Introduction

There’s always something happening on Ventura, enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, many quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools. Evenings are particularly memorable, with the lavish two-deck theatre where you’ll witness elaborate shows and stand-up comedy.

Ventura venues at a glance:

  • Twelve places to dine including three main restaurants 
  • Lavish two-deck theatre 
  • Eleven places to socialise including four deck bars 
  • Plenty of places to relax and unwind including spa and retreat

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks12
  • Cabins1553
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins35
  • Crew Members1205
  • Refurbished2013
  • CurrencyGBP
Unique Features

The ship benefits from the skill and expertise of award winning chefs Marco Pierre White in the wonderful Tazzine, The White Room and The Beach house restaurants.

The ship also benefits from the Writer/TV presenter extraordinaire and specialist wine expert, Olly Smith who adds a flamboyant twist to our culinary tale at the Glass House Wine and Dine restaurant.

The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.

Special Dietary Requirements

The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat free /celiac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should contact the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise.

Disabled Facilites

Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which may affect their mobility onboard are asked to inform the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available when sailing from Southampton.

Age Restrictions

Please note that they are unable to carry babies under the age of six months on any holidays and certain cruises have a minimum age requirement of 12 months. 

As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.

Passengers must be over the age of 18 to use the spa facilities including treatments. If you are under the age of 18 and if you would like a treatment then you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code

The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.

On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket, or a suit and tie if they wish. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.

Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual trousers (not shorts) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. For a typical two week cruise on Azura, Britannia, Oceana or Ventura there are normally ten Evening Casual nights. On Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Oriana there are normally six Evening Casual nights.

Black Tie nights (also known as Gala Evenings)add a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. Ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Black Tie evenings on board.

During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal.

Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin balconies.

Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in cabins, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.

Drinks Package

P&O offer the various drinks packages below which are available to book prior to your sailing or you may purchase these packages on board. If you would like to book one of the drinks packages please call their Customer Contact Centre. Please visit the website for contact details. By pre booking these packages you will be asked to pay for these at time of ordering. Please note that all items / prices are subject to availability and where applicable, alternatives may be offered.

Soft Drinks Package

A soft drinks package is available to purchase at a cost of £35* which includes 20 refills of 330ml soft drinks from any bar (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Lemonade & Tonic). This would give you an approximate saving of 10% on normal costs.

Costa Coffee Card

A coffee card is available to purchase at a cost of £22.00* which includes 10 Primo (12oz) Costa coffees, Americano, Latte, Cappuccino or Iced coffees. This would give you an approximate saving of up to 20% on normal costs.

Wine Packages

Various wine packages are available. Wine packages can be consumed either in the restaurant or in your cabin. Please note loyalty discount will not be applied when purchasing wine packages.

Please note that these packages are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for another item, or for on board credit. 

Deck Plans
Deck P

  • Launderette
  • Art Gallery
  • Atrium
  • Tazzine
  • Shopping
  • Library
  • Cinnamon Restaurant
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

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Deck F

  • Single Inside Cabins 
  • Single Outside Cabins 
  • Arena Theatre
  • The Penninsular Room
  • The Exchange
  • Fortunes
  • Reception
  • Shopping
  • Atrium
  • Saffron Restaurant
  • Bay Tree Restaurant

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Deck Prom

  • Arena Theatre
  • Celebrations
  • The Glass House
  • Shopping
  • The Red Bar
  • Atrium
  • The Tamarind Club
  • Sindhu
  • Photo Gallery
  • Havana

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Deck E

  • Inside Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Suites

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Deck D

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Suites

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Deck C

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites

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Deck B

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins

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Deck A

  • Inside Cabins 
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Penthouse Suites

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Deck Riviera

Inside Cabins with Shower
Balcony Cabins with Shower
Suite with Bath/Shower

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Deck Lido

  • Inside Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Thermal Suite
  • Laguna Bar
  • Frankies Grill
  • Laguna Pool
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Frankies Pizzas/Ice Cream
  • Beachcomber Pool
  • Beachcomber Bar
  • Waterside
  • The Beach House Area
  • Terrace Bar

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Deck Sun

  • Oasis Spa
  • Aerobics
  • Gymnasium
  • Endless Pool
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Oasis Salon
  • Saunas
  • Steam Rooms
  • Ivory Suite
  • Breakers Bar
  • Skydome
  • Shuffleboard
  • Quoits
  • The Den (The Reef)
  • Decibels (The Reef)
  • Tumblers Nursery
  • Toybox (The Reef)
  • Jumping Jacks (The Reef)
  • Plunge Pool

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Deck Sports

  • The Retreat
  • Skydome
  • Epicurean

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Deck Sky

  • Metropolis

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Deck Ocean

  • Golf Nets
  • Sports Court

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Accomodation
Penthouse Suites

Passengers can travel in style and luxury with the butler-service Suites. Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

The lounge has a sofa & chairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and a TV plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with loungers, chairs and table.

Suites have an optional butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival.

Suites

Passengers can travel in style and luxury with the butler-service Suites. Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

The lounge has a sofa & chairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and a TV plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with loungers, chairs and table.

Suites have an optional butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival.

Balcony Cabins

There's nothing quite like opening the doors onto your own private balcony. Fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a shower, sink, and WC. There is a chair and table, TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with recliner chairs and table. Balcony cabins have mineral water and pamper pack on arrival.

Outside Cabins

These spacious cabins are perfect for passengers who want a more economical way to travel. Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a queen-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Outside cabins may have a window or portholes. On arrival you will be offered Mineral water and a pamper pack.

Inside Cabins

A beautifully designed space to rest your head, Inside Cabins offer a comfortable and economical way to travel. Air-conditioned, mirrored, inside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a queen-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. On arrival you will be offered Mineral water and a pamper pack.

Single Cabins

With the choice of either an inside or outside location, these cabins are perfect for the single traveller.

These beautifully designed cabins feature a single bed, shower, sink, and WC. Outside cabins will have a window or porthole. Inside cabins will have a mirror.

Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment and things to do we’ve something for everyone on Ventura.

See below some examples of the kind of entertainment you'll find included in the price of your holiday.

  • Dazzling West End style performances in theatre
  • Comedy shows
  • Cabaret
  • Live music, piano recitals and tribute bands
  • Night clubs
  • Dance classes
  • Pub quizzes

The Arena Theatre

Ventura's two-tier theatre is located forward on Deck 7.

West End-style shows and cabaret light up her technologically advanced stage, but you can also enjoy talks and watch films on the big screen in this venue.

The Tamarind Club

The rich fabrics and colours of the Indian subcontinent provide the inspiration for Ventura's Tamarind Club on Deck 7.

Imperial and exotic touches will combine to create an element of escapism and opulence. A wonderful setting for comedy and live music, this venue will provide a memorable night. Listening to the comedians centre stage, you can soak up the jovial atmosphere and revel in great company and entertainment.

During the day in this venue you can enjoy enrichment lectures and port lectures.

Havana Show Lounge

Visit Havana, Ventura's Cuban themed nightclub, for all the passion and exuberance of Latin America.

This venue will be found on Deck 7 aft. This will be the place to party into the night. With a stage and dance floor you might dance to a live band or DJ, take part in some karaoke, or enjoy some late night cabaret. This vibrant venue will get livelier as the night progresses. Order a mojito, let your hair down and get your feet moving to those salsa rhythms.

Fortunes

Love the sense of excitement as the roulette wheel spins? If so, pay Fortunes Casino a visit.

The flashing lights of the slot machines and the suspense of blackjack beckons, as does a great night out.

The Exchange bar has been integrated into the area to create a lively entertainment venue that's perfect whether you simply want to soak up the atmosphere over a drink or enjoy the casino.

Metropolis

An innovative 20 metre floor-to-ceiling video wall displays dramatic cityscapes, so guests might gaze 'out' upon Paris, New York or Sydney as they sip their favourite apéritif. Grouped seating and soft lighting create the feel of a sophisticated jazz bar and guests can listen to the mellow sounds of a jazz combo or pianist playing in the background. What could be better? A wonderful option for any evening on Ventura, Metropolis is also ideally located for a drink before or after dinner at The White Room, while by day, this venue makes a comfortable and stylish observation lounge.

Red Bar

As vibrant as its name suggests, the Red Bar offers cocktails in a sophisticated setting that is perfect for a pre-dinner drink or after dinner socialising. Guests can also indulge themselves in a glass of champagne and caviar whilst the sound of tinkling ivories provides a special ambience amidst the warm, inviting and vivid décor.

Pool Bars

Situated forward on Deck 16, Breakers Bar is the place to go for a refreshing smoothie. Packed full of fruit, they make for a delicious and healthy treat. From here, guests can admire the view from on high as Ventura glides you toward your next port of call. And if in the mood for something not quite so virtuous, there is also a full deck bar menu.

The Terrace bar, located on deck 15, caters for guests using the Terrace Pool below on the Riviera deck and is a great place to socialise and soak up the sun.

Protected by the skydome the Beachcomber bar has steward service so no need to leave your sun lounger. Located on deck 15 it is ideally situated for guests using the Beachcomber Pool.

The Exchange

A little taste of home away from home, The Exchange is Ventura's urban warehouse bar. Found on Deck 6, just a few steps from the casino, it makes the ideal place to celebrate. Exposed iron girders and antique brick give this sociable venue real character while two model trains, which run around the top of the bar, adds a fun and quirky touch. Furnished in dark wood and bottle green, the bar is distinctly British in style. Beer on draught, entertainment such as quizzes and live bands, plus occasional televised sporting events complete the picture.

The Glass House

Writer/TV presenter extraordinaire and specialist wine expert, Olly Smith adds a flamboyant twist to our culinary tale.

On board Ventura, his inimitable and irreverent style coupled with his skills are exhibited in the unique wine bar and restaurant, The Glass House. Here, Olly has developed the wine list and wine-tasting experiences, matching specially selected wines to each course.

Atrium

Ventura's atrium makes an impressive entrance.

Spanning three decks and over 30 feet, it is a key focal point and your first impression of her spacious interior. Four towering black archways frame various access points to Ventura's shops, bars and cafés. And as you move from deck to deck, you will notice subtle changes in the décor and furnishings, inspired by nature. Warm golden tones reflect the rise of the sun on Deck 5. Deck 6 represents the cooler tones of day and Deck 7 provides the drama of the setting sun, with a crescendo in rich scarlet and copper tones.

Shopping

Step inside the on board shops and discover an exciting world of tax and duty free shopping*. They’re proud to offer a great selection of products from some of the world’s best-known brands.

Whether it’s an exclusive or unique gift for a loved one, a souvenir or simply a treat for you, the on board shops cater for all tastes.

Throughout your cruise, the retail team host special shopping events on products such as perfume, watches, jewellery, bags, gifts and souvenirs, and all with fantastic savings. These events will be advertised in your Horizon on board newspaper and are not to be missed!