Ideal for families or adults

Guest reviews of Ventura


Evenings come alive on Ventura with the lavish two-deck theatre featuring elaborate shows and stand-up comedy. Read on to learn what recent guests have to say.


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Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise
Really liked the Ventura. Staff, as always, were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Good range of activities and food. Really enjoyable shore excursions.


Mr Guiot | 13 Jun 2019

beautifull views
the cabin and room maid was amazing thou the dining experience was below standard thou this did improve as the week went on and the views were amazing


13 Jun 2019

A great 7 day cruise
nice food with load of choice. Great entertainment. Are accommodation was nice and clean


Mrs Jugg | 12 Jun 2019

We had high expectations of P&O and were left very disappointed
We had high expectations, as this was our first cruise with P&O, and have to say that it was probably our worst. There were things which were good; the checking-in and boarding was very slick, the cabin was ready, and the luggage arrived very quickly. Our overall impression of the food was average, but the waiting times for lunch, and especially dinner for freedom dining was a joke. We were usually given a 45 minute to 1 hour waiting time for a table - we have never experienced this on any other cruise - totally unacceptable. The waiting staff and bar staff, with the odd exception, were surly, dis-interested, and by far the worst staff we have experienced on any cruise - this was not a "happy ship" Having said that, the cabin staff were very good. The buffet restaurant serving area was cramped compared to other ships we have experienced, and table service for drinks was slow. Service was also very poor in the Costa Cafe, and bar staff in the bars had to be reminded several times to bring a receipt for drinks. One of our excursions (Bergen on foot & funicular) included a wait for the funicular of well over an hour, which meant we only had just over 10 minutes at the top. We later leaned that this length of queue is quite common, and while the literature did state that queues were likely, if we had know that we were only likely to have 10 minutes at the top, we would not have booked - this was a total waste of money. In summary, we enjoyed sailing from Southampton, as we have previously flown to meet our ship, but would not automatically choose P&O, based on this experience.


Mr Williams | 12 Jun 2019

Drinks packages
The ship is beautiful and the service brilliant. Had an amazing time. But I was disappointed I couldn't buy one child drinks package, (2 adults and 1 child traveling) without purchasing another 2 drinks packages, 1 of my party only drinks tea which was available in the room and the buffet restaurant so didn't need a drinks package and I drink water, bottles of which I brought in the cabin. So again didn't need a drinks package. I was told that I had to purchase two £20 per person a day drink packages in order to buy a child one.


11 Jun 2019
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