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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western

P&O Cruises
Ventura
British Isles & Western Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

8

Average

5

Poor

4

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

21

First-Time Cruisers

13

Entertainment Cruises

10

Romantic Cruises

9

Senior Cruises

8

21 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western


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wise11

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Busy half term cruise

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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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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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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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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


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RobBarbour

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship let down by very poor planning and service

I was only aboard the Ventura for a weekend cruise - less than 40 hours. We were celebrating a birthday, and as such for us the trip was really more about making use of the ship's various, delightful-sounding bar ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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merthin

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Butlins - on- Sea

Oh dear, It's been some years since my first cruise with P & O and what used to be a real luxury experience is now very disappointing. Ventura is tired and shabby and desperately in need of an up date. For quite ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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wicklow1

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

6 Great Nights on P & O Ventura

We selected a short 6 night cruise to fit round my working commitments and chose the P & O Ventura. We chose to drive to Southampton from home in Lancashire and set off nice and early even though it was a ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Ginnette

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

An early week away

Decided to have a week away and spend some quality time with Dad. My partner and I in one cabin, My Sister and Brother-in-law in the second cabin and our Dad as a single passenger in the third cabin. Our cabin was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Selbourne

10 Reviews Written

99 Helpful Votes

Our first short cruise - enjoyable but service not up to P&O usual standards

Ventura Cruise N703 to Amsterdam and Brugge. Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th February 2017. Day 1 - Wednesday 15th February 2017 With a 'priority boarding' time slot of 1230, we aimed to arrive at the Mayflower ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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CaraLark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A little lacklustre

We had heard really positive things about P&O, and so chose them to be our first cruise. We selected a mini cruise of four nights to give us a chance to explore the ship. Before sailing we read some reviews and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Hippy 74

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not for me

Where to start?A booking of Four which included two frail passengers needing two nearby cabin,s placed fifty cabins apart? .I know that because I counted them every morning. They said we had got a special price and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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wiona

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Well we were wrong☺️

We chose this cruise as an 'initial' taster for our friends (2 couples) who had not cruised since us three 'boys' had served in the Royal Navy together in the late 70's. My wife and I have previously cruised three ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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chums

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

My brother, sister in law and myself took our mum on this cruise for her 80th birthday. We visited Amsterdam and Zebrugge. The cruise ship has zero wow factor. The buffet dining area is similar to that of a 2/ 3* ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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holiday addict

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Year Cruise to Amsterdam and Brugges

We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at the allocated time, but there was a very long queue to leave car.Eventually after 1 hour of waiting we left our car to be parked by CPS. Checked in and boarded immediately and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Mighty_muzzo

1 Review Written

First Time Cruising

We stayed on the Ventura so just thought I would write a review since we were massively impressed with our first time cruising, so here are some tips: When it comes to Gratuities(Tips) you automatically pay a fee ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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forestlover

2 Reviews Written

Ventura Spain Portugal April 2013

We went with 3 generations as I suspect did many families on this cruise - ages from 65 to 8. We left our car at the port as usual and although we arrived 5 minutes before our boarding time were faced with huge ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Argonaut77

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam and Guernsey

This short break was to accompany friends trying a first cruise. 5 days was long enough to get a feel for cruising - and to avoid the stag/hen parties on short breaks. Ventura was well presented, well maintained ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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clamper

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

4 Day short cruise

I booked this mini cruise online because of the fantastic price, after a colleague at work highly recommended Ventura and P&O I took my family, my mother and one of my sons mates with us, we had fantastic weather ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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clamper

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Mini Cruise

First of all for the price I payed I cannot really complain, but in just 4 short days i'm not overly impressed with P&O.The good bits - the ship is spotless the cabins and beds fantastic room maid brilliant, food in ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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cocolush59

1 Review Written

Ventura 7-14 April 2013

A packed Ventura set sail on 7 April 2013 for an Easter holiday cruise down to Vigo, Lisbon, Oporto and La Coruna. Myself and two teenagers were in inside cabin C248- a perfectly acceptable cabin with no noise ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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philhar

5 Reviews Written

Very enjoyable cruise

Arrived at Ocean Terminal just after 11.30 and was given a lettered ticket for check-in (previously been used to been given a card after checkin but I'm sure the numbers we are talking about for Ventura explains the ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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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