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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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96 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Greatdane111 avatar

Greatdane111

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Family Friendly? Not Really.

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I have cruised a number of times and this is the first time i have felt so compelled to complain and raise a number of issues which spoiled our holiday and made me question whether indeed P&O are truly a family ...
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Sail Date January 2016


sally o avatar

sally o

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

If this is your first cruise do not book Ventura; you will be put off for life.

We sailed with P&O on a Christmas cruise on the Arcadia out of Southampton in 2013. It was heavy weather but we are used to bad weather and the whole cruise was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. We'd booked late ...
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Sail Date December 2015


jspittle avatar

jspittle

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor Cabins; Poor Food

We went on the Ventura this December at a cost of £4875.00 in a superior cabin on the 9th Deck. The weather was very rough the fast few days and the cabin creaked all through the cruise. We only had 3 nights sleep ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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jackiepinter

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

BORING AND DIRTY

At times service in the main bar was particularly bad, waiting 45 minutes just to get a drink, refusing to let you get one from the bar. Areas of the ship discusting filthy, especially the toilets, very stained ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rouelle6

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First & last cruise with P&O

We have been on at least 6 other cruises with RCI, Celebrity and Seabourn and this was our first with P&O. We were extremely disappointed to say the least, even when compared to Island Cruises: the customer service ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Louisca

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing; An Honest Review

I have cruised many times but this was my first with P and O. For various reasons, we had cancelled a trip away the week before and booked a 2-night trip on Ventura to Guernsey as a last-minute getaway. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Jamie14 avatar

Jamie14

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Wedding on Board

This was my first ever cruise and I was looking forward to it so much. My son also married on board. There were some positive points I.e. Loved my cabin and balcony, the housekeeper kept this very well but having ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Suyos avatar

Suyos

1 Review Written

Not Great

12 nights on the Ventura was a struggle for my husband, 14yr old, 9yr old, 71 yr old mum and myself, unless you like a 'Butlins/Haven holiday camp type holiday at an extortionate price point'! (A fellow passengers ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Racing favourite

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

First time for us, and the last with P and O I think. Not what I expected for the price, I'm not hard to please but this was quite downmarket. I got the impression from others who had cruised before that they felt ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Supersaniman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the best

My wife and I decided to book at the last minute for a Fjords Cruise on Ventura. We had done a similar thing last year around the baltic on Azura and had a great time so what good go wrong? The check in process ...
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Sail Date July 2015


topjen avatar

topjen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

1ST & PROBABLY LAST CRUISE WITH P&O

We went with our good friends who we have done several cruises with before with Royal Caribbean & Celebrity, and decided to try P&O as we all liked the itinerary for this cruise on Ventura. Enjoyed all ports of ...
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Sail Date May 2015


fairface avatar

fairface

1 Review Written

Underwhelmed by P & O

My friend had never cruised before I had been on Oceania, MSC and Fred Olsen cruises, so we decided to try P & O. We embarked from Southampton having driven down we were satisfied with the arrangements and did not ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Apeeler avatar

Apeeler

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First P&O cruise - unimpressed!

Arrived at Ocean Terminal, seemed well organised and despite many arriving early things were kept moving. Water dispensers had no cups so I asked staff at kiosk who said I'd have to pay for empty cups - not a good ...
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Sail Date May 2015


claires cruise avatar

claires cruise

1 Review Written

First Time P&O (Possibly the Last)

Very second rate Compared to Carnival and Royal Caribbean, the staff could barely speak English and were nowhere near as friendly or professional, the food, entertainment, organisation, embarking and disembarking ...
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Sail Date May 2015


yellowbrick avatar

yellowbrick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Faded Emblem of What once Might Have Been

Boarding at Southampton was chaotic. Advanced requests for assistance due to being sight impaired had gone ignored by P&O. A very helpful ABP employee did offer and provide assistance, however, despite his best ...
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Sail Date May 2015


David P Warrington avatar

David P Warrington

1 Review Written

Poor service

P&O first of all made a mess of our cabin choice, we booked a cabin on the back of the ship on deck C when I tried to open the cabin door it would not open so I called reception and was told that I had been upgraded ...
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Sail Date February 2015


CMB1957 avatar

CMB1957

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BEWARE - NOISY INSIDE SINGLE CABINS & CHARTER AIRLINE RIP OFF

It's my first time with P&O with a direct charter flight from Newcastle. However, the flight, operated by Thomsons was a complete rip off. I was handed a letter at check-in advising the entertainment system didn't ...
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Sail Date January 2015


oweyisle4 avatar

oweyisle4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Will not cruise with P & O again

first of all I must mention the flights although its a Thomson flight it is chartered by p.o.Flying from Glasgow on 15th of January we were told there was a problem with our plane so had to wait for one to come from ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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xdm941

1 Review Written

Very poor, sub optimum service and very crowded!!!

We sailed out of Southampton on a 16 night transatlantic voyage across to the Caribbean. This was our fifth cruise overall and our first with P&O. Embarkation went without problem and we were on the ship quickly. ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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Duncruisin'

1 Review Written

The beauty of cruising evidently lays in the eye of the beholder

As a “first-time” cruise experience, we feared it may be somewhat of a disaster (with 2,998 too many other passengers on board) and we were proved right. However we took a punt, and a “last minute” ...
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Sail Date July 2014


zoombagger avatar

zoombagger

1 Review Written

poor service

My wife and myself are both seasoned travellers, and have cruised many times before. It was our first cruise with P&O, and it will surely be our last !!!! We were allocated freedom dining, and we sampled most of the ...
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Sail Date June 2014


Tres98 avatar

Tres98

1 Review Written

P & O Ventura Never Again !

I have been on many cruises but this is my first on a P & O ship and it will definitely be my last for a number of reasons. The Waterside restaurant which is the buffet restaurant was far too small for the amount of ...
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Sail Date May 2014


Reggub321 avatar

Reggub321

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ventura free-falling standards: Genoa-Venice-Genoa May 2014

We thought that we would try a fortnight in the Eastern Med/Adriatic and see Venice from a reasonably big boat before the rumoured restrictions are put into place. Now this is neither our first cruise with P&O, nor ...
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Sail Date May 2014


BBvurns avatar

BBvurns

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

P&O Ventura - Disappointing!

Having previously cruised with P&O (our last occasion August 2013 on the Azura) we booked a 7 night fly/cruise on the Ventura over Easter. The high standards which P&O usually deliver unfortunately was missing on ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Davered avatar

Davered

1 Review Written

14 night cruise around Italy

Just returned from a 14 night cruise around Italy taking in Kotor,Corfu and Dubrovnik This was our first cruise onboard Ventura having previously had two cruises onboard Oceana in the carribean, sadly we found ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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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