Review of CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko deck 7 (Boat-Lobby)
“Hollywood's” theater is a 2-decks high, 600-seat, big-capacity show lounge with a stage for large-scale show productions in the evenings. The theatre features full audio-visual staging. The main entertainment is held here twice per night, at 6:30 pm and 8:45 pm. On other nights, there might be 3 music shows, or comedians, magicians, trivia game shows. On some mornings, Hollywood's is used for future cruise talks and lectures, and in the afternoon for Bingo. Entertainment options here include music & dance shows by the theater’s staff, and magic and comedy acts by guest entertainers. During the day, Hollywood's theatre also hosts trivia quizzes.
The Atrium’s Lobby level houses the Reception Desk (guest services, assistance, information), Shore Tours Desk (excursions booking and cruise tours information) and “Onboard Cruise Sales” Office (discount booking of future voyages while on the ship).
With portside location is the “Photo Gallery” displaying photos made by the ship’s photographers and selling duty-free equipment and accessories.
“Cellar Door” (wine bar) is a boutique winery with a large selection of wines. Cellar Door offers daily wine tastings and classes, and premium wines available for purchasing and pre-ordering for dinner.
The Auditorium is a big-capacity indoor cinema.
There are two Conference Rooms (Bondi & Noosa) used for conferences, lectures and presentations, and also as cards playing rooms.
Located aft is the “Waterfront Restaurant” – a stylishly furnished open-seating dining room. “Waterfront” is one of the ship's all three dining rooms. Each dining room is operated with a la carte (“Your Choice Dining”) menus for breakfast and lunch, and a 4-course dinner menu. Tables seat from 2 to 10 guests. Dining times vary (sea / port days): Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am / 7-9 am), Lunch (12-2 pm), and Dinner (5:30-9:30 pm). The Waterfront Restaurant is connected via sets of stairs with the dining rooms aft on the above Deck 8. Seating features different-sized tables as well as semi-circular booths in brown, beige and burnt gold. The cuisine is a mix of classic and innovative, plus kids' menus. The seating system is open and bookings are not required. However, for guests who like to eat dinner before the early theatre show (5 pm), reservations are available.
On Boat Deck 7 are also positioned 12 service boats (4 tenders, 6 lifeboats, and 2 rescue boats).