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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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A cruise around the Iberian Peninsula
By Alec Sugden on 29 October 2018
P&O Cruises | Ventura Reviews

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
P&O Cruises | Ventura Reviews

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
P&O Cruises | Ventura Reviews

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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This time it was disappointing
By C&M on 15 October 2018
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This was the most disappointing cruise we have had with P&O. The best thing was that our cabin steward was the best we have ever had. The service in the restaurants, at the poolside bar and other bars was not the standard we would expect from P&O. On one occasion I was even given another cruisers card back instead of my own. The club dining menu was repeated during the cruise and the vegetable choice...


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Greek Island Cruises
By Brian and Eva Stones on 15 October 2018
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Enjoyable experience, disappointed with weather conditions and not being able to visit 3 ports (particularly Mykonos and Santorini) which we were looking forward to. The Captain was excellent, he kept us well informed about the situation. Entertainment shows were also very good as was the food and service.


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A disappointing cruise
By Rosemary Morgan on 15 October 2018
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Having cruised with P&O for over 25 years and would recommend P&O to anyone who asked, but not alter our last holiday on Ventura.


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Greek Isles
By I Murray on 15 October 2018
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Not impressive! I can accept after thirty years of cruising with many lines that the operator is not responsible for the weather, which was not good, but I do not agree that they dealt with this well. We had access to web weather software so knew the score. Did they not? However, P&O seem determined to bean count the quality of the product each time we sail (death by a thousand cuts etc). Short port...


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17 night Mediterranean and Greek Islands
By Sheila on 15 October 2018
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Lovely cruise destinations but unfortunately the weather conditions prevented the ship visiting three Greek Islands. However, despite the unexpected weather conditions, we enjoyed the cruise. Food was very good and apart from a few occasions the service was good too. Cabin Stewards (had two due to a problem in our first cabin). We were moved to a higher grade cabin which was lovely and transfer between cabins went very well. Staff were excellent throughout ship...


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Greek Islands 18th September to 5th October 2018
By vaughan woolley on 15 October 2018
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Although we enjoyed the cruise the weather Greece was getting forced us to cancel 3 ports of call, unfortunately, we had taken our daughter and family for their first cruise so we’re particularly disappointed for them.


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Very disappointing cruise to Greece
By Unhappy P & O cruiser on 15 October 2018
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This cruise on Ventura 18th September – 5th October 2018 was specifically aimed at the Greek islands with 5 ports of call there, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Santorini, Paraeus and Katakolon. On the way out there was one port, Palma, which is always a delight. On the way back there was the usual 1/2 day call at Gibraltar. There were 7 ports and 8 sea days. Just 6 days before we left the UK we received a...


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Bad Planning
By Michael Lewis on 27 September 2018
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Just returned from a 3-day cruise to Cherbourg and Le Havre in France. The 2 shore days were Sunday and Monday, on both days all the shops were closed! On board, the 2 main shows each evening were as always on twice, but both took place at the same time which meant that you had to dine very early to see both shows!


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Our recent cruise
By John Carter on 25 September 2018
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I must say Ventura is starting to look her age, tour cabin carpet was dirty and the general condition of stair ways and common areas were showing signs of the age of the vessel. The service and food remained to a high standard but when you are selling a premium product you would expect higher standards of the general fixtures and fittings.


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Another great P&O cruise
By Martin Axon on 24 September 2018
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Good itinerary inc. Rome/Naples/Sardinia, and whilst we are not anti-kids this was the first one outside the 2018 school summer holidays on Ventura. Usually, take a suite but prices were crazy, typically double what we normally pay, and P&O were still offering a suite at the top price on the morning we sailed. Opted for E730 Superior Deluxe and it was great with the big end/corner balcony, and none of the horror stories about noise...


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Western Mediterranean Cruise
By Les Thorley on 24 September 2018
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First-time cruiser! Cabin excellent, as was the food and service. Entertainment was very good, in the main. Crew very professional, friendly and helpful. Enjoyed all of the countries and cities that we visited, although Monte Carlo appeared to be very busy, even though Ventura was the only cruise liner there at the time. Freedom dining was a good choice for us. The three formal nights gave us the excuse to dress up. Thoroughly enjoyed the...


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Iberia Cruise
By Andrew Coates on 13 September 2018
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This was the second time we had been on the Ventura and everything was as good as ever. The food, service and entertainment were all first class and we are looking to book again for 2019. All the staff were very professional and welcoming.


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Spain and Portugal 7 day cruise
By Graham on 11 September 2018
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Whilst most things on the cruise were exceptionally good – the organisation of embarkation and disembarkation, the service from all staff, the food, the cabin quality and the shows, there were elements that did not meet our expectations. Deck 15 around the two pools and bar area was a no-go area for us as a mature couple and I likened it to Benidorm as it was loud with music, had lots of children and families...


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