Review of MS Anna Katharina deck 3 (Orion-Lobby-Lounge)
The fore-located Panorama Lounge and Bar is the boat's show lounge that also serves the cruise company's onboard enrichment program. Shipboard entertainment options include playing cards, popular board games, bingo, trivia quizzes, dancing and live music performances, themed quiz and dance nights, daily lectures with media presentations (itinerary-based), port talks, language lessons, cooking demos. Wireless LAN (WLAN) is available but costs extra. The traditional for river cruise ships Captain's Cocktail Reception event is held here once per voyage.
From the Lounge can be accessed a small Bow Terrace (without seating) with outside stairs leading to Sundeck above.
At the Foyer (Lobby Hall) is the ship's Reception Desk (24-hour guest services/assistance, luggage, purser), Tour Desk (Cruise Director's Office, shore excursions booking, cruisetour itinerary information), a small Boutique (Gift Shop) and Library (reading corner).
Aft is located the Lido Restaurant (a-la-carte priced Bistro) with a full-service Bar and an outdoor Lido Terrace (with seating). The Lido Restaurant also doubles as the boat's Library.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 337, all of which are French Balcony staterooms (with floor-ceiling sliding windows opening to a railing) in categories E (Twin Outside) and G (Twin Suite/midship cabins 301-302 and aft cabins 336-337).
One Lift (passenger elevator) connects all cabin decks (Neptune-Saturn-Orion). All decks are interconnected via stairs (forward, midship and aft), including a grand staircase in the Atrium (midship-forward).