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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Atlantic Crossing on the Ventura to the Caribbean Islands
By Judith and Eric on 15 February 2019
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We have had a wonderful twenty-eight day Caribbean cruise sailing on the Ventura. It was an amazing voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The cruise overall was excellent. The staff, food and entertainment were excellent. We can highly recommend a cruise on Ventura if you like day time and evening entertainment. The Headliners Theatre Company were excellent performing their shows throughout the cruise and the singers, magicians and comedians were also very good. Looking forward to...


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Great Holiday
By TONIA on 13 February 2019
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Had a great 4 night cruise on Venture at the beginning of February as usual the staff go the extra mile great entertainment and food


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First Timer
By Victoria on 13 February 2019
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This was my first ever cruise to celebrate my 48th birthday. Booked as a last minute late deal, sailing round trip from Southampton to Bruges & Amsterdam. Thoroughly enjoyed myself & already have the cruising bug. Ventura is a gorgeous ship & I look forward to sailing on her again soon. All the staff were friendly, helpful, caring & all-round great.


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28 day cruise to Caribbean
By Margaret Taylor on 11 February 2019
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We have been cruising with P and O for 20 years and are now at Caribbean level. We are accepting of the fact that over the years the small “ niceties” are slowly disappearing as there is overcapacity in the cruise market and it now seems very price sensitive. However, we do feel that the standards on P and O are not up to what we would expect and this was brought home to us...


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Another excellent cruise
By krystyna hewitt on 11 February 2019
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We have just returned from another cruise number 56 and once again found a lovely bunch of people passengers, crew lovely captain Andy and everyone else, special mention to the whist players we had a good time with many laughs and we gelled well something to look forward to and able to express our experiences. Shows were good although some were repeat performances and speakers were the same as before with the same subjects, however...


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Cruise N901 4 January 2019 28 Nights
By John Michael Hughes on 08 February 2019
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Lovely cruise met some really nice people, few grumpy ones, as usual, very nice seas and was great to get away from the English cold. The staff could not have been more helpful and ever so polite, more so than previous cruises.


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Cruise review
By Chloe on 08 February 2019
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Very friendly staff and lovely food and excellent service tidy rooms lovely people.


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Christmas and New Year Canaries cruise
By Tony Dunk on 23 January 2019
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Although we have cruised many times during the past 25 years it was our first at Christmas time and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the moment we boarded. The atmosphere created for the holiday period was magical with fantastic lights trees and decorations throughout the ship, individual Christmas trees in the cabins and even a Christmas market day. We has a 2 year old in our party who was enthralled throughout with so much...


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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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