Review of Avalon Illumination deck 2 (Sapphire-Dining)
The Sapphire Deck layout (bow to stern) starts with the service facilities – garbage storage room, emergency generator room, cool- and freeze rooms, and the Galley / Kitchen.
The Illumination Dining Room is with an open-seating arrangement (no table reservations needed). Dining options here include Breakfast (served /early-raiser from 6 am, and buffet breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine and soft drinks, made-to-order eggs station), Lunch buffet (stations for pasta, carving meats, light fare, soups, salads, desserts, complimentary soft drinks) and 4-course Dinner (including complimentary wine/beer/soft drinks). The dining menu is based on the Avalon Illumination cruise itinerary (regional dishes) and also on classic Western recipes. Food is prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Vegetarian, special diet, and healthy food at the Illumination Dining Room is provided upon request (made upon booking and on embarkation day). The Dining Room dress code is casual (shorts allowed, except at dinner).
Sapphire Deck cruise cabins from 201 to 233, all of which are Panorama Suites of categories A (24 Suites) and B (9 Suites).
The service area (aft) has a laundry room, linen storage room, and the ship’s engine room.