We are veterans of twenty cruises and this was our first time with P&O, we chose a seven night trip to the Norwegian Fjords leaving from Southampton. Parking was superb, boarding efficient our bags were outside our cabin by the time we got there, room attendant excellent and beyond reproach. The ship itself was just dull, no wow factors at all everything Brown and beige. The shops were likewise dull with low end products nothing exciting on show. Food in the main dining room just not good same menu every day with a couple of changes not well presented and everything was just bland. The waiters were indifferent to rude, never introduced themselves just took orders and slapped the food in front of you. The buffet option was so small and cramped to be a joke the food simply dreadful. The late night snack options a joke. Entertainment was a mixed bag, one funny comedian one that should have been sent home. A couple of good tribute bands and an excellent rock headliner show. Day time offerings poor. Drink prices very attractive compared with RCL and Celebrity around £5 to £6 for a cocktail. Staff generally just not helpful or up to the standard we have learned to expect. We heard to of them chatting about passengers and laughing at them, to my mind totally unacceptable. Our first and last trip with P&O

Disappointing

Ventura Cruise Review by Lawhouse

5 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
We are veterans of twenty cruises and this was our first time with P&O, we chose a seven night trip to the Norwegian Fjords leaving from Southampton.

Parking was superb, boarding efficient our bags were outside our cabin by the time we got there, room attendant excellent and beyond reproach.

The ship itself was just dull, no wow factors at all everything Brown and beige. The shops were likewise dull with low end products nothing exciting on show.

Food in the main dining room just not good same menu every day with a couple of changes not well presented and everything was just bland. The waiters were indifferent to rude, never introduced themselves just took orders and slapped the food in front of you.

The buffet option was so small and cramped to be a joke the food simply dreadful. The late night snack options a joke.

Entertainment was a mixed bag, one funny comedian one that should have been sent home. A couple of good tribute bands and an excellent rock headliner show. Day time offerings poor.

Drink prices very attractive compared with RCL and Celebrity around £5 to £6 for a cocktail.

Staff generally just not helpful or up to the standard we have learned to expect. We heard to of them chatting about passengers and laughing at them, to my mind totally unacceptable.

Our first and last trip with P&O
Lawhouse’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get P&O Ventura price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower
Cabin JD A734
Smallish cabin but acceptable rather tired looming, shower curtain small balcony.
  Ventura Deck Plans