and it is cheaper). The staff on the ship were excellent as was the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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lozzles1987

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not a bad cruise, but could be tweaked!

I have previously sailed twice on Princess ships and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the holidays. We chose this P&O cruise as the dates were ideal and it was a short break away from work to visit some new ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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StiltsWolf

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

This was only our second cruise, having went on our first one with Royal Caribbean last year. Booking onto ship was easy. Cabin was B311 which was next door to service area, so at 0600 every morning was awoken by ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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donny-cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tired boat and Carnival taking loyal P&O clients for advantage.

We chose this cruise for my wife's 60th having used P&O before on a number of occasions, sadly things are not what they used to be. The dining experience is now average in terms of product and service, green beans ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Spotthedog

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Disappointed compared to last time

Our second cruise on this ship since November 2016, this time with elderly and wheelchair using relatives. Initial embarkation and final disembarkation could not have been easier or smoother. Absolutely ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ashleyg13

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

28 Nights on the Ventura

we chose the ventura because of the sailing date (winter sunshine), the itinerary and the price. embarkation with a wheel chair was smooth and little waiting, the balcony was adequate as was the cabin. after a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Selbourne

10 Reviews Written

99 Helpful Votes

Our first short cruise - enjoyable but service not up to P&O usual standards

Ventura Cruise N703 to Amsterdam and Brugge. Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th February 2017. Day 1 - Wednesday 15th February 2017 With a 'priority boarding' time slot of 1230, we aimed to arrive at the Mayflower ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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luckylynn13

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the okay.

Chose this cruise for the prospect of sunshine and warmth. The ship was in good shape overall apart from scruffy lift doors and grubby chairs in the Buffet. Food in the restaurant had improved since our last visit a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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CaraLark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A little lacklustre

We had heard really positive things about P&O, and so chose them to be our first cruise. We selected a mini cruise of four nights to give us a chance to explore the ship. Before sailing we read some reviews and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Maggieloz

1 Review Written

Bad swerving

I could not believe that they tell us to book early for the best deals and it dropped £500 pound per person as well as it being very cold most of the way over the Atlantic and having being told when I was sat in ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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silverserver

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Beware of Hygiene on P&O VENTURA

This was our third cruise with P&O in less than 12 months and the previous two on different ships were faultless. We could not praise them enough. Unfortunately Ventura let them down. In one of the bars we were ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Geoffro69

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded and noisy.

Went with friends to celebrate special birthday on Iberian cruise. Weather pretty awful and very rough in Bay of Biscay. First two ports ruined by heavy rain, but weather improved after that. Although perfectly ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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holiday addict

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Year Cruise to Amsterdam and Brugges

We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at the allocated time, but there was a very long queue to leave car.Eventually after 1 hour of waiting we left our car to be parked by CPS. Checked in and boarded immediately and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Worldsmyprawn

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


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Stacey10pne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

You get what you pay for

Having cruised with Royal Carribean 7 times we thought we'd give P&O a try due to the itinery we wanted to do on RC being to expensive and this one being half the price-will never quibble on price again. There is a ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Canugess

1 Review Written

Some things good, some things not so good

Having previously cruised with RCCL, I booked this 2 night taster cruise to find out how P&O did things. I travelled with my Husband and 15 YO daughter and my Mother and Father in Law. MIL has mobility issues. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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madwatwoman

1 Review Written

Disappointed with P & O

Is was the first cruise with P & O and I was very dissapointed with the level of service on the ship. I have cruised before with Ocean Village, Royal Caribbean and Princess. I found the staff on the Ventura ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Over50ioh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What's happened to P & O?

My husband and I travelled 2 weeks ago on the Ventura & had a fab cruise itinery wise but oh dear what a difference from when we previously used this ship some 6yrs ago. The refurbished ship was a pleasant ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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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