Review of National Geographic Islander 2 deck 4 (Crystal-Lounge-Promenade)
Promenade Deck is an open-deck area
Cove is the yacht’s Main Lounge and entertainment venue, served by the Cove Bar. At the Cove Lounge guests can enjoy watching movies and live sporting events during the day, and live piano performances in the evenings.
Nightly entertainment in Cove Lounge with piano player/singer
Yacht Club Restaurant (indoor) is the ship’s Main Dining Room restaurant. It offers both contemporary and traditional gourmet specialties, signature dishes and tasting menus by Crystal Cruises chefs. Food is prepared with locally sourced fresh ingredients. The restaurant offers waiter-served Breakfast (made-to-order omelets, pancakes, waffles, fruit bar, vegetable bar), Lunch (seafood, made-to-order pasta, meat antipasti, salad bar, additional a la carte menu with local dishes) and Dinner (2 dinner menus – “Modern Tasting” and “Classic”). Between the Yacht Club Restaurant and the Cove Lounge is located the yacht’s galley/kitchen. In September 2015, Crystal Cruises announced the yacht’s cuisine will be based on local ingredients sourced from the Seychelles (Indian Ocean) and Mediterranean Sea (Europe) countries.
Patio Cafe (aft location) is the Yacht Club’s outdoor extension functioning as an alternative restaurant with light food menu choices. The food served here is freshly prepared, with regionally inspired dishes (itinerary-based food sampling), a variety of salads, gourmet meat specialties (charcuterie), a selection of cheeses, fresh-made pastries and cakes. The Cafe offers waiter-served Breakfast and Lunch, and features an outdoor seating terrace with panoramic stern views.