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

27 May 2022
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A lovely cruise

Excellent service from the entire team. Loved Sindhu, the Epicurean, the Glass House and Beach House. Wonderful food and service. It was great to be back on board for a very normal cruise. Masks only needed to be worn on coaches when on a trip. Thank you P&O

Mr Lowe, 27 May 2022
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holiday to the canaries

holiday was fine. ship was tired and many problems. (leak outside our cabin). to name but a few food ok but some tables in restaurant were too close together. staff were friendly in general but some were not. some of the entertainment wasnt up to the usual standard. i would travel again giving that ... Read more

27 May 2022
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, everything about the cruise we love going to Madera didn't do any trips because my husband can't walk to far but had a lovely time at all the stops going ashore in our own

27 May 2022
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Ok cruise

Overall it was fine. The Improved food in the MDR was appreciated however it was repetitive and reduced choices. Staff attitude and helpfulness has also improved. Not sure if I’d cruise with P&O again unless the price and itinerary was right. The entertainment was repetitive in bars but good in thea... Read more

27 May 2022
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Very good service and polite waiters, Bar staff and all the team. Room could have been allocated a bit better as I had 2 Pulman beds in the room which impacted space. Otherwise all good

Mr Roughton, 27 May 2022
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I did not like the way one had to carry a wine bottle around when you bought the wine package of 6 or 12 bottles, the wine waiter use to recork it and bring it to your table each night. I do not think this was anything to do with covid as they handle every thing else.

27 May 2022
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informative, a once in a lifetime experiance

Miss Falkowska, 27 May 2022
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We all loved it and we'll go again in the future.

The staff, personel and all crew were exceptionally polite znd helpful. Food was delicious. Bed was comfortable. Entertainment fantastic.

26 May 2022
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I found the cruise very relaxing. I already have two more cruises booked. One of the highlights was going to Madeira. Doing the cable cars and tobogganing.

Mr Wills, 26 May 2022
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Excellent. First time in a suite. Bulter and Cabin Steward were exemplary. Nothing was too much.

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