Review of MS Excellence Royal deck 3 (Upper-Lobby-Lounge)
The fore-located Excellence Lounge (boat's main bar lounge) has comfortable seating and a small bow-located terrace (outdoor, without seating). 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 guests and grand piano 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.
The midship-located Lobby Hall houses the Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Tour Desk (Cruise Director, itinerary information, excursions booking), Gift Shop and the ship's both entrances (eingang) - portside and starboard.
The Aft Lounge (at the stern) doubles as Library-Cocktail Bar-Steakhouse (a la carte restaurant) served with beverages by its own Bar (Bordbar). Aft Lounge also has a small terrace with outdoor seating.
Cruise cabins from 301 to 329 are all French Balcony staterooms (with sliding, floor-ceiling glass doors opening to a railing), including the boat's smallest stateroom (Grandlit Cabin) with midship-starboard location.
One Elevator (passenger Lift) interconnects decks 1-2-3 (Main-Middle-Upper). A Stairlift connects decks 3-4 (Upper-Sundeck).