Maasdam was a good size for a first time cruiser. Enough choices for restaurants and lounges without being crowded. If I remember, the quoted number aboard was around 1160. Stateroom I-029 on Navigation Deck has more than enough space for a solo traveler. Crow's Nest was my favourite afternoon hangout, especially as we left port. Evenings were about dining and the showroom. I tried Caneletto and Pinnacle Grill, plus Le Cirque, with Pinnacle being on my future must-do. But the Rotterdam main dining room was my favourite because as a solo, I sat with a mix of new and repeat guests each evening at different tables.

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Maasdam Cruise Review by Cruise4food

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Maasdam was a good size for a first time cruiser. Enough choices for restaurants and lounges without being crowded. If I remember, the quoted number aboard was around 1160. Stateroom I-029 on Navigation Deck has more than enough space for a solo traveler.

Crow's Nest was my favourite afternoon hangout, especially as we left port. Evenings were about dining and the showroom. I tried Caneletto and Pinnacle Grill, plus Le Cirque, with Pinnacle being on my future must-do. But the Rotterdam main dining room was my favourite because as a solo, I sat with a mix of new and repeat guests each evening at different tables.
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Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin I 029
Stateroom I-029 on Navigation Deck has more than enough space for a solo traveler. No troubles with the room equipment. Water, lights, toilet all worked fine. Neptune Lounge located just next door was quiet.
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