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P&O Ventura Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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49 P&O Ventura Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

beckyrushton89 avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a lifetime


Where do I begin? The cruise was absolutely fantastic. Whoever faults this cruise needs there heads checking. The ship itself is beautiful, In fabulous condition. The rooms were cleaned every day and night. Our room ...
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Sail Date November 2019

goeffer avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Staff and Crew. Too Bad about the Grumpy miserable guests on board

This was a 60th Birthday Cruise. I contacted P&O prior to sailing to arrange a few items and sure enough they were in the cabin waiting for us when we arrived. From Curbside to cabin took less than 10 minutes. ...
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Sail Date March 2019

jaypo63 avatar


11 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

Embarkation as always was good,as priority passengers we arrived early and sat in departures and had our complimentary coffee and biscuits,on ship by midday and straight through to champagne lunch,really is a ...
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Sail Date December 2018

Magsaldred avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with lovely staff

So nice to have a classic cruise instead of the hard sell, glitzy, quantity over quality that other companies seem to be providing now. Embarkation was seemless and from leaving our hotel to sitting in the buffet on ...
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Sail Date November 2018

lmcgowan82 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


I’m a well seasoned cruise traveller with over 25 completed to date ranging from Princess, RCI, Celebrity and P&O. I’ve never felt compelled to write a review until now. Having cruised similar with P&O, my ...
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Sail Date August 2018

vjmehra avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing staff, but the ship was lacking

Having never been on a cruise before we found a 2 night mini-cruise on the P&O Ventura over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Southampton to Guernsey and back). My first point would be that if P&O run this ...
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Sail Date August 2018

Leoni avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise. Wonderful!!

This was our first ever cruise and we really had no idea what to expect. Reading some of the reviews; I was fairly concerned, particularly about the food. Our embarkation couldn't have been easier. We queued for ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Welshmancarrol28 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Even following a bad start things didn't improve

I am amazed with a history of technical difficulties even limping into port on our day of sailing P&O decide to put nearly 3,000 souls to sea on a craft with historical mechanical problems, and this time being a ...
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Sail Date May 2018

Beckingsfield avatar


2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Will never sail with P&O again!

Pool was closed for all but one day of the holiday. Understaffed. Ran out of most drinks on board. So much was broken, lifts, toilets, etc. Activities scheduled on deck, knowing there was bad weather - massive cop ...
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Sail Date March 2018

flycatcher avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely Caribbean

We love the Caribbean in Jan/ Feb to escape the UK winter. Ventura was late arriving in Southampton due to bad weather, thank goodness we weren’t on that cruise! P&O gave us all £15pp extra onboard spend to ...
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Sail Date January 2018

jaypo63 avatar


11 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise

Fantastic cruise yet again from P & O.Unfortunately this ship had been struck with the noro virus,which I suppose can happen to any cruise liner,just one of the hazzards,so we were somewhat delayed on getting ...
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Sail Date December 2017

johnnyd57uk avatar


4 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Storms, sights and bad manners

Having loved last years Cruise so much (our first) we decided to go again this year. Its a lovely ship but interestingly its surprising how much more critical one becomes second time round. Having said that our ...
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Sail Date December 2017

UKmum avatar


3 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

First time with P&O - Ventura 29/10 to Lisbon/Canaries/Madeira

We have cruised before with Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Cunard. We wanted a Southampton sailing, to a warm location, to coincide with our November wedding anniversary so this cruise fitted the bill. We were ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Mich54 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but could do better..

The itinerary was the main reason for choosing this cruise particularly for excursions to Florence and Rome. Embarkation was swift and well organised as was disembarkation and our excursion to Rome was enjoyable and ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Gusdocs1 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Poor

This was my third cruise with P and O but first time on Ventura,I have to say that I am finished with P and O .The Ventura is so dated very tired looking furnishings the superior balcony was terrible 2 small ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Presto2 avatar


9 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised by this lovely ship!

Having sailed on Oceana and Britannia we decided to give Ventura a go on a 17 day cruise to the Greek Islands. We were worried before we went, having read some pretty grim reviews of the ship but came away having ...
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Sail Date August 2017



2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Med cruise

The main reason for going on this cruise was the fact it was visiting Naples a port not often visited by P&O. Another attraction was a first time call at Oporto which where we took the courtesy bus into town and ...
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Sail Date June 2017

shot2bits avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ventura Canary Isles July 2017

This was our second P&O cruise having previously sailed on Oceana. We have also sailed with Thomson and Celebrity. Embarkation was well organized: we had been allocated a time of 3pm but arrived two hours ...
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Sail Date July 2017

Ginnyweeks avatar


1 Review Written


Good flight out on dreamliner, quick efficient service to ship, lovely cabin superior delux d218 only drawback first nite not much sleep as directly above lifeboats and noisy where maybe a rope or something was ...
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Sail Date February 2015

DazzaO avatar


2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

P & O Cruises does it again!

We chose this cruise as we went on a 7 day cruise for the first time last August on P & O's Britannia and we decided there and then that we would do the Mediterranean this year and as we had such excellent treatment ...
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Sail Date June 2017

Broadhurstbob avatar


12 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

About Time

About Time We have cruised with P&O many times, it was our first trip on Ventura although we were familiar with the layout having cruised on Azura and some Princess ships. This cruise was mainly to visit Greece ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Langers65 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Timer

We chose this cruise as a taster, having wanted to go on one for a while. We went for a short break just to see what it would be like. I'm glad to say we were not disappointed. We had a fantastic time, the weather ...
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Sail Date May 2017

2victoria avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Caribbean Adventure

Chose this cruise simply because we wanted to visit the Caribbean without having to fly. We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity, but were told by other cruisers that "P&O is the ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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Prisoner 755

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes


On arrival at the terminal you were herded by colour cards to your point of registration,as we were on our honeymoon and booked the cabin we wanted months in advance,we were shocked to be told our cabin had been ...
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Sail Date January 2017

Busiris avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Much improved

After a poor 2015 cruise on Aurora, we decided to give P&O another chance. Glad we did as the this was a very enjoyable cruise. Food, service and entertainment where excellent with a wide range of restaurants and ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Ventura Ratings

Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.6
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