So this is the first P&O cruise that we've been on (Others include NCL, RCI, MSC, Princess, HAL and Costa) so we weren't sure what to expect. Plus it was a 2night cruise during school holidays. In short it was a great cruise, everything went well and would 100% cruise with P&O again! So the cruise itself: - Identical ship to the Sapphire Princess which we've been on before, just slightly understated. - Great pools and hot tubs (more than normal cruise ships) - It was perfectly clean, well kept and plenty to do - Loads of bars and plenty of places to eat - Evening meals at the Cinnamon restaurant were perfect! Good food and good choice, plus great service - Buffet was good quality, but lacked choice compared to NCL and Princess and wasn't well arranged - We watched the Whitney tribute act which was fantastic. Better than any other singer I've seen on a cruise before. - Service and staff were great - Tender service to Guernsey was efficient and we didn't have to wait long. I would say it was a cross between HAL and Princess, but maybe not quite as good quality. But we will definitely sail with them again!

Great ship and food!

Ventura Cruise Review by Eastboundanddown

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower
So this is the first P&O cruise that we've been on (Others include NCL, RCI, MSC, Princess, HAL and Costa) so we weren't sure what to expect. Plus it was a 2night cruise during school holidays.

In short it was a great cruise, everything went well and would 100% cruise with P&O again!

So the cruise itself:

- Identical ship to the Sapphire Princess which we've been on before, just slightly understated.

- Great pools and hot tubs (more than normal cruise ships)

- It was perfectly clean, well kept and plenty to do

- Loads of bars and plenty of places to eat

- Evening meals at the Cinnamon restaurant were perfect! Good food and good choice, plus great service

- Buffet was good quality, but lacked choice compared to NCL and Princess and wasn't well arranged

- We watched the Whitney tribute act which was fantastic. Better than any other singer I've seen on a cruise before.

- Service and staff were great

- Tender service to Guernsey was efficient and we didn't have to wait long.

I would say it was a cross between HAL and Princess, but maybe not quite as good quality. But we will definitely sail with them again!
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Inside Twin with Shower
Cabin OG P319
Fairly small but perfect for 2 people. Plenty of storage including a good walk in closet area!
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