Review of Mein Schiff 5 deck 5 (Pier-Promenade-Casino-Shops2)
Theater (upper balcony level 3 of 3)
Neuer Wall shopping arcades (upper level)
Casino (capacity 20 seats) has roulette and blackjack tables, plus 15 slot machines. The Casino opens only when the ship is at sea.
Abtanz Bar is a disco nightclub (capacity 100 seats, opens at 10 pm) with large dance floor, DJ programming nightly, “Cabin Fever” dance parties.
Rauchersalon (Cigar Room) is the smoking lounge, selling fine cigars and premium brand liquors.
Fotogalerie (Photo Gallery) has photos on display (also available for purchasing), sells equipment, and provides professional photo/video services on the ship.
Bordreiseleitung is the Cruise Director Office (open between 11 am - 1 pm and 5-7 pm). It provides information and assistance regarding Mein Schiff 5 itinerary program (ports of call, arrival/departure times), also about cabins, future cruise booking on board, baggage handling, TUI cruise and air packages, land transfers, etc.
Hanami (starboard, capacity 62 seats) is a specialty Asian-Japanese cuisine restaurant for sushi and other traditional specialties (Yakitori chicken, Shabu Shabu fondue /fish or meat) and drinks (Asian teas, Kirin beer, bamboo sake). The sushi restaurant is open for dinner only (6:30-11 pm) and with an a la carte menu (at surcharge, reservations are required). The menu is created by the German, 2-starred Michelin chef Tim Raue.
“Osteria Pizza e Pasta” is a new pizzeria restaurant (90 indoor / 24 outdoor seats) with waiter service.
“Schmankerl-Entspannt” is a new restaurant (50 seats) offering Austrian cuisine specialties.
Tag & Nacht (Day & Night) is a 24-hour open bistro (88 seats, Scandinavian decor) for regional and international fast food, snacks, hot meals. The bistro is open for Breakfast (6-12 am), Lunch and Dinner (12-10 pm) and also for late-night snacks (10 pm - 6 am).
Schau Bar (Show Bar) has capacity 249 seats and is open between 4 pm - 0:30 am. The Show Bar serves specialty cocktails and has a stage for live music entertainment.
“Richards” is the “Fine Dining” dinner restaurant (capacity 70 seats, open 6:30-11 pm, reservations required). This is a premium dining venue (at surcharge PP) with a la carte 6-course gourmet menu, plus an extensive list of fine wines.
Surf & Turf is a specialty seafood/steakhouse restaurant for prime meat and fish specialties. Once per Mein Schiff 5 cruise, a Latin-themed Churrasco dinner will be served on spits, with side dishes and desserts available from the buffet station. Among Surf & Turf specialties are beef tenderloin (Wagyu meat), Iberian pig, lobster tail, separate healthy food and wine menus. The restaurant is reservations only (capacity 100 seats) open for Lunch (12-2 pm) and Dinner (6:30-11 pm), with an a la carte menu (food and drinks cost extra).
Diamant Bar (Diamond Bar) serves the Grosse Freiheit aft lounge area. The bar has large panoramic windows and an extensive molecular drinks menu with cocktails and premium wines. Diamond Bar hosts cocktail workshops and liquor/wine tastings.
Grosse Freiheit lounge (located at the stern) is one of the most special places on Mein Schiff 5. It features an 1800 ft2 / 167 m2 glass wall – a diamond-shaped facade spanning on 2 decks.
Champagner Treff (Champagnes Match) is located portside at the stern. This is a small capacity wine bar / special occasions venue (capacity 16 seats, open 4-12 pm) with a nice selection of fine champagnes.
18 service boats (rowboats, lifeboats, tender boats).