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Cruise Wonderland >> Virtual Ship Tours >> Pacific Venus


Entered Service 1998 April 12th  

The 26594-ton Pacific Venus (ぱしふぃっく びいなす) is the second largest cruise ship registered in Japan. Built in 1998 by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, she is the second ship for the Osaka-based Venus Cruise.

Named as the "Paradise on the Ocean" in marketing materials, Pacific Venus is a small but well-designed ship. The high passenger space ratio provides a comfortable and serene environment onboard. Intimate service, nicely-decorated facilities and attractively-presented cuisine make Pacific Venus to be one of the most luxurious ships in the Asia-Pacific region.

The dress code is moderately casual, and the clean and fresh interiors of the ship give a feeling of warmth. She is more suitable to Japanese elderly passengers, though family-friendly cruises are often operated.

Pacific Venus usually sails on World Cruise in April, which lasts for around three months. In winter she also has longer voyages such as South Pacific Grand Cruise and Asia Grand Cruise. On the other hand, a wide variety of local short cruises are provided, including the famous Japan Circumnavigation Cruise. Her major homeports are Yokohama and Kobe.

Builder Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries,
Tokyo (Japan)
Original Cost US$114 million (Japanese-Yen 13 billion)
Registry Osaka, Japan
Gross Tonnage 26594 tons
Length x Beam x Draft 183.4 x 25.0 x 6.5 (m), 601.7 x 82.0 x 21.3 (ft)
Speed 18.5 knots
Passenger Decks 9
Number of Cabins
(Inside / Oceanview / Balcony)
258 (20, 218, 20)
Passengers
(Standard Occupancy /
Full Occupancy)
516 / 680
Total Crew 220
Navigation Officers Japanese
IMO Number, Call Sign 9160011, JPEI
Sister Ships /
History 1998- : Pacific Venus (Venus Cruise)

(Unless otherwise specified, information about Pacific Venus in this virtual ship tour was correct at the time of publishing after the author visited the ship in February 2012. Cruise Wonderland would like to express our gratitude to Venus Cruise in organizing the ship tour for us.)

Click on different decks to view the details:
Deck 4 / Deck 5 / Deck 6 / Deck 7 / Deck 8 / Deck 9 / Deck 10 / Deck 11 / Deck 12


Deck 4
Deck 4 is the lowest deck with passenger facilities, including the Infirmary, the Beauty and Hair Salon. They can be reached from the forward staircase.

Beauty Salon and Barber (美容室 & 理容室), 22m2+15m2:
The
Beauty Salon can accommodate two clients at the same time while the Hair Salon can serve one. There are both cosmeticians and hair stylists to meet the guests' needs.

Infirmary (医務室), 25m2:
A doctor and nurses are on board in every cruises in the
Infirmary for emergent medical needs.


Deck 5 (Information Deck / インフォメーション デッキ)
Deck 5 is the lowest deck with passenger accommodations, where inside and oceanview cabins, known as
State Rooms (ステートルーム, 15.3m2), can be found. The atrium and the Front Desk are located amidships.

Atrium:
The three-deck-high, midship atrium spans from Deck 5 to Deck 7 and is connected by spiral stairs. A crystal chandelier at the ceiling becomes its focal point and a grand piano is placed at the lobby. Many public rooms surround the atrium on those three decks.

Front Desk (フロント):
The Front Desk is located amidships, at the base of the atrium. Passengers can contact the staff here if they have any questions or problems.

Organizer's Information (オーガナイザーインフォメーション):
Positioned at the port side of the atrium, it acts as the Shore Excursion Desk in normal cruises, and in charter cruises it becomes the information counter of the organizer.

Atrium

Front Desk

Organizer's Information

Laundry Room (ランドリールーム):
The free-of-charge Laundry Rooms are open 24 hours for passengers' use. They are located amidships of Deck 5, amidships of Deck 6, forward and amidships of Deck 8, forward and amidships of Deck 9, and amidships of Deck 10. Detergents and fabric softeners, as well as irons and ironing boards, are provided.

Information Deck Laundry Room

Pantry

Forward Crew Area

Standard Rooms (スタンダードルーム):
The lowest category of accommodation onboard are the 20 inside cabins, called Standard Rooms, in which 12 rooms are located on Deck 5 and 8 are on Deck 6. With an additional sofa bed, each room can sleep three guests. All cabins have television, telephone, refrigerator, air-conditioning, writing desk, wardrobe and drawer space, safe, tea-drinking set, bathroom with shower and toilet, hairdryer and Shiseido personal toiletry items.

State Rooms (スイートルーム), 15.3m2:
The 198 outside State Rooms on Pacific Venus have all the features in Standard Rooms, plus the view of the ocean through portholes or windows. They are located on Deck 5, Deck 6, Deck 8 and Deck 9. Most of the State Rooms have sofa beds for third passengers.

State Room

Information Deck Hallway

Information Deck Aft Staircase


Deck 6 (Theater Deck / シアター デッキ)
Deck 6 has inside and oceanview cabins, as well as several facilities around the midship atrium and a cinema at forward. The embarkation gangway is usually located at the two sides of the atrium on this deck.

Theater (シアター), 110m2:
The Theater
has 86 seats and is positioned at the forward of Deck 6. It screens a selection of movies, from blockbusters to classics around the world, in every cruises. Lectures and other events may also be held here as a classroom.

Writing Room (ライティングルーム), 50m2:
As a library, the
English-style Writing Room at the port side of the atrium houses a large collection of books and magazines. Many of them are cruise-related and can be borrowed for free. The room is also an ideal place for writing letters.

PC Room (PCルーム), 25m2:
Located at the port side of the atrium, the
PC Room has 12 computers configured for email services. They are available for use in cruises over 2 nights.

Theater

Writing Room

PC Room

Reception Room (レセプションルーム), 40m2:
The 16-seat Reception Room, featuring Japanese traditional wood furniture and Shoji screens, provides a space that embodies the essence of Japanese spirit, beauty and harmonious consciousness. It displays many delicate souvenirs presented by various ports to Pacific Venus, and also provides chessboards for Go (a kind of traditional Chinese and Japanese chess) and Othello. The
room is at the starboard side of the atrium, behind the Smoking Corner.

Smoking Corner (スモーキングコーナー), 25m2:
There is a recreation area for smokers at the starboard side of the atrium. In
the room, smokers can enjoy watching various programmes on a large plasma television while smoking.

Reception Room Reception Room Smoking Corner

Conference Room B (コンファレンスルーム.B), 65m2:
With audio-visual equipment and white boards, the Conference Room B can be used for various purposes, including meetings, training programmes, classes and group activities. It is situated just aft of the atrium and can
accommodate 30 people.

Conference Room B Atrium Atrium


Deck 7 (Rendezvous Deck / ランデブー デッキ)
Deck 7 houses most of the indoor public facilities, including the main dining room at the stern, an alternative restaurant and two saloons amidships, the main lounge at the forward end, as well as a souvenir shop. It is also the top level of the three-deck-high atrium.

"Primavera" Main Dining Room (メインダイニングルーム "プリマヴェーラ"), 570m2:
The main restaurant
on Pacific Venus can be found at Deck 7 aft. It has 328 seats in many large tables, and can be in one seating (for normal cruises) or two seatings (for charter cruises) for dinners. The menu is varied every day and consists of both Japanese and Western items. It offers breakfasts (07:00-09:00, Japanese sets with Western buffets), lunches (11:30-13:30, Japanese menus), dinners (17:30-21:00, Japanese-style and Western-style on alternate days) and late night snacks (22:30-00:00).

Promenade (プロムナード):
The Promenade refers to the hallway outside Hummingbird Logo Shop. Located at the port side of Deck 7, the double-wide indoor Promenade connects the atrium and the Primavera Main Dining Room.

"Primavera" Main Dining Room "Primavera" Main Dining Room

Rendezvous Deck Promenade

"Hummingbird" Logo Shop (ロゴショップ "ハミングバード"), 100m2:
This
shop offers a large variety of original merchandise such as postcards, Venus Cruise gifts, snacks, fashions, jewellery, as well as everyday items and souvenirs from ports of call. Duty-free goods are available on international cruises. There is also photo service.

"Grand Siecle" Dining Saloon (ダイニングサロン "グランシエクル"), 135m2:
Situated at the starboard side amidships, behind the Arc-en-ciel Piano Saloon, Grand Siecle is a child-free and
non-smoking alternative restaurant for the Suite guests on Deck 10. Having a capacity of 40 guests, it offers à la carte menu for breakfasts, lunches (Japanese-style) and dinners (either Japanese- or Western-style). The interior design is elegant and classic with Regency-style decoration.

"Arc-en-ciel" Piano Saloon (ピアノサロン "アルカンシェル"), 120m2:
It is a 68-seat piano saloon and bar
at the starboard side of the atrium, which is decorated with various combinations of colours. Surrounded by the atmosphere with soft lighting and the sound of a grand piano, it is a space where passengers can relax and refresh their spirit under elegant music.

"Hummingbird" Logo Shop

"Hummingbird" Logo Shop

"Grand Siecle" Dining Saloon

     

"Grand Siecle" Dining Saloon

"Arc-en-ciel" Piano Saloon

"Arc-en-ciel" Piano Saloon

"Wind of Mekong" Open Bar (オープンバー "ウィンド オブ メコン"), 70m2:
The
bar has a design based on the concept of gentle breeze blowing across the Mekong River. It has 36 seats and is at the port side amidships, at the forward end of the Promenade. Alcoholic beverages and cocktails can be ordered here. Early morning tea (starts at 06:00), morning tea (usually 09:00-11:00) and afternoon tea (14:00-16:00) are offered as well.

"Le Pacifique" Main Lounge (メインラウンジ "ル‧パシフィーク"), 560m2:
Other than Teatro Piazza on Deck 8, Le Pacifique is an alternative but smaller entertainment venue on Pacific Venus. It is multi-functional and has
402 seats. At night it serves as a dance floor for ballroom dancing or as a lounge for all shipboard entertainment, while in the daytime it is a room for lectures and various activities. Although it is only single-level, it provides wonderful sound, light and colour effects where audience can cluster around the stage. Entry for passengers below 18 is not allowed for night-time dancing.

Atrium Atrium Atrium
     

"Wind of Mekong" Open Bar

"Le Pacifique" Main Lounge

"Le Pacifique" Main Lounge


Deck 8 (Boat Deck / ボート デッキ)
Deck 8 is the promenade deck, with oceanview cabins at the forward end and midships, and the main hall at the stern.

"Teatro Piazza" Main Hall (メインホール "テアトロ ピアッツア"), 650m2:
Designed based on the concept of interaction between humans, culture and nature, the European-style Teatro Piazza is a multi-purpose hall with high and sculptured ceiling. It
can house 650 passengers at the same time. With the movable seats, it functions as a large theatre for various events, including concerts, stage shows, conventions, lectures and parties. On most cruises, special featured guest entertainers, such as singers, dancers, instrumentalists and storytellers, are invited onboard for performance.

"Teatro Piazza" Main Hall

"Teatro Piazza" Main Hall

"Teatro Piazza" Main Hall

Promenade (プロムナード):
The open walking promenade is in blue colour, rubber-coated and is 336 metres long per circuit. There are few deck chairs but is an ideal place for strolling.

Promenade Promenade Promenade
     
Promenade Shipyard Plaque Boat Deck Forward Staircase


Deck 9 (Pacific Deck / パシフィック デッキ)
Deck 9 forward are passenger cabins, with 20 Deluxe Rooms (デラックスルーム,
23.5m2) and 12 State Rooms. At the aft there are a conference room, a card room, a karaoke room and a tea ceremony room.

"Rakusuitei" Chashitsu (茶室 "楽水亭"), 40m2:
Filled with aromatic scent of tea, the traditional Japanese-style Chashitsu (meaning "Tea Ceremony Room") is a room
for holding tea ceremonies and such classes in some cruises. It is spacious and matted with tatami (the traditional type of Japanese flooring), and is also a place for free chat and relaxation.

Card Room (カードルーム), 20m2:
There are 3 automatic Mahjong tables (for 12 people altogether) in the Card Room and one of them is in a separate area for smokers. Passengers can enjoy various kinds of card games as well in this playroom.

"Rakusuitei" Chashitsu / Tea Ceremony Room

"Rakusuitei" Chashitsu / Tea Ceremony Room

Card Room

"Sharp and Flat" Karaoke Room (カラオケルーム "シャープ & フラット"), 20m2:
The Karaoke Room
can accommodate 14 people at most, and is equipped with the latest online karaoke system. Passengers can use the room by reserving at the Front Desk.

Conference Room A (コンファレンスルーム.A), 35m2:
It serves as similar functions as Conference Room B on Deck 6, but is smaller in size
and can accommodate 24 people.

Deluxe Rooms (デラックスルーム), 23.5m2:
In addition to all features found in State Rooms, 20 Deluxe Rooms on Deck 9 also have separate living and sleeping area, sofa, large picture window, CD and DVD player, and bathroom with bathtub.

Pacific Deck Hallway

Pacific Deck Forward Staircase Pacific Deck Laundry Room
     
Pacific Deck, Forward Observation Area Pacific Deck, Port Side Aft View Pacific Deck, Starboard Side Forward View


Deck 10 (Sports Deck / スポーツ デッキ)
Deck 10 is the highest deck with passenger cabins. 4 Royal Suites and 16 Suites can be found from forward end to midships. At the stern a large area of Sports Deck is used for various outdoor activities. The bridge is situated forward.

Bridge (ブリッジ):
The bridge of Pacific Venus is open for passengers' visit on a particular day on most cruises.

Bridge Bridge Bridge Wing Starboard Side

Sports Deck (スポーツデッキ):
Located at the aft of Deck 10, the Sports Deck is an open area which is wide enough for all passengers to exercise at the same time. A wide variety of game equipment, such as shuffleboards and deck quoits, is available. It can also be used for organizing outdoor parties. It had a wooden floor originally, but became rubber-coated after the ship's renovation in 2011.

Sports Deck Bar (スポーツデッキバー):
Snacks and drinks are served at the Sports Deck Bar, positioned at the forward side of the Sports Deck open area.

Sports Deck [before 2011] Sports Deck [before 2011] Sports Deck [after 2011]

Royal Suites and Suites (ロイヤルスイート & スイート):
The largest cabins on Pacific Venus are the 4 Royal Suites (65
m2) behind the bridge, which are named "Archaic" (1001), "Modern" (1002), "Elegant" (1003) and "Noble" (1004) respectively. They are decorated in two different styles, with "Archaic" and "Modern" in traditional Japanese style while "Elegant" and "Noble" being more contemporary. Each Royal Suite has a private balcony, a lounge area, a separate bedroom and a large oceanview bathroom with a tiny Jacuzzi bathtub. For the 16 suites (35m2), each also has a private balcony, a living area, separate sleeping area and bathroom with bathtub. Guests in both Royal Suites and Suites can enjoy many privileges onboard.

Smoking Corner for Deck 10 Suites (スモーキングスコーナー 10階客室專用):
The small Smoking Corner at the port side amidships is exclusive for guests living in Suites and Royal Suites on Deck 10.

Smoking Corner

Sports Deck Hallway

Sports Deck Laundry Room


Deck 11 (Pool Deck / プール デッキ)
Deck 11 is a deck where the swimming pool is located. At the forward end are the observation lounge, the beauty salon, bathing rooms and sauna, while a gymnasium can be found under the funnel.

"Grand Chariot" Observation Lounge (オブザベーションラウンジ "グランシャリオ"), 175m2:
Positioned at the forward end of Deck 11, Grand Chariot Observation Lounge has the
design based on the concept of bright stars in the sky. It is a 72-seat bar which offers morning tea (usually 09:00-11:00) and afternoon tea (14:00-16:00), and also a club for evening activities under live music. In front of the lounge is an outdoor observation area to the bow of the ship.

"Grand Chariot" Observation Lounge

"Grand Chariot" Observation Lounge

"Grand Chariot" Observation Lounge
     
カウンター
Observation Area Observation Area, Port Side Forward View Observation Area, Starboard Side Aft View

Venus Salon (びいなすサロン), 45m2:
The Venus Salon
is behind the Grand Chariot Observation Lounge. With a balcony on the port side, it provides body therapy, aesthetic care, nail art service and nail care. All services are fee-required and available by reservation.

Observation Bathing Rooms and Steam Sauna (展望浴室 & スチームサウナ):
The traditional Japanese bathing rooms have separate rooms for men and women with magnificent view of the ocean. Each room (55m2
) can accommodate 10 to 15 people. Health and cleansing facilities, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, bath towels, facial towels, hair dryers as well as lockers, are provided. There are also two steam saunas beside the bathing rooms.

Venus Salon Observation Bathing Rooms / Steam Sauna

Observation Bathing Rooms

     
Observation Bathing Rooms Observation Bathing Rooms Steam Sauna

Pool and Jacuzzi (プール & ジャグジー):
There are two Swimming Pools and a Jacuzzi on Deck 11. The forward pool is larger (6.3m x 4.2m, depth 1.5m) and another smaller one (2.4m x 3.9m, depth 0.3m) is for children.
The Poolside Deck (プールサイドデッキ) has many sunloungers for passengers who would like to sunbathe and towels are provided.

Poolside Bar (プールサイドバー):
Light snacks and tropical drinks are served at the Poolside Bar, just located aft of the Observation Bathing Rooms.

Pool Deck Swimming Pool

Children's Pool & Jacuzzi

     
Pool Deck Pool Deck Poolside Bar

Gymnasium (ジムナジウム), 70m2:
Positioned under the funnel and the Satellite Lounge, the
Gymnasium provides various exercise equipment to passengers for enhancing physical fitness. It can enjoy views of the pool area through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Gymnasium Gymnasium Pool Deck


Deck 12 (Panorama Deck / パノラマ デッキ)
Deck 12 is the highest deck on Pacific Venus, which consists of a lounge in front of the funnel and the Sun Deck surrounding the pool area.

"Satellite" Top Lounge & Game Corner (トップラウンジ & ゲームコーナー "サテライト"), 110m2:
Resembling Royal Viking Lounge on ships of Royal Caribbean International, Satellite Top Lounge & Game Corner is situated at the base of the funnel, and can overlook the panoramic view of entire pool area on the lower deck.
It acts bi-functionally as an observation lounge and bar with 20 seats, as well as the ship's casino which has slot machines and gaming tables for roulette and blackjack. Guests under the age of 18 are prohibited to enter the lounge when the casino is open.

Sun Deck (サンデッキ):
The non-wrap-around Sun Deck surrounds the pool and jacuzzi on Deck 11, and is an open area for sunbathing.

"Satellite" Top Lounge & Game Corner

Aft View

Pool View
     

Sun Deck Pool View

Pool View


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