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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Mediterranean from Southampton
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Fantastic First Cruise
"First cruise and first time on the Ventura. Absolutely fantastic ship and we had a great time on the whole. It was all a bit mystifying initially. Embarkation was smooth but once on board it got totally..."Read More
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johnnyd57uk

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Poor Cruise

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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osmund65

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 was fine. Staff were very nice. Nightly entertainment was good . Plenty of outside space and sunbeds. Food was seriously poor. The mdr was terrible and the 4 times we were at ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

13 Helpful Votes


Floating old peoples home

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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


The experience

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holidayfiregirl

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 procedure very smoothly, I had read previous reviews about the ship some good some bad , although some areas looked a bit tired overall the ship was fine, the cabin was no better than what ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

10 Helpful Votes


Mostly good - but flaws

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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


The Most Disappointing Cruise I've Ever Been On

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alginon

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 this one was bad from start to finish. We missed three ports out of the seven scheduled stops and had only half a day instead of a full day in Zante, I appreciate that the weather ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

3 Helpful Votes


Such a disappointment and total waste of money

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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


Enjoyed every moment

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Sea Blue Skies

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Ventura cruise and our 7th P&O ( Oceana & Britannia previously. Chose an inside cabin forward, on deck 12 (A) very quiet, new carpets and throughout the ship too on it's re-fit last ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

47 Helpful Votes


As Good As Ever

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Martin A

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 P&O were still offering a suite at top price on the morning we sailed. Opted for E730 Superior Deluxe and it was great with the big end/corner balcony, and none of the horror stories ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

22 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise

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scpowell

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

this was my first and last cruise with p and o drinks very expensive the draft beer tasted discusting this was like butlins at sea and the bars and public areas were uncomfatable i bought a pint of peronni and it tasted like dish water in the bar in the ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

1 Helpful Vote


Such a disappointment

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Jayne T

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 I have to say!! Started to unpack and found a used sanitary towel in a bed side drawer - that was awful !!!!!!!. The toilet smelt strongly of urine and so did our daughters cabin on ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


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