Deck 9 is devoted to swimming and sunning.
|Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam||Cunard Line Queen Mary 2|
|Number of Decks||11||17|
|Number of Pools||2||6|
|Number of Public Hot Tubs||2||5|
The two pools are both found on Deck 9—the Lido pool at mid-ship and the Sea View pool aft, both accompanied by hot tubs. There is a lot of deck space for lounging but the pools can be busy on sea days, especially the Sea View, which is designated as an adults-only area.
Additional sunning areas are found on Deck 10, the Panorama Deck, with its loungers and tables; on Deck 12 forward, which a lot of people don’t seem to discover; and Deck 3, the Promenade Deck. The Cabana Club is a secluded area with nice little alcoves and a concierge service, but there’s a charge for using this area.
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