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: 17 December 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Ventura Cruise Summary: 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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Date: 17 December 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Pre Christmas holiday Summary: 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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Date: 04 December 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Pleasant cruise on the whole Summary: 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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Date: 03 December 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Ventura Review Summary: 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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Date: 03 December 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Lovely Relaxing Cruise Summary: 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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Date: 03 December 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Ventura- unlikely to repeat. Summary: 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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Date: 26 November 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Didn’t reach destination Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: A cruise around the Iberian Peninsula Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Holiday October 2018 Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Great cruise with family Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: 8th to 20th October 2018 Mediterranean Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Excellent Cruise Summary: 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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Date: 16 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: The Cruise that never was. Summary: 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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Date: 16 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: 17 night Cruise to A Greek Island from 18 Sept 2018 Summary: 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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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: This time it was disappointing Summary: 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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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Greek Island Cruises Summary: 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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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: A disappointing cruise Summary: 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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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Greek Isles Summary: 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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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: 17 night Mediterranean and Greek Islands Summary: 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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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Ventura Reviews

Title: Greek Islands 18th September to 5th October 2018 Summary: 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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