Review of DCS Amethyst deck 3 (Upper-Lounge-Restaurant)
The fore-located Salon-Bar Lounge provides 270-degree scenery views (from floor-ceiling windows), dance floor and comfortables seating (bar stools, 4-seat tables with armchairs, 2-seat leather sofas). The ship also has a 24-hour tea-coffee station providing complimentary beverages.
In the Salon-Bar are served morning coffee and afternoon tea with light snacks. here is also held the complimentary Farewell Cocktail Reception (in the evening before debarkation day). Lounge's entertainment options include a pirate-themed evening, crew show, daily quizzes, live musical performances (by guest artists boarding the ship in some ports along the route).
The midship-forward located Atrium is on 2 levels (decks 2-3 / Middle-Upper) and with natural light from a SkyLight (round-shaped glass roof on Sun Deck). Atrium's upper level (deck 3) houses the Wiener Cafe with a separate Library (reading corner with books and popular board games).
The midship-located Dining Room Restaurant is also with floor-ceiling windows, dining tables (capacity 4-6 seats), and adjacent Galley (kitchen). The Restaurant is complimentary and offers a buffet-style breakfast and waiter-served lunch (3-course menu) and dinner (4-course menu). Onboard food is prepared by the ship's Chef and with locally sourced products (freshly supplied from markets in the visited call ports along the current cruise itinerary route). On embarkation day passengers can reserve a dining table the entire cruise duration. The ship's menus include both international meals and traditional for the visited region dishes.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 318 are all French Balcony staterooms (including the riverboat's two Suites), each with a slide-opening, floor-ceiling window (door) that open to a railing.
Two staircases connect all decks. The ship has no elevator (passenger lift).