Ventura Reviews

 P&O Cruises Ship Review Ventura Reviews

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: 18 November 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: First and last Summary: P&O are completely money-orientated and the customer service is appalling, which is very surprising for an American-owned company. We cruised on Ventura from Southampton to Venice, departing 8th September for 17 nights, our first and probably our last cruise, especially with P&O. Where do I start? Bolsover as agents were not much better. There were insufficient instructions to find the ship in the first place. We drove from Kent to discover there were two dock...

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Date: 09 November 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: 65 mph winds 13 ft waves Summary: the only downside of the trip which no one can do anything about was the bay of biscay on the way back, 65mph winds and 13 foot waves the upside there was plenty of room at the breakfast next day. lisbon to me was the highlight it is up there with the dubrovnik and barcelona, i like the ventura but then i think bigger is better. more to do and pass the time at sea....

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Date: 17 September 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Bad weather in the North Sea Summary: The Ventura itself was fantastic. This was our first cruise so we have nothing to measure it by, but the standard of service and food etc. was excellent. However, for two consecutive nights I didn’t sleep at all, and we were only on a week’s cruise (to the Norweigan Fjords but this was only the first week in September). The gale force winds meant that the ship was being tossed about constantly and the horrendous...

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Date: 19 August 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Central Med July Summary: Had a wonderful cruise. The only things I would like see is music toned down a bit in the pre dinner venues and around the main pool area ( I think there was a CD playing one day with title “Music to jump off the back to”). Not impressed with entertainment, although I believe the shows were well done. The ship is lovely except there is not enough space for sunbathers, however if P&O would...

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Date: 19 August 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Ventura Adriatic Summary: This was a super cruise.The weather was very hot as expected but we booked 2 tours on boats so we got a breeze and swam in the sea. The ports were lovely .Our only concern was that the 3 largest pools were allocated to families so were always full of splashing children. The only adult only pool was Oasis which is very small and when it was really hot we were standing shoulder to shoulder...

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Date: 10 August 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Had better Summary: It was the first time on the Ventura for us and not a ship we would bother cruising on again. The embarkation was excellent as was the disembarkation. Personal prefence in some intances such as the lay out, un-supervised children running around (not P&O’s fault)also loud music at the pool side was sometimes over powering. I will say that the entertainment at the poolside by the staff on leaving ports were very good. We thought...

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Date: 27 July 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Avoid Cabins E728 and E730!!!!! Summary: Overall the holiday was enjoyable but we did find the ship disappointing on a number of issues. There were some good points but also some very bad, details below. Cabin E728 Superior deluxe with balcony: Our first impression was that the cabin was smaller than we were expecting. We were a family of 4, 2 adults and 18 month old twins and with the 2 travel cots in position we found we had no choice...

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Date: 27 July 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Great care Summary: I was impressed with the organisation and got onto the ship very quickly, my luggage waiting for me when I got to my cabin. I had an inside cabin (because of cost) and it took a while to get used to not getting natural light. I will try not to do that again. P&O is very expensive for a single traveller. The catering was excellent. The service by the cabin steward, the restaurant and buffet...

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Date: 21 May 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Best Cruise To Date Summary: We have just returned from the eastern Med. We were warned against Ventura as too large with screaming kids. totally wrong. She is a ship full of life with top class facilities, excellent entertainment and (as with all P&O ships)great staff. The Captain is very professional but with a lively sense of humour and this seems to permeate to the rest of the staff. Our cabin, again chosen with great care with the help of...

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Date: 16 May 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Excellent Cruise Summary: Have just returned from a wonderful Central Mediterranean Cruise on P & O Ventura. After having read some negative reviews before we went we were most surprised to find the staff extremely friendly and the food superb. A lovely ship, very clean, good entertainment, lovely ports of call, plenty to do on sea days. Would also like to mention the excellent service we received from Bolsover Cruise Club from booking our cruise through to departure....

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Date: 03 May 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: disappointment Summary: we joined the ventura on 15th april 2012 and found p&o han introduced a ?œ12.00 a day charge for a wheelchair+?œ25.00 for a compulsory visit to the medical centre. we had never been charged before and had we been told in advance we could have rented a chair from the red cross for a nominal ?œ5.00 . we had a cabin midships on deck 5 which was excellent in calm conditions but when faced with...

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Date: 06 April 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Weekend Break on P&O Ventura Summary: This was a short weekend break to Zeebrugge with trips arranged for either Bruge, Brussels or Ghent. There was concerns of noisy parties etc. but this turned out to be unfounded. A good cruise for people who wanted to try cruising without committing to a week or more. Service on board was average /good with staff being efficient if not particularly friendly. Once again with P&O concerns of hygiene due to lack of hand dispensers...

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Date: 30 March 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: First time P.and O Summary: This was our first time with P and O, having cruised for many years with other lines. Our overall experience was of an excellent ship, although we found the upstairs buffet somewhat crowded at times with not much choice of hot food, so we stuck to the excellent Saffron restaurant. Our itinerary was changed half way across the Atlantic but this did not detract too much from our trip experience. Compared to other lines, notably...

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Date: 12 March 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Maiden cruise to Caribbean islands on Ventura Summary: My partner and I have just returned from 14 nights on Ventura, we had no expectations as never done a cruise before but wanted to visit the Caribbean and what a wonderful, relaxing way to do it.However – it could be V V tiring if you didnt have some plan for each day as the ship was massive and SO much going on. We didnt go on any o the P and O excursions as...

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Date: 25 February 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: my first cruise! Summary: Excellent flight from east mids & organised direct transfer from plane to ship with luggage arriving 4 hours later. Lovely balcony cabin. Ventura is impressive ship but on seadays it’s v v busy and don’t even try to get a sunbed if you want one unless you up at 5am (see previous reviews). Freedom dining is good and we never had to wait for a table as long as you ‘share’ so you meet different...

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Date: 23 February 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Brilliant cruise- shame about the passengers. Summary: We have just returned from a Carribean Cruise to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were somewhat sceptical as to whether we would enjoy Ventura having travelled previously on smaller ships. We were not fazed by the size and in fact found the lay out so easy to follow; it was only on sea days when we realised the actual numbers. Overall the Cruise more than matched our expectations, with the quality of the food, entertainment...

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Date: 15 February 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: P&O`s poor customer service is RCI`s gain !! Summary: Family cruise effectively spoilt by very poor P&O Customer Relations.When our 9 year cut his foot at kids club the club staff brought him to the restaurant where we were in the middle of our meal.It was a relatively minor cut and a plaster would normally have sufficed.However,to avoid interruption to our meal we were advised that for ?œ40 the medical staff could attend to the situation.Imagine our surprise when days later we received a...

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Date: 14 February 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Wouldn’t cruise P&O again Summary: My wife and I sailed on Ventura Christmas / New Year 2010/11. It has put us off Ventura and probably P&O too. The ship itself was clean, modern and quite comfortable but the main problem as many cruisers point out is the type of people this ship seems to attract. Butlins on sea is an oft used term and with good cause. Bad language, poor behaviour and a complete disregard for any form of dress...

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Date: 14 February 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Caribbean Cruise instead of snow Summary: Another great cruise with P&O to the Caribbean. We experienced freedom dining for the first time with no problems. The select dining restaurants were well worth experiencing. Our flight from EMA was on time outward and inward, parking at the airport cheap and convenient.

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Date: 13 February 2012
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Standards Dropped Summary: Excellent start to our holiday flying from EMA no problems and very a professional service from the aircraft to the ship Really disappointed with the fighting on board! bad language over sunbeds, even a fight in the laundry. One excursion started early how embarrassing most of the holiday makers found to see a group of about 8 people drinking beer and still hung over from the night before. Dress code why bother when you find...

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