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Mid-Ship Balcony Cabins 108 Reviews
These Norwegian Gem mid-ship staterooms sleep up to four guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with a great view. Because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Mid-Ship Balcony (BA)
Mid-Ship Balcony (BA)

Cabin Rating
First Time Cruiser by Christine Easton
Bathroom ok but drying area on showering a little tight. Balcony great. location on ship good.  Read entire member review.
LOADS of FUN! by funfunsun
Hallway too noisy as it was right across from the freight elevator  Read entire member review.
Standard balcony cabin. Once in the bathroom, the opening to the shower and the toilet are very tight. A larger person will have trouble.  Read entire member review.
Loved our cabin - we had great views of the ports as we pulled in each morning.  Of course it's tiny - but we had everything we needed and for two people it was fine.  Read entire member review.
9070 was good location  Read entire member review.
we were really happy with our cabin location mid ship on deck 9. Only a few decks up or down to where we wanted to be so we used the stairs rather than the elevator. We are sensitive to noise and this is a very quiet cabin. The only noise we heard was some kids running down the hallway every evening but that was very brief. We had families with small babies all around us but weren't disturbed at all. We also did not hear any plumbing noises or cabin doors slamming. Make sure the balcony door is shut properly or you will hear rattling all night. Might be a good idea to ask steward to show you how to properly secure it.  Read entire member review.
Better than expected by czar from afar
9078 - mid ship - immaculate. Lots of space for us to unpack for 4 people. Tip: use luggage bags that will fold flat, and put them under the bed. This left us with lots of shelf and floor space. Extra fold-down bearth in the room, which we did not anticipate, meant that each boy had their own bed. Main bed was amazingly comfortable. Bathrooms were very functional, despite their size. Room was located mid-way between the fore and mid-ship elevators, so there was minimal traffic by our door. Never heard a peep though the walls - hope our neighbours can say the same.  Read entire member review.
Great mid ship balcony location. Quiet location. This cabin was on the Starboard (right) side of the time when leaving NYC I will select the Port (left) side of the ship to sail by the Statue of Liberty on the last day of our cruise as on the first day we are up on deck anyway!!  Read entire member review.

Good location, close to mid ship elevators. Very little noise. Comfy, but seems VERY small. If you're traveling with more than 2 adults, consider a mini-suite

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Freestyle AKA Nickel and Dime by Optimistic Cruiser
Crowded and Crazy! by marymorn513
Adequate room for the three of us though we needed the beds separated upon arrival. Little storage for suitcases, typical two-part motel hangers, I brought my own. Tiny fridge but the steward must remove their overpriced things to utilize. Balcony okay with two chairs and a small table. We did string a line for clothes drying as the one in the shower was too small. Best thing about the cabin, to my way of thinking, is the divided bathroom. Central sink/mirror with a sliding door shower to the left and sliding door commode on the right. Nice shower fixture with great water pressure. Brought our own soaps, shampoos etc.  Read entire member review.
Nice location, convenient and easy to find. Less rocking in stormy weather.  Read entire member review.
Rooms are smaller than you may find on many other ships. Small bathrooms. Hallways are not wide enough for side by side strollers. Parents of small children - chose rooms close to elevators!  Read entire member review.
A Mixed Review by Last Mango
Close to mid-ship elevators but not too close. Adjoining doors with 9110.  Read entire member review.
Cabin 9122. Nice size, great balcony, vanity, decent bathroom. Very quiet as well, in middle of hallway so not much traffic outside door.  Read entire member review.
NCL - Never again! by bordermom
Nice balcony, smallish closet, hallway somewhat noisy.  Read entire member review.
My Pace My Way :) by 123HaileyG
Not enough storage but there is always under the bed. The balcony room is not real usable once they pull the bed out of the ceiling and pull the sofa out. The ladder to the bunk is a pain and always in the way. The room feels really small for 4 but would be nice for 2.  Read entire member review.
9574: Adequate storage, ok for 2, no more. No signs of wear. No sight restrictions from balcony.  Read entire member review.
Seniors Cruise by cruisingsewgirl
Balcony room, bed comfortable, TV shows and movies were repeated throughout the ten days. Closet was decent size. Bathroom toilet started to smell on 3rd day of a porta potty even though it looked clean. Balcony door would not stay closed without locking the child lock.  Read entire member review.
Good but Different by cruisesarethebest
We had a balcony cabin with an unobstructed view. It was very small compared to other balcony cabins we have had on the same cruise line (different ships). The bathroom was so small you practically had to be a contortionist to use the toilet. When you got out of the shower you had to open the bathroom door to dry off because there wasn't enough room between the door and the sink to move around.  Read entire member review.
Closet was good size. We did bring hangers from home because there are never enough on any cruise we have taken. Our room was great, right off the elevator and never bothered by noise. Balcony a good size, however, if you have smokers next door and you are not a smoker you will be very disappointed. Bed very comfortable. Our safe was locked when we got there but fixed right away. Size of the safe quite big, holds a lot. Bathroom adequate.  Read entire member review.
52 Cruises by 300Cruises

Great room for two. We had the best cabin steward ever.

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Smaller than other lines. Noise problems in 9618.  Read entire member review.
Great location. Quiet and easily accessible to both mid-ship and aft elevators. This made it convenient for every main venue on the ship.  Read entire member review.
We were in cabin 10066, a balcony cabin mid ship. Although it was not on the port side of the ship, we happened to be the side facing the ports other than departing from Venice. Would stay in this room again in a heartbeat.  Read entire member review.
Norwegian Gem by Michael M
Interesting bathroom layout - provided you are not too big! Good storage, nice bed.  Read entire member review.
Loved the split bathroom on the GEM, shower was bigger. Plenty of closet space. Lighting could be better. Higher watt bulbs,maybe?  Read entire member review.
We had a cabin mid ship. It was very quiet. We had adjoining rooms with my in-laws and we opened the balcony door so we could all sit out side and have a drink together. It is supposed to be closed when moving, but we opened it when we wanted and shut it when we left the balcony.  Read entire member review.
Central Location Is the last cabin in the stewards area. It was often after 12:00 until cabin was serviced.  Read entire member review.
rccl watch out by Trader
Small compact cabin...  Read entire member review.
Our cabin was midship starbord side - we generally request the same cabin each time given it's convenient proximity to the stairs and elevators. We find this cabin (10098) to be perfect for the three of us and there's more than enough space for all our clothes, etc, in the cubby holes and we always store our luggage under the bed to keep the room less cluttered. Our room steward "Dedy" was phenominal. He was always pleasant and no request was too mundane or bothersome for him. A simple request for water in a pitcher was met with great enthusiasm and we never were thirsty or lacked ice or anything else on our cruise. NCL needs to "clone" Dedy! In a word he was wonderful!  Read entire member review.
The Gem is a Gem by BahamaMama247
Great Balcony but depending on what 2 rooms you get, the dividing door can be a bother when opened. Some of the rooms have the sliding door to the balcony facing each other. So no matter which way you put the divider it is blocking someones entrance to their balcony.  Read entire member review.
Cabin 10106, mid ship, balcony. Plenty of room for our week's worth of clothes in drawers, on shelves and in closet. I did not like where the full length mirror was located by bed. You couldn't step back and look at yourself very well. The toilet area was small and not good for long legged people. Bed was comfortable. Fridge was small. Balcony was decent size. TV was tiny and very very limited channels. Liked the mirror on wall behind the head of the bed.  Read entire member review.
10116 was a balcony cabin that was quiet, and had easy access to stairs and elevator  Read entire member review.
We had a balcony room for four people. Well the drop down bed from the ceiling was parallel to the balcony which blocked the view of the ocean. :( I had hope to see the ocean at night. Just seemed like more bad planning.  Read entire member review.
Wonderful trip by anagram
cabin very centrally situated. Quiet cabin lots of storage space. American and European sockets. Coffee maker provided and bath robes. Small fridge. Safe. Good seating area. Could be awkward getting past each other when using the European plug for hair tongs etc as mirror is close to this. Balcony good size two chairs and small table.Has a light outside. TV only has Skynews unless you want to pay to watch a movie. Comfortable bed, plenty of pillows. Good shower, shower gel and shampoo provided.  Read entire member review.
Cabin 10120. Mid-ship balcony. Standard cabin. A bit small after being in a Mini-suite. Not much in the flat space catagory to put things down. I prefer the BB cabins further aft. Closer to the stairway/elevators and buffet. Mini-suites are worth the extra bucks if you can afford it.  Read entire member review.
Norwegian Gem by meatballj
Balcony cabin was the standard that we are use to. The bathroom layout on the NCL Gem was somewhat roomier than those on the Royal Caribbean ships. When we first started to unpack I noticed a thick layer of dust on all the top shelves of the wardrobe area. Also the dust ruffle on the bed looked like it had been used to mop the side of the ship. We notified the steward of the discrepancies and he immediately took care of these problems. After the first day at sea, a very rough one, we noticed that all of a sudden the frame around the sliding glass door started to intermittently pop while we were trying to sleep. After 3 sleepless nights and 3 maintenance men we finally ended up with all the hardware surrounding the door loosened and a large paint stick jammed through the handle of the sliding glass door in order to stop the noise.  Read entire member review.
Room is small but adequate. Bathroom is reasonable size, standard closet for most cabins. We had 6 pieces of luggage for 3 people. We were able to totally unpack and stow all luggage under the bed, and hang dress clothes. Plenty of drawer and shelf space for all the rest. For the price not bad at all. Very quiet room, balcony was nice, could fit 4 chairs if needed. We had connecting rooms, so we put all the chairs on one balcony so the adults could sit together during sunset times.  Read entire member review.
Our cabin was nice - spacious enough for the two of us. The bathroom was nicer than I remember from other ships in the past and in my opinion it was a very decent size. Replacing shower curtains with shower doors as they have done on the Gem was wonderful. Our balcony was great - big enough for the two of us to sit out there with drinks and watch the sunset (or with coffee in the morning for the sunrise). The ONLY problem with our balcony was when folks in the nearby cabins used their balcony to smoke. It was so bad that sometimes we had to come inside - the smoke was literally coming at us from both sides. With the upcoming restrictions (January, I believe), when folks will no longer be able to smoke in their cabin - the smoking issue on the balcony will be even worse. The only solution I can see to this, if they don't want to completely prohibit smoking on the balconies, would be to have one side of the ship smoking, and the other side non-smoking. The next best scenario would be to have big sections of balcony cabins as smoke-free - that would at least help the situation a bit.  Read entire member review.
Great balcony, not much storage or outlets. Glad we brought a power strip and extension cord. Great blow dryer. Better like to walk because you are right in the middle between forward and midship. Have to walk for elevators either way, but it was nice and quiet.  Read entire member review.
Cabin was very clean and quiet. We could hear people in the next cabins when they were on their balconies, but not from inside the rooms. There was no noise from above or below areas. Lots of storage space and plenty of space for a couple.  Read entire member review.
This room was perfect. I had a nice size balcony with two chairs and a table. It is a forward cabin. The cabin has it's own coffee maker. The bed was very comfortable. There is a small sofa and coffee table. A straight back chair - kinda like what you would find in a schoolroom. There is a small vanity area with its own light and were the electric plug is located. There is a little stool under the vanity. This is also where the hair dryer is located. I like the fact that the shower had a sliding door not a curtain. I kept the water in and the floor dry. The toilette also has a sliding door for privacy. The only down fall is with everything that is in this room there isn't alot of room to move around in. I'm a solo traveler so I didn't mind it so much. But I could see falling over each other if there were two or more in the room.  Read entire member review.
The stateroom on Deck 10 was small and closet/storage space limited. The cabin was in very good condition and was maintained spotless by the steward. The hallway was very quiet.  Read entire member review.
Fun time on the Gem by BARTMAN1252
We were very happy with Stateroom 10606. More than enough room for our needs. It was in a great location with easy access to the elevators. The only complaint that we had is that you could hear toilets from other staterooms. We had never experience that situation before.  Read entire member review.
The cabin was small. It was reasonably quiet (except for the occasional rowdy teens running up and down the hall). The storage was adequate. Bed was comfortable. We were finally able to enjoy a balcony as we weren't surrounded by smoking passengers which was great. Cruise ships should really group smokers in one section where they won't effect the non-smokers.  Read entire member review.
Comfortable cabin with plenty of storage. Close to midship elevator for easy access to all decks.  Read entire member review.
Mostly Delightful by sweetveggie
Very quiet, never heard tv or voices from neighbours, almost halfway between aft and midship staircases.  Read entire member review.
My wife had booked a balcony cabin which was located on deck 10, both of us felt this was the smallest balcony cabin we have ever had on any cruise ship. We ended up having to rearrange some of the furniture to give us some extra room, not well designed. There was only one bedside table which consisted of 2 open shelves, no drawer.  Read entire member review.
Great location, great balcony. Perfect connecting room 10608 and 10610.  Read entire member review.
Comfortable bed, small balcony, balcony had uncomfortable furniture. Closet space and drawers adequate, bathroom well designed, shower good, room quiet.  Read entire member review.
Deck 10 mid balcony. Great location easy to walk up or down stairs to eat or go to the pool instead of having to wait for elevators. The balcony has just enough room for 2. The room had good lighting and plenty of storage space. The bathroom was 3 compartments: toilet sink and shower, which made it easier for 2 of us to use at once if necessary. The bed was very comfortable, linens were high quality. Shampoo and body wash were provided in the shower, as well as a little clothes line for wet bathing suits. The water pressure was very strong. I actually had to adjust it down because it stung my skin.  Read entire member review.
Good size room, regular balcony size. Plenty of storage. Would have been quiet except for kids constantly running up and down the corridors.  Read entire member review.
Nice Ship by cruisegal50
Balcony room-very small,no space to move around,decent closet space, small bathroom.  Read entire member review.
Quiet room, extremely clean.  Read entire member review.
Awesome balcony, bathroom was weirdly situated and awkwardly situated. We were on Deck 10.  Read entire member review.
Great cabin, all very new.  Read entire member review.
The cabin was small but we managed. The lighting was poor especially for a woman applying makeup.  Read entire member review.
Great Balcony, but smoking policy needs to be changed to NO SMOKING ALLOWED. Deck chairs on pool deck above DO make noise when being dragged but was never a factor of waking us up early or disturbing us in any way.  Read entire member review.
These cabins were rated but not individually reviewed; read the full cruise review for opinions on cabins and more.
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