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  • Outside Stateroom

  • Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

  • Mini-suite with balcony

  • Penthouse Suite

  • Suite with Balcony

  • Inside Stateroom

  • Larger Interior Stateroom

  • Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom

  • Single Interior Stateroom

  • Single Oceanview Stateroom

  • Balcony Stateroom

  • Outside Stateroom

  • Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

  • Mini-suite with balcony

  • Penthouse suite

  • Suite with Balcony

  • Inside Stateroom

  • Larger Interior Stateroom

  • Oasis Spa

  • Gym

  • Endless Pool

  • Fortunes

  • Arena Theatre

  • Club Dining

  • East Restaurant

  • Cirque Ventura

  • The Tamarind Club

  • Sports Court

  • Metropolis

  • Havana

  • Art Gallery

  • Ramblas

Ventura - P&O Cruises UK

Ventura itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Mar 12, 2019 Canary Islands , 12 nights from $3286
Mar 24, 2019 Spain Portugal and Gibraltar , 12 nights from $2644
Apr 5, 2019 Spain Portugal and Guernsey, 7 nights from $2362
Apr 12, 2019 The Netherlands Belgium and Guernsey , 7 nights from $2148
Apr 19, 2019 Belgium and Guernsey , 4 nights from $1273
Apr 23, 2019 Canary Islands and Portugal , 12 nights from $3305
May 5, 2019 Norwegian Fjords , 7 nights from $2858
May 12, 2019 Canary Islands Madeira and Spain , 12 nights from $3733
May 24, 2019 Round trip from Southampton over 2 nights on Ventura, 2 nights from $1049
May 26, 2019 Norwegian Fjords , 7 nights from $3568
Jun 2, 2019 Spain France and Monaco , 14 nights from $5328
Jun 16, 2019 Norwegian Fjords , 7 nights from $2498
Jun 23, 2019 Faroe Islands and Iceland and Ireland , 14 nights from $4793
Jul 7, 2019 Norwegian Fjords , 7 nights from $3140
Jul 14, 2019 The Netherlands and Belgium and Guernsey, 7 nights from $2255
Jul 21, 2019 France and Spain and Guernsey, 7 nights from $2498
Jul 28, 2019 Norwegian Fjords , 7 nights from $3033
Aug 4, 2019 Canary Islands and Madeira and Spain , 12 nights from $5338
Aug 16, 2019 Norwegian Fjords , 7 nights from $2683
Aug 23, 2019 France and Spain and Guernsey , 7 nights from $2498
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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.

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!

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Balcony Stateroom

Size: Approx 237 square feet including balcony
Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.

Standard amenities in all accommodation:

  • Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.

In additiona to the standard features:

  • Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed**
  • Bathroom shower and WC
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs
  • Interactive TV System

**When three/four passengers share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

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Stage Shows

Arena Theatre

  • Ventura's theatre will be located forward on Deck 7 and span two decks. West End-style shows and cabaret will light up her technologically advanced stage, though this flexible venue offers far more besides.
  • In the theatres on a P&O Cruises superliner you will find some of the most lavish and spectacular shows at sea. There are compilations of West End and Broadway shows, as well as tributes to well known stars.
  • The on board cinemas show classic feature films and recent releases – many of which are shown months before they are released in the UK. You can easily imagine you are attending an indulgent premiere at one of London’s top movie theatres!