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P&O Ventura Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

2

Average

4

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

First-Time Cruisers

65

Senior Cruises

64

Romantic Cruises

49

Holiday Cruises

18

18 P&O Ventura Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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pennib

14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Another Happy Christmas & New Year on Ventura

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This was our 4th festive cruise on Ventura around the Caribbean islands. The usual efficient P&O system of dealing with flights and luggage soon had us in the holiday mood. This time we were on a Dreamliner from ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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lee7661

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely xmas and new year cruise, but standards slipping slightly

My family consist of my husband and myself , two boys ages nearly 10 & 17 and my father. We had an effortless flight from Manchester to Barbados. I must say I dislike having to pay for soft drinks on such a long ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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KevinML

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Needs improvement

Just returned from the Christmas cruise aboard Ventura. I'll will try to summarise my thoughts .... The service from the steward and dining room staff (early sitting) was excellent. The dinning room food in the ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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paul2cc

1 Review Written

First Time With P&O

Having cruised twice before in the Med with Thomson and having enjoyed my experience thoroughly as a special treat I decided to book a surprise cruise to the carribean for my wife's 50th Birthday. We booked a week ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Sea Blue Skies

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable, Good Food, and Great Places to see.

I am sure some of the views on these forums, reflect what some might have thought a cruise today would be the same as in the 1950's!!! Today the ships are on a huge scale, and the clientele far removed from that ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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bumblejack

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ventura Christmas 2013 Cruise

This was our first Christmas P&O Caribbean cruise and we were very impressed with the organisation at the airport once we arrived in Barbados on the 20th December. We were taken by minibus directly from the plane to ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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SLS1234567

1 Review Written

fantastic holiday.

Our Christmas and New Year cruise was brilliant and we have recommended the cruise to friends and family. I have no links or allegiance to P&O although it is the only cruise line that we have experienced. We are a ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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STU C

1 Review Written

Ventura - Caribbean Christmas & New Year 2013

My husband and myself have just returned from a very disappointing Christmas & New Year cruise on Ventura. Disappointing to the point that we also will never cruise with P & O again. This is our fourth Caribbean ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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crazy caterer

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O probably P&NO in future

We were first introduced to cruising back in 2002 by my dad who would only ever sail with P&O and we last sailed with them on Aurora in 2006. Since then we have cruised with both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and I ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Shirl the Girl

1 Review Written

Fabulous!!

My husband, son (13 years) and I have just recently returned from a fantastic holiday aboard the Ventura sailing around the many beautiful islands of the Eastern Caribbean! Feel I need to write a review as we had ...
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Sail Date December 2012


pennib avatar

pennib

14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

A month on Ventura

This was our second time on Ventura - the last one was the infamous Christmas cruise in 2008. We'd been on Azura for a month at Christmas and New Year 2010, and as Ventura is the same layout as Azura we knew our ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Bollinger_Babe

19 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Ventura - Better than expected

This was the 28th cruise my husband and I have been on. We have sailed with several of the better-known cruise lines and this was our 4th with P & O. Having read many of the negative reviews about Ventura on ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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keith dutton

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again

After a christmas cruise on the arcadia 5 years ago which was superb we decided to try P&O again and booked the christmas cruise on the Ventura. This being our 18th cruise on various cruise lines, we do know the ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Batfink

3 Reviews Written

Not as good as The Azura

This was our second cruise to the Canaries on The Ventura. The first was also with P&O on the Azura to the Caribbean. We enjoyed the cruise, but we did prefer the Azura, and while this may have been partly because ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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MCC1

1 Review Written

Ventura Christmas and New Year 2010/11 Bah Humbug!

After thoroughly enjoying a month long Christmas and New Year cruise last year on Oceana we decided to book the similar cruise on Ventura this year. What a huge mistake that proved to be. After only a couple of days ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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kevinyork

12 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

A pleasant Christmas cruise on Ventura

We chose this Christmas cruise on Ventura simply because the itinerary and dates suited our schedule. We were on Azura 6 months before so knew what to expect. In fact we were surprised that the ships were so ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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cheshirepen

2 Reviews Written

Ventura's maiden Christmas cruise

This was our 3rd cruise and our 2nd with P&O - the previous one being on Arcadia in Feb 2008. The flight to Barbados was comfortable and on time. Although it was a ThomsonFly charter,the aircraft was actually a ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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jwfhunts

13 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ventura - Christmas & New Year Cruise 2008

As we approached Ventura after the long but comfortable flight from London Gatwick Airport to Barbados airport, the first view of the ship gave the impression of a multistory block of flats, but this view was soon ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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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