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MS Esplanade deck 2 plan (Lobby-Lounge)

Deck layout and review

Review of MS Esplanade deck 2 (Lobby-Lounge)

  • The Esplanade ship’s Atrium Lobby is a 2-decks high midship area with open-floor design and grand staircase. The Lobby area has Reception (guest services desk for information and assistance), Excursions & Tours Director Desk (daily program’s activities information), Public Restrooms. The Lobby area on Deck 2 also has what they call “Upper First Salon” where Afternoon Tea is served. There are also 2 terraces (1 port side, and 1 starboard location) with small tables and chairs for guests to enjoy the Nile River scenery along the Esplanade’s cruise itinerary.
  • Lounge Bar “Plaisir” (all indoor seating arrangement) is a most spacious Observation Lounge with its own bar, classy furniture and plenty of seating area with comfortable sofas, chairs and small tables. It has panoramic floor-ceiling windows. The lounge also hosts Egypt tours-culture-history related lectures and talks led by a professional Egyptologist. The onboard multimedia presentations are all Egypt themed: dynasties and treasures, building techniques, hieroglyphics, archaeology (excavations), Egyptian keywords and phrases (language basics).
  • The Lounge Bar serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with a variety of speciality cocktails and a selection of wines. Know, that guests are not allowed to bring their own food or drinks on board from outside the ship.
  • Boutique Shop in the Atrium sells Egypt souvenirs and gifts, books and magazines, stamps and postcards, Egypt archaeology themed (itinerary-based) videos, luxury jewellery (18-carat gold silver items).
  • Deluxe cabins (x6, twin beds), Deluxe cabins (x4, queen beds), Single cabin (x1, 194 ft2 / 18 m2).