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P&O Ventura Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

5

Very Good

13

Average

14

Poor

3

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

First-Time Cruisers

65

Senior Cruises

64

Romantic Cruises

49

Entertainment Cruises

38

38 P&O Ventura Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


Mattywoos avatar

Mattywoos

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

P&O poorly operated.

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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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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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Geronimo99

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mostly good - but flaws

Happy 12-day cruise but just sometimes food quality was surprisingly poor. Potatoes with black rotting areas and occasionally not hot. Staff in smart restaurants and buffet were hard-working, helpful and pleasant. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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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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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


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Brambles118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Three night mini cruise to Cherbourg and Le Havre

The embarkation was reasonably quick after being kept waiting in our car for 15min by a lack of baggage porters. Once on board lifts were a problem due to one on each floor aft end out of order causing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lmcgowan82

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I’m a well seasoned cruise traveller with over 25 completed to date ranging from Princess, RCI, Celebrity and P&O. I’ve never felt compelled to write a review until now. Having cruised similar with P&O, my ...
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Sail Date August 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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Fisherman 1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent holiday

We chose P & O as we have sailed with them before, we chose the Ventura as we wanted to go to the Canaries,Madeira and LIsbon also thought the weather would be good, unfortunately it was not as good as we hoped, but ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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alwynd

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

our first cruise

Apart from the delayed start at Southampton for engine troubles and the aborted trip to Cadiz (instead it was a port stop at Virgo on a Sunday afternoon -that was poor),the rest of the cruise was very good.we choose ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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guyref

1 Review Written

First cruise and overall very enjoyable

This was my wife and I's first cruise and thought it best to start with a short 7 day cruise to see if we liked it. Our friends and family who have been on cruises have been raving about them and saying that once ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Firstcruiser03

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best vs the worst experience

We left Southampton a little later than planned and as it was our first cruise we were unsure as to what to expect but we were impressed with the ship. We fell behind schedule which the passengers were told was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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donny-cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tired boat and Carnival taking loyal P&O clients for advantage.

We chose this cruise for my wife's 60th having used P&O before on a number of occasions, sadly things are not what they used to be. The dining experience is now average in terms of product and service, green beans ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Dayday1402

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Just what i expected from P&O

This was my third cruise, all being with P&O. This on was going to be different because it was the longest (28 days) and first time on Ventura. I feared that I was going to be a bit bored after a while. I was so ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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flycatcher

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely Caribbean

We love the Caribbean in Jan/ Feb to escape the UK winter. Ventura was late arriving in Southampton due to bad weather, thank goodness we weren’t on that cruise! P&O gave us all £15pp extra onboard spend to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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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bdymentjones

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our first 'Back-to-Back' cruise experience

Hello All, Well I must admit that was one of the quickest embarkations I’ve ever had. Arrived at the Ocean terminal at 12noon and in the arrivals lounge on the ship by 12:15pm sipping on a lovely glass of wine ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Jaystu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fail not sail

Booked as a party of 13 older women and were allocated different sides and deck levels of the ship, not the greatest of starts. Five of the six cabins booked were for 2 persons and the remaining one for 3 ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Mich54 avatar

Mich54

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but could do better..

The itinerary was the main reason for choosing this cruise particularly for excursions to Florence and Rome. Embarkation was swift and well organised as was disembarkation and our excursion to Rome was enjoyable and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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chelseauk

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

When it's good it's very good and when it's bad it's....

5th cruise first time with P&O (Previous with Celebrity, RCL and Princess). Mixed bag this cruise some things were really good, The entertainment squarely aimed at the brits (comedians, tribute acts) was of a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DazzaO

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

P & O Cruises does it again!

We chose this cruise as we went on a 7 day cruise for the first time last August on P & O's Britannia and we decided there and then that we would do the Mediterranean this year and as we had such excellent treatment ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Broadhurstbob avatar

Broadhurstbob

12 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

About Time

About Time We have cruised with P&O many times, it was our first trip on Ventura although we were familiar with the layout having cruised on Azura and some Princess ships. This cruise was mainly to visit Greece ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Woodywotnot

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship ready for refit

Itinerary suited us, good mix of sea days and port days. Ship now looking tired, damaged and torn seats and leaks from ceilings in public areas and marked and damaged fittings in cabin, although the ship was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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ashleyg13

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

28 Nights on the Ventura

we chose the ventura because of the sailing date (winter sunshine), the itinerary and the price. embarkation with a wheel chair was smooth and little waiting, the balcony was adequate as was the cabin. after a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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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