Review of Scenic Azure deck 3 (Diamond-Lobby-Lounge)
Diamond Deck is the ship’s Lobby Deck. The lobby has a coffee corner and tea station (both complimentary and 24-hour operational).
Elevator (lobby / upper level 3 of 3)
Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services (assistance, information on daily scheduled events and activities, purser service, Cruise Director, Scenic Cruises tours/excursions/Spa reservations).
Gift Shop sells luxury jewelry, watches, Scenic Tours logo wear, local (Douro River cruise itinerary-based) gifts, and souvenirs.
Panorama Lounge & Bar is the ship’s show lounge. It features floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating ((leather sofas/chairs), a grand piano (afternoon and evening performances by resident pianist/singer), large-screen TV (also employed by the ship’s cruise director for lectures and presentations), The lounge’s daily program has port talks, while in the evenings are presented crew (talent) show, Portuguese folklore show (by local musicians/dancers), themed dance parties.
The Panorama Lounge also doubles as a Library, having wall shelves with mostly travel books and tour guides.
The Panorama Bar offers complimentary drinks, including specialty cocktails and coffees, fine wines, a daily martini special. The Bar has an Enomatic wine dispenser and professional espresso machine – both free of charge.
River Cafe (waiter-served patisserie) is part of the Panorama Lounge and offers early/late breakfasts, daily light snacks (sandwiches, pastries, ice cream), light lunch menu (pasta, burgers, daily soup/salad). The Cafe has dedicated staff serving the sundeck’s Riverview Terrace.
Riverview Terrace is the ship’s forward Observation Lounge – a separate outdoor seating area with small tables and chairs.
Portobello’s Restaurant is an Italian gourmet restaurant (complimentary). It is open only for dinner, and due to its small capacity reservations are recommended.
Diamond Deck cruise cabins from 301 to 323, all of which are Balcony Suites in categories P and PA, two RJ-Junior Suites, and the two Royal Suites (aft-location, category RP- one-bedroom suite).