Review of MS Asara deck 3 (Orion-Lobby-Lounge)
The fore-located Panorama Lounge and Bar is the boat's show lounge (with Library / reading corner) 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 Panorama-Lounge can be accessed a small Panorama Terrace (bow-facing, with small seating) and 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 Specialty Restaurant / Bistro) with a full-service Bar and an outdoor Lido Terrace (with small seating). The Lido Terrace can be accessed via outside stairs from both Sun Deck (above) and Saturn Deck (below).
Cruise cabins from 301 to 340, all of which are French Balcony staterooms (with floor-ceiling sliding windows opening to a railing) in category E-Twin Outside.
One Lift (passenger elevator) connects all cabin decks (Neptune-Saturn-Orion). All decks are interconnected via stairs (forward, midship, aft), including a grand staircase in the Atrium (midship).