Belgium Short Break
Onboard P&O Cruises - Ventura
Why book…
  • Enjoy a dazzling experience on-board P&O Cruises Ventura
  • Float along Bruges’ network of canals, admiring the heritage buildings that line the shore
  • Get up-close views of glittering jewels at the Diamond Museum, discover the world of chocolate making at the Choco-Story and learn the art of lace making at the Lace Centre
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
P&O Cruises' Ventura is a large, modern ship designed for both families and couples. This spacious vessel offers the luxurious Oasis Spa, adult-only The Retreat, and lively Fortunes Casino, as well as lots of activities for youngsters found around the children's pool. On Ventura, you can enjoy four swimming pools, 12 restaurants and cafes, and eleven lounges and bars. Relax with a drink on a sun lounger, join in dance and shuffleboard sessions, or enjoy a facial and massage treatment. There are also shops, pub quizzes, and plenty of places to enjoy the seascape and read a book. In the evening, dine on traditional and creative cuisines before watching West end-style shows, comedy acts and cabarets. Adults can also visit Havana — a Cuban-themed nightclub — and Fortunes Casino until late. Sail the world in style with families, friends and partners on Ventura.

Food
Ventura offers you a wide range of dining choices with individual menus and exquisite flavours. The main dining rooms — Cinnamon, Saffron and Bay Tree Restaurants — offer extensive menus of high-quality courses including oak-smoked salmon, classic Beef Wellington and Champagne sorbet. You can also enjoy a traditional afternoon tea featuring finger sandwiches, cakes, clotted cream, jam, and tea or coffee. Waterside is Ventura's informal, self-service restaurant which offers a range of foods from across the world, as well as a late-night bar serving sandwiches, paninis, cakes, biscuits, and pastries. The Epicurean creates classic British favourites — such as Shepherd's Pie, glazed lamb, poached lobster, and apple crumble — while Sindhu serves fine Indian cuisine. The Glass House is the place to go for tapas, steaks and burgers, or try The Beach House for Cuban pulled pork and American baby-back ribs. Tazzine is ideal for coffee and light lunches. You also have a poolside grill, pizzeria and ice cream bar.

Drink
On Ventura, you have plenty of places to enjoy a drink, including The Red Bar which offers cocktails, champagne and relaxing piano music. The Exchange is the ship's urban bar featuring beer, quizzes and live bands; while Metropolis is your stylish venue with floor-to-ceiling video wall and live jazz music. Tamarind Club and Havana Bar serve a range of cocktails and spirits alongside dancing and live bands until late.

Entertainment
During the day, there are arts and sports activities to keep adults entertained, as well as plenty of games hosted by the various kids' clubs. In the evening, the buzz of Fortunes Casino is a highlight of Ventura. Experience the bright lights of Las Vegas with its electric atmosphere, flashing slot machines and popular roulette wheel. The two-deck theatre stages spectacular performances including cabarets, West End-style shows, and film screenings, while Tamarind Club offers the ideal spot for dancing. Cuban-themed Havana Bar features a stage, dancefloor, karaoke, DJ sessions, live bands, and salsa music to enjoy until the early hours. Throughout the ship, you can also find comedy acts, live piano music, tribute bands, dance classes, and pub quizzes.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive at Southampton where you will board P&O Ventura and sail onwards to Bruges.
Day 2: Bruges, Belgium
Step ashore today at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge - gateway to the 'Venice of the North', Bruges. Float along Bruges’ network of canals, admiring the heritage buildings that line the shore. Take a stroll around the Markt Square with its towering Belfry or admire Michelangelo's marble Madonna and Child at the Church of Our Lady. Get up-close views of glittering jewels at the Diamond Museum, discover the world of chocolate making at the Choco-Story and learn the art of lace making at the Lace Centre. Visit the tranquil Beguinage commune before stepping round the corner to tour the De Halve Maan Brewery.
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Southampton, UK
The cruise comes to an end in Southampton, where you disembark the ship and make your way home.
To book call 0800 408 4229 or Enquire online
Select Price is based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of Inside cabin available and is subject to availability. *10% booking discount is applicable to past guests making a new Select Price booking from our new winter 2020/2021 collection before 29 April 2019. **5% booking discount is applicable to all new guests making a new Select Price booking from our new winter 2020/2021 collection before 29 April 2019. ^5% low deposit is applicable to all guests making a new booking from our new winter 2020/2021 collection before 29 April 2019. After this date the standard deposit of 15% will apply. ~Book an applicable holiday and 3rd and 4th kids sail from £1pp on selected cruises to/from Southampton when sharing a cabin with two full paying adults. Prices are subject to availability and may go up or down. ºOn-board spending money varies by cruise duration and is based on the number of nights spent on board (7 nights or more, excluding overnight flights) and cabin grade and applies to the first two guests sharing a cabin. Car parking is available on all Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more. Guests can leave their car in a secure car park (one space per booking). Return coach transfers are available on all Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more (excludes The World Cruise and Grand Tour). †£50 per booking Hays Travel Exclusive discount is available on any bookings booked between 15 March 2019 - 29 April 2019 for sailings departing between 26 Sept 2019 - April 30 2021 with a stateroom spend of £3500 or more after P&O Cruises discounts have been deducted. Fly-cruise prices shown are inclusive of economy class flights from/to London and transfers. Discount valid on a minimum of 2 adults sharing. Further terms and conditions apply ask in store for more details. ƗLaunch dates are as follows: 19/03/2019 Rest of P&O fleet for Top Tier members only; 21/03/2019 Rest of P&O fleet General Sale for EXUK Southampton departures (ecl The World Cruise and The Grand Tour) & Dubai and Arabian Gulf fly-cruise; 22/03/2019 Rest of P&O fleet for remaining sailings
Price per person from only
£208
November 2020 - 2 Nights - Sailing from Southampton Port
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