Take a guided tour of the newly-refurbished Ventura with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Appropriately enough, the Changing Rooms star takes a look at what P&O have achieved with a multi-million pound refit of the five-year-old cruise ship.
Stand-out feature for me is Olly Smith’s Glass House, which has moved into the Ramblas. LL-B seems equally impressed with the wine flights and the food, which includes small plates include:chorizo, pork belly and butter bean cassoulet and larger plates include a selection of steak, burger and fish dishes with triple cooked chips, and vegetarian options such as woodland mushroom and spring onion risotto with melting camembert.
Another feature to have made the transition from sister ship Azura is the tranquil Retreat as an adjunct to the spa.
East restaurant now offers a menu devised by Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar, who operates the Sindhu restaurant on Azura. The dishes are influenced by the cuisine of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Ventura has gained 18 single cabins, and a dance floor on the lowest level of the Atrium. The Cyberstudy has been converted into a library – with some internet terminals – and the old library has been replaced with a perfumery.