Review of Avalon Vista deck 3 (Royal)
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 4 pm. 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.