Ventura Reviews

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There’s always something happening on Ventura. Enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, many quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools. Evenings are particularly memorable, with the lavish two-deck theatre where you’ll witness elaborate shows and stand-up comedy. There are twelve places to dine including three main restaurants.

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Best ever Christmas
By Mrs V Flower on 14 January 2019
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Best Christmas we have ever had, everything was perfect, food staff and decor of the ship, only disappointment was the entertainment wasn’t up to the normal P O standard, but saying that the Headliners were excellent as usual.


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Magical cruise
By J Shaw on 07 January 2019
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We have just returned from Ventura’s Christmas and New Year cruise to The Canaries and Madiera together with Lisbon. It was wow from the minute we stepped on board. With the ice rink in the Atrium. The decorations were very good. The staff right from the Captain to the cabin staff were excellent. The food overall was greatly improved to what was served on other ships. The entertainment was good as usual. The only down...


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Enjoyable cruise
By Rosemarie Wood on 02 January 2019
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We had a very enjoyable cruise, and the staff were helpful.


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Emergency
By Stephanie Bray on 02 January 2019
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My husband was taken ill on the port of Lisbon and transferred to hospital. He is still there waiting to be well enough to be repatriated. The cruise medics on board were fantastic. I remained on board as my husband was not happy with me being in a Capital on my own. Since arriving home P&O have phoned ever day for an up date. What fantastic care. I have learnt that they hope to get...


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Canaries Islands
By Mr Ken Edwards on 21 December 2018
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Very rough through Bay of Biscay both ways rather, uncomfortable even for regular cruisers like us, but good weather at the other end made up for it. Overall the service on board was good as usual but we felt that dining room standards had slipped regarding the wearing of slit jeans and casual wear on black tie evenings which should have been refused entry in accordance with regulation standards. The staff were very friendly and...


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Review
By Heather Burley on 17 December 2018
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Captain was very entertaining and friendly. We did see quite a lot of him and he seemed very genuine. Staff very helpful and obliging. Food standards I feel had dropped slightly since my last cruise. Found that overall cleanliness was not as expected and as previously found. Furniture with stains, drain at the side of the outdoor swimming pool littered with previous day’s debris and crumbs under tables in buffet quite disappointing. Ledge with kettle...


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Ventura Cruise
By Roger Brown on 17 December 2018
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Just returned from Canaries round trip on the Ventura. Food and service far excelled the same trip we did on the Britania earlier in the year.


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Pre Christmas holiday
By SHEILA BRINDLE on 17 December 2018
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Really enjoyed the cruise, the sea could have been kinder but it was the Bay of Biscay, and yes we booked at this time of year. We had a Superior deluxe balcony, are very first in 20 cruises. It was fabulous loads of room, two television, the husband could get up make a cup of tea, watch the news then go on the balcony all without disturbing me, a real advantage for early risers. Food seemed...


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Pleasant cruise on the whole
By Christine on 04 December 2018
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The ship looks clean and well maintained on the whole. Steward service was very good and efficient. Unfortunately, the Freedom Dining spoilt our experience as it did not live up to its name. We are happy to share a table some of the time, at others preferring a table of two. Table availability almost seemed to fall into two sittings and only tables of 8 or 10 were available when we offered to share. The...


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Ventura Review
By Roger Porter on 03 December 2018
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Destinations great food good cabin excellent upgraded from restricted view to a partially restricted view which was not restricted at all. Trips very good only downside a lot of walking from ship to town, not all ports had shuttle buses.


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Lovely Relaxing Cruise
By Wendy & Phil Tranter on 03 December 2018
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We travelled to Spain & Portugal on 12th November. This was the first time we had cruised so late in the year and the first time we have booked an inside cabin, both experiences were excellent. Ventura was the first ship we cruised on and it was lovely to be back on this beautiful lady, who was looking lovelier than ever after her refit. We were surprised to see that the cruise was fully booked...


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Ventura- unlikely to repeat.
By Grant Monahan on 03 December 2018
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I had a good deal price-wise and liked the itinerary but was slightly dubious about P&O’s larger ships. Service, food and cleanliness were fine but it was almost impossible to find anywhere quiet and peaceful to read. P&O libraries are a joke! On Ventura, it is open to all the atrium noise and had five chairs which seemed to be occupied by sleeping passengers most of the time. The lifts were hopeless and nearly always...


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Didn’t reach destination
By Louisa Whant on 26 November 2018
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This was our first cruise and we sailed from Southampton to Bruges, unfortunately, due to the weather we were not able to dock in Bruge. It was disappointing that there is no small print anywhere I could find on the documents to state that this was even a possibility and we were offered no compensation at all – a free drink would have softened the blow! We went with friends for a 40th birthday so...


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A cruise around the Iberian Peninsula
By Alec Sugden on 29 October 2018
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Excellent food and service but would not choose this ship again,preferring Arcadia,Aurora and Oriana. We found the Library too small and poorly stocked for the size of ship also the promenade deck was too narrow and difficult to get around due to the steps at the bow. In addition the whole of the Starboard side of the Prom deck was designated for smoking which meant that when the sun was on that side of the...


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Holiday October 2018
By Mrs Moyra Challenger on 29 October 2018
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Everything was perfect but would like a change of menu at last formal night as it never varies and there is never anything to my husbands taste so we tend to eat in The Glass House where the food is always good.


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Great cruise with family
By Tonia Turner-Archer on 29 October 2018
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Went on a 12-night cruise in October we have been on this ship before so had an idea where things were. We had freedom dining but had the same table for 10 nights with the same waiters who were fantastic. The cabin stewards were very helpful nothing too much trouble. The shows were busy at times but not a problem always got a seat. All the staff were fantastic and P&O should be proud of...


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8th to 20th October 2018 Mediterranean
By terry french on 29 October 2018
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Nice relaxing short cruise weather better than expected ship up to usual standard.Been to most ports several times so mainly had a stroll round.Be nice to see some new ports. Prefer the Aurora size they seem to have better itinerary’s


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Excellent Cruise
By Jeanette Masters on 29 October 2018
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Sailed on Ventura on 8th October 2018. Apart from the MDR (freedom dining) being somewhat chaotic on the first evening (the very long wait between courses and wine arriving with dessert), we couldn’t fault this cruise – Food, Service and ship all excellent. Yes, one or two of the entertainment acts were not to our taste but always found something of interest for us. Can’t wait for our next trip.


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The Cruise that never was.
By Michael on 16 October 2018
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This was the first time I had been on Ventura. We normally stick to the smaller ships but this went to the Greek Islands and that’s where we wanted to go. Embarkation at Southampton was excellent, friendly, quick and efficient. The cabins were ready on time and ours was in good condition and clean when we entered. One minor complaint was that the toilet bin had not been emptied from the previous occupants, soon sorted...


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17 night Cruise to A Greek Island from 18 Sept 2018
By Nick Beauclerk on 16 October 2018
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Our first time on this ship which we found to be very enjoyable – Club Dining Food was a marked improvement from that on Aurora in May 2018 We ate in Sindhu on 3 occasions – the first night as they offered a third off and as usual the food was excellent and the experience wonderful. Cabin with a walk in wardrobe and a very large balcony was brilliant – entertainment excellent with Jimmy James...


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