Review of Viking Octantis deck 4 (Explorers Lounge)
Cruise cabins from 4000 to 4071, all of which are French Balcony staterooms in categories Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN1), Nordic Junior Suites (NS, NSA - ADA/handicap), and Nordic Penthouse Suites (NP).
Lifts and staircase access - four Atrium Lifts (glass-walled elevators) connect all decks. A 5th Lift (aft) interconnects all cabin decks.
Explorers Lounge (lower level 1 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 Deck 5) and has a small terrace (open-air seating area).
Explorers Lounge also doubles as Library, having a selection of best-seller books, a quiet atmosphere, comfortable seating, beverage service. The decor is highlighted by maritime artifacts. At night, the 2-story high wraparound windows are light up with the constellations.