The largest ships built specifically for the British market are also P&O's best choice for families, with huge areas devoted to facilities for children and teens and such nice additions as a dedicated Wii room. Although they are nearly identical twins, each ship has a distinctive personality and some different facilities both inside and out; however, it's the outside ones that are most noticeable and make a difference in the cruise experience.
Where Ventura has bungee trampolines and a circus skills training area for all age groups, Azura has the Retreat, an adults-only sun deck area with its own private terrace furnished with cabanas and single and double sun-bed loungers. Azura has no cover over its mid-ship swimming pool, unlike Ventura. Instead, Azura has a giant Sea Screen suspended at one end of the pool for showing broadcast shows, movies, and special events. Inside, the two ships' public areas are quite similar, with a more contemporary decor than their older fleet mates and some oddities, such as no chairs for reading in the library.
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