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

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1-10 of 25 P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western


Amsterdam and Bruges

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Gary1962

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I'll get my moan out of the way first ! We booked the cruise last January, specifically for the overnight stop in the centre of Amsterdam, to allow us to easily come and go from the ship, and venture back into the city for the "night life". A month after our booking, we were told that for "operational reasons" we would now be stopping at Ijmuiden overnight Instead, and being coached in an hour ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Family Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Golden Wedding Cruise Provides Curate's Egg of Memories

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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NNNeil

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Our August/September Golden Anniversary Cruise was on P & O’s Ventura, a ship on which we have travelled before, in fact it was on our first cruise just 2 years ago. We chose the itinerary primarily because the date of our anniversary was mid-cruise and the week-long itinerary included the island where we had our honeymoon back in September 1969, Guernsey, where we could relive all the fond ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


The good and not so good.

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Winchester73

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We had a good cruise to Jersey with Aurora in June 2018, so booked again for Brugges with Ventura in November. The orginsation is good, luggage taken even before the entry hall and it arrives at your cabin door before you do. We had a balcony cabin which was really great. As we were on a two night cruise we didn't see much of the sea, none-the-less good to have. The ship was great in terms ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Good value & quality but.......

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ecogranny

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The embarkation process was very efficient and worked well. Our cabin was clean & comfortable, the food excellent, entertainment poor, communication by newsletter or PA not very helpful. There was no information about the Saturday activities, only for the Sunday. We had wanted to to visit Brugge again but no such luck. At the last minute at 7am Sunday morning it was announced that ' too ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


Three night mini cruise to Cherbourg and Le Havre

Review for Ventura to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Brambles118

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 unacceptable wait times. The cabin c631 was clean and tidy although a little drab colour wise, our steward was friendly and helpful. The Baytree restaurant the food was imo predictable ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Spain, Portugal and Guernsey

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margtee

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We have just returned from this cruise and were somewhat disappointed because we did not stop in Oporto because of problems with the ship. The ports we visited were Vigo which was lovely, then Lisbon where the stay was extended in order, I believe, for repairs to be made to the ship. We should have left at 5 pm but infact the visit was extended until the early hours of the following morning ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


Ship ready for refit

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Woodywotnot

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Itinerary suited us, good mix of sea days and port days. Ship now looking tired, damaged and torn seats and leaks from ceilings in public areas and marked and damaged fittings in cabin, although the ship was spotlessly clean. Ship didn't seem to have the atmosphere it usually did, cabin steward and waiters didn't seem to have time to talk. Most days we were waiting for food in the buffet ...
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Sail Date: May 2017


A bit threadbare...Seen better days...Screaming kids.

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Adrian G

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was my 13th. cruise and my 4th. (in a row) with P&O. I travelled on Ventura in 2015 and all was well-but I'm sad to say the ship now needs some serious restoration. As with my other reviews on this site, I'll split this up into catergories starting with... Embarkation/Disembarkation. Sailing from Southampton in the UK. A complete breeze. P&O know what they're doing. Although the ship ...
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Sail Date: April 2017


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

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Selbourne

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 Cruise Terminal at 1115, this being the earliest advertised time for car drop off with CPS. Having had a hassle free drive down to Southampton, in spite of the rainy weather, we ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Traveled with disabled person


A little lacklustre

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CaraLark

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 forums here and were expecting things to perhaps look a little worn, and that a cruise during half term plus it being short that it might be a little rowdier than normal. We were ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Traveled with children


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