Review of SS La Venezia deck 7 (River Countess deck3-Marco Polo)
II Castillo Lounge (Main Lounge & Bar) has a dance floor and evening entertainment program with live music (by resident duo pianist/singer) and also local guests performances. II Castillo Lounge hosts the Uniworld Cruises’ enrichment program, which includes cooking demonstrations and guest lectures (themed food and wine, art and music, culture, architecture, etc). A traditional pre-dinner event here is the Cruise Director’s talks. They offer information and tips about the next-day scheduled Uniworld excursions (complimentary) and optional tours (cost extra) ashore.
The Lobby area has the ship’s Reception Desk providing 24-hour assistance, information on the daily program’s scheduled activities, Sauna/Spa reservations, and also serves the Uniworld cruise shore excursions and onboard booking programs. Guests can find here the River Countess’s Cruise Director. The Lobby has a small seating area with sofas.
Starboard is located the small Captain’s Lounge & Bar with Library. The room has 3 tables, a small collection of books, and board games.
Savoy Restaurant is the ship’s open-seating dining room restaurant with single-seating capacity, classic European, and also regional/Italian daily specialties. The restaurant’s decor feature floor-ceiling windows, impressive chandelier, comfortable leather booths. The Savoy Restaurant is waiter-served and operates with preset dining times depending on the daily scheduled port activities. Tables as capacity are 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-seat. Breakfast (7-9 am) is buffet-style (large station in the middle) 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.
Savoy Restaurant also hosts the boat ship’s formal events Captain’s Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner. On those, the dress code is elegant casual – jacket and tie (men), cocktail attire (women).
Marco Polo Deck cruise cabins from 401 to 424, all of which are “Category 1” French Balcony staterooms, including the ship’s four Suites (Category S).