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

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"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..."Read More
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osmund65

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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Poor Cruise

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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osmund65

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 was fine. Staff were very nice. Nightly entertainment was good . Plenty of outside space and sunbeds. Food was seriously poor. The mdr was terrible and the 4 times we were at ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


If food is a big part of your cruise then give this ship a miss.

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Gaukrodger

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was the second time that we’d cruised on this ship. Standards have certainly dropped. Firstly the good points. Embarkation at Southampton was excellent and totally stress free. The cabin was ready as soon as we walked onboard and our room was very good. The ship has recently been upgraded and is very nice.Our cabin attendant was also very good throughout our holiday. Entertainment was also ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


The Most Disappointing Cruise I've Ever Been On

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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alginon

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

P+O have certainly dropped their standards no doubt in search of greater profits that come at the expense of their passengers. We have been on several P+O cruises before and was always reasonably satisfied but this one was bad from start to finish. We missed three ports out of the seven scheduled stops and had only half a day instead of a full day in Zante, I appreciate that the weather ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Such a disappointment

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Jayne T

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 I have to say!! Started to unpack and found a used sanitary towel in a bed side drawer - that was awful !!!!!!!. The toilet smelt strongly of urine and so did our daughters cabin on ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower

Traveled with children


Very disappointing

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Dollydibo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Service in restaurant was very hurried manic at times food was hit or miss menus ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous steaks were appalling and most evenings food was cold -lunch however much better than dinner food on buffet terrible and cold every time we tried it.we spent a lot of time up on lido deck and the outside tables were never washed down they were periodically tidied and dirty ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


Not for Me

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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BELBEE

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Embarkation very quick and efficient. Security staff on boarding dour and unwelcoming - not a smile or greeting. Cabin size adequate with tea and coffee facilities (replaced daily). Complimentary shampoo etc. (The White Company). Cabin clean but fittings tired. Carpet badly stained and marked. Loo stained and it continually flooded (fixed fairly quickly). Cabin steward excellent - helpful and ...
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Sail Date: July 2016


Never again

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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LIBERTYH

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This was a relatively inexpensive cruise and it showed. While nothing was particularly bad it was not particularly good either. The food was mediocre both in the Waterside buffet and in the restaurant (Saffron). The entertainment was, in the main 'cheap and cheerful', certainly nothing special. The enrichment activities during the day were practically non-existent unless designed to part you with ...
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Sail Date: July 2016


Disappointed with P&O

Review for Ventura to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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twighlightstar

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Embarkation and disembarkation can only be described as shambolic. It seemed everyone was at the terminal at the same time and so no seats and long delays to embark. They give people a piece of paper with an allocated colour for disembarkation but once the first call was made there was a mass exodus because no checks were made about what colour people were allocated . How hard would it be to give ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


First & last cruise with P&O

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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rouelle6

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have been on at least 6 other cruises with RCI, Celebrity and Seabourn and this was our first with P&O. We were extremely disappointed to say the least, even when compared to Island Cruises: the customer service both pre and during the cruise was absolutely disgraceful. Positives: Excellent service re baggage collection and delivery to the cabin and likewise on the return journey Cabin ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Disappointing

Review for Ventura to Mediterranean

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Racing favourite

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

First time for us, and the last with P and O I think. Not what I expected for the price, I'm not hard to please but this was quite downmarket. I got the impression from others who had cruised before that they felt the same, perhaps P and O are trying to appeal to a wider market but they are certainly not appealing to the higher end market. Glad I chose freedom dining as there were certainly ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


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