This image was taken shortly after she had turned at the upper turning ground and was heading down the River Test towards the Ocean Terminal. I imagine the helicopter had been chartered by the press because there were a number of photographers leaning out of an open door on the other side. Lucky them!
I don't think she does look any better than Ventura. What the the squat funnel with badly applied Cunard markings, I don't think the Cunard livery does these ships any favours at all. Now the Costa equivalent, Costa Luminosa doesn't look to bad for a modern cruise ship!