Several days before our cruise we were given the opportunity to upgrade from a verandah cabin to a deluxe verandah suite, which we took and boy!, was it worth it. Cabin was HUGE. Balcony was HUGE. Every single aspect of it was absolutely wonderful, including the use of the Neptune Lounge and it's accompanying conceirge. Bed was fabulous. Decor lovely. Very clean. Very quiet.
On most of the newer ships there is little difference between a verandah cabin and a suite - usually the cabin is just a couple of feet wider, but on the older Maasdam, the suite is really large - feels more like an apartment.