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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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54 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Potty Terracotta avatar

Potty Terracotta

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

A Cruise from Hell at the Hands of P&O

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We chose this cruise to get away from the worst of the British Weather, although for the first 10 days it seemed we had taken it with us. Whilst the weather improved the cruise of Ventura got worse. Ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pamela17

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Never, ever cruise P&O again

Shocking is the only work I would say after paying £25,000+ for a Suite cabin (no bigger than an Oceana Mini Suite) on the Ventura for 5 weeks to Central America and the Caribbean. The food was diabolical and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PWS1955

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Never Again....

Chose this cruise for a first time cruise. Brochure made it look very nice. We would not recommend this cruise Too many people, not enough space or things to do - just cramped. Everywhere busy, queues and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Conwy

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bad start worse finish

We have taken over 35 cruises and this was the worst ever. We ate in the main dining room on a table of 8 at the 8.30 sitting. Waiters were friendly but rushed off their feet. Food was ok but lacked any ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Stopher50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Your site was right

Friend checked for reviews of cabin f334 and it stated do not expect a good night's sleep. Absolutely correct as cabin creaked from set sail and reported many times, promised would be transfered to next available ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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scpowell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise

this was my first and last cruise with p and o drinks very expensive the draft beer tasted discusting ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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gerrydowley

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Farewell P&O

We chose this short cruise to take our two Granddaughters on to see if they would like a longer cruise with us at a later date. Big mistake!! We have cruised with P&O before and had a great time but this was a ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Philip Roberts avatar

Philip Roberts

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ventura left Southampton and went all cruise half speed with an engine problem

This cruise was my 70th birthday celebration, a short cruise with 4 destinations. Because of the engine problems we were late getting to Vigo in Spain, Late to Lisbon and missed out Oporto in Portugal altogether. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Tudorln

5 Reviews Written

Worst cruise yet

The itinerary and the dates. Worst cruise I have been on engine problems late embarking and Cadiz not visited called in to Vigo on a Sunday at 5pm more for P and O benefit. Terrible crossing at sea with many ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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LizzyP

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Appalling

This was our first and and definitely our last, cruise on P&O. Had we not cruised before, we might never have cruised again. I have worked hard all my life in the NHS and retired last September. I wanted a cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Beckingsfield

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Will never sail with P&O again!

Pool was closed for all but one day of the holiday. Understaffed. Ran out of most drinks on board. So much was broken, lifts, toilets, etc. Activities scheduled on deck, knowing there was bad weather - massive cop ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Videoman25

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cabin D405 35 night cruise

We were cancelled off the Oriana and decided to go on this one, unfortunately, probably the worst cruise I have ever been on, and we have cruised a lot, the Cabin was a Superior De-Luxe Balcony, the carpets were ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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1johnrob1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise we have ever been on

we picked the ventura because we had been on this ship severals years ago and all was ok, the day we set sail from southampton it soon became clear there was something very wrong the ship was performing like a ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Mmauray

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

37th Cruise - Worst Cruise of them all.

We take a 4 week cruise every January, this year we choose Ventura, a very big mistake. We had cabin D225, a Deluxe Bacony and booking over a year in advanced paid the full price. ( over 4 times the price P&O ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Billy22 avatar

Billy22

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise of 14 we have undertaken

We chose this ship as we had previously cruised in it. In addition we have sailed on 10 other occasions with P & O over a period of 25 years. But NEVER AGAIN. We paid nearly £6,000 for this cruise and it was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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ANGIEWILSON9

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Real disappointment what has happened to P&O!

We chose P&O as we wanted the Christmas and New Year cruise to be special and we wanted the best service, entertainment and food but that is not what we got. First we arrive to the news the last cruise had Norovirus ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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maddy1965

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ventura Bad cruise Bad service Bad Value

3 Nt cruise from Southampton to Zebrugger November 24th to 27th 2017. My partner and I have returned from a short cruise. I enjoy cruising and this was about my 20th cruise in 10 years. I felt the need to write ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Gusdocs1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Poor

This was my third cruise with P and O but first time on Ventura,I have to say that I am finished with P and O .The Ventura is so dated very tired looking furnishings the superior balcony was terrible 2 small ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Derek Goody avatar

Derek Goody

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overrated

We went to celebrate a friends 50th birthday, far too impersonal everywhere you went there was constant queuing. The food was not good at all, some completely inedible....We had an inside cabin, so you get what you ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Suvau

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

P&No!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Teresa Greene

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Downhill

This cruise was to see the winter out with a friend, a nice break. The ship looked tired and worn. The cabin was fine, there were no towels, tissues in the bathroom. Dining was okay though most of the food was cold, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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PTCRUISER_999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Possibly the most poorly maintained ship in service - avoid.

We stupidly believed the Thompson reps who assured us "if you enjoyed Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas you'll enjoy P&O Ventura" - please learn from our mistake; Royal Caribbean beats P&O at every level: ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Mummytambo1

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Terrible

Been on Azura 3 Times decided to try Ventura Food was Terrible in Buffet Indian and Asian food for 12 days, Food was always barely warm if not cold, if you wanted a salad,forget Ham or Prawns were only out ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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antoinette.d

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What a difference a few years make!

We first cruised on Ventura in 2011 and had such a pleasant experience. This time we decided to go on a family cruise for half term in October 2015. We booked 3 deluxe rooms and although it was expensive at around ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Ronuk avatar

Ronuk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

New Year Cruise

As avid cruisers, this was our first cruise in the winter for New Year and it ended up a choice between Cunards Queen Victoria and POs Ventura, both offering similar itineraries from Southampton to Amsterdam for New ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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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