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Ventura

Ship statistics;

entered_service
01/04/2008
tonnage
115000
wheelchair_accessible_cabins
23
number_of_decks
14
number_of_elevators
12
number_of_pools
4
number_of_restaurants
4
formal_nights
kids_club
maximum_apacity
3574
number_of_crew
1200
refurbished
2018

A family-friendly cruise ship packed from bow to stern with activities, entertainment and delicious dining, P&O Ventura is a firm favourite amongst British cruisers. Whether you're looking for fun and excitement, peace and relaxation or a combination of both, each and every corner of this impressive ship is waiting to be explored. Boasting as many as 6 pools, fantastic sports facilities and a large sports court, you'll never be short of something to do, while the possibilities are endless when it comes to bars, lounges and live performances once evening arrives. From those who are new to cruising to veteran sailors, Ventura is the perfect choice for a winning mix of incredible itineraries, many of which depart from Southampton for no fly cruises, and amazing onboard experiences.

With a fantastic array of dining options onboard P&O Ventura, there is sure to be something to tempt each and every guest. What's more, to make things even easier when it comes to mealtimes, guests can choose between Club Dining, where you are seated at the same table and dine at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining, where you can opt to have no fixed seating or dining time. The latter is especially popular amongst families travelling with young children.

  • Main dining rooms- Ventura boasts three main dining rooms, Saffron, Cinnamon, and Bay Tree. All three serve breakfast and lunch daily, while Cinnamon and Bay Tree also serve dinner where you can expect multi-course feasts and world-class table service.
  • Waterside Buffet Restaurant- a hit for families, this casual eatery features dishes from around the world that will have you filling up your plate again and again.
  • Poolside Pizzeria and Grill- refuel after a busy day lounging by the pool by grabbing a pizza, burger or light snack from this ideally located restaurant.
  • The Beach House- an informal venue boasting an extensive global menu of grilled foods, where you can even cook your own cut of beef on lava rocks at your table. Please note that a supplement does apply to some items on the menu.

In addition, there are also some beautiful speciality restaurants onboard this cruise ship, ideal if you're looking for a more intimate, exclusive venue:

  • Sindhu- the perfect place to try some incredible British-Indian fusion meals.
  • The Glass House- wine expert Olly Smith's concept, pair a fine dining experience with the perfect wine at this contemporary restaurant.
  • The Epicurean- home of French patissier Eric Lanlard's afternoon teas, as well as some incredible dishes made with only the best British ingredients, you'll be blown away by the delicate flavours on offer here.

The quality and variety of the entertainment onboard P&O Ventura is everything you could ask for and more. From comedy and live music to karaoke, quizzes and dances there is something different to be enjoyed every night of your cruise.

For live entertainment, The Arena Theatre spans two decks and shows full production West End-style shows and cabaret, guaranteed to get you up on your feet and dancing yourself. This venue also transforms into an impressive LED screen cinema, showcasing a mix of classic films and new releases.

Meanwhile, The Havana show lounge is a Cuban-themed nightclub hosting cabaret,live bands or DJs, and even karaoke. Dance the night away to the sound of salsa beats with a cocktail in hand to get a real sense of Latin American paradise. The Tamarind Club is also a popular spot, known for inviting side-splitting comedians onto the stage.

A night on Ventura isn't just about the live entertainment as you'll be just as happy finding your favourite seat in one of the many bars and lounges found onboard, including:

  • Metropolis- a bar with a panoramic video wall projecting different cityscapes, you can enjoy a glass of wine in Paris one night, and a cocktail in New York the next.
  • Red Bar- expect fine champagne and cocktails as you enjoy a pre or post-dinner tipple at this atmospheric bar in the Ventura's main atrium.
  • The Exchange- enjoy an evening in a British-style pub thanks to The Exchange, where you'll find your favourite pints, pub quizzes and sports fixtures.

When sailing onboard P&O Ventura, you'll be able to relax, rejuvenate and let the world float by. Make the most of a fully-equipped gym boasting an ocean-view, where, after a rewarding workout, you spend time in the whirlpools, saunas, and steam room - all of which will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised.

What's more, The Oasis Spa with its beautiful sea views is a true haven of tranquillity. Drift into a state of bliss while enjoying a range of treatments in one of the most luxurious spa facilities at sea.

Meanwhile, those who enjoy sports can take advantage of the Cirque deck, where you can play table tennis, basketball, football, deck tennis and darts. There are even ballroom and latin dance classes on offer if you want to learn a new skill during your cruise.

Ventura's six pools allow guests plenty of opportunity to swim, play and relax. With adults only, children's pools, and even a pool with a retractable roof, everyone can make a splash during their cruise.

Indoors, spend time in the library, art gallery, or shopping in Ventura's superb and extensive boutique venues. Plus, on sea days, you'll be able to take part in a whole range of activities, from art workshops to language classes, to name a few.

Family

As a family-friendly cruise ship, P&O Ventura makes sure that guests of all ages can make the most out of their time at sea. As well as comfortable accommodation, child-friendly pools and flexible dining times, there are the cruise line's popular kids clubs that provide a fun and engaging environment for playing, making friends and learning:

  • 2-4 Year Olds- Splashers has specially designed activities led by experienced crew, perfect for the youngest guests.
  • 5-8 Year Olds- let your little ones make friends and take part in sports, games and more at Surfers.
  • 9-12 Year Olds- tweens will love spending their time at Scubas, where they can take part in organised activities or just chill out with new friends and watch a film.
  • 13-17 Year Olds- no parents allowed in H20, a cool spot where teens can play computer games, create talent shows and even enjoy parties. There is also a specially designed Oasis Teen Spa, where treatments have been adapted for younger guests.

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