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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises from Southampton

P&O Cruises
Ventura
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Southampton

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21 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises from Southampton


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Dance thDance

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise - Lived up to all expectations!!!

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Having perused the reviews before we left, I was a bit unsure as to whether my best mate had made the right choice for this one......How wrong I was!!!! A fantastic ship, with the staff being more than helpful, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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griffster

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

my husband and I took our first ever cruise on board P/O VENTURA on the 2 January 2016. we stayed overnight on the 1 jan at wetherby service hotel, and cruise connect picked us up the following morning at 7.30. we ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Andreacrosby

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

I booked this as a treat after a busy X mas for myself and my husband , I was sceptical about the whole thing , a lot of reading about cruising there seems a element of snobbery, well I loved it yes a mini cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Harold and Hilda

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

Apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of Ventura but very pleasantly surprised. Arrived at cruise terminal two hours before appointed time of 2.30 but sent straight to check-in and then onto ship, so ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MollyMooster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise; can't wait for the next one!

We arrived in Southampton at around half 12, and weren't supposed to embark until about half 3, but only had to wait about 10 minutes in the lounge area before we were called. Had picture taken, gave credit card ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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simonfish

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superb

i arranged this cruise for my wife and it was a birthday surprise for her. This was our first cruise but i knew what i wanted with regards to service had talked to seasoned cruisers on what was to be expected. We ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Shaun McGiff

1 Review Written

First Time Cruise and Will Not Be the Last

We went with 2 other couples on this 2 days to Guernsey. This was our first cruise and it will not be our last. We were so impressed with how efficient the whole process was. Everything about the experience was ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Bentsen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our first perfect cruise

I don't normally leave reviews, but feel that I need to on this occasion for the benefit of first time cruisers like ourselves. After booking our cruise from Southampton to Gurnsey, Portugal and Spain I went ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Mighty_muzzo

1 Review Written

First Time Cruising

We stayed on the Ventura so just thought I would write a review since we were massively impressed with our first time cruising, so here are some tips: When it comes to Gratuities(Tips) you automatically pay a fee ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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townmouse53

1 Review Written

Thrilled With Our First Experience, Signed Up For Another!

This was our first cruise ever - a 'gift' for our wedding anniversary. We were put in cabin B344, an inner one. Although we personally found the temperature to be a bit warm (as we like to sleep in cool ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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AnnieM10

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

We joined the cruise as first time sceptics, not expecting to enjoy it. From the straightforward embarkation process to the speedy disembarkation (so much faster than an airport) we loved everything about Ventura. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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CRUISE CRAZY!

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time fabulous!

Great room, great staff, great food and seemed to be filled with really nice people sailing with us. Staff always reminding people to cleanse hands before entering buffet or retaurant and signs up in toilets, ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Florence56

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise around the Fjords

We were first time cruisers and due to a medical my mobility is a little slow (use a walkng aid) and rules out any flying This cruise was advised by travel agency. We live very close to Southampton and our son ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Julescroose

1 Review Written

Ventura Fjords 2013

We chose P&O from family recommendations and Ventura as she was going to the Fjords at the right time for us. We also wanted to ensure we had lots of choice aboard ship as we hadn't cruised before and wanted to give ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Flipper73

1 Review Written

Fist time marvel

I have wanted to go on a cruise for as long as I can remember but have never had the opportunity before so when a fabulous offer price coincided with half term ( I work in a school) and my mother in law offered to ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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themanwithahat

1 Review Written

First timers on Ventura

We are a couple in our late forties, and this May we abandoned our children for the first time (they *are* old enough before you worry) to take a somewhat belated 20th Anniversary break on a cruise liner. A four day ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Debbiecakes

1 Review Written

First Time Cruise - Excellent, but no Marco Pierre White !

Well I have just returned from my first ever cruise, and I have to say in the main I loved it. Even with a very rough crossing across BOB Car Parking Smooth and quick. We joined a queue, waited around 10 ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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skippydoo

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic introduction to cruising

We were all looking forward to our cruise, and it certainly did not disappoint! The ship was fantastic in the main, and the facilities excellent. We normally holiday in the UK in Bournemouth or Centre Parcs and was ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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magpieman

1 Review Written

First time Ventura cruiser to Western Mediterranean

We stayed overnight the Premier Inn at Southampton. On Sunday morning we went down to the docks and had the first site of the Ventura which seemed absolutely enormous. We were immediately directed to an area where ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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SPACASTAN

3 Reviews Written

FANTASTIC WHAT A SHIP VENTURA IS

This was our first cruise and we were just amazed when we pulled up at the dock and seen Ventura, she is huge. Our luggage was taken off us and we proceeded to check-in. Once all the formalities of check-in and ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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Bob Fisher

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No Problems - gluten free dining

My wife and I selected the P&O Ventura as a first cruise as the round trip to Lisbon was only for 7 days and we felt we could put up with this whatever it was like. Before booking the cruise our main concerns were ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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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