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★★☆☆☆

“Having been on 6 criuses before food not up to...”

Written on: 12/01/2011

Having been on 6 criuses before food not up to previous standards very bland. The ventura nice ship but the lay out of the ship not very good.Please P&O do not stop of in America until they sort out the immigration policy as we wasted a day of our holiday trying to get into New Orleans waiting to get through immigration… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This was our 12th cruise (Cunard, Fred Olsen, P&O,...”

Written on: 06/11/2010

This was our 12th cruise (Cunard, Fred Olsen, P&O, RCI, MSC and others) - Not P&O as we have previously experienced - but we knew that it is a different market that the ship is aimed at. It is family friendly and if you do not want that do not go on the ship! The food was (with one exception one night) some of the best we have had on any ship, QE2 grill included. Much much better than the RCI ship we went on for a similar transatlantic positioning cruise. The shows in the extremely comfortable… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Returned from Ventura's Norway cruise. Excellent...”

Written on: 11/10/2010 by yorkshire man (1 review written)

Returned from Ventura's Norway cruise. Excellent transfers of luggage straight off the coach and to your cabin. Long queues to register and get on the ship, but the queues moved quickly well organized. Cabins cosy and of contemporary design. Plenty of storage space- large open wardrobe. Bathroom was standard cruise ship size, small but adequate. Loved the interactive TV from which you could order room service; view shore excursions; check your on-board account; watch films; check your messages… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“the anytime dining was a joke 35 minutes to wait for a...”

Written on: 02/09/2010

the anytime dining was a joke 35 minutes to wait for a table for 4 the queue was nightmare every night no matter what time you went....service onboard not a patch on royal carribean sorry no more p and o for us back to royal carribean… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Lovely ship staff great could not help you enough only...”

Written on: 21/07/2010

Lovely ship staff great could not help you enough only 3 poor quality meals returned,dinner table guest exclent Ronnie& Ann from Edinbrugh Morris & Jean from Worcester & Bill from Darlington all great company,only thing wrong is no quiet areas on board,and too many children some as young as 6 Months old and 12/16 yr olds running through the cabin areas after midnight who wants that when on holiday this is slowly becoming a floating Butlins Arcadia here I come… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Before we left I read a few reviews of the Ventura...”

Written on: 13/06/2010 by Ann Waine (1 review written)

Before we left I read a few reviews of the Ventura which quite frankly, had me worried! I have cruised aboard 2 large ships before and this compared favourably. Our cabin was excellent and our steward friendly and helpful. Choices at dinner were good and the portions the correct size for us. We tried the self-service restaurant twice and hated it - I re-christened it the 'bun-fight restaurant' - nothing to do with the staff, it was other diners saving places at empty tables while their… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We have cruised with P&O before and this was our first...”

Written on: 20/02/2010

We have cruised with P&O before and this was our first trip on Ventura. It was also our first fly cruise, but the flight and transfer arrangements were trouble free.
We loved the ship, beautifully set out, with attractive public areas and lots of space on deck for relaxing.
Our cabin was smart, practical and very quiet, and we slept very well each night on the large, comfortable bed.
We enjoyed eating breakfast and lunch in the Waterfront self service restaurant. It offered a wide choice of… Read Full Review

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“It was nice to read so many complimentary reviews...”

Written on: 08/02/2010

It was nice to read so many complimentary reviews regarding the P&O Ventura Caribbean cruise, many of which I agree with, but not all. Unfortunately, my wife and I were two of 250 souls who had to remain an additional 27 hours in Barbados due to aircraft failure for our Thomson flight back to London, Gatwick.

The arrangements during this very long period were left to P&O as agents and with responsibility for our well being. Rather surprisingly, this was a first time experience for P&O and the… Read Full Review

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“This was our first cruise with P&O but our second...”

Written on: 04/11/2009

This was our first cruise with P&O but our second cruise overall. We booked on this due to availability and the fact we though a bigger newer ship would be better.

embarkation took around 30 minutes which in fairness to get 3400 people on board to wait 30 mins is quite good. We had a disabled passenger with us and the ship was set out fantasically for the disabled with the exception of tender ports. You can even take full sized mobility scooters on board but allocation is limited. There are no… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“classical music being the cruise theme was quite good...”

Written on: 03/08/2009

classical music being the cruise theme was quite good from the somewhat aloof performers and host. Disadvantaged passangers eg. those in whelchairs and electric wheeled buggies were for the most part thouroughly rude and obnoxious, there was only them on board after all, (I thought the cruise was only for them and that we had booked eroneously),presumably all of ther other passengers who had also paid to have equal rights to an enjoyable holiday were expected to be second class passangers.by… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/08/2012

As a wheelchair user I object to your use of the term 'disadvantaged'. However you are forgiven given that it appears that English is a second language to you. In my experience of cruises it is the able bodied passengers who are inconsiderate. I have experienced ten minute waits for lifts because people are too lazy to walk one or two flights of stairs. Wheelchair use is not a lifestyle choice, being bone idle is.

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★★☆☆☆

“We recently returned from a Norwegian fjords cruise...”

Written on: 09/07/2009 by floridaglen (1 review written)

We recently returned from a Norwegian fjords cruise aboard Ventura. Unfortunately, the ship did not live up to our expectations. If you have never cruised before you will probably think that all cruise ships are the same believe me, they are not! We have cruised 3 times with RCI aboard Freedom, Liberty and Independence of the Seas (the 3 largest cruise ships in the world) and Ventura comes no where near in comparison.

The food is very average, except in East where we ate on the first… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just got back from Baltic cruise. First timers so...”

Written on: 14/06/2009 by cruisiero (1 review written)

Just got back from Baltic cruise. First timers so judged cruise on its own merits. Absolutely fantastic. We were freedom diners and food was very good and we had no problems getting into the Cinnamon when we fancied being waited on.

Service was fantastic throughout. Easily up to top restaurant standards. Please remember that the staff are away from home for 10 months of the year and I suspect get paid very little (minimum wage not apply?) so don't be mean with the tips.

Room excellent and… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“On our way back to Southampton from May/June Baltic...”

Written on: 12/06/2009

On our way back to Southampton from May/June Baltic Cruise. We inherited NOVA VIRUS from previous cruise to the Norway Fjords, they had we are told 400 cases. The ventura has throughout our cruise been under severe restrictions with Captains welcome night cancelled, Portunis Night cancelled. All condiments removed from restraunts. Beach House Restraunt Closed for entire 14 day Cruise only One half of Waterside restraunt open for entire cruise resulting in very long queues at meal times as all… Read Full Review

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Written on: 21/06/2009

I found this review unhelpful because... we have booked to go on ventura june 2010 ,and have read several reviews about nova virus.Ihope we will have a chance to change cruise if it happens next year .This will be our first cruise and has taken a lot of thought about cruising.

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★★★★☆

“Cruise to Norway May 22-29th on P&O Ventura. Over 400...”

Written on: 06/06/2009 by jaykaycad (1 review written)

Cruise to Norway May 22-29th on P&O Ventura. Over 400 children on board and hardly saw them. Staff and crew very efficient, friendly and helpful. Prices on board were great. Only heard of one complaint by an other passenger. Did not like music being played in the public areas!!! Even though the weather was not great in port we have had a great experience. This is our fifth cruise and rates one of the best… Read Full Review

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“Went on the P&O Cruises, Ventura in May 2008 was...”

Written on: 01/06/2009 by roland406 (1 review written)

Went on the P&O Cruises, Ventura in May 2008 was excellent, back on Ventura May 2009 to the Baltics and how the ship has declined is unbelievable. Only one service side of the Waterfront restraunt is in Use The Beach house restraunt has never been open, This means ques as long as the ship, Shuttle coaches to Copenhagan a joke ques and over one hour wait to get on a coach at the ship. Their seems to be no organisation. The carpets require a good deep clean. No one seems happy on board. P&O have… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just back from our first ever cruise - 7 days on...”

Written on: 26/04/2009 by Werthers (1 review written)

Just back from our first ever cruise - 7 days on Ventura P&O Cruises. It was fantastic from start to finish. Excellent continuing supply of food with hard working and dedicated staff. I have two children aged 2 and 5 and they were totally taken by the superb kids clubs offered that had countless activities going on for them from morning till late at night.

General entertainment in the evening is about what I had expected, enjoyable. Endless events and happenings going on throughout the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Ventura is a credit to P&O, from take off to...”

Written on: 02/03/2009

The Ventura is a credit to P&O, from take off to landing home we had the best service you could ask for .The ship is large so if you dont like something you can move !!!! we had a lot of younger people on and they never caused any probs at all , For the size of the ship she is always very clean in all areas, the food was good in the upper decks for fast food, but we liked the lower decks to eat. The CABINS ARE GREAT ours was on c deck and kept clean and tidy at all times. For all the reviews i… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I found the Ventura with P&O Cruises,fabulous modern...”

Written on: 26/02/2009

I found the Ventura with P&O Cruises,fabulous modern and magical. I loved it! anyone who says different is very wrong. its incredibly hard to run a ship and they do it brilliantly… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Saved up and spent a lot of money on Ventura's first...”

Written on: 18/01/2009 by shipmate (4 reviews written)

Saved up and spent a lot of money on Ventura's first Christmas and New Year Cruise. What a disappointment. This ship is an insult to the P&O brand. It is more like a poorly designed block of flats on water than a cruise liner. Poorly behaved passengers were not supervised or dealt with. Entertainment ranged from excellent (the minority) to absolutely dire (one comedian told the same jokes on two different nights - not very good ones either). Food lacked imagination and variety unless you… Read Full Review

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Cbeebee's Response to shipmate's Review

Written on: 23/01/2009

I found this review helpful because... it has put me off going on ventura

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★★★★★

“From the moment that we boarded Ventura in Southamton...”

Written on: 12/01/2009

From the moment that we boarded Ventura in Southamton until .the moment that we disembarked in Southampton we had a ball and were treated like royalty. Friendly and caring staff and Officers.
Exceptionally helpful and cheerful P.& O. personnel on shore-based duties at all ports (in the vicinitity of the gangway.)
Very good entertainmen/events.
Great food with varied menus, we were not on-time when reserving "Fixed Sittings" we used "open diningsand buffet service". Both were excellent… Read Full Review

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