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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.

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2008
Number of decks: 14
Tonnage: 116017
Cabins: 1557
Passengers: 3114
Number of crew: 1229
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Ventura

    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.

  • Bars

    Bar on the Ventura

    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. The ship features a dance floor in the three-deck atrium. Read more

    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.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Ventura

    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.

  • Activities

    Activities on the Ventura

    The sports court has amenities for tennis, cricket, football, shuffleboard, quoits and golf. There are three main pools, one covered by a skydome.

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Ventura

    The ship’s gym offers personal trainers and the latest technogym equipment. 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.

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Ventura

    Children can play to their hearts content in The Reef, P&O Cruises exciting complimentary onboard programme; splash around in the family pools; let off steam in the sports arena, tuck into pizza and jelly at the dedicated children’s tea; and join family-friendly shore excursions featuring treasure hunts, water parks, beaches and adventure trips.

  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • Afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes & pastries daily
    • All main meals on-board
    • Alternative dining (extra charge)
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • Family programs (Aurora, Oceana, Oriana & Ventura)
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs) exept Arcadia, Adonia, Orianna
    • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Shuttle buses at specified ports
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for P&O Cruises UK and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Customer cruise ship ratings

Ventura has an average of 3.8 Stars based on 5 Guest Reviews

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  • Twelve places to dine including three main restaurants.

  • Lavish two-deck theatre and eleven places to socialize including four deck bars.

  • Plenty of places to relax and unwind including spa and retreat.

  • Four pools and six whirlpool spas.


There are five types of staterooms 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.)

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  • Inside

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    Cabin Types

    QB, OG, OF, OE, OD, OC, OA, NE, ND, OB, PA, PB, PC, PD, PE, NA, PF, MA, SC

    Average Cabin Size – 14.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom shower and WC •Wardrobes and drawer space •Table •Vanity/writing desk •Flat panel TV and radio •Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator •Tea/coffee making facilities •Direct dial telephone •Large picture mirror •Fully air-conditioned. Features: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack. Size: Approx 164 square feet

  • Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    LB, LC, LF, LE, MB, MC, ME, MF, NB, JD, NC, JB, NF, JC, RC, JA, LA, KC, KA

    Average Cabin Size – 16.2 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.5 m2

    Outside cabins (approx. 137-181 sq.ft) Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and interactive TV System 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 Luxurious pamper pack.

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Ventura Balcony on the Ventura

    Cabin Types

    DA, DD, DB, DE, HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, JG, JF, JE, GE, GC, GA, DC, CC, CB, CA

    Average Cabin Size – 19.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 5.8 m2

    Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabins (approx. 317 sq.ft. including balcony) Fully air-conditioned superior deluxe balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a full-sized bath, shower, sink, vanity unit and WC plus hairdryer, bathrobe & slippers. There is a sitting area with sofa, chair and coffee table, two flat screen interactive TVs, 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. Superior deluxe balcony cabins have a magazine selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, flowers, champagne, chocolates, mineral water and luxurious pamper pack on arrival and canapés once a week.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Ventura Suite on the Ventura

    Cabin Types

    A1, B2, AC, B4, B5, BE, BC, BA, AE, AD, AB

    Average Cabin Size – 43.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.8 m2

    Penthouse Suites (approx. 449-753 sq.ft. including balcony) Fully air-conditioned suites with two lower beds convertible to king-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 and table, 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 a butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival and daily canapés.

Deck Plans for Ventura


  • Cabin has one additional bed in a form of a single sofa bed
  • Cabin has two additional beds in a form of a double sofa
  • Cabin has two additional beds in the form of Pullman beds
  • Extra pull down bed available
  • Fixed twin beds
  • Part obstructed view
  • Glass fronted balcony
  • Balconies visible from above and/or neighbouring balconies
  • Cabin is partially shaded
  • Steel fronted balcony
  • All adapted cabins have a shower only, with the exception of Suites/Mini-suites which have standard bath and separate shower.

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