Review of MS VistaStar deck 3 (Upper-Lounge-Pool)
The bow-located Lounge Terrace is an outdoor venue with a small seating capacity. A stairway from the Lounge Terrace connects directly to the Restaurant (Middle Deck / below) and to Sun Deck's outdoor Lounge (above).
The fore-located Panorama Lounge (Salon-Bar) is the boat's show lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, and dance floor. The Salon-Bar also serves the cruise company's onboard enrichment program and as entertainment offers live music performances, crew shows, playing cards, and board games, bingo, popular quizzes, skat tournaments, napkin folding lessons, themed dance parties in the evenings.
Open bar and table drinks like draft beers, house wines, soft drinks (sodas, juices, mineral water), tea, and coffee (from 8 am to 12-midnight) are provided complimentary (included in the cruise fares). Dishes for special diets (gluten-free, lactose-free, diabetic, etc) are provided complimentary upon request. Special dietary requirements, food allergies, and intolerances must be notified in advance. The traditional Captain's Reception (cocktail party) is a formal event held in the Lounge.
Part of the Panoramasalon is the Library (reading corner with books, puzzles, board games).
Cruise cabins from 301 to 340 are all French Balcony staterooms (with floor-ceiling sliding windows opening to a railing) in categories OD2-ODA-ODV (Deluxe Double) and OD1 (Deluxe Single).
One Lift (midship-portside elevator) connects all cabin decks. All decks are interconnected via stairs (forward, midship and aft).
The aft-located wellness complex consists of a swimming pool (infinity pool covered by a retractable glass roof), Sauna Room (6-person, free of charge, 1-hour advance reservation is required), and Pool Bar (beverages, light snacks).