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Beware of Hygiene on P&O VENTURA
"This was our third cruise with P&O in less than 12 months and the previous two on different ships were faultless. We could not praise them enough. Unfortunately Ventura let them down. In one of the bars we were..."Read More
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silverserver

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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Floating old peoples home

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Sheenaghandmillie

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 got a fifty pound extra spend because some noise was heard early one morning.Although not P&O,s fault the ship was overun with wheelchairs, zimmer frames and mobility scooters.Technical ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with disabled person

6 Helpful Votes


Mostly good - but flaws

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Geronimo99

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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. Often a feeding frenzy in buffet servery which is too crowded sometimes and too small. One area is opened while the other closes. Ideally should both be open. All made worse ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

14 Helpful Votes


Such a disappointment and total waste of money

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Jedi61

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 argue with the forces of nature that were blowing through the Greek Islands at that time - but there was no comparable alternative offered. Just an extra day at sea (in the safe knowledge ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

10 Helpful Votes


Shame they dropped a Port

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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monkey013

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 and evening departure From Lisbon to compensate! However with the speed we travelled on departure from Lisbon we are sure an earlier departure would have enabled a half day call at ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

5 Helpful Votes


Must be a glutton for punishment!

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Ludka

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 full whack for a DD category Superior Deluxe balcony cabin occupied by one, but paying for two.Must have a balcony when cruising, would not set a foot on a ship otherwise.I have stayed on ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

21 Helpful Votes


Good but could do better..

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Mich54

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 hassle free if a little rushed. So to the ship itself, we were expecting it to be a little shabby in places as she is due to have a major refit but we were pleasantly surprised by the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

2 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable with reservations

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gillianc1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

*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 so in the restaurants downstairs where the choice was limited *The 3 speciality restaurants were all excellent and to be recommended - sitting on the top deck sailing out of Naples ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

11 Helpful Votes


Living off their Reputation

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jtspecial

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Thought we would give P&O a try as they are held in such high esteem by their past customers, maybe I set my expectations too high? We selected a 10 day Iberia cruise in an outside unobstructed cabin The departure port was Southampton which was a first for us. Here are my thoughts about my 14th cruise but first with P&O. I have cruised with 5 other cruise lines. Positives - It was a ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower

36 Helpful Votes


Main reception staff unhelpful on Ventura

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Patr46

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Embarkation at Southampton was awful. I am disabled & reliant on my female P.A & there was no guidance or assistance in unloading the car with our luggage. We were told to put our suit/dress holders in our suitcases yet we saw other people carrying theirs. Upon entering the terminal we were given a fast track card, what a joke! We were waiting more than 1 hour! We were quickly rushed on to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with disabled person

7 Helpful Votes


Beware of Hygiene on P&O VENTURA

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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silverserver

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our third cruise with P&O in less than 12 months and the previous two on different ships were faultless. We could not praise them enough. Unfortunately Ventura let them down. In one of the bars we were served drinks in FILTHY glasses. We did tell the bar staff and all they did was pour the drinks into other glasses . We did report them to Reception and were told someone would be in ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

36 Helpful Votes


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