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Located high above the stern, Metropolis is a sophisticated bar with great views.
However, on the opposite wall is a 20 metre long video screen on which are displayed
views of the great cities of the world. In the evening, there is live music themed to the city
that is being featured on the video screen.
The Red Bar is off of the ship's central atrium and not far
from two of the main dining rooms. As a result, it is convenient
for before/after dinner drinks. It offers live piano music and
complimentary pre-dinner canapes by Marco Pierre White.
Ventura's Arena Theater has
785 seats and spans two decks. It
is the largest lounge on the ship
and is the venue for production
shows (right), speakers such as
former UK government minister
and writer Edwina Currie (below
left), guest entertainer mind
reader Mark Paul (below middle)
and activities by the cruise staff
(below right). Along with the
Tamrind Club, it is also used as a
The Tamarind Club is both a bar and a show lounge. At night, it is Ventura's comedy club and a live music venue while during the day it is used for
enrichment lectures and port lectures. Its decoration is Indian-inspired. The Ventura Gala Ball is held here.
Havana seeks to invoke the lively atmosphere of pre-communist
Cuba. During the day, passengers can enjoy Grand Prix racing on a
digital Scalextric track. In the evening, there are performances by
cabaret and tribute bands. It is also the scene of the Ventura Gala
Reception held during one of the sea days.
The Exchange is done as a British pub. Included in its decoration are model trains which run around the top of the bar. There is
also a stage where there is live music and karaoke in the evenings. The room is also used for quizzes and sports events are shown on
the plasma screens. It is also convenient to the ship's casino.
Fortunes Casino has gaming tables, slot machines and electronic
gambling tables. The casino has tournaments and themed evenings such as
James Bond Theme Night.
Ventura has several outdoor bars. Beachcombers serves the pool area under the retractable Sky Dome (above left). The Laguna Bar features
poolside waiter service so that guests relaxing around the outdoor pool of the same name do not have to leave their lounge chairs (above right). The
Terrace Bar serves the Terrace Pool area and offers spectacular views over the stern of the ship (below left). There is also Breakers Bar (below
right), which serves the open area on Sun Deck.
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