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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to the Mediterranean

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Mediterranean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

6

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

38

First-Time Cruisers

26

Senior Cruises

15

Spring Break Cruises

11

Romantic Cruises

9

26 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to the Mediterranean


whitebeam123 avatar

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


keith dutton avatar

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


simonfish avatar

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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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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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


Debs57 avatar

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


Wiz201 avatar

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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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


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OzzyMandias

2 Reviews Written

Super First Cruise

We have just returned from our first cruise aboard Ventura. Having read some of the negative reviews I was apprehensive about what to expect - I need not have worried. The first day went smoothly from the airport to ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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jwvoid

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


Blue eyed blonde avatar

Blue eyed blonde

1 Review Written

Wonderful Med Cruise, Italy & Croatia

This was our first time cruising, and we had a wonderful time. Our balcony cabin on A deck was lovely, plenty of room and spotlessly clean (thanks to our friendly cabin steward Remy) so great to be able to open the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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welshlady10

1 Review Written

1st time cruise excellent for the family

First time on a cruise bit daunting what to expect! P & 0 are very organised from embarking the ship to disembarking. You check in your luggage at the airport and then don't see it until its outside your cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2014


igc1959 avatar

igc1959

1 Review Written

Great experience for first time cruise

My wife Tracey ,daughter Olivia (11) and I decided to treat ourselves to an Italian cruise aboard the Ventura in August 2014. It was our first cruise so we were a little naive to some things but thoroughly enjoyed ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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insanemagnet

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Mostly good

Never been on a cruise before (of any sort), so unsure how it would compare to normal holidays(I normally arrange flights, hotels, transport, restaurants, etc, independently to pick the best that suits my needs). ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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annemarie87

1 Review Written

Holiday of a lifetime!

My boyfriend and I were new to cruising this year and have just disembarked the Ventura ship with P&O Cruises. It truly was the holiday of a lifetime and whilst we have no other cruises to compare this to, we do ...
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Sail Date August 2014


dale64 avatar

dale64

2 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Outstanding!

Cruised Genoa-Venice in July for 7 nights.  This was the first cruise for my wife and I, and I must say I was a bit apprehensive with some of the reviews which posted negative comments. After 7 wonderful days, I ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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kaf1sh

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Exceeded all expectations

Having read several reviews, we were very concerned that we had made a poor choice in booking a P&O cruise. Talk of "chavs" and "Butlins" filled us with dread - whilst reports of poor standards on board had us ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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jenniefriend

1 Review Written

I am very disappointed in this, my first (and last) Cruise. I was mistakenly confident, when booking my cruise with P&O, that I would spend a peaceful and relaxing time on board Ventura. My friend and I booked 2 ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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lakeside ninny

1 Review Written

Amazing Ventura Cruise

Arrived in Southampton for my 1st Cruise and was just a little apprehensive. We were dealt with quickly and efficiently on check in and within an hour of our arrival we were onboard. The first impression of this ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Debbiecakes

1 Review Written

First Time Cruise - Excellent, but no Marco Pierre White !

Well I have just returned from my first ever cruise, and I have to say in the main I loved it. Even with a very rough crossing across BOB Car Parking Smooth and quick. We joined a queue, waited around 10 ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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PeteM01

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First time cruising on the Ventura

My mother-in-law is a keen cruiser and decided to introduce her grand-children to cruise-culture by booking a 16 night Eastern Med cruise for three generations of her family. As any sort of 'package' holiday or ...
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Sail Date July 2012


magpieman avatar

magpieman

1 Review Written

First time Ventura cruiser to Western Mediterranean

We stayed overnight the Premier Inn at Southampton. On Sunday morning we went down to the docks and had the first site of the Ventura which seemed absolutely enormous. We were immediately directed to an area where ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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bluemadcat101

1 Review Written

Fantastic Holiday on Ventura

Arrived at Southampton our car and cases were whisked away and within 30 minutes we were on the ship heading for the restaurant. Ventura is an amazing ship and our cabin was complete luxury, very comfortable beds we ...
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Sail Date July 2011


chas379 avatar

chas379

3 Reviews Written

Good Weekend But!!!

Our itinerary was Southampton to Zeebrugge (For Bruges) and return to Southampton. 25th to 27th March 2011.Booked through a cruise agent we had used before and no problems on this. However on all the documentation ...
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Sail Date March 2011


chaywest avatar

chaywest

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

No rating

Brilliant Ventura

First of all let me say that the negative reviews we have read nearly put us off booking the ventura, thank goodness we didn't listen to the doom mongers! From arriving at the terminal to eating lunch at the ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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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