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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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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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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


Christmas Cruise Shock

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Cruiser 2331
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Overall despite paying the Christmas premium which we expected, we were shocked at how low the food quality was and cabins in terms of very old bedding. We were only on for 12 night, thankfully no longer. The cutbacks are very obvious, no toiletries in cabin, no flannels, no slippers, no shower caps etc, and a bar of soap which had no smell. Towels very hard and sheets bobbly plus a very cheap and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Kept in The Dark

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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jdohants
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise was very late setting off from Southampton. After passengers had been on the ship for more than 3 hours, all those who travelled by coach from Liverpool were ordered to go to a location immediately. It was later rumoured that a passenger on that coach had tested positive for Covid and the Liverpool passengers were ordered to collect their belongings and disembark. This was after they ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


First experience of P&O, so disappointed.

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LF2C
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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. The ship is very nice and we liked the layout. Having been out of service for 19 months, we assumed everything would be working, so imagine our annoyance when we walked into our cabin to find a bedside light wasn’t working. It ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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LJventura
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a pianist we had blaring music to contend with -very unpleasant so went to Glasshouse. Excellent cabin and "Elvor" our cabin steward was very professional and did a excellent ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Need to do better.

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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Avast Behind
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Ventura cruise departed on ,11the February for a USA/Caribbean cruise of some 35 days. Initial impressions of the ship were a bit mixed, some good, some less so. Our cabin was a balcony on deck 12, a reasonable size and a comfy bed. Our cabin steward was good and he did his duties well. Our first port of call was La Corrina, we quite like this call and went ashore for a shop and some ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Superb - highly recommend

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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Devoniantrecker
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was a 5 week cruise, having only undertaken a few shorter cruises before, unlike many well seasoned cruisers on board, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality, standard and presentation of everything. In a nut shell: on reading reviews (after we had paid a deposit) I started to get concerned! Fortunately a very level headed well travelled friend reassured me that the Ventura was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Hygiene

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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Wen and Chris
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Whilst we agree with a lot of the comments made about the Ventura. Some of the guests hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. Ignoring hand sanatisers on many occasions. In the buffet restaurant we saw on many occasions passengers blowing their nose & coughing into the blue serviettes & putting them back on the table. Men walking into the buffet area with no tops on. Filling water bottles from the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower


A Cruise from Hell at the Hands of P&O

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - All

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Potty Terracotta
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to get away from the worst of the British Weather, although for the first 10 days it seemed we had taken it with us. Whilst the weather improved the cruise of Ventura got worse. Ship Overall Dirty on the Outside and just as bad on the insde especially Waterside Buffet which for a restaurant was particularly grubby with stains on seating, sofa style backrests and the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Never, ever cruise P&O again

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pamela17
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Shocking is the only work I would say after paying £25,000+ for a Suite cabin (no bigger than an Oceana Mini Suite) on the Ventura for 5 weeks to Central America and the Caribbean. The food was diabolical and reasonably sophisticated entertainment non- existent. The never ending daily amount of rubbish fed in the daily paper about commercial 'pamper parties' 'aches and pains parties' and the like ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


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