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"I'm currently encounter home from our first P&O Cruise. We have cruised before with Celebrity and Thompsons. On arrival at the terminal we had to wait until our card was called, we only had a short wait and..."Read More
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wobbler24

2-5 Cruises

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Cost savings are evident

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Essex Man

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 1.30pm, although we were in E227 before then. Ferdinand the cabin steward was self-effacing and well worth the personal tip on the last day of the cruise. E227 is on Deck 8, just above ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

45 Helpful Votes


Love P&O but standards are slipping

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Cking1998

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

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 for disembarkation, very smoothe. We chose to take our own cases off and was off the ship by 09:00. Food/Drink The drinks package was good value for money but had such a stupid ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

2 Helpful Votes


Good cabin E703, lovely cruise

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Allimacdee

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 efficient, my car was taken and parked whilst we went into departures. No queueing, went straight into check in and on to the ship. This was my first time on Ventura and I was stunned. ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower

7 Helpful Votes


Mediocre

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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chrisjen24

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 was perfect. Ferdinand our cabin steward was top notch, cabin was always spotless. The quality of food on Ventura is of a very high standard for such a large ship. Restaurants very ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

10 Helpful Votes


Relaxing week away

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kynic

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

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 cabin on deck 12, which was well presented and our cabin steward was friendly and conscientious. We couldn't fault her or the standard of cleanliness. We found the dining experience to ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

1 Helpful Vote


Norway Fjords - July/August 2019

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cazchad

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 dock in our car to stepping on board the ship - couldn't have been any easier! Once on board we did find that there was no assistance/help for those new to cruising to know where we ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


The ups and downs

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MarkandSuzie

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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, the bars where open the holiday was well under way, and didn't have to wait ages for the cases to arrive at our cabin. The cabin had plenty of hanging space, coat hangers and comfy ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

3 Helpful Votes


Great itinerary and lovely ship

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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silversurf1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 MDR for breakfast, lunch and dinner as we find the buffet difficult with a wheelchair although staff are always willing to help. A couple of times my partner got us a bacon roll from the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Traveled with disabled person

3 Helpful Votes


Great Strictly Come Dancing cruise but a terrifying tender boat expenerience!

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- . Beth

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We went on the Ventura specifically for the Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise from Southampton around the Mediterranean on 2nd June. We thoroughly enjoyed all the Strictly shows and meeting the Strictly dancers including Oti Mabuse, Graziano, Alijaz and Janette and head judge Shirley Ballas. The entertainment was very good indeed and if you didn't want to immerse yourself in the Strictly theme ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

5 Helpful Votes


Large ship with plenty to do

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Liz Northampton

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

A 7 day trip to Norway fiords. Very enjoyable apart from the weather which unfortunately we can’t order. This ship is big but well organised with plenty to do, good shows with choice and excellent dining in restaurants. Self service not so good, very repetitive. We were well looked after in our cabin by our friendly smiley Steward. The ship was full as it was half term but we enjoyed being with a ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

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

4 Helpful Votes


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