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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Southampton

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Destination
Southampton

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

19

Average

16

Poor

5

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

127

Senior Cruises

62

Romantic Cruises

43

First-Time Cruisers

38

Entertainment Cruises

38

62 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Southampton


Devoniantrecker avatar

Devoniantrecker

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superb - highly recommend

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This was a 5 week cruise, having only undertaken a few shorter cruises before, unlike many well seasoned cruisers on board, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality, standard and presentation of everything. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Potty Terracotta

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

A Cruise from Hell at the Hands of P&O

We chose this cruise to get away from the worst of the British Weather, although for the first 10 days it seemed we had taken it with us. Whilst the weather improved the cruise of Ventura got worse. Ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Pyer avatar

Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Obvious cost cutting cruise

Having used the Ventura last year for a 35 day cruise we were looking forward to a repeat cruise which this time included some South American ports of call.We booked a outside cabin but were disappointed to be given ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Cost savings are evident

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 ...
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Sail Date November 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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Brenick

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Ship, fantastic experience

Wanted to cruise and wanted to see Norway, what a super experience for my first Cruise. Ventura is a well appointed, spotlessly clean. Staff lovely, nothing too much trouble. Food in Bay Tree Restaurant ...
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Sail Date May 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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Altaj Maroj

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cruising Cacophony!

We try to get away from the UK winter weather and, having sailed twice before on the Oriana on similar itineraries, we like the US ports, and although not great fans of the Caribbean islands, at least they're warm. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Winter getaway

Embarked without trouble,outside cabin with picture window very satisfactory.As peninsular cruisers discounted price and on board spending money was a nice bonus. All meals were fine with plenty of choice but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Dianeibarwell

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Standards have dropped

I chose this because it was one of a few that covered Christmas and the new year. The decorations were far below that of two greats ago. There was no Christmas atmosphere. Christmas jumper competition ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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wise11

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Busy half term cruise

The embarkation process was smooth, arrived and checked in within 30 mins. Our cabin was indoor, c366 and was as expected. Not a huge amount of hanging space/storage but for a short cruise was adequate. It ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Trevorsan

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Fantastic taster cruise

We chose this cruise for a 3 night break. Never cruised with p and o before and we were very impressed with the whole experience. We chose a balcony cabin which was kept immaculate by jay our steward with plenty of ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Brambles118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Three night mini cruise to Cherbourg and Le Havre

The embarkation was reasonably quick after being kept waiting in our car for 15min by a lack of baggage porters. Once on board lifts were a problem due to one on each floor aft end out of order causing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Philip Roberts avatar

Philip Roberts

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ventura left Southampton and went all cruise half speed with an engine problem

This cruise was my 70th birthday celebration, a short cruise with 4 destinations. Because of the engine problems we were late getting to Vigo in Spain, Late to Lisbon and missed out Oporto in Portugal altogether. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Welshmancarrol28

2 Reviews Written

Even following a bad start things didn't improve

I am amazed with a history of technical difficulties even limping into port on our day of sailing P&O decide to put nearly 3,000 souls to sea on a craft with historical mechanical problems, and this time being a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Greenland04

2 Reviews Written

Great service on the very high seas!

Sailed from Southampton and on board for lunch in the Waterside buffet. We chose Freeedom dining, which gave us the opportunity to mix with different people each evening, so never a dull moment. The next day (at ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Mungoeleanor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Visits ashore were dreadful

1. Food excellent, 2. Disabled cabin and bathroom perfect. 3. Crew fantastic, friendly and attentive 4. Bars, restaurants, entertainment venues very good but some are very “dated”. 5. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Alis115

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We loved Ventura, for all the negative comments you will read it is a great ship

Because we wanted to try cruising, we usually have seven weeks in Key Largo, we decided we needed a change. Because we wanted some sun a Caribbean cruise seemed a good option. Also the ship left and returned to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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donny-cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tired boat and Carnival taking loyal P&O clients for advantage.

We chose this cruise for my wife's 60th having used P&O before on a number of occasions, sadly things are not what they used to be. The dining experience is now average in terms of product and service, green beans ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Mmauray

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

37th Cruise - Worst Cruise of them all.

We take a 4 week cruise every January, this year we choose Ventura, a very big mistake. We had cabin D225, a Deluxe Bacony and booking over a year in advanced paid the full price. ( over 4 times the price P&O ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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flycatcher

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely Caribbean

We love the Caribbean in Jan/ Feb to escape the UK winter. Ventura was late arriving in Southampton due to bad weather, thank goodness we weren’t on that cruise! P&O gave us all £15pp extra onboard spend to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DavidFallows

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very good, but with some silly niggles

This was our third year running on this cruise to the Caribbean from Southampton and return, on Ventura. This time, departure was two weeks earlier than the two previous years and this seemed to have a considerable ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Billy22

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise of 14 we have undertaken

We chose this ship as we had previously cruised in it. In addition we have sailed on 10 other occasions with P & O over a period of 25 years. But NEVER AGAIN. We paid nearly £6,000 for this cruise and it was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Footymad

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Shabby Ventura

we chose this cruise because we thought it would make a great change to sail to the Canary Islands instead of the med, our usual destination. We chose to sail with P & O having sailed on Britannia last year and ...
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Sail Date July 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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