Review of MS VIVA Two deck 2 (Ruby-Lobby-Restaurant)
The fore-located Riverside Restaurant is the riverboat's Dining Room with floor-ceiling windows and full-seating capacity. Riverside Restaurant offers complimentary buffet-style Breakfasts and Lunches and waiter-served Dinners (4-course). The Dining Room is open-seating (no fixed/allocated seating). Coffee and tea are table-served. Open bar and table drinks (draft beers, house wines, soft drinks /sodas, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee) are provided complimentary with lunches and dinners. The traditional Captain's Dinner (gala dinner menu) is a formal event held in the Riverside Restaurant.
Adjacent to the Restaurant is the Galley (ship's Kitchen) and storage rooms. Aft is a crew-only area (engines).
From Riverside Restaurant (via an interior Grand Staircase) is accessed the Panorama Lounge (on Diamond Deck above).
Ruby Deck is the ship's Lobby Deck with midship-located Foyer (entrance hall with two entrances - portside and starboard), Reception Desk (24-hour guest services and assistance), Travel Desk (Tour Office for VIVA's Cruise Director, excursions information and booking), Boutique (Gift Shop), 24-hour Coffee and Tea station. From the Lobby is accessed Panorama Lounge.
Cruise cabins from 201 to 241, all of which are French Balcony staterooms (with floor-ceiling sliding windows opening to a railing).
One Lift (midship-portside elevator) connects all cabin decks. All decks are interconnected via stairs (forward, midship and aft), including a grand staircase in the Atrium (between decks 2-3/Ruby-Diamond).