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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

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


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Obvious cost cutting cruise

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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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


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oldmariners

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Uninspired port visits in the Med. Poor excursions especially for less mobile

The Ventura is long overdue for a refit, but All Staff were superb Our cabin ( suite ) was shabby. TV and system is obsolete. 10 foot overhang over balcony ( cabin R 412 ) made the the balcony sunless and the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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plog1965

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Could have been better.

We choose this cruise because it was a golden wedding anniversey and husbands 70 birthday.And last year was an annos horribilus for our family with to of the family being hit by the big C.Although ok now , it took ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Klara

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ventura standards have dropped

We have just come back from a cruise on the Ventura. We were on it in April 2016 and everything was ok. They seem to have cut costs on the food. Used to get 4 - 5 king prawns with a prawn cocktail now lots of little ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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supapete

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Are cruises, like hotels and clubs, going down the nick ?

How lucky are these cruise companies to keep such loyal, hardworking crew ?! On this ship (as on Fred Olsen Boudicca my other review) almost to a "man" they worked hard for long hours regardless of start/finish time ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Charlietango147

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Canaries

Did Christmas Cruise, very fast at checkin, in fact the fastest one we've ever had. We spent the first two & half days sailing through a force eight gale, to which the captain informed us, because of the weather ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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bluemug

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Big, Not Better

We joined the waiting line (from our Southampton hotel) for passengers at about 12.45 on Saturday 31 oct 2015 (embarkation time ~13.00). After initial formalities we were asked to go upstairs and sit in the waiting ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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janice Maybery

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good and Bad

Having cruised for the last twelve years, we have seen the prices become lower, and also the standards in some cases, corners have been cut, slightly at first but now more noticeably. first the dressing gowns and ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jamesgary

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

down hill

embarkation was very quick and cases were at the cabin soon after we were given a letter saying noro virus was on board last trip and the ship had been cleaned sunday night going through the bay of biscay we hit a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Jazzer123

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Noise noise and more noise

I would of given 4 stars as an overall rating as everything else except the cabin was very good . Embarkation was speedy as was disembarkation. The food was great in the dining room and the buffet . The waiters were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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