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Artemis Braemar Arcadia M/S Ventura P & O's Ventura at anchor
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 Built: 2008 Voyages sailed on this ship: Caribbean
The Ventura looks ugly and ungainly from behind Cabin B238 on the Ventura
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 chairs.