Review of Aegean Goddess deck 7 (Pacific Aria deck7-Promenade-Lobby)
Promenade Deck layout starts with “The Marquee” theater - 2-decks high, 580-seat, big-capacity lounge with stage for large-scale show productions in the evenings. The theatre features full audio-visual staging. The main entertainment is held here twice per night, at 6:30 pm and 8:45 pm. On other nights, there might be 3 music shows, or comedians, magicians, game shows. On some mornings, The Marquee is used for future cruise talks and lectures, and in the afternoon for Snowball Jackpot Bingo. Entertainment options here include music & dance shows by the theater’s staff, and magic and stand-up comedy acts by guest entertainers. During the day, the Marquee theatre also hosts trivia quizzes.
The Atrium’s Lobby level has the Aria ship’s Reception Desk (guest services, assistance, information), Shore Tours Desk (P&O Australia shore excursions booking and cruise tours information) and the “Onboard Cruise Sales” Office (discount booking of P&O Pacific Aria cruise deals while on the ship).
With portside location is the “Photo Gallery” displaying photos made by the ship’s photographers and selling duty-free equipment and accessories.
“Cellar Door” is a boutique winery with a large selection of Australian wines. Cellar Door offers daily wine tastings and classes, and premium wines available for purchasing and pre-ordering for dinner.
“Cinema & Open Kitchen” is a big-capacity indoor cinema combined with a culinary school – demonstration kitchens for daily cookery shows and culinary classes.
There are 2 Meeting Rooms used for conferences, lectures and presentations, and also as cards playing rooms.
12 service boats (4 tenders, 6 lifeboats, and 2 rescue boats)
Located aft is the “Waterfront Restaurant” – a stylishly furnished open-seating dining room. “Waterfront” is one of all three dining rooms on the Pacific Aria ship. Each dining room is operated with a la carte (“Your Choice Dining”) menus for breakfast and lunch and a 4-course dinner menu. Tables seat from 2 to 10 guests. Dining times vary (sea / port days): Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am / 7-9 am), Lunch (12-2 pm), and Dinner (5:30-9:30 pm). The Waterfront Restaurant is connected via sets of stairs with the Asian and Italian themed dining rooms aft on the above Deck 8. Seating features different-sized tables as well as semi-circular booths in brown, beige and burnt gold. The cuisine is a mix of classic and innovative, plus kids' menus. Breakfast selections are split into 2 sides - 12 savoury and 9 sweet dishes. Original items include charcuterie plate with liver pate; grilled coconut bread with mascarpone and roasted cashew nuts; ham hock plus homemade baked bean casserole; poached eggs with lemon yoghurt. The menu for lunch and dinner consists of 7 starters, 4 mains, 9 vegetable sides, 5 desserts, a share platter (changing on a daily basis). Always available are 'all-time favourites' that are listed separately, such as beef burger, pork belly, rump steak, chicken wings, chips and pizza. Express lunch is offered from noon to 1:30 pm on embarkation day. The seating system is open and bookings are not required. However, for guests who like to eat dinner before the early theatre show, 5 pm reservations are available.