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Ventura cruises for 2019-2020-2021-2022


Ventura sails year round out of Southampton, UK, over 2 to 35-nights with itineraries that visit the Norwegian fjords, Iberian Peninsula, Spain in the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands. If your time is limited, take a ‘get-away’ cruise of 2 to 4 nights to one of the Channel Isles, Belgium, or the Netherlands. You’ll find plenty of onboard activities for the sea days and nights between Southampton and distant itineraries. This is a family ship. In January and February of 2020 and 2021 she makes two 35-night cruises to the Caribbean. If you select a cruise that stays overnight at New Orleans, this will be a highlight of your journey. (Her name Ventura comes from Bonaventura – ‘good fortune’.)
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Ventura Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

15

NOV

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N932
UP TO
$90
OBC

Currently sailing

N/A

17

NOV

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N933
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$80
OBC

$1,569

$131

29

NOV

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N934
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$60
OBC

Sold out

N/A

1

DEC

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N935
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$1,529

$127

13

DEC

Ventura cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N936
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$100
OBC

$1,049

$262

17

DEC

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N937
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$3,059

$255

29

DEC

Ventura cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N938
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$130
OBC

$1,429

$286

2020 CRUISES

3

JAN

Ventura cruises

35

NIGHTS

Caribbean Cruise N001
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$1,400
OBC

Sold out

N/A

7

FEB

Ventura cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N002
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$160
OBC

$639

$160

11

FEB

Ventura cruises

35

NIGHTS

Usa And Caribbean Cruise N003
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$800
OBC

$5,729

$164

17

MAR

Ventura cruises

11

NIGHTS

Spain And Portugal Cruise N004
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$430
OBC

$1,619

$147

28

MAR

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N005
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$170
OBC

$1,329

$190

4

APR

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N006
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$600
OBC

$2,329

$166

18

APR

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N007
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$60
OBC

$599

$300

20

APR

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N008
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$1,809

$151

2

MAY

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N009
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,299

$186

9

MAY

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N010
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$90
OBC

$499

$250

11

MAY

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N011
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,129

$177

23

MAY

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N012
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,599

$228

30

MAY

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N013
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$60
OBC

$599

$300

1

JUN

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N014
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,359

$194

8

JUN

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N015
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,089

$174

20

JUN

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N016
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$170
OBC

$1,409

$201

27

JUN

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N017
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$90
OBC

$519

$260

29

JUN

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N018
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,129

$177

11

JUL

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N019
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$170
OBC

$1,469

$210

18

JUL

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N020
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$60
OBC

$619

$310

20

JUL

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N021
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,449

$204

1

AUG

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N022
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,619

$231

8

AUG

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N023
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$60
OBC

$619

$310

10

AUG

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N024
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,339

$195

22

AUG

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N025
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,689

$241

29

AUG

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N026
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$90
OBC

$599

$300

31

AUG

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N027
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,239

$187

12

SEP

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N028
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,409

$201

19

SEP

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N029
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$90
OBC

$499

$250

21

SEP

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N030
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$2,019

$168

3

OCT

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N031
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,299

$186

10

OCT

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N032
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$90
OBC

$499

$250

12

OCT

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N033
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$500
OBC

$1,809

$151

24

OCT

Ventura cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N034
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,409

$201

31

OCT

Ventura cruises

13

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N035
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$620
OBC

$1,909

$147

13

NOV

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N036
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$100
OBC

$429

$215

15

NOV

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N037
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,689

$141

27

NOV

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N038
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$100
OBC

$469

$235

29

NOV

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N039
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,479

$123

11

DEC

Ventura cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N040
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$100
OBC

$429

$215

13

DEC

Ventura cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N041
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$200
OBC

$819

$205

17

DEC

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N042
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$600
OBC

$3,409

$284

29

DEC

Ventura cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N043
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$240
OBC

$1,589

$318

2021 CRUISES

3

JAN

Ventura cruises

35

NIGHTS

Usa And Caribbean Cruise N101
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$1,000
OBC

$5,729

$164

7

FEB

Ventura cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N102
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$200
OBC

$749

$187

11

FEB

Ventura cruises

35

NIGHTS

Caribbean Cruise N103
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$1,700
OBC

$6,949

$199

18

MAR

Ventura cruises

12

NIGHTS

Spain And Portugal Cruise N104
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,909

$159

30

MAR

Ventura cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N105
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$200
OBC

$799

$200

3

APR

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Spain And Portugal Cruise N106
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,359

$169

17

APR

Ventura cruises

13

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N107
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$280
OBC

$1,999

$154

2

MAY

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise N109
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,359

$169

16

MAY

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise N110
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,469

$176

30

MAY

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise N111
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,469

$176

13

JUN

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise N112
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,679

$191

27

JUN

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise N113
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,579

$184

11

JUL

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise N114
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,899

$207

25

JUL

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise N115
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,959

$211

8

AUG

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise N116
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$3,109

$222

22

AUG

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise N117
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,849

$204

5

SEP

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise N118
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,899

$207

19

SEP

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise N119
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,579

$184

25

OCT

Ventura cruises

6

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N122
Departs: Southampton

$1,289

$215

31

OCT

Ventura cruises

11

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N123
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$250
OBC

$1,589

$144

29

DEC

Ventura cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N128
Departs: Southampton

$1,499

$300

2022 CRUISES

3

JAN

Ventura cruises

35

NIGHTS

Caribbean Cruise N201
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$710
OBC

$5,519

$158

7

FEB

Ventura cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise N202
Departs: Southampton

$969

$242

11

FEB

Ventura cruises

35

NIGHTS

Usa And Caribbean Cruise N203
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$710
OBC

$6,159

$176

18

MAR

Ventura cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise N204
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$290
OBC

$2,789

$199


Ventura — Ship Review Rating: 3.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.

Life aboard Ventura
Ventura sails year round out of Southampton, UK, over 2 to 35-nights with itineraries that visit the Norwegian fjords, Iberian Peninsula, Spain in the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands. If your time is limited, take a ‘get-away’ cruise of 2 to 4 nights to one of the Channel Isles, Belgium, or the Netherlands. You’ll find plenty of onboard activities for the sea days and nights between Southampton and distant itineraries. This is a family ship. In January and February of 2020 and 2021 she makes two 35-night cruises to the Caribbean. If you select a cruise that stays overnight at New Orleans, this will be a highlight of your journey. (Her name Ventura comes from Bonaventura – ‘good fortune’.)

Entering service in 2008, at 116,017 GT and carrying 3114 passengers, Ventura is one of P&O’s three larger ship. She was last refitted in 2018. Sporting a distinctive rounded bow, Ventura is filled with modern luxuries and innovations. Expect a large ship feel, with comfortable surroundings and a British flavour. The ship is well suited to seniors, families and adult couples. Children are cared for in each age-group, and there are a night nursery and family shore programs. The ship is filled with British artworks, lounges, bars, child-free Retreat, and quiet areas.

Accommodation
There are five types of stateroom and 34 price grades. Fifty-seven percent of the cabins have a balcony. Staterooms have twin beds or king-sized bed, adjustable AC, safe, vanity writing desk with mirror, good storage areas, wide-screen TV (with major news channels, sports and movies), telephone, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, daily steward service, and hair dryer. Inside staterooms have a picture mirror. Outsides have a picture window or porthole. Cabins with private balconies have sliding doors that open to a patio set with two recliner chairs and a small table. Some balcony cabins have a bath with shower. Suite and Penthouse Staterooms are much larger and come with many extras, including butler service. Allow for service and additional charges for, say, room-service dining, depending on the five types of accommodation.

Suites are very spacious, with shower over a bathtub, DVD player, mini-stereo, coffee machine, ironing facilities, and lounge area with sofa. Special touches include bathrobe and slippers, ironing board, fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, and daily canapés. Penthouse Suites are simply more spacious again, and all suites include butler service. Some cabins have 3 or 4 berths, inter-connecting doors for families, three cabins are wheel-chair accessible, and the 18 single cabins have wide single beds.

Food and Dining
The ship has three main restaurants that offer six-course silver service traditional British dining, with a range of other cuisines. Opt for fixed seating at either of two set times for dinner, or anywhere at any table dining. The Beach House is a family self-service restaurant, where food is available all day. Alternative restaurants, at extra charge for non-suite guests, are: East, an Asian/Pacific Rim restaurant specialising in seafood and thai spices; The White Room, overseen by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, is a waiter-served Italian restaurant for families, or intimate evening dining indoors or on the terrace overlooking the ship’s wake; and The Glass House, for steak and seafood grills with wines selected by sommelier Olly Smith.

During the day the Tazzine serves coffee, chocolates, tea and snacks while at night it serves pre-dinner drinks, adjacent to the atrium dance floor. There are 19 lounges and bars worth discovering on a long voyage, including a modern interpretation of a London pub with beer on draught, quizzes, live bands and the occasional sport screenings. Afternoon tea is served daily. In addition, 24-hour room service is available in all cabins.

Entertainment
The 800-seat two-deck Playhouse Theatre is an excellent venue for shows, with two large video screens either side of the stage. The in-house Headliners Production Company features outstanding song-and-dance presentations superbly produced for each P&O ship at its Southampton studios. The ship features a dance floor in the three-deck atrium. The Tamarind Club and Havana show lounge are the ship’s multi-cultural night venues with cabaret, live bands and dancing. A video wall in the Metropolis lounge screens real-time footage of seven of the world’s most famous skylines. On the top deck is a huge open-air cinema screen. The Retreat is an al fresco spa terrace for adults.

The sports court has amenities for tennis, cricket, football, shuffleboard, quoits and golf. The ship’s gym offers personal trainers and the latest technogym equipment. There are three main pools, one covered by a skydome. The Thermal Suite spa provides natural skin treatments while the Oasis spa has rooms with ocean-view balconies. The Retreat is Ventura’s open-air spa that offers al fresco spa treatments. Ventura is great for families and children of all age groups, and includes a Night Nursery for under-5s.





































Explore the decks

Ventura deckplans

Ventura deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

There are five types of stateroom and 34 price grades. Fifty-seven percent of the cabins have a balcony. Staterooms have twin beds or king-sized bed, adjustable AC, safe, vanity writing desk with mirror, good storage areas, wide-screen TV (with major news channels, sports and movies), telephone, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, daily steward service, and hair dryer. Inside staterooms have a picture mirror. Outsides have a picture window or porthole. Cabins with private balconies have sliding doors that open to a patio set with two recliner chairs and a small table. Some balcony cabins have a bath with shower. Suite and Penthouse Staterooms are much larger and come with many extras, including butler service. Allow for service and additional charges for, say, room-service dining, depending on the five types of accommodation.

Suites are very spacious, with shower over a bathtub, DVD player, mini-stereo, coffee machine, ironing facilities, and lounge area with sofa. Special touches include bathrobe and slippers, ironing board, fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, and daily canapés. Penthouse Suites are simply more spacious again, and all suites include butler service. Some cabins have 3 or 4 berths, inter-connecting doors for families, three cabins are wheel-chair accessible, and the 18 single cabins have wide single beds.

Decks
Ventura

P&O International

Ship facts

Star rating: Ventura star rating
Maiden voyage: 2008
Number of decks: 14
Tonnage: 116017
Cabins: 1557
Passenger capacity: 3114
Number of crew: 1229

What's onboard? ▼

  • Family ship
  • Singles cabins
  • Duty free shopping (tax in EU)
  • STATEROOMS
  • Butlers for suites
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Family suite
  • Suite
  • Superior Deluxe balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sea view
  • Inside
  • Single Sea view
  • Single Inside
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Restaurants (3)
  • Club dining: 2 sittings, fixed tables
  • Freedom Dining: anytime
  • Gala menus 5-course, black tie
  • Room service (some items extra)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dress codes : Evening Casual, Black Tie
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Sindh (fine Indian/British)
  • The Beach House (dinner; grills, seafood)
  • East (cuisine from Pacific East)
  • The White Room
  • The Epicurean (British-Med specialities)
  • The Glass House (cheese, charcuterie, wines)
  • Food Heroes (some cruises)
  • Afternoon Tea (gourmet, from 2020, pay)
  • OTHER DINING
  • Buffet restaurants (2)
  • Poolside grill, pizzeria
  • Sundaes, ice cream (pay)
  • Bars and lounges
  • Drinks packages
  • Ice Cream packages
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Theatre (shows, cabaret)
  • Showlounge, shows, cabaret)
  • Theme night dress for some venues
  • Movies on cabin TV (many free)
  • Multiple lounges & bars
  • Live music, dancing
  • Cinema
  • Casino
  • Nightclub, dance floors
  • Library, Art Gallery
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pool (4)
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Thermal suite (pay)
  • The Retreat (adults spa, pay)
  • Spa & Salon (pay)
  • Gym, free fitness classes
  • Extra fitness classes (pay)
  • Sports court
  • Lectures, galley tours, deck BBQs etc.
  • Dance instructor (if >1 sea day)
  • Dance lessons with pro (some cruises, pay)
  • Fitsteps (dance fitness)
  • Salsa & Line Dancing
  • Video game arcade
  • Golf nets
  • Shuffleboard
  • Deck quoits
  • Table tennis
  • Casino
  • Behind the Scenes ship tour (pay)
  • Photography services
  • Art auctions
  • Satellite internet packages (slow)
  • Weddings organized
  • UNDER 18
  • Children’s clubs (2-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17y)
  • Children’s tea 5pm buffet
  • Night nursery (6mth-4yr)
  • OTHER
  • Telephone roaming (pay)
  • Tea/coffee making in cabin
  • Laundrettes (self-service and pay)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators (12)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Plugs/voltages vary by ship/cabin/date
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities (tips) are neither required nor expected
  • There are no service charges for drink purchases
  • Accommodation as booked
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, milk, fruit juice & hot snacks
  • Make hot drinks in cabin
  • Anytime or set time dining
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • Room service menu (most complimentary)
  • Pre-arranged dietary requests
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Most entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge, dance, watercolour instructors; lecturers (most ships)
  • Programs for 2-17y on family ships morning to late evening
  • Night Nursery Service (6m – 4y)
  • Cruise Director & all English-speaking staff
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Shuttle buses at specified ports
  • No bar charges
  • Laundrettes

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Some workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Pressing service
  • Wi-Fi, internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Check dress code requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone
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