Family friendly - 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.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks14
  • Cabins1556
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins35
  • Crew Members1205
  • Refurbished2013
  • CurrencyGBP
Unique Features

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, can be used in designated smoking areas only.

Although we recognise that electronic cigarettes are not covered by the UK legislation we have taken the decision to prohibit their use in all public areas and cabins in the same way as real cigarettes for the benefit of all of our guests.

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
Ocean Deck

  • Golf Nets
  • Sports Court

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Sky Deck

  • Metropolis

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Sports Deck

  • The Retreat
  • Skydome
  • The Epicurean

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Sun Deck

  • 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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Lido Deck

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

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A Deck

  • Inside Cabins 
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Penthouse Suites

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Riviera Deck

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

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B Deck

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins

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C Deck

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites

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Deck D

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

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E Deck

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

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Prom Deck

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

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F Deck

  • 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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P Deck

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

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The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced Suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

Balcony Cabins

There's nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Sea View

If a balcony is not top of your list, but you're seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Inside Cabins

These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

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.


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

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.


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.


This unique venue brings you all the excitement of the world's coolest destinations. An innovative 20 metre floor-to-ceiling video wall displays dramatic cityscapes, so you might gaze 'out' upon Paris, New York or Sydney as you sip your favourite apéritif. Grouped seating and soft lighting create the feel of a sophisticated jazz bar. And as you take in your surroundings, you can listen to the mellow sounds of a jazz combo or pianist.

Red Bar

As vibrant as its name suggests, the Red Bar will offer cocktails and champagne in a sophisticated setting. Located on Deck 7, close to the 31 foot high atrium, this bar will provide a wonderful setting for a pre-dinner drink or after dinner socialising. The sound of tinkling ivories provides a special ambience, while the décor is warm, inviting and vivid.

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

There are some things only a visit to the pub can satisfy. Catching up with friends for some quick wit and repartee. Watching unmissable sporting events on the big screen and celebrating – or commiserating – the outcome together. Assembling a team and putting your communal grey matter to the test in a good, old-fashioned pub quiz. So, welcome to the Exchange.

The Glass House

In The Glass House on board Ventura, we bring the world of wine to you… varieties from all four corners of the globe, by the glass, by the bottle and, if you fancy, right by a plate of fabulous food. Headed up by the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon apéritif or a tastefully informal evening out.

Breakers Bar

For a refreshing cocktail out on deck, Breakers Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy the views surrounding you.