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Ventura
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Ventura

Ventura is a family-friendly, larger ship

Ventura is a ship where something is always going on! With 12 places to eat, including 3 main restaurants, as well as a wine bar, a fine dining restaurant by Marco Pierre White, and a dedicated family restaurant where you can dine whenever you choose, day or night. You'll also find 12 places to drink, fantastic children's clubs, a lavish two-deck theatre and a tranquil spa, not to mention many quieter place to simply relax.

An almost endless choice of things to do
A lavish two-deck theatre with full production shows doubles as a cinema, she has two lounges for cabaret, tributes, comedy and dancing and even Metropolis, an amazing bar with a panoramic video wall brought to life by a different city skyline each evening. She also has great sports facilities, a well equipped gym and spa, a large sports court and 4 pools.

Fabulous eateries to suit your every mood
Venturas signature restaurant is The White Room by none other than Marco Pierre White himself. But there are also 11 other restaurants to tempt you including a tapas bar and restaurant, a stunning Asian restaurant and a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining - no fixed seating or dining times.Ventura’s signature restaurant is The Epicurean. But there are also 11 other restaurants to tempt you including a wine bar and restaurant, a stunning Indian restaurant Sindhu and a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining - no fixed seating or dining times.

Fun for all the family
A Ventura cruise is very family-friendly with fantastic children’s clubs and a play area for under 2s. She even has a 24 hour buffet restaurant so the only routines you need to keep are your own.


Ventura Facts
  • Country of registry: Bermuda
  • Port of registry: Hamilton
  • Entered service: April 2008
  • Named by: Dame Helen Mirren
  • Gross Tonnage: 116,017
  • Length overall: 290m (951ft)
  • Breadth: 36m (118ft)
  • Draught: 8.3m (27ft)
  • Service speed: 22 knots
  • Crew: 1,205
  • Regular passenger capacity: 3,078
  • Maximum passenger capacity: 3,574
  • Passenger decks: 15
  • Passenger cabins: 1,539
Highlights

Fun for all the family

Tumblers Nursery (at night)
If you are here holidaying with a very young child, then Ventura's nursery will be a welcome addition to the ship. There will be a soft play area for child and parent time during the day. While for sleepy heads a night nursery with cots and beds will be open from 6pm to 2am. Parents can settle their child down to sleep and then enjoy the evening knowing they will be paged if there are any problems. The Night Nursery is free of charge and based on a first come first serve basis.

The Reef
The Reef can be found on all family friendly ships and offers free, age-appropriate activities for children of all ages throughout the day and into the evening all staffed by a fully trained team of Reef Rangers. Fun activities range from themed day activities, sports challenges, games, quizzes and much more. Ventura has five areas for different ages Tumblers Nursery, The Den, Decibels, Jumping Jacks and Toybox.

Decibels
Teenagers will be in their element on Ventura. They will find a Game Arena to challenge friends to a game of table football or the latest video games. While a funky, modern chill out area that's all their own comes complete with DJ's decks. With less emphasis on organised activities, teenagers will enjoy the opportunity to make new friends. Later events such as discos will create a party atmosphere.


About Ventura

A superliner designed to provide inspirational holidays for all ages, life on board Ventura will be exciting, spontaneous and full of surprises. All around modern, interactive and tactile art will fascinate and engage you. As you turn each corner you will discover something new, vibrant and often quite unexpected.

During the day you can savour rich coffee and conversation in Tazzine, rejuvenate in the lavish spa, race cars around a giant Scalextric track, refresh yourself in one of the ship's inviting pools or bounce on bungee trampolines in Cirque Ventura up on the open deck. Off her stunning three deck atrium you will find a tempting selection of shops, bars and eateries.

After dark a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and tempting aromas will enliven an already elevated mood. Flexible and innovative, evenings will offer a real sense of freedom. Dine in her unique fine dining venue, The White Room, created by Marco Pierre White. Watch one of the vibrant show in the Arena Theatre. Gaze at some of the world's most captivating cityscapes as they are revealed, in real-time, on Metropolis' 20 metre wide floor-to-ceiling video wall.


Places to be Entertained

Cinema & live entertainment


The Arena Theatre

Ventura's theatre is located forward on Deck 7 and span two decks. West End-style shows and cabaret light up her technologically advanced stage, though this flexible venue offers far more besides.

Fortunes
Love the sense of excitement as the roulette wheel spins? If so, pay Fortunes Casino a visit. The flashing lights of the slot machines and the suspense of blackjack beckons, as does a great night out. Celebrating a win could not be easier either - simply ask one of our friendly stewards. The Exchange bar has been integrated into the area to create a lively entertainment venue that's perfect whether you simply want to soak up the atmosphere over a drink or test Lady Luck's allegiance for yourself.

Havana show lounge
Visit Havana, Ventura's Cuban themed nightclub, for all the passion and exuberance of Latin America. This venue will be found on Deck 7 aft. This will be the place to party into the night. With a stage and dance floor you might dance to a live band or DJ, take part in some karaoke, or enjoy some late night cabaret. This vibrant venue will get livelier as the night progresses. Order a mojito, let your hair down and get your feet moving to those salsa rhythms.

Metropolis
Welcome to Metropolis, situated at the aft of the ship on Deck 18. This unique venue brings you all the excitement of the world's coolest destinations. An innovative 20 metre floor-to-ceiling video wall displays dramatic cityscapes, so you might gaze 'out' upon Paris, New York or Sydney as you sip your favourite aperitif. Grouped seating and soft lighting create the feel of a sophisticated jazz bar. And as you take in your surroundings, you can listen to the mellow sounds of a jazz combo or pianist. What could be better? A wonderful option for any evening on Ventura, Metropolis is also ideally located for a drink before or after dinner at The White Room. While by day, this venue makes a comfortable and stylish observation lounge.

Atrium
Ventura's atrium makes an impressive entrance. Spanning three decks and over 30 feet, it is a key focal point and your first impression of her spacious interior. Four towering black archways frame various access points to Ventura's shops, bars and cafes. And as you move from deck to deck, you will notice subtle changes in the decor and furnishings, inspired by nature. Warm golden tones reflect the rise of the sun on Deck 5. Deck 6 represents the cooler tones of day and Deck 7 provides the drama of the setting sun, with a crescendo in rich scarlet and copper tones.


Places to unwind

Oasis Spa Reception
Stop by Ventura's spa reception to book your next appointment or enquire about the array of different treatments available. Located just outside the spa and salon on Deck 16, our helpful staff will be on hand to answer any queries.

Sports Court
Like to keep on the move? Ventura's sports court is the place to go for a spot of five-a-side, tennis, cricket or basketball. Located atop the ship on Deck 17, children and teenagers can burn some excess energy, while adults might take part in activities such as Tai Chi and outdoor aerobics.

Open Deck
Enjoy fresh air and great views on the open decks. A great place to watch your ship glide gracefully into port or to watch the ocean rush by when at sea.


Dining

Informal Dining


Tazzine
If you are here seeking rich coffee and conversation, Ventura's contemporary and relaxed coffee lounge, Tazzine, is just the thing. With a variety of treats created by Marco Pierre White, your experience here is certain to be authentic. Serving speciality coffees, cookies, pastries and savoury snacks, Tazzine will make a great option for a mid-morning coffee, a light lunch or an afternoon snack. Located just off of Ventura's atrium on Deck 5, in the ship's hub, you will be able to linger here over a magazine or people-watch to your heart's content. Stylishly rendered, the Cafe will feature comfy seating, tactile fabrics and sleek, Italian-style chrome and wood furnishings

Restaurants


The White Room
Head to Deck 17 to indulge in expertly crafted Italian cuisine from Marco Pierre White. Inspired by the exclusive city hotels of Venice and Florence, The White Room promises to be very special. Furnished in dark woods and plush, sumptuous fabrics, this Select Dining restaurant will offer fabulous food in the most elegant of surroundings. Lunch will be a relaxed and informal affair. While later, a fine dining experience that simply oozes with style will create an experience to remember. You might head here for a relaxed family lunch or a romantic evening meal. There will be an al fresco area for dining in the sunshine or beneath the stars. Simple, yet beautifully made dishes will be the order of the day - classic Italian fare at its very best.

The Bay Tree
The largest of Venturas main dining rooms, situated at the aft of the ship on Deck 6, is a wonderful, sociable way to dine, and is often the way long-lasting friendships are made. A six course menu offers a variety of delicious options. Warm woods, richly coloured fabrics and carpets and etched glass screens create a feeling of intimacy. While a special ambience, soft lighting, crisp white table linen and attentive service combine to create a meal to remember.

The Cinnamon Restaurant
If you prefer not to be tied to specific sittings, Freedom Dining will be an appealing option. Offering you more flexibility and spontaneity, you can book a table here for any time between 6.00pm and 10.00pm. You will find exactly the same standards of service and menu as in the Bay Tree. And surroundings that complement the enticing menu. Furnished in a warm palette of colours inspired by spices, the restaurant is certain to be welcoming.


Activites and education

Where days brim with possibilities

This superliner has been designed to be engaging, enjoyable and thought-provoking and the activities you can enjoy on Ventura will certainly add to this. You can immerse yourself in fascinating port lectures, gaining an insight into the history and culture of every approaching destination. You can learn more about modern art with tours of the on board collection or through 'Tate Talks' and creative workshops. Marco Pierre White will even be on board on selected cruises to talk about his restaurants and host coffee mornings and book signings. For something a little more active, there will always be a range of dance and exercise classes taking place, including outdoor Tai Chi.


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