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P&O Ventura First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Average

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Terrible

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First-Time Cruisers

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65 P&O Ventura First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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whitebeam123

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers, P&O Ventura

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Looked into cruising a little, but always felt daunted by it. Took the plunge based on the rights dates and great last minute price. To give an idea of what type of travellers we are, We are a married couple, both ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Dance thDance

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise - Lived up to all expectations!!!

Having perused the reviews before we left, I was a bit unsure as to whether my best mate had made the right choice for this one......How wrong I was!!!! A fantastic ship, with the staff being more than helpful, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Twotoneskaman

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Southampton to Bruges on P&O Ventura; Our 1st Cruise, Mixed Feelings!

This was our first cruise and we were both nervous and excited about our trip from Southampton to Bruges on P&O Ventura. Below is our review and some of the things that we would do differently should we decide to do ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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griffster

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

my husband and I took our first ever cruise on board P/O VENTURA on the 2 January 2016. we stayed overnight on the 1 jan at wetherby service hotel, and cruise connect picked us up the following morning at 7.30. we ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Andreacrosby

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

I booked this as a treat after a busy X mas for myself and my husband , I was sceptical about the whole thing , a lot of reading about cruising there seems a element of snobbery, well I loved it yes a mini cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Worldsmyprawn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Break by All

We did enjoy the cruise but a few parts were disappointing! Are departure was smooth apart from we didn't book parking in advance. We were told just to turn up,it was included in our package and someone would ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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jackiepinter

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

BORING AND DIRTY

At times service in the main bar was particularly bad, waiting 45 minutes just to get a drink, refusing to let you get one from the bar. Areas of the ship discusting filthy, especially the toilets, very stained ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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JS2685

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Taster cruise

Spent 3 nights aboard Ventuta sailing to Le Havre and Zebrugge. This was my first ever cruise and I went with my mother who has cruised a few times,so has more insight into cruising than myself.Firtsly I must say ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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madmacs

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Many Good Things, Few Not So Good

We are seasoned cruisers, but this was my first with P&O, but not for my wife. It was a short seven day cruise that went as far as Lisbon. The weather was mixed with some wet days and some better days. I won't ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Harold and Hilda

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

Apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of Ventura but very pleasantly surprised. Arrived at cruise terminal two hours before appointed time of 2.30 but sent straight to check-in and then onto ship, so ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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keith dutton

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable, but could be much better.

This was my first cruise, but my wife had cruised before when she was a young girl. At first site the ship is really impressive. The food was excellent and the quality of service in the restaurants was friendly ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MollyMooster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise; can't wait for the next one!

We arrived in Southampton at around half 12, and weren't supposed to embark until about half 3, but only had to wait about 10 minutes in the lounge area before we were called. Had picture taken, gave credit card ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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simonfish

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superb

i arranged this cruise for my wife and it was a birthday surprise for her. This was our first cruise but i knew what i wanted with regards to service had talked to seasoned cruisers on what was to be expected. We ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Shaun McGiff

1 Review Written

First Time Cruise and Will Not Be the Last

We went with 2 other couples on this 2 days to Guernsey. This was our first cruise and it will not be our last. We were so impressed with how efficient the whole process was. Everything about the experience was ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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RoyBoy 1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

We started our holiday on Sunday 23/08/2015. The embarkation was a dream, none of your long queues as in the airports. From arriving at the port at 11.am to sitting in a bar on board ship at 11.45am.Luggage taken ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Jamie14

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Wedding on Board

This was my first ever cruise and I was looking forward to it so much. My son also married on board. There were some positive points I.e. Loved my cabin and balcony, the housekeeper kept this very well but having ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Bentsen

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


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Suyos

1 Review Written

Not Great

12 nights on the Ventura was a struggle for my husband, 14yr old, 9yr old, 71 yr old mum and myself, unless you like a 'Butlins/Haven holiday camp type holiday at an extortionate price point'! (A fellow passengers ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Racing favourite

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Debs57

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Please read on if you are a first time cruiser

My husband and I have just returned from our first cruise and although we had a fabulous time I would like to let others know some tips if you have never cruised before. We travelled on the P&O Ventura from ...
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Sail Date May 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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townmouse53

1 Review Written

Thrilled With Our First Experience, Signed Up For Another!

This was our first cruise ever - a 'gift' for our wedding anniversary. We were put in cabin B344, an inner one. Although we personally found the temperature to be a bit warm (as we like to sleep in cool ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Wiz201

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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AnnieM10

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

We joined the cruise as first time sceptics, not expecting to enjoy it. From the straightforward embarkation process to the speedy disembarkation (so much faster than an airport) we loved everything about Ventura. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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CRUISE CRAZY!

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time fabulous!

Great room, great staff, great food and seemed to be filled with really nice people sailing with us. Staff always reminding people to cleanse hands before entering buffet or retaurant and signs up in toilets, ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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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