- Expansive kids facility
- Blend of modern and traditional facilities
- Dine at Marco Pierre White's onboard eatery
- Fleet's first-ever family cabins
- The Cirque circus school for all ages
- Video wall in Metropolis bar features different cities
- Four pools, one covered by "skydome" for foul weather
Ventura has 1,546 cabins, of which 445 are inside, 1,101 are outside and 880 have a balcony. Some 23 are wheelchair accessible.
Room sizes range from 160 square feet for an inside (which is a bit on the small size for today's contemporary ships) to 233 square feet for an outside with balcony. There are also junior mini suites (324 square feet) and suites (534 square feet).
As this ship is targeted at families, a large number of cabins have sofas that convert into a bed for a third person, or sofa beds and beds that pull down from the ceiling that will hold up to four people. Two AE grade suites at the forward end of deck nine have a second bedroom -- ideal for families or sharing couples.
All cabins come with tea-and-coffee-making facilities -- look out for the kettles, jugs and cups by designer Nick Munro, who has also made his mark on the cutlery, vases and other items around the ship -- and empty fridges useful for storing drinks bought ashore. Superior balcony cabins and suites have an atlas and binoculars, and a welcome bottle of champagne and truffles on boarding. Suites have butler service and Senseo coffee machines.
All cabins are made up in the morning and have a nightly turn-down service.
A big gripe with passengers in junior mini suites was that there is a huge table and two upright chairs -- wood and metal with a porous material seat -- on the balcony (for balcony dining I assume), but no sun lounger. It meant sitting out was not very comfortable and that was a pain, especially as loungers were at a premium on the top decks. Other balconies had the same upright chairs but a smaller table.
September 2013 torquayiain
Ventura B431 - Balcony cabin (standard) - starboard side. Not over looked, but overlooks C431 and D431 and others. One can become inadvertently very nosy at times !!! Good size walk in wardrobe and plenty of shelf and drawer space. Nice size TV. Usual smallish bathroom and...continue
Lots of hanging space. Well fitted out. Clean and modern. Comfortable bed. Good fridge.
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R412 - Dewanha Suite - much smaller than the equivalent on RCI - lots of hangers but clothes end up quite squashed due to layout of the closet. Bathroom great size with whirlpool bath and large shower. Bed very comfy but strange noise comes from balcony if the ship...continue