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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Date: 30 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Enjoyable Cruise Summary: Our fourth cruise with P & O, this time on the Ventura to Spain and Italy for 14 nights in October 2019. Balcony cabin very comfortable, cabin steward friendly and polite at all times and cabin clean and nothing forgotten. We had to ask for flannels but understand this a new policy that they are only given on request. Ship very clean and public area kept area generally in good condition. Dinning was good but...

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Date: 18 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Autumn Spain & Portugal on Ventura Summary: Always a favourite ship along with Oceana we decided to return to P & O after a couple of years away. We found the same high standards of service and comfort and cleanliness along with increased food portions since our last voyage. We had been to some ports previously Vigo – not sure why they persist here but all of the others Lisbon, Cartagena, Malaga, Gibraltar and La Corunna were excellent/good. Weather was very good...

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Date: 16 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Cruising to Spain and Portugal – 24th September to 6th October 2019 Summary: We had an excellent cruise on the Ventura. Excellent customer service, food and entertainment. More staff could be recruited to work in the restaurants in the evenings. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. P & O consistently maintain their high standards throughout the Company.

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Date: 15 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Spain & Portugal 24/9 to 6/10 Summary: Third time on Ventura, looking fairly tired in areas. Like the new seating in Havana and Metropolitan. Food was very good in both self-service and MDR’s. Cut backs in staff in all areas is quite apparent since our previous cruise on her in 2017. The new regulations in regard to taking alcohol on board seems to me to be a complete waste of crew members time. I am sure they could be much more useful...

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Date: 14 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Very Tired Ship Summary: We were on the Ventura 15 months ago and wow has it ever gone downhill for the prices paid! * Biggest problem was the lack of staff and the poor staff are very clearly unhappy in their jobs, due to the amount of work they have to do with little time to do it, felt extremely sorry for them. Cruising used to be such fun and the staff helped to make your cruise. * Loungers...

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Date: 14 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: The best cruise yet Summary: I returned on Sunday October 6th from a cruise on Ventura around the coast of Spain and Portugal. It was by far the best P&O cruise I have been on so far. The service and food were as good as ever, the entertainment as mixed as ever, the quizzes the same as ever, (same questions!), and the group of solo travellers I spent most of my time with outstanding! I can’t comment on P&O excursions...

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Date: 14 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Entertainment Summary: The entertainment could have been better the young girl presenters wasn’t really up to the job.

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Date: 14 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Wonderful Autumn break Summary: We have recently returned from 12 days on board Ventura. The ship has every facility for young and old alike. On this occasion we particularly enjoyed the walking trip in Lisbon organised by “Urban Adventures”. The variety and depth of the trip surprised all the 12 folks who we accompanied and is an excellent venture by P and O to use other companies for shore excursions. The entertainment was again first class and for the...

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Date: 11 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Terrible standards now on P and O Summary: We have cruised many times with P and O and up until the last couple we have really enjoyed our time onboard. Our superior deluxe cabin on this occassion was a total disappointment and was dirty, especially around the bath and a dirty shower curtain. It needed a deep clean to remover the grime around the tiles above the bath and the floor especially around the loo, disgusting! The room was old and very tired...

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Date: 03 October 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Another lovely cruise Summary: This was our first cruise on this ship, previously having sailed on P&O Arcadia and Oriana. We arrived at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton at 11.45am and by 12.15 we were on board enjoying the buffet lunch. The embarkation process was very slick, from being greeted by CPS parking personnel to check-in staff. Once on board we were directed to deck 15 where the buffet is located. There was plenty of choice and after lunch...

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Date: 27 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Norway Cruise – 6th September 2019 Summary: Apart from a rainy day in Bergen the rest of the cruise was excellent. Great food and service plus great entertainment. First, visit to Alesund and loved it especially in glorious sunshine. It was our 4th visit to Norway and enjoyed it as much as the other 3.

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Date: 23 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Disappointed Summary: Fourth time on Ventura and have always been delighted however very disappointed this time. Our cabin was lovely made even nicer by an excellent cabin steward Jay, nothing was too much trouble. We went Freedom Dining which suits us and overall the food in the restaurants was lovely although at times the service could be very slow and even though the waiters had been told we had come in early especially to go to the...

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Date: 23 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Amsterdam Bruges and Guernsey 30 August 2019 Summary: Not cruised with P and O before, so was favourably impressed, a few issues but overall value for money. We thought that most of the decor on board was very nice. Balcony cabin pleasant slightly old fashioned, but well serviced by cabin staff. Alcohol prices were very reasonable, good choice and good service, bars and theatre. Buffet areas not good, certainly a step down from other cruise lines. The buffet station was cramped, very jostly,...

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Date: 19 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Uncertain times… Summary: The cruise we have been on was one week to Amsterdam Bruges and Guernsey. Major maintenance work being carried out around the public areas of the ship …main deck next to the most popular bar on the ship. Rear pool area and bar, with seating removed, and safety tape stretched across, as a safety precaution.Very strange management decision. Standard on the Ventura definitely going down.

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Date: 16 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: The canals of Amsterdam Summary: We had a most enjoyable cruise. The tour of the canals of Amsterdam was excellent with a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. Due to a misunderstanding we did not get to Bruges. We were led to believe that there was a shuttle bus when, in fact, there wasn’t. The service for dinner was excellent but the same cannot be said for breakfast with a very slow set of waiters who, at times appeared truculent. The...

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Date: 16 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Amsterdam and Bruges Summary: Booked this cruise for a family of 4 adults in a superior balcony room, due to 3rd and 4th passengers paying £1 each, making the cruise great value for money. Unfortunately our other main reason for booking was to stay overnight in Amsterdam, but due to the new port tax P&O have chosen to stop at Ijmuiden instead which is an hour away by coach. Add to this that they changed the schedule so we...

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Date: 03 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Fjords 16 August 2019 Summary: Brilliant ship and staff. Cabin steward was excellent, food excellent too. Headliners shows were top notch. Comedian had very dated material, not very funny. The bands in the Havana and Tamarind were not as good as some we’ve seen on P&O I’m afraid. Flam mountain adventure trip was very well organised and enjoyable, one of our party did have an accident with the zip line though the line at the end whipped his ear so...

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Date: 03 September 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Norwegian Fjords Summary: Ventura is a good stable ship but she’s looking a bit tired. The dining was very good and the staff very friendly and polite. The ship doesn’t have the wow factor that other cruise companies that we’ve sailed with. The Fjords are very pretty and worth a visit

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Date: 19 August 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Ventura cruise Summary: Have cruised with P&O for 23 years and have many happy memories but it seems to be changing so much. Just been on Ventura which we normally enjoy but the last 2 this year have not been good, food standards have dropped waiting a long time to be served in MDR one evening 1Hr for main course half an hour before we where even asked what we wanted and that was only after a gentleman...

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Date: 14 August 2019
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Fjords are super Summary: We were blessed with good weather and had a great trip. The ports of call are great and allow you to see the fjords up close. It is possible to book excellent trips upon reaching the ports. We enjoyed Olden, Flam and Stavanger. The trip on the Eco boat from Flam is excellent. The Flam railway is overpriced and overrated. On board our cabin was great and cleaned very well. Disappointed with the dining experience....

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