Review of MS VIVA Two deck 3 (Diamond-Lounge-Bistro)
The fore-located Panorama Lounge and Bar is the riverboat's show lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (tables, sofas, armchairs), dance floor, grand piano (for live performances in the afternoons and evenings) and is served by its own Bar. Onboard entertainment includes daily live music performances (by a resident pianist), cooking demonstrations, quiz games, bingo, crew show, themed dance nights, enrichment lectures and media presentations (related to the cruisetour itinerary's destinations, ports, excursions).
From Panorama Bar is accessed the bow-located Lido Terrace - an outdoor lounge (with limited seating) which is wind-protected (by a wraparound glass wall). Two stairways from the Terrace connect directly to the Alfresco Lounge (on Sun Deck above).
From Panorama Lounge (via an interior Grand Staircase) is accessed the Riverside Restaurant (on Ruby Deck below).
The aft-located Viva's Bistro is an alternative casual restaurant (complimentary) with its own Bar. At Viva's Bistro are served lunch and dinner (including themed buffets). During the day, the venue operates as a bar lounge. Viva's Bistro has a small terrace (wraparound balcony) with stern views. Due to its small seating capacity, the restaurant requires dinner reservations.
From Viva's Bistro (via two outdoor staircases) is accessed the Sundeck's pool area (with Jacuzzi / spa pool).
Cruise cabins from 301 to 338, all of which are French Balcony staterooms (with floor-ceiling sliding windows opening to a railing). Diamond Deck also houses eight Balcony Suites (midship-location) which are bigger-sized but also with French balconies.
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).