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First experience of P&O, so disappointed.
"Ok, this was our first cruise with P&O but not our first cruise, so we have a lot of experience of what to expect and what service should be, despite Covid excuses.I even had to explain to our waiter the finer points of cruise ship service!..."Read More
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Very disappointing

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Phil26658
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on ventura numerous times but have noticed a big drop in standards the lack of choice in the food both in the main and buffet areas. The food that was on offer was of a good standard portion sizes seem to be getting smaller. Also the ship is looking very tired tatty in places. The main problem with this cruise was the change of port from Amsterdam to Cherbourg and le havre which ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Tip top Ventura

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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lazybones3
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

First time cruisers. Mum Dad & daughter 11. Reading reviews here from experienced cruisers before we left gave us the wobbles but we needn't have worried. Embarkation seamless. We are aware you should not arrive too early but taxi dropped us off half hour before. Concerned that we had everything correct armed with copious paperwork. Needn't have worried because were met by warm friendly staff ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Cruise marred by inconsistent service

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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jge801
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Great entertainment and amazing kid's clubs. Some staff are attentive – but the service level is inconsistent. Customers are turned away from often nearly empty speciality restaurants because they are fully booked. This is because they simply do not have the staff to operate these restaurants at full capacity. That said, if you do manage to get a table the food quality is very good. When turning ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with children


Good entertainment, appalling food

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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darknight74
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I'm not a great cruise expert, given this is my second cruise and had my first one about 20 years ago. We've chosen this cruise because we wanted to enjoy some summer time on sea and couldn't do a longer cruise to the Canary Islands. We were expecting a 5 star experience but overall it was a mixed bag. Embarkation was tedious but smooth: long queues at the terminal to leave the car and ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Slipping standards

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Skibb04
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Having cruised many times with P & O I was very disappointed with this cruise. Whilst I don't need my bed turned down, I would like the stewards to check if you need clean towels, they only come once a day now. Two restaurants were shut and the library due to lack of staff. They need to overhaul the shopping on board and cater for the clientele they have now who don't want really expensive ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Inferior product (sadly)

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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2009Charlie
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

5th time with P&O cruises (2nd time on Ventura) and the experience has gone south. Boarding at Southampton. Due to a delay to us getting onto the ship, we were sat jammed in the terminal for what felt like ages. Zero Covid precautions in place. Main dining hall. Requested a table for two at the early sitting. We were allocated a mixed table for six at the late dinner sitting. Staff really ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Standards dropped. Find another company.

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Fellah
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First cruise post pandemic after 20 years of cruising with P&O. Standards dropped considerably. Food in restaurants poor with menu choices cut. Self service cafeteria choices cut. Often food was cold, and for some reason you had to ask every day for marmalade at breakfast. Sometimes you were told there was non on board and had to insist on being given some. Booked glasshouse for family ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Poor overall experience - despite what they claim, so bad with children

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Superchris4562000
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Actually my second cruise with P&O (I thought it couldnt possible be as bad second time around). Obviously this is Covid times but this excuse can only go on for so long surely? Arrival at Southampton to be might with a queue out of the door to the terminal. We joined it and it turns out to snake all round the back, into some kind of holding pen aircraft hanger. 2.5 hours later we had our ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with children


Cruise in the time of covid

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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Pyer
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We decided to go ahead with this cruise even though major alterations to the itinerary included the cancellation of all the American ports of call and also at the very last minute the cancellation of a call in Belize. P and O did compensate us with generous on board spend which certainly helped .Only 971 passengers boarded after the cancellations and there was plenty of space,sun beds,places to ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


New Year Cruise

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Davis2078
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We booked this cruise pre pandemic and waited 2 years for it. We did not believe it would go ahead until the day before departure as everything was so uncertain. I am so glad we did not move it again as we had a wonderful time. One port was altered due to Germany shutting down but we were very happy with the replacement port of Stavanger, Norway. The other port visited was Zeebrugge where we took ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


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