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P&O Cruises Ventura
Date 3rd Jan 22
Nights 35 Nights
1
Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board P&O Cruises Ventura for your thirty-five night cruise.
2-4
At Sea
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Madeira, Portugal
Today the ship drops anchor at the Portuguese island of Madeira. Nicknamed the 'floating garden' due to its lush flora and fauna, there is no place that typifies this more than Funchal's Botanical Gardens. Ride in the cable car up to Monte, before returning back down to the city in a traditional toboggan? Head to the east of the island to admire the views from Pico de Arieiro, or venture west to visit the picturesque village of Câmara del Lobos and the Cabo Girão Skywalk. Take a ferry to the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, a beach-lovers paradise, or take a baptism dive with sharks and tropical fish at Aquario da Madeira. For the ultimate treat, why not enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the famous Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel in Funchal?
6-11
At Sea
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Bridgetown, Barbados
It's easy to see why Barbados is known as 'Little England' with its Georgian houses, Lord Nelson Statue and Parliament Square. Indulge in retail therapy on Broad Street, admire stunning views and rugged island landscapes on a jeep island safari, or visit the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison's Cave. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience - sail on a catamaran to swim with once-endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles.
13
Castries, St Lucia
Arrive in Castries, the capital city of St Lucia. Step ashore and shop for bargains at La Place Carenage Shopping Plaza in downtown Castries, or venture to the heart of the city to the vibrant Central Market. Pay a visit to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square and the Government House; before climbing to the top of Morne Fortune to view Fort Charlotte. Spend a few hours at Vigie Beach or head south to Marigot Bay. Take an island tour and admire the majestic Piton Mountains, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Half-Moon Bay, or enjoy a picnic on a lemon grass lawn at Pigeon Island National Park.
14
Grenada, Caribbean
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising smaller surrounding islands and a main island also called Grenada. Referred to as the 'Spice Isle', Grenada is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. A crater lake in an extinct volcano, Grand Etang Lake, is a fascinating visit. Discover the art of traditional-style rum-making at River Antoine Rum Distillery and marvel at scenic views from the hilltop historic site Fort George. The cascading waters and lush surroundings of Annandale Falls will leave you in awe and the pretty harbour and fishing destination of The Carenage is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll along the water's edge. Splash in the water, sunbathe, or snorkel near the powder-white shores of Grand Anse Beach.
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At Sea
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Bonaire, Caribbean
Bonaire is a small island with a stunning desert landscape and is perfect for divers and snorkelers. Visit the spectacular National Marine Park and explore miles of pristine coral reef, or make new friends at the Donkey Sanctuary. Enjoy a panoramic drive along the beautiful northern coastline, where you can gaze out at the spectacular colour contrasts of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel in the shallow waters of Lac Bay and discover young fish, sea stars and sponges in the crystal clear waters.
17
Curacao, Caribbean
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is home to beautiful colonial architecture and beaches. Head to Cas Abao or Playa Porto Marie to soak up the sun or, for the more adventurous, try out scuba diving and snorkelling at Playa Lagun. Visit Handelskade and stroll along the picturesque stretch of pier to admire the brightly-coloured Dutch colonial buildings across St Anna Bay. Uncover over 450 species of plants and native wildlife along the driving and hiking trails around Christoffel National Park. Kura Hulanda Museum offers a wide range of artefacts, relics, and artworks which trace the history of the African slave trade on Curacao. Finish off your day enjoying a coffee whilst admiring the boats sailing through the open arm of the floating Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.
18
Oranjestad, Aruba
Today, you can admire the picture-perfect beaches and exotic flowers of Oranjestad — Aruba's main port and capital city. Stroll around the Dutch colonial buildings and shop for chocolates, Dutch-made porcelain, and jewellery — particularly gold which was mined here during the 19th century. If you love the sand and sea, you have Eagle Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach all within easy reach. Step on the ferry to Palm Island and relax on white sand or splash around at the water park. Take an off-road vehicle tour of the wild north-east coast or visit a former gold mine. You can also explore the Quadiriki and Fontein Caves at Arikok National Park; get close to animals at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Aruba Ostrich Farm; and dine at one of the city's seafood restaurants on the waterfront.
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At Sea
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Dominica, Caribbean
The mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica sits between St. Lucia and Antigua. It still lays relatively untouched by Western tourism and features pristine sandy beaches and quaint streets. Trek through the tropical rainforests of Morne Trois Pitons National Park to find natural hot springs and the 60-foot Trafalgar Falls — an ideal spot for diving. Travel west to Roseau — Dominica's capital city — to see its colourful wooden houses, verdant botanic gardens and a mix of modern and colonial French architecture.
21
Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Pointe-A-Pitre is a city on the island of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe; known for its lively markets including the Marche de la Darse where fishermen sell their catch from harbour boats. Place de la Victoire is brimming with clusters of cafes and colonial homes and is the perfect spot for exploration. Uncover a fascinating array of exhibits on the Caribbean's slave trade at Memorial ACTe or head to the shores of Plage de la Datcha to swim the turquoise waters, sunbathe, and check out the local eateries. The historic Fort Sqord Flower features scenic bay views and canons; ideal for photo opportunities. Call by Spice Market and Market Darse to shop for handmade goods, local produce, and souvenirs.
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Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda's secluded pink and white sand beaches surrounded by palm trees are the perfect location to explore and relax. Hike through the rainforest to get to Rendezvous Bay, one of Antigua's most remote but nevertheless stunning beaches; or take a rainforest canopy tour by zip-wire. Get up close and personal with the marine life as you swim with Stingrays at Stingray City or explore the local wildlife at Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Get cultural at the Georgian-era marina, Nelson's Dockyard National Park that was made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finish the day by watching the sunset with a Caribbean meal and a few drinks at Bumpkins.
23
Basseterre, St Kitts
Basseterre is the capital city of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Explore the shops and bars of The Circus or pay a visit to the cathedral, courthouse, and fountain of Independence Square. On the outskirts of the city, you'll discover Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens and to the northwest are Romney Manor and the Wingfield Estate. Take a ride on the St Kitts Scenic Railway to discover deep ravines, black-sand beaches, and Mount Liamuiga volcano. Admire the views over sugarcane fields from the 17th-century Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.
24
At Sea
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands. Powder-white sands, azure seas and verdant green mountains set the scene; equally matched by tasty culinary experiences, luxurious holiday resorts, and a wealth of famous attractions. Explore the eclectic mix of shops in Road Town or escape to the tranquillity of J R O'Neal Botanic Gardens. Get up close to nature at Sage Mountain National Park or visit the giant boulders and rock formations at The Baths on Virgin Gorda. Go surfing at Cane Garden Bay or snorkel amongst tropical fish and coral at Smuggler's Cove. Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery or sample locally-made rum at Callwood's Rum Distillery.
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St. Maarten
This minute island offers a cosmopolitan culture, first-class dining scenes, international shopping, and a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Savour delicious barbecued meats in street cafes and dance to calypso sounds at a barefoot beach bar. Head to the ruins of the French and Dutch forts which overlook the Caribbean Sea, or visit Philipsburg waterfront for duty-free shopping.
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At Sea
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Praia da Vitória, Azores
Praia da Vitória, translated as the Beach of the Victory, is one of the most modern towns in the Azores. It is packed full of character, stunning churches, caverns, lakes and much more. Explore the cobbled streets and discover the mesmerising blue and white Império dos Pescadores among other breath taking buildings. Take a stroll across the white sandy beach or hike along fort stone walls and gaze in awe at untamed volcanic mountains. Take in the panoramic views from the Port of Praia da Vitória, located next to crystal blue waters of the bay.
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At Sea
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Southampton, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • No Fly - Sailing from Southampton
  • 35 nights onboard Ventura
  • Extra guest from £199pp
  • Includes £690 on-board spending money
  • No tipping required


Why Book
Why Book
  • The cascading waters and lush surroundings of Annandale Falls in Grenada will leave you in awe
  • Visit Handelskade and stroll along the picturesque stretch of pier to admire the brightly-coloured Dutch colonial buildings across St Anna Bay in Curacao
  • Dominica still lays relatively untouched by Western tourism and features pristine sandy beaches and quaint streets
  • Antigua and Barbuda's secluded pink and white sand beaches surrounded by palm trees are the perfect location to explore and relax
  • Praia da Vitória is packed full of character, stunning churches, caverns, lakes and much more


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Background
Ventura
Overview
Ventura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Ventura is where you’ll find an incredible choice of facilities from bars, restaurants, a sports court, spa and theatre. Plus Ventura also has a number of exciting features that are exclusively hers. Ventura’s signature restaurant is The White Room by none other than Marco Pierre White himself. But there are also 11 other restaurants to tempt you including a tapas bar and restaurant, a stunning Asian restaurant and a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining - no fixed seating or dining times. Ventura is a highly entertaining cruise ship. A theatre with full production shows doubles as a cinema, she has two lounges for cabaret, tributes, comedy and dancing and even Metropolis, an amazing bar with a panoramic video wall brought to life by a different city skyline each evening. She also has great sports facilities, a well equipped gym and spa, a large sports court and 4 pools (one with a retractable roof). In fact, a Ventura cruise is very 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. She even has a 24 hour buffet restaurant so the only routines you need to keep are your own.
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Food & Drink

Enjoy three main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.

There’s also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from master of spices Atul Kochhar; The Epicurean, where a sense of occasion is always on the menu; and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with award-winning wine guru Olly Smith.

Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment and things to do we’ve something for everyone on Ventura.

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Health & Fitness

From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.

Kids & Teens

Ventura offers freedom for families with age-specific kids' clubs, night nursery for under 4s and dedicated family restaurants and early eating times, creating the perfect balance for families. So you can enjoy quality time together as well as time separately.

  • Free age-specific children's clubs ranging from 2-17 years and night nursery for under 4s
  • Family-friendly swimming pools
  • Dedicated family restaurants & early eating times for children
  • Shore excursions designed for families

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Terms & Conditions
Select Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of cabin available within the applicable cabin type and are subject to availability. Fly-cruise prices shown are inclusive of economy class flights from/to London and transfers. Prices may vary for other departure airports. All flights are subject to availability. *Book an applicable Select Price holiday and receive extra on-board spending money to spend during your cruise holiday in the on-board shops, bars, photo and art galleries, and on restaurants, spa, internet packages and shore experiences booked on board. The amount shown is per cabin based on two people sharing the lowest grade of cabin available within the applicable cabin type, and varies by cabin and cruise duration. Applicable to new Select Price bookings made by 1 June 2021 on selected cabin grades on applicable departures before 30 October 2022 and is additional to the P&O Cruises Select Price benefit of on-board spending money/car parking/return coach travel (choice of benefit dependent on cruise type, duration and time of booking). On-board spending money amount shown includes the Select Price benefit of on-board spending money plus the extra on-board spending money. On-board spending money can only be spent whilst on board. Offer is not applicable to Inside cabins, Early Savers or other promotional prices and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. P&O Cruises reserve the right to withdraw this offer in whole or on individual cruises at any time. ◊5% low deposit applicable to new Select Price or Early Saver bookings made by 1 June 2021 on applicable departures of 19 nights or less before 30 October 2022. For bookings made after the balance due date the full amount will be due at time of booking. Offer is combinable with our current on-board spending money offer on qualifying departures before 30 October 2022. P&O Cruises reserve the right to withdraw this offer in whole or on individual cruises at any time. ~Book an applicable holiday and 3rd and 4th adult guests sail from £99pp. Available on selected off-peak cruises sailing from Southampton for 6-10 nights when sharing an applicable cabin with two full paying adults. Prices vary by cruise type, date and duration, are subject to availability and may go up or down. Offer excludes The World Cruise, Classic Southern Hemisphere Journeys, Exotic fly-cruises and BE grade cabins. Offer available on selected holidays departing before 30 October 2022, and is subject to availability. P&O Cruises reserve the right to withdraw this offer in whole or on individual cruises at any time. ^Transfer your Select Price or Early Saver booking as many times as you'd like, free of charge, up to the date the balance for your holiday is due. This policy modifies the transfer policy in P&O Cruises Booking Conditions. This policy may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
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