Review of Avalon Illumination deck 3 (Royal-Lobby-Lounge)
The Royal Deck layout starts with the “Outside Viewing Deck” (open-air observation area without seating).
Next is the “Panorama Bistro” (alternative dining venue) where guests can enjoy itinerary-based regional food specialties and lighter fare.
The “Panorama Lounge” is the Illumination ship’s main show venue and also a great vantage point to enjoy the passing scenery. The main lounge has a full-service bar, dance floor, and a grand piano for the live entertainment program in the evenings. Evening entertainment includes piano performances (by resident pianist), shows by the crew, music by local performers (folklore, classical, dancers), cocktail hour. Depending on the visited ports along the Avalon Illumination itinerary, the Panorama Lounge also hosts local food and wine tastings, tours/excursions- and culture/history related lectures and multimedia presentations by expert guest speakers. Afternoon Tea is served here at 4 pm.
Next is the ship’s 2-decks high Atrium Lobby – spacious, with open-floor design, glass-domed (lit by natural daylight). In the Lobby area are the Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information), Cruise Director Office (tours/excursions booking, information on daily activities and special events), and the Internet Corner (with 2 Internet computers, a small Library).
Follow the Royal Deck cruise cabins from 301 to 335, all of which are Suites – 33x Panorama Suites (category P) and the two Royal Suites (category RS, 30% larger).
After passenger cabins is the Hair Salon served by certified hairdresser and manicurist (available by appointment only, no Spa massage services).
The “Club Lounge” (aft-location) is a stylishly furnitured indoor observation lounge with large panoramic windows and nightly live entertainment.