Review of Le Dumont dUrville deck 3 (Lobby-Lounge-Pool)
Theater (capacity 188 seats) is the ship's show lounge fitted with llatest-technology sound and lighting equipment and a huge LED wall (as stage backdrop) on which are projected high-resolution media (HD videos and images). During the day, here are hosted cruise itinerary-based lectures, media presentations, port talks. In the evenings, the Theater Lounge doubles as Cinema.
Medical Center is the ship's hospital operated by resident doctors / physicians and nurses on 24-hour call duty. Treatments at the ship infirmary are equivalent to a private doctor's visit. All treatments, tests and medications are at extra charge. The only exception is Bonine (seasickness medication) also available for free at the ship's Reception (24 hours). General health insurance policies don't apply, so buying cruise health insurance is recommended.
The Lobby area is sized 140 m2 (1500 ft2) and includes Reception, Tours Desk, Sales Office and Gift Shop.
Excursion Desk (provides information on all cruise tours and excursions along the itinerary route)
Reception Desk (provides 24-hour guest services - information, assistance, cashier)
Sales Office (manned by a dedicated Guest Relations Officer) serves Ponant's next cruise booking program.
Boutique Shop is sized 50 m2 (540 ft2) and sells Ponant Cruises logoed merchandise, brand jewelry, watches, beauty products, fashion clothing and accessories, postcards.
Grand Salon is the ship's Main Lounge (with single-seating capacity) served with drinks by its own Bar. The Lounge is sized 200 m2 (2150 ft2). It hosts daily organized activities and has a grand piano for live music performances in the evenings.
Grill Restaurant (capacity 70 seats) is an outdoor / alfresco dining venue serving the pool deck during the day with grilled meats, salads and gourmet desserts.
The aft-located Infinity Pool features a transparent glass wall and counter-current swimming system.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 317, most of which are Deluxe Staterooms (standard balcony cabins in category DEL) plus one Deluxe Suite (DS3).