Lovely Canaries cruise on Ventura

Ventura Cruise Review to Canaries

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5

Canary Islands

Sail date: April 23, 2019

Ship: Ventura

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A first cruise with P & O and they are behind Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess but having said that they are still a good cruise line. Very efficient embarkation and disembarkation at Southampton. Had a balcony room at stern of ship (B755) which had a larger balcony and gave great views to where we had sailed. Food good but service slow in anytime dining room, possibly due to staff getting to grips with new tablets that orders had to be placed on. We were generally there for 2 hours and then leaving early in order to catch the show in the theatre. The salad selection at lunchtime in the buffet restaurant could do with a better selection and for staff to keep on top of items that were being depleted, including plates etc. The shows were of a good quality, especially The Fly Rights. Beginners dance classes with Jeffrey and Brenda were excellent as was the nightly dancing with them in The Atrium. A pity some stairs were out of action at various times due to carpets being replaced meaning some hefty detours. Overall a good cruise and would travel with them again.


5 out of 5
Very quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet salad selection needs more choice. Slow service in Freedom Dining restaurants, possibly due to new handheld tablets that waiters were getting to grips with.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed beginners dance classes with Jeffrey and Brenda


5 out of 5
Brilliant shows particularly The Fly Rights.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Larger balcony at the stern of the ship. B755

Ship tip

Do not pay for the steam rooms - very little there and costly for what there is.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England Did not visit port

Only visited to get on and leave ship

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
Did the cable car and toboggan - excellent

La Palma, Canary Islands

5 out of 5

Gran Canaria

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very efficient
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