Ventura deck 16 plan (Sun-Spa-Kids-Teens)

Deck layout and review

Review of Ventura deck 16 (Sun-Spa-Kids-Teens)

  • Ventura’s Oasis Spa complex – Oasis pool (“endless”, 1m to 1.8m deep, 9.5m long by 6m wide)/at surcharge, with 2 Spa whirlpools, treatment rooms, Beauty Salon, Thermal Suite (adults pool, aroma showers, sauna, relaxation area with heated ceramic benches, tropical shower, Caldarium steam room with high humidity, Laconium Chamber /mild heat sauna, GBP12 for a day / GBP100 for a weeks pass). The Oasis Spa offers a range of treatments in an airy environment, with single and couples rooms. Medi-spa treatments are available (anti-ageing and dermal filler) along with a selection of male grooming treatments that use luxury Elemis products (Elemis deep cleanse grooming with shave costs GBP51 for 45 minutes). The spa has a licenced acupuncturist, charging GBP93 for 50min sessions. A 24 karat gold facial speeds up cell renewal via its powerful magnetic forces (GBP219). Elemis pro-collagen quartz lift facial (anti-wrinkle) costs GBP89. Passengers have to be at least 18yo to use the spa. The gym is large, with enough bikes, rowing machines and treadmills (12 treadmills, 6 cross trainers, 6 trixter bikes, 6 exercise bikes, 6 wave machines, 4 rowing machines, resistance machines and free weights). The weight and cardio machines surround the gym where exercise classes take place like Tai Chi, yoga (45 min for GBP7), Pilates (60 min for GBP7) and spinning (three 45min classes for GBP21). There are also nutritional consultations (60 min for GBP47) and personal training (60 min for GBP47). Some classes carry a fee, for example the Body Sculpt Boot Camp. Guests can also opt for Health & Wellbeing Cruise Passes, including the boot camp (GBP 55.40 PP).
  • Ivory Suite (weddings and vow renewal services venue)
  • Breakers Bar (sports bar; open from noon until late)
  • Shuffleboard, Quoits (deck games)
  • SeaScreen (outdoor huge LED screen for movies). The giant screen shows family favourites, classic films, and the latest blockbusters with cinema snacks like popcorn for around GBP2.00 per portion.
  • The Reef (Kids' Club, open 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.) splits kids into the nursery (under 2 years), Splashers (2-4 years), Surfers (5-8 years), Scubas (9-12 years) and H20 (13-17 years). On less busy voyages some of the groups are joined together. When the ship is in port The Reef doesn't open until 2:00 p.m. Parents or guardians have to take their kids for lunch and dinner. Kids' buffet (with fish fingers, pizza, chips, etc.) is provided from 5:00 p.m. in Venezia. Children in the nursery have to be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. Different activities are planned every day, such as finger painting, musical radio, building with blocks. If parents want the staff to change their kids' nappies, they must provide spare nappies, wipes and clothing. In Splashers & Surfers there are spooky mummy wraps, outside play, egg and spoon races. There is a ball pool, soft play area and entertainment consoles.
  • Toybox (kids venue/2 to 4 yo; with an open air play area, ball pool, Noddy’s themed playhouse, themed characters visits by Mr Bump and Noddy), Plunge Pool (kids only)
  • Jumping Jacks (kids venue/5 to 8 yo; computer games, ball pool, outdoor area)
  • The Den (kids venue/9 to 12 yo; has Jukebox, PC computers, Sony Playstations, gameshows, karaoke, kids pool games)
  • The Sea Bed Nursery (kids venue/toddlers, serving also as complimentary night nursery 6pm-2am, for kids 6 mnth to 5 yo). Those who want to use the Extra service (from midnight to 2:00 a.m.) must let the staff know before 9:00 p.m. the previous night.
  • Decibels (teen only lounge/13 to 17 yo; video games arcade, gaming consoles, music, movies, music classes).