• Passengers booked
    220000+
Ventura Itinerary and Upcoming Sailing dates
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  • Length: 951ft
  • Beam: 106.00ft
  • Cruising speed: 24kn
  • Crew: 1220
  • Onboard Currency: GBP
  • Vessel: 5
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Gymnasium
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Oasis Spa
  • Security Safe in Cabin
  • Toybox
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  • Year: 2008
  • Draft: 26.00ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 12
  • Gross Tonnage: 113,000
  • Passenger Capacity: 3092
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Atrium
  • Casino
  • Golf Nets
  • Havana Show Lounge
  • Live Music & Comedy
  • Ramblas
  • Sports Court
  • Waterside
+ show more
Ventura Itinerary and Upcoming Sailing dates
+ show more
  • Length: 951ft
  • Beam: 106.00ft
  • Cruising speed: 24kn
  • Crew: 1220
  • Onboard Currency: GBP
  • Vessel: 5
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Gymnasium
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Oasis Spa
  • Security Safe in Cabin
  • Toybox
+ show more
  • Year: 2008
  • Draft: 26.00ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 12
  • Gross Tonnage: 113,000
  • Passenger Capacity: 3092
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Atrium
  • Casino
  • Golf Nets
  • Havana Show Lounge
  • Live Music & Comedy
  • Ramblas
  • Sports Court
  • Waterside
+ show more
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P&O UK Ventura Overview

Launched in 2007 and christened by Dame Helen Mirren, the Ventura is a family-friendly cruise ship in the P&O fleet. The atmosphere on board is warm and welcoming, with dining, entertainment and accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Her sister ship is the Azura.

Specs: Ventura at a glance

The Ventura weighs 116,017 tonnes, measures 956 feet in length and spans 19 decks. She can accommodate 3,080 passengers and 1,220 crew members. Her cruise speed is 21.7 knots.


Accommodation: Ventura rooms and suites

Ventura has a total of 1,555 cabins across three main categories: inside, outside and balcony. Sizes start at a modest 130 square feet (singles) and go up to 958 square feet (penthouse suite). All standard rooms are equipped with basic amenities such as a flatscreen television and a mini-bar, as well as tea and coffee making facilities - a nice excuse to relax in your cabin with a cuppa and the paper. Suites come with additional perks, including a separate lounge area, an MP3 player, a whirlpool bathtub and luxurious toiletries from the White Company.


Entertainment: things to do on board the Ventura

Whether you're in the mood for relaxing by the pool or socialising with fellow passengers, there's plenty to keep you entertained on board the Ventura. Highlights include:
  • The Oasis Spa - one of the largest in the P&O fleet
  • Live performances every evening at the Arena Theatre
  • The Retreat, a kids-free area
  • 4 swimming pools
  • A large sports court
  • Children's clubs and activities for ages 2 to 18



Food: Ventura restaurants

With 11 restaurants across the ship, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. What's more, the food is of an incredibly high standard - your tastebuds will be begging you to book another cruise once it's over!

Dining included in your Ventura ticket:
  • Bay Tree Dining Room: traditional, fixed-seating
  • Cinnamon Dining Room and Saffron Dining Room: flexible dining
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Tazzine: specialty coffee shop (the food is complimentary but beverages incur a small fee)
  • Frankie's Grill: don't miss the delicious stone-grilled pizzas
  • 24-hour room service

Specialty dining (not included in your fare):
  • The Glass House: Spanish fare
  • Sindhu: authentic Indian dishes
  • Epicurean: cutting-edge, creative cuisine
  • The White Room: fine dining inspired by Marco Pierre White
  • The East: Asian fusion



Destinations: Ventura itineraries

The Ventura cruise ship spends most of her time sailing to ports across Europe and the Mediterranean from her home base of Southampton. She offers a wide variety of shore excursions to suit all interests and activity levels, such as a tour of the old town in Cadiz, Spain and a coastal drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.


Things to remember: On board Ventura

Here are some helpful facts to keep in mind when planning a holiday on board the Ventura cruise ship:
  • Expect to see many families on board; the Ventura prides herself on offering excellent facilities for families, small and large.
  • The onboard currency is the Great British Pound and a small gratuity is automatically added to your bill daily.
  • The dress code is smart casual during the day and evening casual by night, with at least one formal night per cruise.

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!