Review of Scenic Gem deck 2 (Sapphire-Dining)
Elevator (mid-level 2 of 3)
Crystal Dining Restaurant is the ship’s Dining Room with open-seating, floor-ceiling windows on both sides, rectangular and round tables, mid-location buffet station. Dining times are as follows: Breakfast (7-9 am), Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm), Dinner (7 pm). Tables can be put together to accommodate large groups.
Breakfasts and lunches here are buffet-style. Some hot dishes are available for off-menu ordering (French toast, oatmeal, eggs). The breakfast menu includes fruits, cheeses, cereal, yogurt, bread, pastries, scrambled eggs, cold meats, fish, plus made-to-order omelet station. The lunch menu includes salads, sandwich fixings, 2 soups, 2 main dishes (incl vegetarian), regional cuisine specialty, pasta and carving stations, cheeses, desserts (incl cookies, cakes, ice cream). Dinners are waiter-served. The dinner menu includes 2-3 appetizers, 1 soup, 1 entree (meat, seafood, vegetarian), 1 dessert. Always available are salads (green, Caesar), hamburgers/cheeseburgers with fries, chicken, salmon, steak, cheese plate for dessert. Captain’s formal dinners (Welcome/Farewell) are also held here. At lunches and dinners are offered complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks.
Scenic Gem cruise director often schedules culinary-themed events on board. Among those are the galley tour and cooking demonstrations by some of the boat’s chefs.
Table La Rive is the Scenic Tours’ “Chef’s Table” (private dining) concept. This is a 10-seat table set up at the dining room’s end. Here guests can enjoy a 3-hour long gourmet dinner with a 6-course menu, complimented by fine wines (different wine by course). reservations are required.
Sapphire Deck cruise cabins from 201 to 229, all of which are Balcony Suites in categories B, BA, C-aft, and BD-Deluxe).