Review of MS Switzerland II deck 1 (Emerald-Dining)
The fore-located Panorama Restaurant is a 5-star dining room, also accessible via stairlift through Ruby Deck. Onboard dining is complimentary, fixed (with assigned seating), and includes buffet breakfasts and waiter-served 4-course lunches and dinners with themed menus and local (cruise itinerary-based) cuisine specialties. The main course for dinner is selected at noon, from an a la carte menu. All meals are served in common dining times. Dishes for special diets (gluten-free, lactose-free, diabetics, etc) are provided upon request. Special dietary requirements, food allergies, and intolerances must be notified in advance.
Afternoon tea, coffee, and midnight snacks are also complimentary. Beers, house wines, soft drinks (mineral water, juices), tea, and coffee are complimentary. The traditional Captain's Reception and Captain's Dinner are formal events held in the Restaurant.
Adjacent to the Restaurant (forward) is the Galley (ship kitchen).
Cruise cabins from 100 to 134, all of which are Outside Standard Staterooms plus two Mini-Suites (forward-starboard). Aft-starboard are located two single cabins (aka "Tour Leader Cabin"). When available, they can be booked with single occupancy rates. They are smaller-sized and adjacent to the aft staircase.
Aft are located ship's engine room and crew-only areas.
A stairlift links decks Ruby and Sun, as well as the Restaurant with the Lounge (Ruby Deck). Two staircases (forward and aft) connect all decks.