Review of Emerald Star deck 3 (Horizon-Lounge-Pool)
The Terrace is the outdoor seating place (capacity 25 seats, furnitured with tables and chairs, footstools, reclining seats). The Terrace offers alternative al-fresco breakfast and lunch (incl BBQ lunch) and is served by the Horizon Bar.
Horizon Lounge & Bar is an indoor relaxation lounge with large floor-ceiling windows, grand piano, comfortable seating (stools, chairs, sofas), complimentary tea/coffee station (biscuits, pastries, water). The lounge also doubles as a self-service eatery for early Breakfast (6:30 am or earlier onshore excursion days), offering healthy food choices (fruits, muesli, pastries). The Horizon Bar serves light lunch food (sandwiches, salads, soup, hot dishes). The Horizon Lounge’s evening entertainment program offers resident pianist performances, guest entertainer acts (usually by local musicians and dancers), also talent shows (by crew-members), night dancing parties and discos. The Lounge also serves the Emerald Waterways line’s enrichment program by hosting daily lectures, media presentations, and port talks (by the boat’s Cruise Director) related to the Emerald Star cruise itinerary ports and excursions offered ashore.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 340, of which Horizon Deck Balcony Suites (category A), Grand Balcony Suites (cat.S), and Owners Suites (cat.SA).
The aft-located pool deck area has 1 rectangular swimming pool (size 260 ft2 / 24 m2, heated) with a sunbathing area (padded loungers) and a retractable glass roof. In the evenings, this area transforms into a cinema (movie theatre lounge). After dinner, the pool’s base rises and creates a floor. All sunloungers are rearranged to face a large screen pulled-down aft on the ship. During movie times passengers are provided with complimentary popcorn and blankets. The night cinema is free of charge (first-come-first-served basis).
The pool area also has its own Pool Bar (drinks cost extra) and a complimentary tea/coffee station. Horizon Deck’s pool area is another romantic place to enjoy the passing river scenery along the cruise ship's itinerary route.