P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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644 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews
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Happy nanny Lin
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
2 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
11 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
3 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
4 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
16 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
3 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
8 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
2 reviews
6 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
13 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
35 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
cruiser1955
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
554 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Yet another great cruise on Ventura. My third in 12 months on Ventura and a repeat of the itinerary I did 12 months ago. Due to an accident on the M3, it seemed that many passengers were delayed. This had the advantage of embarkation ... Read more
roglen
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Wanted to get away early in the year and visit a few new places. Chose this cruise because of its itinery. Embarkation and Disembarkation was superb unlike the usual airport chaos. Decent cabin on A deck with small balcony. Good food in ... Read more
Joy R
Member Since 2007
1 review
667 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We like to cruise in the winter, to get away from the dark, rainy days in England, and we didn't want to do a long-haul flight, so it was appealing to sail from Southampton to the Canaries. This was our first cruise on P&O, although ... Read more
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plog1965
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise because it was a golden wedding anniversey and husbands 70 birthday.And last year was an annos horribilus for our family with to of the family being hit by the big C.Although ok now , it took its toll. Any way we ... Read more
Paula Lonnen
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
10 of us went as a group for a 3 day break , time away from children , grandchildren , nagging partners and husbands :) We arrived at Southampton and was whisked through security and passport control at such a speed, so different from ... Read more
Bazz747
Member Since 2014
1 review
287 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we needed an extra day towards our Princess loyalty program status. We were very happy in the main with the whole experience. The cabin could have been a little cleaner, the carpet needed a good vacuum as ... Read more

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