The Orchid Restaurant (transformed into “East” Asian specialty restaurant by Atul Kochar; at surcharge PP/depending on cruise length - GBP15-25 adults, GBP7.50-12.50 children, cuisine includes Indian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese dishes/4-course menu; open 6:30-9:30pm, reservations recommended). Typical starters include braised ribs in candied ginger, garlic and chilli, warm roast duck with lychee salad, mango and paw paw salad. Starters to share include a vegetarian selection and 4 fish and meat appetisers. Main courses feature individual dishes like 24-hour slow-cooked lamb, spiced sea bream fillets, lobster and scallops. Alternatively, there are a couple of signature plates to share, the one with fish, meat and poultry dishes, the other vegetarian. Desserts might include peanut butter parfait, dark chocolate surprise and rice pudding with mango.
East Bar (open from 5:00 p.m. to late) features plant decorations and wicker seating. The bar overlooks ship's Neptune Pool and is popular with passengers dining in the adjoining Asian restaurant "East".
Sindhu / former Orchid Bar (pre- and post-dinner drinks, open from 5:00 p.m. until late). This colonial style bar boasts an array of drawings and paintings by Martin Williams, creating a travelogue of Asian journeys.