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Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
229 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Having sailed on Ventura before I was not expecting very much as I had been disappointed before, but being a sucker for a bargain I booked a last minute cruise. The ship is still quite dull compared with some other lines but seemed to have ... Read more
shot2bits
Member Since 2008
1 review
740 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second P&O cruise having previously sailed on Oceana. We have also sailed with Thomson and Celebrity. Embarkation was well organized: we had been allocated a time of 3pm but arrived two hours earlier as the traffic was ... Read more
Suvau
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I've cruised many times before as a solo passenger so had a pretty good idea as to what to expect - but what a disappointment! Embarkation was straightforward and easy, although I had to pretty much beg a porter to take my suitcase! On ... Read more
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SWORRUB1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
254 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
10-23rd July 2017 Madiera Canaries Lisbon round trip Southampton Ship was looking good I thought if slightly tired bit in no way was that an issue. Good cruise it has been 5 years since I was last on P&O and I thought that certain ... Read more
merthin
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Oh dear, It's been some years since my first cruise with P & O and what used to be a real luxury experience is now very disappointing. Ventura is tired and shabby and desperately in need of an up date. For quite a large ship it ... Read more
TangerineWillow
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Gave up on P and O cruises owing to declining standards. Have been with new favs Celebrity and Princess, but friends invited us on this cruise so we thought why not. Ventura was great, lively friendly crowd on board. Must admit the MDR ... Read more
Happy nanny Lin
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Port choice very good, the ship needs a refit but she I still very good.The staff are amazing, the baytree restaurant superb.We went to Marco Pierre White restaurant for a special meal it passed beyond expectations.The choice of food and ... Read more
glamrock
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Have cruised with P&O in the past and wanted another cruise to the Mediterranean. Generally we prefer the smaller to mid sized ships and now that we have sailed on Ventura we still hold that view! It's quite a difficult ship to ... Read more
Janelangan
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose the Ventura after going on a mini break in 2016 to Bruges. There was a group of six including three elderly people. The whole experience for all of us was first class from the time we arrived at the dock until we departed. ... Read more
wicklow1
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We selected a short 6 night cruise to fit round my working commitments and chose the P & O Ventura. We chose to drive to Southampton from home in Lancashire and set off nice and early even though it was a Saturday sailing. Traffic ... Read more
gillianc1
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
*Excellent embarkation and disembarkation - very well organised *The cabin was spacious enough and had an extra large balcony - which was shaded but this suited us *Freedom dining in the buffet was great, less so in the restaurants ... Read more
DazzaO
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
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 with P & O ... Read more
tracey-crosby@hotmail.com
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
The ship was beautiful and elegant all areas were well looked after and clean the food was well presented and very well cooked entertainment was varied with something for everyone we landed in Southampton by coach at 1330 and were in the ... Read more
Dollop
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We have recently returned from the 3 night Ventura cruise my feedback is both negative and positive. My negative comments mainly refer to our cabin. We were a group of 3. On arrival to our cabin we found only 2 of everything. We asked ... Read more
Langers65
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise as a taster, having wanted to go on one for a while. We went for a short break just to see what it would be like. I'm glad to say we were not disappointed. We had a fantastic time, the weather was much better than ... Read more
Broadhurstbob
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
42 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
About Time We have cruised with P&O many times, it was our first trip on Ventura although we were familiar with the layout having cruised on Azura and some Princess ships. This cruise was mainly to visit Greece and some of the ... Read more
Woodywotnot
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Itinerary suited us, good mix of sea days and port days. Ship now looking tired, damaged and torn seats and leaks from ceilings in public areas and marked and damaged fittings in cabin, although the ship was spotlessly clean. Ship ... Read more
oldmariners
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
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 cabin gloomy. Extremely ... Read more
Hurricane2C
Member Since 2017
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
This was our twelfth cruise, but our first 'short cruise' of just 4 nights. We selected this sailing (to Bruges and Amsterdam) because of the dates, which very specifically took-in the opportunity to visit the Dutch bulbfields in all ... Read more
Speedqueen66
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Went on this cruise as we wanted to visit the Greek islands. Good embarkation at Southampton. Ports were good. Quite a few children onboard but not too bad. Dining on freedom and had good waiters and food. Entertainment, good ... Read more
Adrian G
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
197 forum posts
36 helpful votes
This was my 13th. cruise and my 4th. (in a row) with P&O. I travelled on Ventura in 2015 and all was well-but I'm sad to say the ship now needs some serious restoration. As with my other reviews on this site, I'll split this up into ... Read more
Swisdir
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Excellent cruise 6th time with P&O, 2nd time on Ventura. A bit rough travelling through bay of Biscay but all well once we got into Mediterranean. Arrived in Palma after 4 days at sea where weather was sunny with a cold wind. Next stop ... Read more
TravellerNo1
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
39 forum posts
12 helpful votes
P & O have improved their performance since my last cruise with them. Embarkation was a breeze and our bags arrived in the cabin shortly after we did. Best departure we have had. Cabin staff were polite and efficient and there ... Read more
lesleyfb
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
457 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Ventura 21 March 2017 – 2nd April 2017 12 nights N707 Embarkation went smoothly and we were in our cabin soon after. We had been on Ventura a few times before so knew the layout. It was 3 days at sea but with the help of ... Read more
JeffShropshire
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife chose this cruise and it has been 6 years since we were last on the Ventura. The Waterside buffet area is badly in need of a refit with dirty seats, split seams on some of the upholstery and badly chipped paint work in many areas. ... Read more

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