Scenic Aura deck 1 plan (Jewel)

Deck layout and review

Review of Scenic Aura deck 1 (Jewel)

  • The forward-located Observation Lounge is a small indoor lounge with comfortable sitting and its own bar for drinks. The lounge features floor-ceiling windows on its 3 sides, and also doubles as the boat’s Library (with a small collection of books, tour guides, popular board games).
  • Elevator (middle level 2 of 4) is part of the Aura ship’s Atrium (Lobby level), which also has two separate-gender public restrooms and two entrance gangways (for boarding/disembarkation).
  • Reception (and Cruise Director office) provides 24-hour guest services (assistance, daily scheduled activities information, purser service, Scenic Tours Mekong cruise shore excursions information, Spa reservations).
  • Gift Shop sells luxury jewelry, Scenic Tours logowear, local hand-made souvenirs, some special occasion gifts.
  • Crystal Dining Restaurant is the Aura boat’s open-seating Dining Room (single-seating capacity), featuring floor-ceiling windows on both sides, comfortable sitting, buffet station in the middle. The biggest table can accommodate 10 guests. There are 2-seat tables as well. Dining times here are: Breakfast (7-9 am), Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm) and Dinner (7 pm). All meals are waiter-served. Captain’s formal dinners (Welcome/Farewell) are also held here. At lunches and dinners are offered complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks. Scenic Aura cruise director often schedules culinary-themed events on the boat, including galley tour and traditional Asian cooking demonstrations by the boat’s chef.
  • Adjacent to the Dining Room Restaurant is the ship’s Galley/Kitchen with its storage rooms (for drinks, dry provisions, cooling and freezing rooms), scullery room, garbage collection room, pantry.
  • Jewel Deck cruise cabins from 100 to 107, all of which are Deluxe Suites in categories C and CA.