If you're looking for a cruise holiday, there's one thing you'll never be short of - and that's choice. The cruise holiday industry is packed with quality liners and cruise operators, each striving to be the best and ensure you have a truly unforgettable holiday. Whether you're taking your first tentative steps into the world of cruise holidays, or you religiously book cruises each and every year, there's no denying that with so many itineraries, liners and destinations to choose from, you'll never find yourself running short of ideas or facing the same holiday from one year to the next.
One stalwart of the cruise industry is P&O, and the sublime Ventura is a magnificent vessel that has to be seen to be believed.
One of the largest ships in the P&O fleet, the Ventura serves up a cracking range of facilities and things to do. There's a sports court with a fitness centre that's packed to the rafters with equipment,four pools (one with a retractable roof) and a spa - perfect for easing those aches and pains after a hard day's sightseeing. There are also classes designed to help exercise your mind as well as your body - ranging from yoga and pilates to salsa, art lessons and even port lectures - a useful way to get to know more about your next destination.
When it comes to dining, Ventura is in a class of its own. The White Room is the ship's signature restaurant, created by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White - who personally oversees the running of the restaurant on selected sailings. In addition there are 11 other restaurants serving up a mouthwatering array of flavours, ranging from Spanish tapas to spice-infused Asian creations. And to top it off there's a fantastic choice of evening entertainment with theatres, bars, a cinema, cabaret, tribute bands, comedy and plenty of dancing.
Despite its luxury appeal, a holiday on the Ventura doesn’t have to come with the luxury price tag. P&O Ventura offers are widely available - particularly on last-minute sailings - which means that there's really no reason to miss out on the Ventura experience. But be warned - one cruise on this outstanding liner is never enough...