Deck 4 is where the majority of the cabins start. The Forward ones are balcony cabins. The ones amidships are ocean view cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows however these are obstructed by the lifeboats that are stowed here.
Aft of that are more balcony cabins.
This deck contains only cabins. As with the previous deck, between the forward and aft elevators, the deck goes in a bit and is narrow. This is designed on purpose to reduce the ships overall weight (which affects the center of gravity and center of buoyancy) allowing her to have a larger height above waterline.
This deck is all cabins. The one’s amidships are Signature and Neptune suites.
This deck is also more cabins. Amidships are more Signature and Neptune suites as well as two Pinnacle Suites; the largest onboard. Theres also the Neptune lounge amidships. This is a private lounge only for suite guests.
This deck contains the bridge forward and cabins throughout the rest of it.
The forward part contains the Spa area. The forward area is the fitness center. At the very front of that is a secret outdoors observation deck that’s right above the bridge.
Towards the end of the spa is the Hydro Pool available by reservation only.
Amidships is the main lido pool. As with Holland America ships, there’s a retractable dome that covers it.
The aft part contains the Lido Bar.
As well as the Dive-In burger and dog’s shack.
Past that is the Lido Market place. Towards the front of it on starboard, there’s a cornered off area that forms Canaletto, the ships Italian restaurant.
The back of the deck is the Sea View Pool and a large sun deck.
The very front of the deck is my favorite place onboard, the Crow’s Nest Lounge. Another staple on Holland America ships is the prescience of an observation lounge. Who doesn’t want to spend their days in one of these chairs while sailing through Alaska’s Inside Passage or traversing the St. Lawrence river?
There’s also the Explorations Central part of the lounge that affords guests the opportunity to learn about the destinations that they will be going to via interactive screens, the library, or guest lecturers.
Past that are a handful of verandah and inside cabins.
After the cabins, the deck is all outdoors. The sliding dome that covers the pool takes up much of the midships area.
Past the dome, and tucked into the base of the funnels, is the kids and teen areas.
The rest of the deck is outdoors as well.
The top-most deck is split into two parts, forward and aft.
The forward part is then split into two sections. The front part is a public sun and observation deck. Right behind that is a more private area called The Retreat.
Here you can rent cabanas.
The aft part of Deck 11 is the sports court.
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