The hub of indoor social activity is the Lounge, which is a
large room running the width of the ship. It is here where
passengers meet to discuss the days activities, watch video,
and hear lectures as well as to socialize. It is equipped with
high definition plasma TV screens, an advanced sound system
and a presentation podium.
Above, National Geographic Explorer-in-residence Robert
Ballard speaks from within the "Circle of Truth.". Left: Not
only does the Lounge have large plasma TVs but it has large
windows on either side. Below: The bar.
Located immediately below the bridge, the
Chart Room has maps, charts and other
navigational information. It also has
forward facing views over the bow.
The Observation Lounge is designed to
provide panoramic views from high on the
The bar in the Bistro.