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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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190 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


Essex Man avatar

Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Cost savings are evident

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Ventura N933 12 nights Madeira, Canaries and Lisbon, 17 to 29th November 2019 Embarkation at Southampton on the 17th November was quick and efficient. All the cabins were supposed to be ready for occupancy at ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cking1998

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love P&O but standards are slipping

We love cruising and love P&O but standards seem to be slipping a bit. Embarkation/disembarkation: Emabarkation was very smoothe. Cases taken at Southampton and was on the ship within the hour. The same goes ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Allimacdee

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good cabin E703, lovely cruise

We chose the Ventura as this was the only cruise that suited our availability - we were not disappointed. We arrived at Southampton after a 6 hour journey to be greeted by the parking service. Speedy and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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chrisjen24

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mediocre

Embarkation was easy. Ship spotlessly clean and we could see the hard working staff cleaning and polishing every day and disinfecting all common areas. The service throughout the ship for the entire journey ...
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Sail Date August 2019


kynic avatar

kynic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing week away

We chose this cruise for a relaxing end of summer break. Having been on the Ventura before, we knew the ship relatively well. Embarkation was smooth and the staff in Southampton were great. We had an inside ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cazchad

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norway Fjords - July/August 2019

What an amazing experience overall with very little to fault! Embarkation was swift, we used CP Parking and had priority boarding through our suite booking. It took us less than 20 minutes from arrival at the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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MarkandSuzie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The ups and downs

Firstly embarkation was a breeze. Turned up early and no hanging about. A porter came over collected our cases and off we went. But if you take a suit bag you have to carry this on yourself. Straight onto the ship, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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silversurf1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and lovely ship

Lovely itinerary to Faroes, Iceland, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Embarkation was easy with pre arranged assistance. Food was much better than our previous cruise on Ventura, we ate most of the time in the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


- . Beth avatar

- . Beth

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Strictly Come Dancing cruise but a terrifying tender boat expenerience!

We went on the Ventura specifically for the Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise from Southampton around the Mediterranean on 2nd June. We thoroughly enjoyed all the Strictly shows and meeting the Strictly dancers ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Liz Northampton

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Large ship with plenty to do

A 7 day trip to Norway fiords. Very enjoyable apart from the weather which unfortunately we can’t order. This ship is big but well organised with plenty to do, good shows with choice and excellent dining in ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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holidayfiregirl

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

The experience

First p&O cruise , we have always gone with tui (Thomson) before but wanted to see what it was like going from Southampton, we got there earlier than are allocated time and must say went through the embarkation ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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vwgolf

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good but not as good as it could have been

Embarkation. A bit chaotic, to say the least. We were due to check in at 15:30 but were still queuing to park the car at that time. Apparently there were issues with the airbridge connecting the ship to the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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goeffer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Staff and Crew. Too Bad about the Grumpy miserable guests on board

This was a 60th Birthday Cruise. I contacted P&O prior to sailing to arrange a few items and sure enough they were in the cabin waiting for us when we arrived. From Curbside to cabin took less than 10 minutes. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Pyer avatar

Pyer

15 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Winter getaway

Embarked without trouble,outside cabin with picture window very satisfactory.As peninsular cruisers discounted price and on board spending money was a nice bonus. All meals were fine with plenty of choice but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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wicklow1

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Nice Ventura Cruise

This was our second P & O Cruise of 2018 and also our second on Ventura, the last being in June 2017. We selected an 11 night cruise down the West coast of Europe and just into the Mediterranean. As normal we ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Lesanne

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bad weather in the bay

Embarkation was quick and we were able to go on the ship straight away, the atrium was decorated with a large tree. Despite very poor weather on the run down to Madeira for 2 and half days, the captain changed ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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alan june

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Clean, good cabin service and good food

we don't fly so cruise from a UK port overall we had a great cruise , only 2 snags, 1 they seved gluten to my wife, also went to Indian and she was ill, but apart from those 2 incidents we had a geat cruise, ship ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Magsaldred

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with lovely staff

So nice to have a classic cruise instead of the hard sell, glitzy, quantity over quality that other companies seem to be providing now. Embarkation was seemless and from leaving our hotel to sitting in the buffet on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


wise11 avatar

wise11

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Busy half term cruise

The embarkation process was smooth, arrived and checked in within 30 mins. Our cabin was indoor, c366 and was as expected. Not a huge amount of hanging space/storage but for a short cruise was adequate. It ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Golden man avatar

Golden man

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A good holiday

We normally sail for around two weeks, and we were worried that 7 days would be too short to enjoy our holiday, however the Ventura did us well. Embarkation was extremely quick with little to no waiting, we were on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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rbarton22

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Met expectations

A last minute cruise to fill a long weekend. We had done this itinerary on Britannia a couple of years ago so this time we were planing to stay on the ship while in Guernsey and relax. Unfortunately due to high ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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PeteBoeky

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise and it was great

Chose this as our first ever cruise as destinations and length of time ( 7 days) seemed to suit. I really cannot fault anything about our experience. We had a superior deluxe cabin on Deck 9, it was spotless and our ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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scifimonkey

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

2nd timers on Ventura find it mostly lives up to our memories.

Chose this cruise as we had only been to lanzarote of the Canary Islands before and non of the other ports except Lisbon ( and then only on a business trip) the fact we had been on Ventura before (back in 2010 for ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Rach C avatar

Rach C

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

3rd cruise on Ventura

Having been on Ventura twice before, thought we would be ok in E112, deck 8 , (affectionately now named "roller coaster" deck), bad mistake - which was admittedly our own fault. After 5 days was unbearable, P&O ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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vacuman

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good value but not always 'This is the life'

My mother is now 84 and although mobile, following heart ops etc. not really up to flying. Last year my brother and I took her on the Britannia, our first P&O cruise (my wife and I have cruised plenty of times ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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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