• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Baltic Sea from Southampton

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
771 reviews
12 Awards
Cabin
Balcony
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.9
Average
17 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money

Filters

1-10 of 17 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Baltic Sea from Southampton


Ventura Fjords 2013

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
Julescroose
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 ourselves options for dining and entertainment. Embarkation was surprisingly quick, from leaving the car with the CPR rep to walking on board took less than half an hour. We were very ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2013

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


VENTURA N311

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
plc76
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Having previously cruised with Celebrity and RCL, we were keen to see how P&O compared, this was also our first cruise from a UK port. The only thing we would suggest as an area for really improvement is the website, RCL/Celebrity is far better to use, but after that P&O really impressed. In simple summary P&O is not necessarily better than the other two in an one area but it is consistently good ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Cruising Cynics become Converts - representing the under 30s

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
3CruiseConverts
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

The one and only reason we went on a cruise is that I have a phobia of flying. As hubby & I both very much want to see the world, cruising seemed a good alternative. We were sceptical - especially hubby: it was a very expensive 'gamble', we were concerned whether cruising life would suit us being only in our late 20's, and whether Norway was the ideal destination for a lively 4 year old. ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

Traveled with children


Great Fjords Cruise

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
bronthedog
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We have just got back from our first Fjords cruise and had a great time. Having sailed on Oceana from Southampton before and finding that cruise too quiet for our liking we were concerned about booking another P&O cruise but we needn't have worried. Ventura has far more going on with a large theatre and other bars with stages so there was plenty of good quality evening entertainment. The ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords on P&O Ventura

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
terrierjohn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We drove down the day before and stayed overnight on a cruise package at the De Vere Grand Harbour, which included bed & breakfast and 15 nights parking with port transfers by taxi, and it provided very acceptable 4 star accommodation in an accessible room. This was our first cruise on Ventura but we have sailed on a couple of similar sisters, Azura as well as Emerald Princess, so we knew our ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2012

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with disabled person


Better Than We Anticipated

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
Mordwywr
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We usually cruise with Thomson but being a little fed up with hanging around in airports we decided to take a cruise from Southampton. We arranged parking in the port car-park, first mistake as we were in a queue for sometime waiting our turn to unload our suitcases. The departure lounge was absolutely full standing room only and as i had failed to book as a disabled passenger (second mistake) it ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2012

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


P&O Ventura Fjords cruise

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
ocean's edge
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Trips Dublin As we have been to Dublin many a time and the weather was bad we didn't go off the ship. There was a curtsey bus that took you into Dublin town for free, not having used any of the trips I can't comment on what they were like. Reykjavic Here we did take a trip, organised by the ship's explorer desk, the "The Golden Circle" cost was £85 per person. We visited the geothermal ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2012

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Cheap getaway

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
Littlerammy
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned from a Norwegian Fjords cruise for our anniversary. We have been told on numerous occasions to try P & O cruises, so that it what we decided to do on Ventura for 7 days, with an excellent offer of £499 for a weeks cruise. We had never been in and inside cabin before and although apprehensive it was fine. Very small when you are used to Balconies but still livable. We noticed that ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2012

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
Pud
2-5 Cruises

This was our first cruise with P & O. I wasn't impressed. Firstly, We booked the cruise to visit the port of Flam which was cancelled only 3 weeks pre cruise so I wasn't at all happy. That was the whole reason why we booked so we could go on the railway. P&O informed me that there were too many ships in that port that day so they had to arrange an alternative. On walking on board we barely had one ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2011

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Ventura Norway Cruise

Review for Ventura to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
custard75
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

P&O Ventura 13th May 2011 - 7 nights Embarkation Was very well organised. We arrived about 10.30 am as we stayed overnight nearby so not many people around at all. The car park people were just there and took our luggage and car. (Take off your house key as they only want the car key and they also park it for you). We got given a card with a number on inside the terminal and sat inside ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2011

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


Find a Ventura Cruise

Gourmet Food Cruises Cruise Reviews of Ventura Cruises from Southampton to Other Destinations
Ventura Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western from Southampton
Ventura Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western from Southampton
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.