The best restaurant on the Ventura is the White Room, and I shall be eating there later this week. As it happens, Marco Pierre White is on board this weekend, paying one of his regular visits to make sure everything is running smoothly.
And when Marco is on the ship, he does not just keep himself to himself and his kitchen team.
Today he has spent an hour in the Arena Theatre, talking about his life and his career and answering questions from passengers.
He spent three hours signing copies of his book, and having his picture taken with everyone who asked.
He even took time out to act as witness at a wedding on board.
But the highlight for the Yorkshire-born chef was the 20 minutes he spent in the ship’s Exchange bar, calling the bingo numbers – and adding his own twist.


For example, “Famous steps . . . 39