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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

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38 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

Jedi61 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment and total waste of money


It had been a long held dream to sail to Santorini ................ Unfortunately we did not get to see Santorini or Mykonos on this cruise (the whole reason why we booked the cruise) and of course no one can ...
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Sail Date September 2018

scpowell avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise

this was my first and last cruise with p and o drinks very expensive the draft beer tasted discusting ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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Jayne T

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment

We are regular P&O cruisers and had a party of 12 for a much and long awaited cruise with family. Embarkation was great and we were excited about the widely reported refurbishment - couldn't find anything different ...
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Sail Date August 2018

annarack avatar


6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Family Suite Upgrade, Travelling with 2 Toddlers

We chose this cruise as we were travelling with an extended family group (9 in total including 3 children) and wanted to depart from Southampton and visit somewhere sunny with beaches. I travelled with my husband ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

Having only ever cruised with Disney we weren’t sure what standard to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The cruise was for my fathers 80th birthday and we had a party of 7 including 2 children aged 15 and ...
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Sail Date March 2018

Footster1964 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise

We were a family of five travelling in three balcony cabins, R303 - accessible cabin, A254 and A251. Embarkation was a farce, chaotic and not helped by rude and unhelpful G4S staff. Didn't see the point of being ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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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

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Belinda B

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service and Very Enjoyable Dining Experience

I went with my husband, elderly mother and father (80) and brother. We had balcony rooms on R deck. This is the second cruise for my husband and I and we used Princess last time so had something to compare with. I ...
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Sail Date November 2016

my@spark avatar


2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Good but in Need of Improvements

We went on Ventura for our yearly cruise with 4 children under 11. We arrived at Southampton around 10 am. . It was a smooth embarkation with at least a 2 hr wait. Which wasn't the best for our 2 yr old daughter, ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Family cruise

This was a family cruise. Fifteen of us. Accommodated us all very well in the dining room with two tables next to each other. Also accommodated one vegetarian every night with a special menu. (Cruisers need to ...
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Sail Date August 2016

Mummytambo1 avatar


1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes


Been on Azura 3 Times decided to try Ventura Food was Terrible in Buffet Indian and Asian food for 12 days, Food was always barely warm if not cold, if you wanted a salad,forget Ham or Prawns were only out ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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Pauline jean

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing holiday on the amazing Ventura cruise ship.

This was our third cruise it was my husbands retirement cruise .we visited the Parma the Greek islands and Gibraltar,it was amazing.the ship was stunning,the balcony cabin was big and kept spotless by Kathy who was ...
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Sail Date July 2016

silverserver avatar


2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Beware of Hygiene on P&O VENTURA

This was our third cruise with P&O in less than 12 months and the previous two on different ships were faultless. We could not praise them enough. Unfortunately Ventura let them down. In one of the bars we were ...
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Sail Date April 2016

Geoffro69 avatar


1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded and noisy.

Went with friends to celebrate special birthday on Iberian cruise. Weather pretty awful and very rough in Bay of Biscay. First two ports ruined by heavy rain, but weather improved after that. Although perfectly ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

You get what you pay for

Having cruised with Royal Carribean 7 times we thought we'd give P&O a try due to the itinery we wanted to do on RC being to expensive and this one being half the price-will never quibble on price again. There is a ...
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Sail Date October 2015

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Adrian G

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Spain, Monaco, Italy & Gibraltar September 27-October 10 2015.

This was my 10th. cruise and my second on P&O. As with my previous reviews, I will split the review into sections... Embarkation/Disembarkation. Brilliant! Arrived at the docks in Southampton and joined a ...
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Sail Date September 2015

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our first perfect cruise

I don't normally leave reviews, but feel that I need to on this occasion for the benefit of first time cruisers like ourselves. After booking our cruise from Southampton to Gurnsey, Portugal and Spain I went ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Wiz201 avatar


1 Review Written

First time cruiser's take on a cruise

Me and my sister's first time cruising, we were accompanied by my dad and step mum who had cruised before. My dad had chosen to drive down and use CPS parking which went smoothly, picking up the car at the end of ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What's happened to P & O?

My husband and I travelled 2 weeks ago on the Ventura & had a fab cruise itinery wise but oh dear what a difference from when we previously used this ship some 6yrs ago. The refurbished ship was a pleasant ...
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Sail Date March 2015

jwvoid avatar


1 Review Written

First cruise - loved it!

As a first time cruising couple travelling with a 2 year daughter we were a little sceptical about the entire holiday and what we would encounter on board the ship. We didn't need to worry however the staff bent ...
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Sail Date August 2014

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1 Review Written

Venice to Venice

This was our second cruise, the first last year was on the Azura and we did not expect the Ventura to be as good. The cabin steward was excellent and couldn't do enough to make our cruise more enjoyable. We stayed ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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Forever 21

1 Review Written


I have cruised once before on Ventura and I had just as good a time this year. On my previous cruise I had a deluxe balcony cabin which was great but this time I was in an inside cabin. I was apprehensive but it ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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Kate Bonney

1 Review Written


OMG!! I LOVED THIS CRUISE!!! This is our third cruise line company, having previously experienced Carnival and Royal Caribbean, it was SUCH a delight to board a luxury ship aimed at the British customer. UK airport ...
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Sail Date July 2014

wanderer8706 avatar


1 Review Written

Excellent experience - a few niggles

Having read the previous review of the same cruise by Rakugoka I find it fascinating to see just how subjective a review can be, as it is clearly based upon one's own experiences, but of a similar event. Anyway, ...
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Sail Date April 2014

chrisaliz3 avatar


1 Review Written

Best cruise ever!

Drove down to Southampton, easy 3 and a bit hours from our home. Little bit of a wait to unload our cases and then into the huge hall. First time ever we have not had to queue to go to the registration desk. Then ...
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Sail Date October 2013

Ventura Ratings

Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.6
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