Review of MS Monarch Governess deck 2 (Sapphire)
Service facilities here are the garbage storeroom, the emergency generator room, and the cool- and freeze rooms next to the Galley / Kitchen.
The Affinity Dining Room operates with an open-seating arrangement (no table reservations needed). Dining options here include Breakfast (early-riser /served from 6 am, and buffet breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine and soft drinks; made-to-order eggs station), Lunch buffet (stations for pasta, carving meats, light fare, soups, salads, desserts, complimentary soft drinks) and 4-course Dinner menu (including complimentary wine/beer/soft drinks). Dishes in the menu are based on the Avalon Affinity cruise itinerary (regional cuisine specialties) and also Western recipes. Night Fare is served at 10:30 pm. Food is prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients and products. Vegetarian, healthy and special diet food in the Affinity Dining Room is also provided (requests to be made upon booking and on embarkation day). The Dining Room dress code is casual (shorts are allowed except at dinner).
Sapphire Deck cruise cabins from 201 to 230, all of which are French Balcony staterooms in categories A (x18) and B (x12).
The service area (aft location) has two laundry rooms, a linen storage room, and the ship’s engine room.