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P&O Ventura Spring Break Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Ventura
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

8

Very Good

8

Average

12

Poor

7

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

First-Time Cruisers

65

Senior Cruises

64

Romantic Cruises

49

Spring Break Cruises

36

36 P&O Ventura Spring Break Cruises Cruise Reviews


sailorsandra avatar

sailorsandra

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brilliant!

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I'd never fancied a cruise - this was a friend's choice for a "girly weekend away" for us 2 older ladies. I expected to hate every minute - but actually really enjoyed it. Our cabin was spotless and the beds ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Lawhouse avatar

Lawhouse

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We are veterans of twenty cruises and this was our first time with P&O, we chose a seven night trip to the Norwegian Fjords leaving from Southampton. Parking was superb, boarding efficient our bags were outside ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Geronimo99 avatar

Geronimo99

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mostly good - but flaws

Happy 12-day cruise but just sometimes food quality was surprisingly poor. Potatoes with black rotting areas and occasionally not hot. Staff in smart restaurants and buffet were hard-working, helpful and pleasant. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Winter getaway

Embarked without trouble,outside cabin with picture window very satisfactory.As peninsular cruisers discounted price and on board spending money was a nice bonus. All meals were fine with plenty of choice but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Alleged technical problems on Ventura 4th to 11th May 2018

We are reasonably well travelled ‘cruisers’ having done 120+ days on Cunard, 7 on MSC and 14 on P&O Britannia last year. The Britannia cruise, repositioning from the Caribbean to the UK in March 2017 was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Tudorln avatar

Tudorln

5 Reviews Written

Worst cruise yet

The itinerary and the dates. Worst cruise I have been on engine problems late embarking and Cadiz not visited called in to Vigo on a Sunday at 5pm more for P and O benefit. Terrible crossing at sea with many ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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sidekick180

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

MISSED PORT AND TOO MUCH WOBBLY TIME AT SEA

This was a first time cruise for us and the main reason for this choice was to be able to visit 4 ports. Apparently there was a technical issue with the ship, which meant that we would not be stopping at Oporto in ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Mungoeleanor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Visits ashore were dreadful

1. Food excellent, 2. Disabled cabin and bathroom perfect. 3. Crew fantastic, friendly and attentive 4. Bars, restaurants, entertainment venues very good but some are very “dated”. 5. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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monkey013

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Shame they dropped a Port

We chose this cruise as it was visiting Oporto and Lisbon - well meant to have been. On the first sea day we were advised no Oporto due to technical failure which would be rectified in Lisbon. A late arrival in Vigo ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Julesalf avatar

Julesalf

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fab cruise

Last minute bargain and thoroughly enjoyed. Food in buffet was pretty good although sometimes lukewarm but guess this is to be expected when such large quantities are being served. Meals in Baytree restaurant ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Ludka avatar

Ludka

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Must be a glutton for punishment!

This was a last minute decision,wanted a bit of sun and the Canaries are always a good choice, in fact it is my second favourite destination for cruising.Last minute booking but not a last minute price, paid the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Dollop avatar

Dollop

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Very good for short duration.

We have recently returned from the 3 night Ventura cruise my feedback is both negative and positive. My negative comments mainly refer to our cabin. We were a group of 3. On arrival to our cabin we found only 2 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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TravellerNo1

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Improved experience with P & O..... inconsiderate passenger a slight problem.

P & O have improved their performance since my last cruise with them. Embarkation was a breeze and our bags arrived in the cabin shortly after we did. Best departure we have had. Cabin staff were polite and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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roglen

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st P&O Cruise

Wanted to get away early in the year and visit a few new places. Chose this cruise because of its itinery. Embarkation and Disembarkation was superb unlike the usual airport chaos. Decent cabin on A deck with small ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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CaraLark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A little lacklustre

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Maidmarion66

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good Value for Money; Nice Ship

Chose this cruise because of a 'big' birthday, wish we'd waited another 2/3 weeks because the weather wasn't too good in the ports, the sea was calm though even across the bay of Biscay. I've cruised around 10 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Gauguin22 avatar

Gauguin22

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Worse Cruise Ever

Firstly arriving at Southampton to embark our time was 3pm arrived at 2pm sat there until 4.30pm. Once onboard had to go straight to Safety Procedure at Muster Station. We have been on 6 cruises and this was the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


indiajack avatar

indiajack

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Won't be sailing again on Ventura.

Revisited Ventura as I liked the itinerary but unfortunately the weather was poor in the Canaries which is unusual. The food in the restaurants was good. A bit boring in the buffet restaurant. On the plus side ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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BarmyJackArmy

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Ventura Virus

What we thought would be a pleasant spring break on a 7 night cruise along the Iberian coast turned into a rather stressful experience. The dreaded norovirus had struck the ship prior to sailing so was being deep ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

122 Helpful Votes

Panic cruise

Just back from Iberian cruise on Ventura. Having had a not very pleasant experience a few years ago with P and O we have been trying other cruise lines with very good result, but we decided to venture back to see ...
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Sail Date March 2016


PMJ10 avatar

PMJ10

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

1. Embarkation. Excellent. Arrived at 13.10 for 13.00 boarding (yes we were late) but were in our cabin at 13.30. 2. Cabin. Clean, well appointed and our cabin stewardess (Lourdes) was really helpful and ...
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Sail Date February 2016


chums avatar

chums

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

My brother, sister in law and myself took our mum on this cruise for her 80th birthday. We visited Amsterdam and Zebrugge. The cruise ship has zero wow factor. The buffet dining area is similar to that of a 2/ 3* ...
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Sail Date February 2016


fairface avatar

fairface

1 Review Written

Underwhelmed by P & O

My friend had never cruised before I had been on Oceania, MSC and Fred Olsen cruises, so we decided to try P & O. We embarked from Southampton having driven down we were satisfied with the arrangements and did not ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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madwatwoman

1 Review Written

Disappointed with P & O

Is was the first cruise with P & O and I was very dissapointed with the level of service on the ship. I have cruised before with Ocean Village, Royal Caribbean and Princess. I found the staff on the Ventura ...
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Sail Date May 2015


daveb222 avatar

daveb222

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The First and Maybe the Last on Ventura

We have cruised a few times before mainly RCL and Celebrity but thought we would give P&O a whirl, so we booked two cruise, one 'taster' on Aurora last December and Ventura. Have to say we were not so impressed ...
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Sail Date April 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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