Review of MS Excellence Baroness deck 3 (Upper-Lobby-Lounge)
The fore-located Excellence Lounge is the ship’s main bar lounge with comfortable seating and nightly live entertainment. It also serves as a casual/al fresco dining venue with an early-late breakfast and light-lunch menu (salads, cold meats, cheeses, sandwiches). The Bar Lounge has a dance floor, grand piano (live performances in the evenings), 24-hour coffee/tea corner. Here is also held the formal Captain's Cocktail Reception (welcome aboard event). The Bar Lounge also serves the cruise company's onboard enrichment program with live entertainment (crew show, cooking demos, local guest performances), daily quiz games, themed and dance nights (often with live music), language courses, lectures (folklore- or history-themed) about the visited region along the cruise itinerary route, food and wine tastings (local delicacies, liqueurs, cheeses, etc).
From the Forward Lounge is accessed a small open-air Teak Front Deck (Bow Terrace) with a small seating (tables and chairs).
The riverboat’s 2-deck high Lobby houses the Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Tour Desk (Cruise Director, itinerary information, excursions booking), Gift Shop, Internet corner and the boats's both entrances (Eingang) - portside and starboard. Adjacent to the Lobby is the Library (small lounge with comfortable seating, collection of books, board games and playing cards). The Cruise Director’s Office (across from the Library) provides information on excursions and land tours, about the ship’s daily program activities, and also serves the cruise company's onboard booking program. The Gift Shop sells special occasion gifts and souvenirs, with some convenience goods.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 332 are all French Balcony staterooms, including the boat's four Suites (located midship, near the Lobby).
The ship’s wellness centre consists of Spa (Massage Room, Hair Salon) and Fitness (small gym room). The wellness facilities are located aft and have a convenient staircase access to Sundeck's open area.
The Aft Lounge (adjacent to the Spa-Fitness) doubles as daily Cocktail Bar and an evening Bistro (a la carte restaurant). Aft Lounge is served with beverages by its own Bar (Bordbar).
One Glass Elevator (passenger Lift) interconnects decks 1-2-3 (Main-Middle-Upper). A Stairlift connects decks 3-4 (Upper-Sundeck).