Review of Seabourn Venture deck 4 (Restaurant-Lounge)
The Restaurant (main dining room/MDR) offers open-seating breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. MDR's dining amenities are top-luxury, dress code is “elegant casual”, with optional “formal” dress on special nights. The Restaurant also offers an expansive premium wine selection, with renowned labels and vintages. Some of the fine wines (by the glass) are complimentary, while all premium wines are available at an additional charge. In The Restaurant, the cruise line boasts special Thomas Keller-inspired menus that include an appetizer, entree option, vegetarian entree option, and a dessert in French-American style.
The Discovery Center (adjacent to Expedition Lounge) serves as a teaching/academic room for the company's enrichment programming and has a seating capacity to accommodate all passengers. Here are hosted themed events like port talks, briefings, lectures, Seabourn Conversations (enrichment program activities). Ship's 26-person expedition team (scientists, historians, naturalists, wilderness experts) present here lectures on topics related to the current cruise itinerary/destination/region. Discovery Center's interior features topography maps, plush custom-made seating, and large HD screens (sized 2,5x10 m / 8x33 ft) showing current itinerary-themed media (including footages from the daily mini-submarine cruises).
The Expedition Lounge is the ship's main and largest indoor relaxation lounge with a full-service bar. The lounge features custom-made furniture, an etched glass partition with a vintage Antarctica map, and vitrines showcasing devices and tools. Two large touchscreens display various media content, including navigational and weather charts, photos, maps.
Duty-Free Boutique Shop sells brand fashion, luxury cosmetics, perfumes, Seabourn-logoed merchandise, designer bags, souvenirs, special occasion gifts. The Collection Shop sells luxury jewellery and watches and has a separate room for diamonds and other precious stones purchases.