Review of MS Vesteralen deck 4 (D-Dining)
Deck 4 layout starts with the ship’s dining room Restaurant (forward location, nonsmoking), which has large panoramic windows, a buffet station in the middle, and the adjacent Galley / Kitchen. The dining room offers buffet-style Breakfast (incl bacon, eggs, sausages, cold meats, cheeses, seafood, bread, cereals, fruits, a self-service station for coffee-tea-juice), Lunch (salads and soups, hot/cold meats, seafood, vegetables, desserts) and Dinner (Scandinavian-Norwegian specialties). Wine by the bottle costs extra (a wine package is available for purchase at the Reception).
Next is the Cafeteria - a casual dining venue with ample seating and many starboard windows. The Cafe operates with a la carte menu for snacks, hot and cold meals, and beverages, and serves mainly local passengers, who use the Vesteralen ship as a port-to-port ferry boat.
On Deck 4 midship is also located the Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, gifts, Hurtigruten logo merchandise) and Internet Cafe (starboard, with 4 Internet computers).
Next are cruise cabins from N2-401 to N2-421, which are of only two categories – 8x I-Inside staterooms and 10x N-Outside rooms.
Lecture Hall (aft) with two conference rooms (the bigger one is portside, the smaller one starboard). Both meeting rooms host multimedia presentations/lectures by scientists and wildlife experts, and are also used for business- and private meetings, conferences at sea, special events, etc. A small Library is next to the lecture hall.
The Vesteralstuen Lounge is all the way aft. The Lounge is accessible only via an indoor/outdoor passageway and offers a comfortable seating area and 270-degree panoramic views from its large stern windows.