SPA Encompassing parts of two decks high at the forward end of the superstructure is the
Oasis Spa & Health Club. It combines a spa treatment area, a gymnasium and a salon.
There are programs designed for women, men and for couples. (See Spa menu from one cruise)
PHOTO TOUR AND
There are four swimming pool areas on Ventura's open decks
high above the sea.
The Terrace Pool (above and left) is at the stern of the ship
and offers spectacular views over the ship's wake. Since it is
also close to the children's clubs and the family buffet, The
Beach House, it is convenient for family use.
Also looking over the stern is a large whirlpool (below).
Covered by a retractable glass dome, the Beachcomber Pool
can be used even when the sunshine and the temperature do not
co-operate. There are also whirlpools, a bar, an loungers in this
The Laguna Pool is the largest pool on the ship. It is open-air. On certain evenings, shows and parties are held around this pool.
Surrounded by the spa
complex, the Oasis
Pool is designed to
be a tranquil area.
The pool is "endless",
i.e. it has a current
that guests can swim
against thus giving a
workout that could
normally only be had
in a much larger
pool. The area also
Ventura has numerous deck chairs and loungers (left). There is also a giant chess board
For more vigorous activity, one of the unique features of Ventura is the Crique Ventura.
This is a circus school where passengers can learn about and use bungee trampolines, walk
on a tightrope (low wire), swing on the trapeze; juggle and use stilts. It is located on the
topmost of the ship's open public decks.
Ventura also has more
traditional sports facilities
such as Shuffleboard
(above left), Golf Nets
(above) and a Sports
Court that can be used for
cricket, football, basketball
and other sports (above
right). The original Sports
Court at the forward end of
the ship (left) has been
converted into an upscale
lounger area (right) similar to
those on the more recent
Princess ships. (See, e.g.,
Emerald Princess tour)
The Gymnasium is a large, spacious area overlooking the
bow of the ship. A section is designed for aerobics and fitness
classes (above) while the rest is populated by exercise machines,
weight machines and free weights. There are also changing
facilities and towels.
The Salon offers manicures and
pedicures as well as beauty
treatments and hair care.
The Thermal Suite includes heated ceramic
chairs (above) and various types of steam rooms
For massages, acupuncture, scrubs, mud therapies,
and other treatments, the spa has a number of
Treatment Rooms (left) including rooms for
couples (below left).
Before or after a spa treatment, guests can unwind
in The Retreat Space (below right).
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For strolling, Ventura has an Outdoor
Promenade that follows the circumference
of the ship.