Review of Viking Mississippi deck 2 (Explorers Lounge-Cabins)
Explorers Lounge (upper level 2 of 2) is a bow-facing, 2-deck high, circular-shaped, glass-covered, and walled indoor observation lounge (observatory-type) with wraparound windows. In the evenings, Explorers Lounge hosts live performances by resident musicians (pianist, guitarist, classical trio). The lounge is served by its own bar (Explorers Bar is on lower level / Deck 1). At night, the 2-story high wraparound windows are light up with the constellations.
Each cabin deck has a launderette (laundry room with self-service laundromats). Three Lifts (glass-door elevators) connect all decks. Two elevators are in the Atrium (midship) and one is located forward-portside. The elevators access all decks (1-5). All decks are also interlinked via stairs (forward, midship and aft).
Cruise cabins from 200 to 253, all of which are balcony staterooms in categories V1 (Veranda), DV4 (Deluxe Veranda), PV2 (Penthouse Veranda), and ES2 (aft-facing Explorer Suites, rooms #252-253).