Review of Spectrum Of The Seas deck 4 (Lobby-Shopping)
The Royal Theater (upper orchestra level 2 of 3)
The Royal Esplanade (lower level) is similar to RCI’s “Royal Promenade” design concept of a shopping/entertainment district. This is a huge, 2-decks high interior area designed to resemble a street. It runs almost the full length of deck 4 (mezzanine level on deck 5) and has no natural light. There are lined-up multiple lounges, bars and restaurants (most with outdoor seating) and luxury boutiques and shops selling duty-free merchandise. The Royal Esplanade features impressive design and decoration (incl original artworks), innovative multimedia technologies, live music, fun demos, alcohol tastings, DreamWorks characters meets-greets, Port Shopping (daily talks on shopping options in all ports of call in the ship’s current itinerary).
Retail Shops (lower Esplanade level 1 of 2) is a duty-free shopping arcade lined with shops and name-brand boutiques. Their list includes The Shop (Royal Caribbean logo merchandise), Korean Beauty (make-up products), Bling! (jewellery), Michael Kors (designer handbags, watches, shoes, clothing, accessories), Swarovski (jewellery), Kate Spade New York (designer bags, clothing, shoes, accessories), Trunk Show (best buys, day specials merchandise), Regalia (watches and jewellery shops), Sundials (luxury sunglasses and watches), Prince and Greene (designer clothing/accessories), Impulse (perfumes, beauty products), Sundials (luxury sunglasses and watches), La Mer (Body and Beauty / skin and body products). Port Merchants is a general store selling conveniences, also liquor and tobaccos.
Golden Room / Card Room is for playing cards and popular board games, bridge tournaments.
Casino VIP is an exclusive lounge also used for high-stakes poker gaming. It is invitation-only and served by its own bar.
Clinic / Medical Center is the ship’s infirmary (onboard hospital) operated by resident doctors/physicians and nurses on 24-hour call duty. Opening hours are between 8 am and 8 pm. The infirmary is equipped with defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oximeters, an ECG (electrocardiograph machine), thrombolytic and lab equipment. Treatments at the ship hospital are equivalent to a private doctor’s visit. All treatments and medications are at extra charge. The only exception is Bonine (seasickness medication) also available at no charge at the ship’s Reception (24 hours). Payments are made by the Royal Caribbean boarding pass. General health insurance policies do not apply, so buying cruise health insurance is recommended.
Leaf and Bean is a quick-food eatery (Cafe Restaurant / Patisserie / Coffee Shop / Tea Room) open 24-hours for light snacks and drinks. The Cafe offers traditional Chinese beverages and snacks, authentic teas, coffee drinks, fresh-baked pastries and gourmet desserts. Among the displayed foods are croissant sandwiches (mini), fresh-baked pizzas (in slices), biscotti, chocolate-based sweets, bonbons, truffles, Danish pastries, cookies, cakes, muffins, cheesecake (Lollipops), ice cream, Starbucks drinks (Coffee, Mocha, Americano Latte, Tazo Tea, Vanilla Steamer, Soy Milk, Hot Chocolate, White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Macchiato).
Sichuan Red Restaurant (open between 5:30 – 9:30 pm) is a specialty Chinese restaurant serving authentic cuisine specialties traditional for China's Sichuan province.
Star Moment (Karaoke Room)
Guest Services is the ship’s Reception Desk for 24-hour staff assistance, information, bookings/reservations (via iQ tablets), luggage and cashier services.
Dining Room Restaurant (capacity 1844 seats, upper level 2 of 2) is a complimentary restaurant with waiter service. The restaurant serves Chinese and International cuisine specialties with additional a la carte menu. Menus rotate each day of the voyage. Dining Room Restaurant is open for Breakfast (7:30 - 9:30 am / port days, 8-10 am / seadays), Lunch (12-1:30 pm / seadays only) and Dinner (5:30-9:30 pm).