Review of MSC Explora 5 deck 11 (Lido-Pool)
Deck 11 houses a fore-located Observation Lounge (bow-facing indoor venue), Whiskey & Cigar Bar (portside) and the starboard-facing Private Dining Room, Chef's Kitchen and Children's Area.
Midship is the Conservatory Pool & Bar (main indoor swimming pool covered with a retractable glass roof) and its sunbathing area. The pool deck is served by the poolside bar Gelateria & Creperie (snacks and beverages) and the Emporium Marketplace (All-Day Dining Restaurant/indoor Lido buffet with an aft terrace/outdoor seating).
In the evenings, the Conservatory Pool & Bar transforms into Cinema (for watching movies under the stars).
Emporium Marketplace serves food themed on the visited by the cruise ship destinations and has 18x cooking stations - sushi, seafood, daily rotisserie, homemade sandwiches, cooked-to-order pasta, fresh-baked pizzas and breads, charcuterie/cured meats station, fromagerie/cheese station, boulangerie/bakery; beverages station/soft drinks, brand teas and coffees, fresh juices, wines and champagne.
Deck 11 is accessed via 8x lifts (2x forward and 2x aft elevators) and indoor staircases.