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Southampton to the Mediterranean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Mediterranean
Southampton

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Average

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Poor

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141 Southampton to the Mediterranean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


osmund65 avatar

osmund65

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor Cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Sheenaghandmillie

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Floating old peoples home

Seemed like a good idea at the time, first day we were greeted by a pedal bin in the toilet full of tissues and a used tampon smiling at us, reported it and all we got was a grunted apology whereas friends of ours ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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holidayfiregirl

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

The experience

First p&O cruise , we have always gone with tui (Thomson) before but wanted to see what it was like going from Southampton, we got there earlier than are allocated time and must say went through the embarkation ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Geronimo99

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mostly good - but flaws

Happy 12-day cruise but just sometimes food quality was surprisingly poor. Potatoes with black rotting areas and occasionally not hot. Staff in smart restaurants and buffet were hard-working, helpful and pleasant. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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alginon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Most Disappointing Cruise I've Ever Been On

P+O have certainly dropped their standards no doubt in search of greater profits that come at the expense of their passengers. We have been on several P+O cruises before and was always reasonably satisfied but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Jedi61 avatar

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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Sea Blue Skies

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed every moment

Always use Penguin Parking, their service is outstanding. From our luggage being taken at the quay, we were on the ship in 10 minutes, and enjoying coffee and cake in the Waterside buffet. This was our fourth ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Martin A avatar

Martin A

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

As Good As Ever

Good itinerary inc. Rome/Naples/Sardinia, and whilst we are not anti-kids this was the first one outside the school holidays. Usually take a suite but prices were crazy, typically double what we normally pay, and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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scpowell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise

this was my first and last cruise with p and o drinks very expensive the draft beer tasted discusting ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Jayne T avatar

Jayne T

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment

We are regular P&O cruisers and had a party of 12 for a much and long awaited cruise with family. Embarkation was great and we were excited about the widely reported refurbishment - couldn't find anything different ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Fisherman 1 avatar

Fisherman 1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent holiday

We chose P & O as we have sailed with them before, we chose the Ventura as we wanted to go to the Canaries,Madeira and LIsbon also thought the weather would be good, unfortunately it was not as good as we hoped, but ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Sergio3333 avatar

Sergio3333

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise with P & O

This cruise appealed to us because flights were not involved and the itinerary covered a few Canarian islands we hadn't visited before. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly, all credit to the staff on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cullingford

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

May 11th Western Mediterranean

We selected this cruise as it was one of the only ships that had a suite with two bedrooms and was traveling to Monaco between the two Grand Prixs and the track was set up; Our cabin was the Oriana Suite with a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


monkey013 avatar

monkey013

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Shame they dropped a Port

We chose this cruise as it was visiting Oporto and Lisbon - well meant to have been. On the first sea day we were advised no Oporto due to technical failure which would be rectified in Lisbon. A late arrival in Vigo ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Julesalf avatar

Julesalf

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fab cruise

Last minute bargain and thoroughly enjoyed. Food in buffet was pretty good although sometimes lukewarm but guess this is to be expected when such large quantities are being served. Meals in Baytree restaurant ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Ludka avatar

Ludka

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Must be a glutton for punishment!

This was a last minute decision,wanted a bit of sun and the Canaries are always a good choice, in fact it is my second favourite destination for cruising.Last minute booking but not a last minute price, paid the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


annarack avatar

annarack

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Family Suite Upgrade, Travelling with 2 Toddlers

We chose this cruise as we were travelling with an extended family group (9 in total including 3 children) and wanted to depart from Southampton and visit somewhere sunny with beaches. I travelled with my husband ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Beckingsfield

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Will never sail with P&O again!

Pool was closed for all but one day of the holiday. Understaffed. Ran out of most drinks on board. So much was broken, lifts, toilets, etc. Activities scheduled on deck, knowing there was bad weather - massive cop ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Crossfold

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

Having only ever cruised with Disney we weren’t sure what standard to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The cruise was for my fathers 80th birthday and we had a party of 7 including 2 children aged 15 and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Mich54 avatar

Mich54

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but could do better..

The itinerary was the main reason for choosing this cruise particularly for excursions to Florence and Rome. Embarkation was swift and well organised as was disembarkation and our excursion to Rome was enjoyable and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Footster1964 avatar

Footster1964

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise

We were a family of five travelling in three balcony cabins, R303 - accessible cabin, A254 and A251. Embarkation was a farce, chaotic and not helped by rude and unhelpful G4S staff. Didn't see the point of being ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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gillianc1

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable with reservations

*Excellent embarkation and disembarkation - very well organised *The cabin was spacious enough and had an extra large balcony - which was shaded but this suited us *Freedom dining in the buffet was great, less ...
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Sail Date June 2017


DazzaO avatar

DazzaO

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

P & O Cruises does it again!

We chose this cruise as we went on a 7 day cruise for the first time last August on P & O's Britannia and we decided there and then that we would do the Mediterranean this year and as we had such excellent treatment ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Broadhurstbob avatar

Broadhurstbob

12 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

About Time

About Time We have cruised with P&O many times, it was our first trip on Ventura although we were familiar with the layout having cruised on Azura and some Princess ships. This cruise was mainly to visit Greece ...
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Sail Date May 2017


cruiser1955 avatar

cruiser1955

4 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Winter sun in the Canaries and Agadir

My first cruise on Ventura was back in 2010 when I was not impressed with the ship, so it was with some in trepidation that I returned to her. However, I must say that I was most impressed with the improvements I ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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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