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 ...
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
*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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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