Review of American Jazz deck 4 (Lounge-Cabins)
The fore-located Magnolia Lounge (aka River Lounge) is the ship's main lounge with floor-ceiling windows and glass-roof cover. It also serves as the ship's show lounge with a central stage, grand piano and ample comfortable seating area full of comfy armchairs and plush sofas. Here are served warm cookies starting at 10 am. The complimentary Afternoon Tea service (with fresh pastries) is at 3:30 pm. The free-drinks cocktail hour is at 5:30 pm. Root beer and ice cream are passed around during the evening show. The evening entertainment includes one show (beginning at 8:15 pm) lasting about 1 hour. The show program could be a live concert, solo performances, music tribute, themed music, movie trivia. The large space for the evening shows is in the room's center. Furniture is daily rearranged (sometimes 2 or 3 times a day) to suit the themed entertainment. This is also the place for the American Cruise Lines' enrichment program, consisting of differently-themed lectures (history, food and wine, literature, etc). Also hosted here are media presentations and the current ACL cruise itinerary and tours-related multimedia presentations and port talks.
The aft-located Sky Lounge features premium furniture, floor-ceiling windows, glass-roof cover, and direct access to an open-air Terrace (for relaxation and alfresco dining). Throughout the day, there are served beverages, snacks, freshly-baked cookies, and pastries. Sky Lounge's glass doors open to the Back Porch Cafe (alfresco dining venue) - a spacious Terrace furnished with wicker furniture (armchairs and 4-seat tables). The lounge bar serves water, soda, and light snacks throughout the day. A Complimentary Afternoon Tea service is offered between 3:30-4:30 pm. In the evening, there is a complimentary cocktail hour.
From Back Porch Cafe (via outdoor stairs) is directly accessible Deck 5 (Sundeck).
Midship-starboard is the Library Lounge with comfortable seating and floor-ceiling windows.
From the Vestibule/Atrium is accessible a small balcony (without seating) with outdoor stairs linking to Deck 5.
Cruise cabins from 403 to 422, all of which are Balcony staterooms in categories AAM, plus two SB-Single Balcony cabins (midship-portside).