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Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Western Mediterranean
Southampton

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79 Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Martin A avatar

Martin A

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

As Good As Ever

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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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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


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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


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


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PTCRUISER_999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Possibly the most poorly maintained ship in service - avoid.

We stupidly believed the Thompson reps who assured us "if you enjoyed Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas you'll enjoy P&O Ventura" - please learn from our mistake; Royal Caribbean beats P&O at every level: ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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jtspecial

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Living off their Reputation

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Spotthedog

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Finally, a cruise that met our expectations

We booked this cruise because of the 5 destinations we had never been to 4 of them: La Coruna, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Lisbon. Malaga we'd visited many times but nonetheless it was still great to go back. All the ports ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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perschky

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

First time sailing with P&O

First time sailing with P&O, but it will not be the last. We had to be on board at 2.30pm but we arrive at the dock at 1pm thought that we would have a long wait to get on board but we were told to join the line of ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Belinda B avatar

Belinda B

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service and Very Enjoyable Dining Experience

I went with my husband, elderly mother and father (80) and brother. We had balcony rooms on R deck. This is the second cruise for my husband and I and we used Princess last time so had something to compare with. I ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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SeanLXIV

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

November sunshine

This was our first time on Ventura for 3 years, and she remains one of our favourite ships. I was a bit wary of what the weather would be like in early November but it was much better than I feared. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Jack and Jill

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

P & O Ventura - better than expected.

After reading some of the adverse remarks on Cruise Critic, we were a little apprehensive of what we may find on this ship, but I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. When weighing the pros and cons up with ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ChrissyUK

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

We would not normally travel during the school holidays but due to circumstances it was now or wait until November which we did not want to do. However, any concerns we had about children running riot were soon ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Patr46 avatar

Patr46

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Main reception staff unhelpful on Ventura

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


LIBERTYH avatar

LIBERTYH

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again

This was a relatively inexpensive cruise and it showed. While nothing was particularly bad it was not particularly good either. The food was mediocre both in the Waterside buffet and in the restaurant (Saffron). The ...
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Sail Date July 2016


Pauline jean avatar

Pauline jean

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing holiday on the amazing Ventura cruise ship.

This was our third cruise it was my husbands retirement cruise .we visited the Parma the Greek islands and Gibraltar,it was amazing.the ship was stunning,the balcony cabin was big and kept spotless by Kathy who was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Maidmarion66

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good Value for Money; Nice Ship

Chose this cruise because of a 'big' birthday, wish we'd waited another 2/3 weeks because the weather wasn't too good in the ports, the sea was calm though even across the bay of Biscay. I've cruised around 10 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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sapphire4

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ventura Med May.

Can only compare to the Britannia and it is my personal opinion. Embarkation was quite smooth but we arrived around our allocated time of 3pm.Car parked with CPS who are excellent. A very large ship with very nicely ...
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Sail Date May 2016


sam16 avatar

sam16

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

All in all a good cruise

Chose this cruise for itinerary and sailing from Southampton. No complaints with embarkation, we arrived early as did most people because of the weather but the wait was not too bad and went very smoothly. Once ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Hob123 avatar

Hob123

4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

'Big' is sometimes not the best?

When we first seen Ventura we was in awe.it took us a few days to get our orientation right. We found the ship too big in our opinion,we felt you did not get that personnel touch compared with the oceana last ...
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Sail Date March 2016


whitebeam123 avatar

whitebeam123

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers, P&O Ventura

Looked into cruising a little, but always felt daunted by it. Took the plunge based on the rights dates and great last minute price. To give an idea of what type of travellers we are, We are a married couple, both ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Davepandoreviews

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but could still have better.

Just returned from a 14 night cruise on Ventura to include Casablanca and Madeira. Overall good cruise, great weather, great destinations. However the cruise could still have been better. We had an outside balcony ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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twighlightstar

4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with P&O

Embarkation and disembarkation can only be described as shambolic. It seemed everyone was at the terminal at the same time and so no seats and long delays to embark. They give people a piece of paper with an ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Proudgran avatar

Proudgran

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

So disappointed in P & O; no World cruise booking with them then!

We have done may cruises before with many different cruise companies, I think P & O was the ninth different operator, so I think we have a wide range of experience. On the positive side, embarkation and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


southampton observer avatar

southampton observer

19 Reviews Written

97 Helpful Votes

Variable Ventura

GOOD First and foremost Headliners Theatre Company. Thoroughly professional, energetic and imaginatively choreographed. In particular lead vocalist Jayson Keeler was outstanding. Best we've seen on a cruise. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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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