Review of MS Maxima deck 3 (Upper-Lounge-Restaurant)
The fore-located Bar Lounge has floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating (3-seat round tables with chairs), grand piano (live performances by resident pianist) and a full-service Bar. Onboard entertainment includes daily live music performances, cooking demonstrations, quiz games, bingo, crew show, themed dance nights, enrichment lectures and media presentations (related to the cruisetour itinerary's destinations, ports, excursions).
Adjacent to the Lounge are Tour Office (Cruise Director, excursions information and booking) and Library (books, playing cards, board games),
The midship-located Dining Room Restaurant has floor-ceiling windows, single-seating capacity and an open-seating arrangement. Dining Room menu includes both traditional dishes (itinerary-based on visited countries) and international cuisine specialties. Fine wines and gourmet delicacies are also offered. The culinary highlight of each voyage is the Gala Dinner held here, with an exquisite menu and ice parade.
Adjacent to the Restaurant is the Galley (ship Kitchen).
Forward-portside and midship-starboard are located two Outdoor Promenades (Lido terraces) accessible to passengers.
Aft is located staff and crew only area with Mess Hall (crew-only dining room/bar lounge).
Three staircases connect all decks, including a sweeping staircase in the Atrium. The riverboat has no Lift (passenger elevator).