Review of MS Spitsbergen deck 3 (Tendering)
Service Deck 3 has mostly staff and crew cabins (forward location), storage and provision rooms. Here is also the Mess Hall (crew lounge/dining room).
Expedition Landing Deck with Tender Lobby (lounge area, aka “tender pit”) facilitates the crew and passenger embarkation/disembarkation (loading/offloading) process on landings (expeditions and tours ashore) and shore excursions. The docking bay is at sea level. Ship-to-shore tendering is serviced by Polarcirkel (inflatable boats) located in the aft storage area. These boats are used mostly for nature and wildlife watching excursions.