Review of MS Monarch Duchess deck 3 (Royal)
At the ship’s bow is located the “Outside Viewing Deck”. This is an open-air observation area (with tables and chairs) accessed from the Luminary Lounge via floor-ceiling doors.
“Panorama Lounge & Bistro” is the Luminary ship’s main entertainment venue combined with a casual dining bistro. It has a full-service bar with premium spirits, a self-serve beverage station (complimentary premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate), and a live evening show program. Evening entertainment options include piano performances by a resident pianist, crew show, cocktail hour, local performers (folklore show, a classical recital, dancers, musicians). Depending on the visited ports along the Avalon Felicity itinerary, the Panorama Lounge hosts local food and wine tastings, tours/excursions- and culture/history related lectures and multimedia presentations by guest speakers. Afternoon Tea is served here at 4 pm.
Deck 3 has the ship’s 2-decks high Atrium (Lobby level) with an open-floor design. The Luminary Atrium is very spacious and glass-domed (with natural daylight). Part of the Lobby is the Reception Desk (24-hour assistance, information), Internet Corner (with 2 Internet computers, small Library), and the Cruise Director Office (tours/excursions booking, information on daily activities, and special events).
Royal Deck cruise cabins from 301 to 328, of which French Balcony staterooms (24 of category P) and Avalon Suites (4 of category JR).
After passenger cabins is the ship’s Hair Salon (styling and manicures; hairstylist available by appointment only, no spa/masseuse services).
The “Club Lounge” (aft location) is a stylishly furnitured indoor observation lounge with floor-ceiling panoramic windows and nightly live entertainment.