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Fantastic First Cruise
"First cruise and first time on the Ventura. Absolutely fantastic ship and we had a great time on the whole. It was all a bit mystifying initially. Embarkation was smooth but once on board it got totally..."Read More
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Butlins - on- Sea

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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merthin

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 feels very claustrophobic, difficult to get a sun bed on sea days as all the decks are so crowded, the Waterfront restaurant feels like a hospital canteen, and the ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Family Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Not been on P and O for five years, but enjoyed

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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TangerineWillow

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 food was superb, always hot, some starters smaller than expected but enjoyed. Buffet just the same, mad rush, cold meals by the time you get a table. Entertainment ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

20 Helpful Votes


Tired but still excellent.

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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Happy nanny Lin

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 the service amazing.The cruise was excellent , no problems at all,.Our cabin a superior balcony was brilliant plenty of space.Bed more comfortable than our own. ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Family Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

8 Helpful Votes


Good & Bad Points

Review for Ventura to Europe - All

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glamrock

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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 navigate around, a view shared by other passengers, and for a large ship it did seem to suffer quite a lot of movement, even though seas generally very calm. Our ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Shower

9 Helpful Votes


6 Great Nights on P & O Ventura

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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wicklow1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 and conditions were favourable so we had a great trip and with just slow traffic from about 10 miles out of Southampton but we arrived in the car park at 10.30am. ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

33 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable with reservations

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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gillianc1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

*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 downstairs where the choice was limited *The 3 speciality restaurants were all excellent and to be recommended - sitting on the top deck sailing out of Naples ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

11 Helpful Votes


Beautiful Ship

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Janelangan

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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. The food was first class as was the entertainment and the hospitaity we received was out of this world. Everyone was so attentive and helpful. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

13 Helpful Votes


60thbirthday

Review for Ventura to Caribbean - Southern

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Ginnyweeks

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Good flight out on dreamliner, quick efficient service to ship, lovely cabin superior delux d218 only drawback first nite not much sleep as directly above lifeboats and noisy where maybe a rope or something was loose and made banging noise, but was sorted next morning, visit lovely islands our favourite was Grenada, food good chose freedom dining in the Saffron restarant, charming young boys as ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Skagway


P & O Cruises does it again!

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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DazzaO

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Cruises, we would use them again. Our cruise had seven ports of call and seven sea days and every part of it was wonderful, from the crew, waiters and waitresses, ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

35 Helpful Votes


About Time

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Broadhurstbob

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 Greek islands, but also included Ibiza and Gibraltar. The itinerary had changed twice, Turkey was swapped for Rhodes. The order of ports was changed this meant that we ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

47 Helpful Votes


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