MV Ventura is a Grand class cruise ship operated by P&O Cruises, which entered service in April 2008. The ship is the largest cruise ship built for Britain, accommodating 3,100 passengers. It has 1,550 cabins, of which about 60% possess private balconies. It features fourteen public decks, eight restaurants, six boutiques, five pools and three show lounges, including the largest theatre on a British ship. Passengers are also able to walk to the very front of the ship to the bow, which is not possible on other P&O ships. This is accessible on the Promenade Deck.
The ship is intended to be family friendly, offering toys and games, mp3 players, and appearances by the children's character Noddy. It will include children's play areas and two pools specifically for families.
After being handed over on the 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.
Art on Board Ventura Tate Modern P&O Cruises has partnered with art experts Tate Modern to host ‘Introduction to Modern Art’ special interest cruises to be held throughout the year. These cruises will be hosted by experts from Tate Modern and give passengers the opportunity to attend seminars, presentations and practical art classes on cruises throughout the year.
On board art Ventura is to feature £1 million worth of British contemporary art with 7,000 different pieces from 55 ...