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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Southampton
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Very poor Ventura cruise
"My husband and I have recently returned from a cruise to the Canary Isles and are bitterly disappointed. We chose a deluxe balcony cabin but the bed was extremely hard which caused me back problems and the pillows..."Read More
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9Beeches

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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Need to do better.

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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Avast Behind

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 reasonable size and a comfy bed. Our cabin steward was good and he did his duties well. Our first port of call was La Corrina, we quite like this call and went ashore for a shop and some ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

3 Helpful Votes


Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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LJventura

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 pianist we had blaring music to contend with -very unpleasant so went to Glasshouse. Excellent cabin and "Elvor" our cabin steward was very professional and did a excellent ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Kusadasi

4 Helpful Votes


Standards have dropped on P&O

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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jjlondon

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 weren't suitable for a Christmas cruise, and a lack of entertainment during the day unless you are a fitness fanatic The dance lessons were in the central Atrium - who wants to learn ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

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

1 Helpful Vote


P&O poorly operated.

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Mattywoos

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

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 comedian who was on twice a night and on, on more than one night. The drinks package is completely pointless unless you become friendly with the bar staff or walk from bar to bar as theres a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

8 Helpful Votes


P&O cost cutting

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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1871 supporter

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 available. Went to cabin which appeared to be ok visited buffet a few times, first occasion there was no cutlery available, once i can let go, twice and someone needs to say ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Cost Cutting and exorbitant on board prices

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Devanet

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 0 Cruises and second on Ventura. I have to say despite this bad review the staff and crew were always courteous and polite - could not fault that. Our issue started when we arrived ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

9 Helpful Votes


Poor Cruise

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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osmund65

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 was fine. Staff were very nice. Nightly entertainment was good . Plenty of outside space and sunbeds. Food was seriously poor. The mdr was terrible and the 4 times we were at ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

13 Helpful Votes


Costs rising, Standards slipping

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Johntilley

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 suitcase was waiting at the cabin door as expected. We entered the suite, first impression , dull drab and old looking furnishings looking very tired!! Gosh what have we done? ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Family Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

17 Helpful Votes


Fallen standards

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Cruzallday

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 regular cruisers several times each year for 15 years and aware of the standards of service to be expected and normally provided. We noticed a significant fall in standards in the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

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

5 Helpful Votes


Disappointing

Review for Ventura to Norwegian Fjords

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Lawhouse

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 our cabin by the time we got there, room attendant excellent and beyond reproach. The ship itself was just dull, no wow factors at all everything Brown and beige. The shops were ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

20 Helpful Votes


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