Cruise from Southampton with P&O Cruises aboard the family friendly and magnificent superliner Ventura.

Welcome to Ventura!

Ventura, was designed and built exclusively for the British market. She is the embodiment of generous space, freedom and choice, distinctive luxury and style. Bespoke, chic, fun and imaginative, this family-friendly ship is an inspired choice.

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Ship Information

Built 2008
Tonnage/Size 116,017 - Large
Total Passengers 3100/3600 (min/max)
Total Crew 1200
Length 289.6 m (951.4 ft)
Beam 36.0 m (118.1 ft)
Sister Ships Azura
Fellow Passengers? Mainly British passengers, with an emphasis on families and younger passengers during school holidays and the Summer Season
Currency Onboard £ GBP
Tipping £6.00 per person per day will be automatically added to passengers accounts. (Mar 2017)

No gratuity is added to beverages unlike some lines.
Smoking There are dedicated areas on each ship where you are permitted to smoke*. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside your cabin or on your cabin balcony. E-cigs are permitted in cabins and on balcony's but not indoor public / shared outdoor spaces.

Designated Smoking Area on Ventura:
Deck 15 (Lido Deck) - Starboard forward
Deck 7 (Promenade Deck) - Starboard side of Prom Deck


All included in the your cruise:

Ensuite accommodation

All meals throughout the cruise

Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.

Tea & Coffee facilities in cabin

All entertainment

Daily onboard activities

Sports & Leisure facilities

Welcome and farewell cocktail parties

All port taxes and fees


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Discover what's aboard Ventura:

Tailored for families:
Ventura makes the perfect family holiday destination. In fact, her children’s clubs and facilities make her a little like a floating playground. Ventura’s Youth Crew help Mums and Dads to strike the balance between some quality family time and some well-earned moments to themselves. Imaginatively designed spaces and activities have children’s eyes lighting up at every turn. Ventura ensures smiles all round!

The Beachcomber pool with it's retractable sky dome is a great place to relax or splash around.

On Ventura, you have no less than five pools to enjoy. From a paddling pool for tots to the Endless Pool offering resistance as you swim forward, for an uninterrupted swim.

Waiters will be on hand to fetch you a refreshing drink, while there are plenty of options for a tempting poolside snack.

Dining experiences on board are enticing and varied. Passengers are able to enjoy anything from relaxed family meals in The Beach House to exclusive and romantic dining beneath the stars.

Plus, with 'Marco Pierre White' working so closely with our skilled chefs on board, the cuisine is first-class.

TV wine expert Olly Smith has also been enlisted to help create a new ‘Select Dining’ restaurant and wine bar concept - The Glass House. A must for wine lovers, The Glass House menu features different wines recommended with each course, all served by the glass and expertly matched by Olly.


There's nothing quite like opening the doors onto your own private balcony. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with reclining chairs and table.

Fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed.

Bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC.

Ventura offers traditional 'Club Dining' in the The Bay Tree and Saffron Resturants at 6.30pm and 8.30pm where passengers dine with the same table companions each evening.

Whilst the Cinnamon Restaurant offers 'Freedom Dining' where there are no set times or tables. When ready, you can arrive here anytime as there are no set times or tables.


Highlights aboard Ventura:

The White Room - Italian created by 'Marco Pierre White'

The Glass House – 'Olly Smith's' wine bar & restaurant.

East – Oriental restaurant

Frankie’s – grill, pizzeria and ice-cream parlour

Tazzine – café

Metropolis with 20m plasma video wall

Oasis Spa with endless pool and thermal suite

4 pools, 1 with skydome and 6 whirlpool spas

Sports court & golf nets

Havana show lounge

The Red Bar

The Tamarind Club for comedy and live music

The Exchange (English pub)

Fortunes casino

Deck bars

The Reef children's club

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Other reasons to book Ventura with P&O Cruises:

Food and entertainment geared to British tastes

Tea and coffee making facilities in your cabin

Drink prices most likely to match your local pub

Most port shuttle buses are complimentary





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