Review of American Melody deck 3 (Lounge-Cabins)
The fore-located 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 River Lounge features direct access to a narrow wraparound terrace with 270-degree views.
(midship-starboard) The Study is a quiet lounge with comfortable seating, floor-ceiling windows and a small terrace. The Study Lounge is the ship's Library & Chart Room providing maps, DVDs, bookshelves (with mostly US history books and travel guides).
Cruise cabins from 310 to 342, all of which are Balcony staterooms in categories AAM (350 ft2 / 33 m2) plus four SB-Single Balcony (250 ft2 / 23 m2).