Review of SS Bon Voyage deck 6 (River Royale deck2-Bordeaux)
Elevator (level 2 of 3)
Le Bordelais Restaurant is the ship’s single-seating capacity dining room with classic European and also regional cuisine specialties. The food is high-quality, with locally sourced ingredients. Bordelais Restaurant is waiter-served and operates with preset dining times depending on the daily scheduled port activities. Breakfast (7-9 am) is buffet-style (a large station is located in the center) with cereals, a selection of bread, pastries, cheeses, cold meats, fruits, yogurt, smoothies, sausage. There is a designated chef for made-to-order eggs, omelets, and other dishes ordered separately (at no extra charge). Lunch (12:30 – 2 pm) is usually waiter-served (excepting days with scheduled port excursions that require time changes). Lunch menu options include soups, carvery, salads bar, hot dishes, pasta and sandwiches, desserts, with local delicacies also provided (like sausages and wiener schnitzel). Dinners (7-7:30 pm /starting after the Gascogne Lounge’s cocktail hour) are waiter-served (until 9 pm). The 4-course dinner menu has several starters, 2 soups, 3 entrees (fish, meat, vegetarian), desserts, cheese plates. At dinner, the complimentary wines are itinerary-based (reflecting the sailing region), and steaks and chicken are always offered on request. At breakfast and lunch, a la carte menu is also provided.
The dining room also hosts the Royale ship’s formal events (including the Captain’s Welcome / Farewell dinners).
Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services (assistance, information, Sauna/Spa reservations, Claret Room dinner reservations, purser services).
Travel Desk (Uniworld Royale’s Cruise Director office) provides information on the daily-schedule program (onboard/port activities). It also serves the Uniworld line’s tours/excursions booking and future cruise booking programs.
During the ship’s 2014 refurbishment, the Boutique Shop and the Patio Lounge (Internet Cafe) here were replaced by, respectively, “Blues Cafe” and “Claret Room”.
Claret Room is a wine bar and a specialty dinner venue (complimentary, capacity 12 seats, with sommelier service) used for local food and wine tastings. All the food and wines served here are complimentary (45-min long, reservations required) and offered 3 times throughout the voyage. They feature fine wines from a local winery, plus a selection of local (charcuterie food) specialties and cheeses.
Blues Cafe is a specialty coffee and tea bar. The Cafe has a station with a coffee machine and a water dispenser. Prior to going on excursions/tours, guests can fill up here their water flasks (supplied in all passenger cabins).
In the rear is located the boat’s Engine Room.
Bordeaux Deck cruise cabins from 202 to 231, all of which are non-opening window staterooms in categories C3 (smaller window) and C2 (with 1 Picture Window).