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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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179 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


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Spotthedog

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Disappointed compared to last time

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Our second cruise on this ship since November 2016, this time with elderly and wheelchair using relatives. Initial embarkation and final disembarkation could not have been easier or smoother. Absolutely ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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panda attacks

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We choose this cruise mainly because we only had a small window of time which we could take a cruise, The ports were places we had not been to so they appealed to us. Embarkation was extremely smooth and our ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

122 Helpful Votes

Not what I was expecting

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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glamrock

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good & Bad Points

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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gillianc1

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable with reservations

*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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Woodywotnot

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship ready for refit

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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oldmariners

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Uninspired port visits in the Med. Poor excursions especially for less mobile

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Speedqueen66

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Beware of the mini bar charges!!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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ashleyg13

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

28 Nights on the Ventura

we chose the ventura because of the sailing date (winter sunshine), the itinerary and the price. embarkation with a wheel chair was smooth and little waiting, the balcony was adequate as was the cabin. after a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Adrian G

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

A bit threadbare...Seen better days...Screaming kids.

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Rapide

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

P & 0 First-timers

We chose this ship and P&O because Cunard did not sail at the time we wanted. It was our first time to the Caribbean and coincided with our 40th Anniversary. We had not expected Ventura to rival Queen Elizabeth and ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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roglen

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st P&O Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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plog1965

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Could have been better.

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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BillericayUK

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

If it was a self catering cruise it would be great

We primarily chose this 28 night cruise because it was a non-flying winter sunshine holiday. We are seasoned cruisers of 20+ cruisers but this was our first with P&O. We have priority boarding with some cruise lines ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Paula Lonnen

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

10 ladies who lunched; ages 22 to 60, Southampton to Bruges

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Selbourne

10 Reviews Written

99 Helpful Votes

Our first short cruise - enjoyable but service not up to P&O usual standards

Ventura Cruise N703 to Amsterdam and Brugge. Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th February 2017. Day 1 - Wednesday 15th February 2017 With a 'priority boarding' time slot of 1230, we aimed to arrive at the Mayflower ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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luckylynn13

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the okay.

Chose this cruise for the prospect of sunshine and warmth. The ship was in good shape overall apart from scruffy lift doors and grubby chairs in the Buffet. Food in the restaurant had improved since our last visit a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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2victoria

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Caribbean Adventure

Chose this cruise simply because we wanted to visit the Caribbean without having to fly. We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity, but were told by other cruisers that "P&O is the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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CaraLark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A little lacklustre

We had heard really positive things about P&O, and so chose them to be our first cruise. We selected a mini cruise of four nights to give us a chance to explore the ship. Before sailing we read some reviews and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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francis53golf

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

We chose this company because we were told that P & O were the best around so we booked a 16 day holiday around the Canary Islands in celebration of my wife,s birthday.Getting on the ship was fairly quick and ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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jtspecial

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Living off their Reputation

Thought we would give P&O a try as they are held in such high esteem by their past customers, maybe I set my expectations too high? We selected a 10 day Iberia cruise in an outside unobstructed cabin The departure ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Klara

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ventura standards have dropped

We have just come back from a cruise on the Ventura. We were on it in April 2016 and everything was ok. They seem to have cut costs on the food. Used to get 4 - 5 king prawns with a prawn cocktail now lots of little ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Maggieloz

1 Review Written

Bad swerving

I could not believe that they tell us to book early for the best deals and it dropped £500 pound per person as well as it being very cold most of the way over the Atlantic and having being told when I was sat in ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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taramelyn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

FILTHY BAR AND POOL AREA

We chose this cruise as a lovely weekend away and to celebrate my friends birthday. As we had a suite we had priority boarding which was very quick, 15 minutes from arriving at the port to being onboard. When on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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SDP79

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good price but lots of areas to improve in

This was a last minute decision. We always wanted to try P&O have heard some wonderful reviews from others we had met aboard other lines. We got to the port in plenty of time but were unfortunately turned away at ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Ventura Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.04.3
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.6
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