Review of SS Catherine deck 3 (Avignon)
Elevator (level 2 of 3)
Cezanne 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. The 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, 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) includes soup station, carvery, salads bar, hot dishes, pasta and sandwiches, desserts, with local delicacies also provided. Dinners (7-7:30 pm /starting after the Main 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 Catherine ship’s formal events (including the Captain’s Welcome / Farewell dinners).
The 2-deck high Atrium’s Lobby area has the ship’s Reception Desk providing 24-hour assistance, information, Spa reservations, purser services. The Lobby features a double sweeping staircase and an original, large-size oil painting of Queen Catherine de Medici (the boat’s namesake).
Travel Desk is for the Uniworld Catherine’s Cruise Director, providing information on the daily-schedule program (onboard/port activities), Uniworld tours/excursions booking, future Uniworld cruise deals booking.
Aft-starboard is located the Serenity River Spa (panoramic-windows massage room serviced by a professional masseur).
In the rear is located the boat’s Engine Room.
Avignon Deck cruise cabins from 301 to 337, all of which are French Balcony staterooms in categories C2 and C3 (all with floor-ceiling opening windows).