Review of SS Antoinette deck 5 (Sun)
Navigation Bridge (called “Wheelhouse” on river cruise ships) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).
Adjacent to the Wheelhouse is traditional for all new Uniworld ships Sky Lounge (named here “L’Orangerie”). It is designed as a conservatory Cafe – with a retractable roof, glass walls, comfortable seating, and live plants for decoration. Depending on the weather, the whole structure can be opened or closed. L’Orangerie Sky Lounge also doubles as an alternative dining venue with waiter service and light food menu (pizza, pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches). At the Sky Lounge are also served brunches and held cocktail parties in the evenings.
There is a station with bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for passengers, offered complimentary on all Uniworld tours and excursions ashore (including on individually organized tours). All bicycles have locks, helmets are provided on request.
Sun Deck is an outdoor relaxation and sunbathing area with shaded seating (deckchairs, 4-seat tables) and padded chaise loungers. The sundeck is the ship’s smoking area, and the best vantage point to enjoy the unobstructed countryside views along the SS Antoinette itinerary route. Weather permitting, in the mornings here are held complimentary exercise classes (including Zumba, Yoga, Aerobics).
Aft is located Bar du Leopard – a classic lounge with a full-service bar. This lounge is traditionally present in most hotels of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection chain. Red Carnation is a Uniworld’s sister company operating family-owned, 5-star boutique hotels in Europe, USA, and South Africa. The Leopard Bar has a small aft-terrace (seating area), part of which is the glass-roof cover over the swimming pool on the Princesse deck below (accessed via narrow staircase).
Both sundeck lounges (L’Orangerie and Leopard) are alternative dining venues (serving brunches, and with fast-food menus). Both venues have air-conditioning/heating, and their ceilings/walls are collapsible, allowing the structures to be lowered when the ship passes under low bridges.