Defunct Cruise Lines
MV Ventura came into service for P&O in 2008 she was built at the fincantieri shipyard in Italy and is currently the largest ship in the P&O fleet weighing in at 116,ooo tonnes and 956 feet in length.
The ship was christened by British actress dame Helen Mirren in a ceremony held in Southampton on 16 April 2008.
On board Ventura offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation from standard inside cabins to spacious and luxurious Suites, AE Grade Suites are ideal for families and can accommodate 4-6 people, all cabins come with a Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window (outside staterooms) or picture mirror (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space as standard.
For dining the ship offers the same table at the same time each evening, or Freedom Dining - no fixed seating or dining times, Ventura also boasts a 24 hour buffet restaurant.
The vessel is family friendly In addition to fantastic children’s clubs and a play area for under 2s, Noddy and Mr. Bump from the Mr. Men Show are regular visitors, other facilities on venture include a well equipped gym and spa, a large sports court and 4 pools (one with a retractable roof), a theatre which also doubles as a cinema, and an incredible choice of bars and restaurants.
Ventura has a interesting feature in the shape of a walkway that wraps around her bow allowing passengers to get right to the front of the ship, a feature not found on traditional cruise ships.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.