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  Ventura (P&O Cruises)

Ventura | P&O Cruises
MV Ventura from Funchal Marina, Madeira.
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MS Ventura operated by P&O Cruises, entered service in 2008. She is the largest cruise ship in the P&O fleet and the largest built for Britain, with fourteen public decks catering for 3,100 passengers. Ventura's maiden voyage sold out in hours when bookings were opened. The ship is family-oriented with facilities catering for parents, children and teens, as well as other groups of travelers. More than half of the cabins have a private balcony. Ventura is recognised for fine dining, contemporary art and family entertainment.

In summer, Ventura sails from Southampton to the Mediterranean and other parts of Europe. In winter, she sails through the Caribbean and Central America. Passengers may take a fly cruise to join the ship in the Caribbean.

MS Ventura was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and completed in 2007.

Ventura has eight restaurants including the Bay Tree restaurant, the Saffron restaurant, the Cinnamon restaurant, the White Room, the Beach House, an Italian styled coffee lounge, as well as pizzeria and Asian restaurants, and more. There are twelve bars, five pools (one with skydome), three show lounges including a 785 seat theatre. Passengers are also be able to walk to the very front of the ship to the bow, which is not possible on other P&O ships. Family activities include a kids clubs, circus school and large scalextrix racetrack, rock school.

Ventura has 1550 cabins, 57% of them with private balconies. She offers a range of accommodation from Inside Staterooms, Outside Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms (some with full size bath), to luxury Suites.

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Ship Summary
Operator:P&O Cruises
Built by:Fincantieri, Italy
Date Completed:2007
Gross Tonnage:113000
Length:290 m
Width:36 m