Review of MS Esprit deck 3 (Diamond)
Panorama Lounge and Bar is the boat's main bar lounge with comfortable seating and floor-ceiling windows. The lounge also serves the cruise company's enrichment program, which includes cooking demonstrations, guest lectures (themed food and wine, art and music, culture, architecture, etc), and guest performances in ports of call along the cruise tour itinerary route. A traditional pre-dinner event here is the Cruise Director’s talks providing information and tips on the next-day scheduled shore excursions and tours.
In the Lobby (Foyer) are the boat's Shop, Travel Desk (next cruise booking, itineraries information), and Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, cashier services, information on the daily program’s scheduled activities).
Arthur's (formerly "The Bistro") is a combined Lido Restaurant / Bar Lounge designed as an alternative to the main dining room and offering light lunch and dinner menu. Due to its small capacity (10 tables with 2 and 4 seats) dinner reservations are required, but dining is still free of charge. Arthur's features floor-ceiling windows opening to an aft terrace (outdoor deck seating area). Arthur's Bistro is served by its own Bar, Galley (kitchen with the dedicated chef), and also doubles as the ship's Library.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 318, of which Diamond Deck suite cabins in categories Cat 5 (18 m2) and Cat 7 (28 m2, triple-occupancy room with pull-out sofabed).