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M/S Ventura vital statistics
Company: P & O Cruises
Home Port: Hamilton, Bermuda
Gross Tonnage: 115,000 tons
Cruising Speed: 20-21 knots
Passenger Capacity: 3.597
Passenger Decks: 18
Voyages sailed on this ship: Caribbean
The Ventura is one of two largest ships in the P & O fleet
(as of 2013) along with her identical twin sister Azura, but
rather than that being a selling point, I personally find it off-
putting. As you can see in the photo below, the Ventura does
not look like a ship, she looks like a floating block of flats, big
and ugly and ungainly.
Ventura is indeed large at 115,000 tons, but she carries over
3,500 passengers. Compare that to the QM2’s 151,000 tons
and nearly 1,000 passengers fewer and you’ll see that the
Ventura does pack ‘em on.
Although we enjoyed our cruise and visited some great ports
of call (read about it in my blog) I don’t think I’d rush to go
on the Ventura again.
Ventura isn’t a ship, she’s a floating block of flats with a
point at the front.
Our balcony cabin on deck 11, B238. The
cabin was large and comfortable with
plenty of hanging space for our clothes.
The balcony contained a table and two