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Ventura deck 7 plan (Promenade)

Deck layout and review

Review of Ventura deck 7 (Promenade)

  • Arena Theatre (balcony / upper level 2 of 2)
  • The Glass House (refurbishment 2013; wine bar, and steakhouse/seafood specialty restaurant by celebrity wine expert Olly Smith; open 11am-11pm; this is the venue for the P&O “food and wine” cruise experience; casual dining at surcharge GBP 5.25-7.50 PP). The Glass House features a well stocked wine cellar along with daytime and evening menus. It serves food & wine combinations, and each course comes with an option of different glass of wine matched by Olly Smith. The menu includes a variety of dining options, such as small plates of food at GBP 4.95 for 3 dishes, larger plates comprising of prime steaks with hand cut chips (GBP 4.50-7.50) and individual dishes including Speciality Burgers, Fish and Chips (GBP 4.95). Desserts include Chocolate Tart and Lemon Cheesecake and cost GBP 2.75. The Glass House also features Enomatic wine system enabling guests to sample wine by the glass rather than having to buy the entire bottle. Wine flights are also offered and consist of three 125 ml glasses of different wines. There are 7 different flights to choose from each with different theme from wines from classic wine growing regions to luxury wines. Prices range from GBP 9.95 up to GBP 13.95 for matching food & wine flights. Food & Wine Pairing Dinners at the Glass House are offered twice per week for GBP 30 per person, including a 4-course meal, wines with each course, and a wine guide. Wine talks are also organized on certain days of the voyage, hosted by the ship's head sommelier, for a maximum of 30 guests. For GBP10 PP passengers can enjoy a talk, 2 glasses of wine and a number of different dishes.
  • The Red Bar (cocktails, pre-dinner drinks/free canapes, live piano music entertainment)
  • Ventura Atrium (level 3)
  • Atrium Shops & Boutiques – Celebrations (special occasion gifts, flowers, premium champagne), Eternity  (jewellry, brand watches), Essence (perfumes, cosmetics), Regalia (clothes, souvenirs, gifts), Chic (fashion boutique), The Wardrobe (brand fashion, watches, bags, hats), Emporium (candy store), Florist Cart (flowers, bouquets), During the ship's drydock refurbishment in 2018 were added new retail brands selling premium watches, handbags, cosmetics and perfumes, travel essentials. The newly added brands are BRICS (luggage, bags, selfridges), Longines (Swiss hand-made watches), Olivia Burton (watches, V), Liu Jo (women's clothes, bags, shoes), Radley (designer leather handbags, purses, accessories), Cath Kidston (fashion, bags, gifts), Kipling (designer bags, backpacks, luggage, wallets, travel accessories). New is the Dufry store (travel retailer). A new collection of British gins was also added.
  • The Tamarind Lounge & Club (with dance floor, activities – comedy shows, live music, cooking demonstrations, films, themed music party nights)
  • Sindhu (midship, 138 seats Asian specialty restaurant by celebrity chef Atul Kochhar, open 6:30-9:30pm; also hosts card games). From 11am to 6pm serves Indian Tapas (Nashta, comprising of 3 dishes such as Chicken Fillet Lollipops, Chilli Fried Calamari and Stir Fried Duck Supreme, for GBP 4.95), Indian beer and exotic cocktails; at surcharge GBP 15-25 PP). Dishes range from starters of Trio of Spice Crusted Scallops or Asparagus & Tandoori Paner Salad, Mains of Lavender Chicken Korma or Griddled Prawns with Spiced Pepper, and Desserts of Layered Pancake Gateau or Citrus White Chocolate Mousse. 
  • Photo Gallery & Shop (onboard photographer services, printing, cameras, accessories)
  • Havana Lounge & Nightclub (list of activities – live comedy shows, family shows, live music performances and professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing, hosts the “Rock School” P&O children programme/talent shows, Scalextric track, line dancing and bingo at night).