Ventura – the all-rounder ship


Family friendly - There’s always something happening on Ventura. Enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools. Evenings on your cruise are particularly memorable thanks to the lavish two-tier theatre where you’ll find elaborate shows and stand-up comedy.

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Ventura's highlights

All about entertainment

Between the two-tier Arena theatre with its new LED screen, the exotic Tamarind Club and the lively Havana lounge, there’s never a dull moment on board your ship.

A delight for foodies

During your cruise, you’ll find Indian favourites with a British twist at Sindhu, a world of wine at The Glass House and fantastic flavours at The Beach House. And The Epicurean combines fine dining, contemporary presentation and quality ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

A shopper’s paradise

Brands such as Bric’s, Caroline Gardner and Fat Face sit alongside ship favourites such as Radley, Cath Kidston and Pandora. The enhanced Dixons Travel store, meanwhile, sells the latest tech, from tablets to headphones.

Where can you sail to on Ventura?

Ventura visits the vibrant Med

Visit the highlights of the Med on a Mediterranean cruise. Enjoy vibrant Barcelona with its stunning beach-front, culture and cobbled lanes; the playground of the rich and famous Monte Carlo; and La Spezia from which you can visit Pisa or Florence.

Enjoy the luscious landscapes of Iberia and the Canary Islands

The perfect cruise for some sunshine without going too far afield. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy including volcanic vistas, black beaches, warm waters, luscious landscapes, traditional towns and spectacular scenery.

Stay closer to home with a Short Break

Enjoy a Short Break on Ventura; the perfect introduction to cruising. It’s the ideal blend of sea days to relax on board your ship and the opportunity to discover cities such as Bruges with its chocolate delights or the cafés, canals and culture of Amsterdam.

Escape the cold and head to the Caribbean

Where laid-back meets adventure: you could find yourself hiking through rainforests and mountain tracks or lazing on a blissful white-sand beach and diving beneath the waves on a Caribbean cruise.

Visit the Baltic – a playground of cultural riches

Take in capital cities, cultural masterpieces and lesser-known gems. On a Baltic cruise you can city-hop from Helsinki to St Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm and Copenhagen all on one holiday.

Explore Spain and Portugal on Ventura

Famed for their abundant sunshine and sandy shores, these dynamic destinations offer much more than beach-based breaks. Leave the sun-lounger behind and treat your senses to eye-opening culture, mouth-watering cuisine and hair-raising adventure on a cruise with us.

Interactive deck plans

Browse this ship using our interactive deck plans and discover our range of cabins and on-board activities.

Guest reviews for Ventura

30 November 2021
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The biggest disappointment was not visiting the only two ports we've never been to before., Malaga and Gibraltar. Due to Covid restrictions and maybe the time of year the usual atmosphere on board was muted. If you like Sport the television was fine, if not don't bother turning it on. Regarding ... Read more

30 November 2021
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We are booked to sail with P and O again 7 more times! So yes we do recommend them. We do feel that some standards have dropped, some due to the mask wearing and some due I feel to cost cutting. Mandatory masks in the theatre but no masks in the overcrowded pub. We Had not travelled on Ventura and ... Read more

Mrs Jones, 30 November 2021
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Lovely cruise and staff brilliant Felt safe most of the time there will always be irresponsible passengers Given the Pandemic an excellent experience and nice to experience dining out new places and people and being spoilt

Mr Clyne, 30 November 2021
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All the staff were very friendly apart from the casino

The cleanliness of the ship. The friendly staff and the food were all good. The drink prices were reasonable. The stateroom was excellent and the bed was very comfortable. The smoking area between the pools deck 15 was a problem I couldn’t use that side of the ship and used other toilets. The casino... Read more

Mrs Skelton, 29 November 2021
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Regain pre covid standards.

Reinstate pre covid standards.

Mrs Duncan, 29 November 2021
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Good cruise, good everything

Enjoyed cruise especially because of recent cancellations.It was nice with less people on board. Food and entertainment very good as usual. Staff all good I think happy to be part of a family and working onboard again. Plenty of staff no queues

Mrs Cruden, 29 November 2021
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the staff were excellent the ship was very clean .I felt very safe due to all the safety health covid instructions in place. Only problem was having to book out meal at night on the phone using the P&O app only to find people who didn't book most times got in first !!!!! The music in the upstairs bu... Read more

Mrs Stuart, 29 November 2021
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Not as good as a cruise on Ventura has been before, I will be travelling again with P&O but on another ship

29 November 2021
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Lovely Cruise but lowering of standards apparent

Overall very good and we enjoyed our cruise. Crew all very helpful and welcoming at all times. Covid protocols well managed. Disappointed that Atrium used for dancing (plus Fitsteps on occasion) throughout the day as this made it noisy and was only for the few (max 40ish) with the many having to put... Read more

Mrs Davies, 28 November 2021
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I have cruised with P & O many times but on this occasion my criticism is aimed mainly at the food,the breakfasts were great but then it starts to go downhill. Lunchtime was average and the choices in the evening poor,very little if any of chicken the vegetable selection poor I think I saw 2 carrots... Read more

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