Review of MSC Grandiosa deck 5 (Caravaggio-Cabins-Lobby)
Broadway Theater (main show lounge, lower level 1 of 2, capacity 945 seats, size 10763 ft2 / 1000 m2) is a fore-located show lounge hosting 6 different shows per voyage - including opera, flamenco show, grand productions, such as Virtual, based on phone apps (dating apps, maps, a sequence of nurses and doctors, all to energetic dance background. These shows run 3 times per night to cater for different dining times and last around 40 min each. They vary in theme, with the opera and flamenco being more adult-oriented, Virtual being kids-aimed. The theatre has good sightlines and comfy seats. During the day, it is used for a variety of activities including kids activity programs like Doremi Music Match, part of Kelly & Kloe program and Doremi live talent show.
Business Centre (size 721 ft2 / 67 m2, 58-seat Conference Hall / Meeting Rooms)
Panoramic Lifts (glass-wall and glass-floor elevators)
ship entrances (hallways / boarding areas located portside and starboard)
MSC Excursions / MSC Future Cruise (size 50 m2 Tour Desk providing information and onboard booking services)
Infinity Atrium (Lobby level) served by 22-seat Infinity Bar with Reception Lounge (22-seat, size 4843 ft2 / 450 m2) is 3-decks high and crisscrossed via 4 chrome staircases. A grand piano is available on a raised dais, with early evening performances. Infinity Bar (21-seat, size 1291 ft2 / 120 m2) is an Atrium Bar popular for daily coffees and evening pre- and post-dinner cocktails with robotic service. The Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services and assistance.
Purple Crab Restaurant (598-seat dining room, size 11302 ft2 / 1050 m2, open between 7-9 am, 12noon-2 pm, and 6:45-9:30 pm) is a complimentary restaurant with fixed dining times. It is the only restaurant on the ship that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (in fact, breakfast is only served at Waves). It is situated behind the Reception on Deck 5 and though at the aft it doesn't have aft windows (only porthole windows), so it is quite dark and with low ceilings. Tables vary from 2- to 8 seats. Blue Danube is a buffet-style restaurant with a la carte menu items (Eggs Benedict and omelets, for example). Hot dishes include buttermilk pancakes, cinnamon raisin French toast, fresh-baked pastries, and Belgian waffles. The "MSC Express" meal consists of bacon, sausages, hash browns, and eggs. There are also yogurts, cereals, toast, tea, coffee. Adjacent to the dining room is the Galley (kitchen and storage rooms for food and beverages).
Galley / Kitchen
Cruise cabins from 5001 to 5165, of which Oceanview (category Fantastica) and Inside (category Fantastica). Cabin 5014 is an Interior Studio.