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Athena really helped us to get the cruise at a discounted price, and sent e-mails for cruise and insurance and was very helpful at such a late stage in booking the cruise."
- Janette L

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Ventura has an overall score of 3.8 out of 5
based on 5 guests we surveyed after their cruise.

Category Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
Average rating

3.8

4.6

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Fast track Ventura cruise reviews & ratings below.

Reviewed by Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
John M
27 Oct 2018
June J
20 Apr 2017
Diane margaret V
5 Oct 2014
Carole ann K
19 Jul 2014
Craig P
26 May 2014
Ventura — Ship Review Rating: 3.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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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Happy Customers

A few nights into the cruise there were two bottles of champagne put in our State Room and we were told they were from our travel agent, it was such a lovely thought and very much appreciated."
- Bill/june Y