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P&O Ventura

Capacity
3078
Crew
1205
Tonnage
116,017
Length
291.4 m
First voyage
2008
Decks
19

MV Ventura is a Grand-class cruise ship of the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

At 116,017 tonnes and 291.4 m (956 ft), Ventura is the second largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises. She officially entered service with the company in April 2008 and was named by Dame Helen Mirren.Ventura underwent a refit at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, during March and April 2013, and re-entered... Read more

P&O Ventura

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3078
Crew: 
1205
Tonnage: 
116,017
Length: 
291.4 m
Beam: 
36 m
First voyage: 
2008
Decks: 
19

MV Ventura is a Grand-class cruise ship of the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

At 116,017 tonnes and 291.4 m (956 ft), Ventura is the second largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises. She officially entered service with the company in April 2008 and was named by Dame Helen Mirren.Ventura underwent a refit at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, during March and April 2013, and re-entered service on 7 April 2013 with a voyage to Spain and Portugal.

Overview

MS Ventura is owned by Carnival UK and operated by P&O Cruises. The ship entered service in April 2008, and is one of the largest cruise ships built for the British market, at 116,017 tonnes. Ventura can accommodate 3,192 passengers, and has 1,550 cabins, of which about 60% possess private balconies. It has fourteen public decks, eight restaurants, six boutiques, five pools and three show lounges, including the largest theatre on a British ship. Passengers are able to walk to the bow, which is not possible on any other P&O ship except Azura.

The ship is intended to be family-friendly; facilities include The Reef youth club, and appearances by the children's character Noddy. The ship includes outdoor children's play areas and two pools specifically for families.

After being handed over on 29 March, Ventura arrived in Southampton in the morning of 6 April 2008, ahead of its first mini cruise to Belgium on 11 April, and her Maiden voyage on 18 April.

British actress Dame Helen Mirren officially christened Ventura and became the ship's "Godmother", prior to its maiden cruise to the Mediterranean Sea. In a break with tradition, Dame Helen commanded a team of Royal Marine Commandos to assist her in naming Ventura in a dramatic abseil.

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Attractions on P&O Ventura


Thermal Suite

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Revel in the rejuvenating qualities of water with Ventura's Spa pool. Part of Ventura's expansive spa, the endless pool will offer a workout with a difference. Swim against the forceful current to ...

Medical Center

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You will find a medical centre on each ship across the fleet which offers a range of facilities. All our Doctors and Nurses on board our ships are fully qualified and trained to assist in emerge...
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Bay Tree Restaurant

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Club Dining in the Bay Tree Restaurant Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you’ll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It’s the way many a friendship h...

Beachcomber Bar

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Come rain or shine, you will be able to enjoy a drink by the Beachcomber Pool, protected by Ventura's skydome. And with steward service, there won't even be any need to put down your book, or leave...

Shuffleboard

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When the deck is dry you can usually find someone keen to play a few rounds of shuffleboards. Join in with the organised social tournaments, or just challenge your fellow travellers to a few ends o...
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Launderette

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The Glass House

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If you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal you'll want to visit The Glass House. On the venue's signature menu every course comes with the option of a different glass of wine, expertly matched ...
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Waterside

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At P&O Cruises, we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom. No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Ventura. Our main self...
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H2O (The Reef)

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H20 for 13-17-year-olds. We are confident that the mix of music, interactive games and discos will keep our teenage passengers occupied for the whole holiday. For the more active, we also have ta...
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Art Gallery

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Ventura houses an impressive art collection. Whitewall Galleries on board Ventura offers unparalleled inspiration in the Atrium at the heart of the ship. Whether you are buying your first limit...