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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews

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770 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews


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Devoniantrecker

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superb - highly recommend

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This was a 5 week cruise, having only undertaken a few shorter cruises before, unlike many well seasoned cruisers on board, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality, standard and presentation of everything. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Avast Behind

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Need to do better.

The Ventura cruise departed on ,11the February for a USA/Caribbean cruise of some 35 days. Initial impressions of the ship were a bit mixed, some good, some less so. Our cabin was a balcony on deck 12, a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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LJventura

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Potty Terracotta

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

A Cruise from Hell at the Hands of P&O

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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jjlondon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standards have dropped on P&O

We chose this cruise as we have been on Ventura before. I can't express how disappointed I and the rest of my party were. The headliners seemed under rehearsed, the special guests weren't special - comedians that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Obvious cost cutting cruise

Having used the Ventura last year for a 35 day cruise we were looking forward to a repeat cruise which this time included some South American ports of call.We booked a outside cabin but were disappointed to be given ...
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Sail Date January 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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Mattywoos

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

P&O poorly operated.

My experience on P and O cruises was a first however it sure will be my last. The buffet food is the same each night and is of a low standard. The entertainment onboard was next to none and they had an awful ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Cost savings are evident

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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beckyrushton89

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a lifetime

Where do I begin? The cruise was absolutely fantastic. Whoever faults this cruise needs there heads checking. The ship itself is beautiful, In fabulous condition. The rooms were cleaned every day and night. Our room ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AdeAfloat

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A noisy, poor weather cruise sadly

We chose this cruise having enjoyed a similar cruise in 2015.Same ship, same time of the year but very different. 6 of us travelled together to celebrate a significant birthday and, as a group, we could enjoy each ...
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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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1871 supporter

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O cost cutting

Give Ventura another try as this was only cruise from Southampton for Oct school holidays. This time not impressed with Ventura. Check in was quite slow Once on board we went to buffet, very poor selection ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Devanet

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cost Cutting and exorbitant on board prices

This was a last minute cruise booking because we had to cancel our earlier booking on Azura due to having to care for my mum. We have been cruising now for 4 years, my wife loves it. This is the third cruise with P ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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clintaughjl

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Comparison with Celebrity

Having just completed our first P&O cruise (aboard the Ventura )I thought I’d post my comparison with the Celebrity Solstice class ships, as most of the cruises we have done were aboard Celebrity, the last one ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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osmund65

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor Cruise

We have been with NCl and Royal Carribean before. This itinerary worked for us and just trying something new. So Disappointing.The positives first. Embarkation was easy and well organised. Cabin L224 inside ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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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Johntilley

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Costs rising, Standards slipping

Chose this cruise for convenience of date to fit in with our Golden Wedding anniversary celebrations, As such we booked the Strathaird Suite C751 Boarding and welcome buffet absolutely first class plus. Our ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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moonstone01

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ventura to the Fjords

We wanted to go on this particular cruise as we have heard nothing but great reviews about the Fjords and we have sailed on the Ventura before. We drove down to Southampton from North Wales and this was probably ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Gary1962

4 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam and Bruges

I'll get my moan out of the way first ! We booked the cruise last January, specifically for the overnight stop in the centre of Amsterdam, to allow us to easily come and go from the ship, and venture back into ...
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Sail Date August 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


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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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HOFFMEISTER

10 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly Good - Really!

We chose this due price and itinerary as we got a deal. We were very reticent about booking on P&O again after a previous trip on Britannia which was awful and we did not like the ship at all, other than the cabin. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

What Has Happened To P&O?

Some background detail first of all. P&O has been our cruise company of choice but I have been trying other cruise lines to review for my travel blog. This cruise was a long awaited return, after just over a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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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