The Royal Deck layout starts with the “Outside Viewing Deck” – an open-air observation area without seating.
Next is the “Panorama Bistro” – an alternative dining venue (part of the Main Lounge) where guests can enjoy itinerary-based regional food specialties and lighter fare.
The “Panorama Lounge” is the Vista ship’s main show venue and also a great place 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. The evening entertainment offers piano performances (by resident pianist), a show performed by the crew, music by local performers (folklore, classical, dancers), cocktail hour. Afternoon Tea is served here at 4pm. Depending on the visited ports along the Avalon Vista 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.
Next is the ship’s 2-decks high Atrium Lobby. It is spacious, with an open-floor design and glass-domed (lit by natural daylight). In the Lobby area are located 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, plus a small Library).
Royal Deck cruise cabins are from 300 to 333, all of which are Suite category accommodations – 31x Panorama Suites (category P, #300 is wheelchair accessible room) and two Royal Suites (category RS, each ~30% larger in size).
After passenger cabins is located the Hair Salon served by certified hairdresser and manicurist (available by appointment only, no Spa massage services).
The aft-location “Club Lounge” is a stylishly furnitured indoor observation lounge with large panoramic windows and nightly live entertainment.