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With room for up to four guests, these Family Balcony Staterooms are great if you want to bring the kids. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more, in addition to the separate bathroom with shower and private balcony for the whole gang to enjoy the view.
    
Family Balcony (B2)
Family Balcony (B2)


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1252
EPIC-Not for me! by ASR SAILOR
Toilet and shower areas are not separated from cabin interior as others have described. Plenty of storage, but location of closets makes it necessary to climb across bed if cabin mate using sink or small dressing table area.  Read entire member review.
9540
Oasis - WOW = Epic by PhotoguyJLD
Great balcony, lifeboats two decks below so water view is not directly down. This is a plus for anyone who has a fear of heights. Not far from rear elevators.  Read entire member review.
11076
The good things about the cabin itself: * Tastefully decorated * Bed was super comfortable (very wide, but short) * TV was large (for a cruise ship) * Enough storage for the 4 of us The bad things about the cabin: * Did not like the bathroom design (I think most are in agreement here), but not that big of a deal * Cabin is way too narrow! We found it very difficult for us to walk around. This is what annoyed me most about the cabin. When the pullman bed was down, wow, was it hard to get around! Now the BEST thing about this particular cabin - the balcony!! Just like the deck plans show, this is perhaps the largest balcony on the ship. We had 4 chairs in there, and I asked our room steward for a lounger, and they all fit nicely. It's very private too. One of the walls is completely solid (the larger, rear one). Now what I really liked about this balcony is how it is angled. This allows you to sit along the railing, toward the back and look completely forward towards the bridge. I LOVED this because I could feel the warm breeze on me while sitting there. I never thought that the angle of the balcony would be so great, but it was. I wish I had taken a picture showing this. Anyway, if you are booking a quad balcony cabin, this is the one you want!  Read entire member review.
12072
12072 - Nice size balcony but no lounge chairs which could have fit. Table, more like a stool, was way too small! Great location, few steps from stairs and elevators, no noise to speak of.  Read entire member review.
13001
Just Epic by ryancbean2001

good room, near bridge, little rocky in the front.

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13023
A la carte! by goldie lox
Cabin was terrible. Location was excellent. Tiny closet, no shelves, two cubby shelves under the sofa bed, sink in the middle of the room...what were they thinking! Shower in front of door and bathroom as well. Horrible, horrible and this was the family cabin. No one could unpack, it was a disaster. This is not a cabin for more than two people. If traveling with kids choose two adjoining rooms and spend the extra money, you will not regret it. Believe me!  Read entire member review.
13067
Small room but fine for 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 small kids. Great storage space. Outstanding location especially if using the kids' club. Great big balcony. Loved it!  Read entire member review.
13099
Cabin 13099 - Deck 13 Balcony Cabin The Epic's new 'curvy cabin' design concept is visually very appealling. The dark wooden cabinets are sleek. The overall ambience is airy and light. However, logistically in some areas it is hard to navigate 2-way traffic; the bottle necks were at the end of the bed, at one side of the bed (near toilet) and when the closet doors were open, it blocked the entrance to the Balcony. The toilet/shower and sink are housed seperately. The toilet and shower are enclosed by curvy opaque glass and yes, you can see the outlines of the user! There is a curtain for privacy, this does not dull any sound-effects. The basin being outside of any bathroom facility actually was fine. On the plus-side, it was a nice comfortable cabin, the noise from neighbours was minimal and the soundproofing good. The location was not real close to the lifts, but not too far either. Facilities in the cabin included shower gel and soap in the shower. There is also a line for drying wet clothes. The shower head was detachable and could be lowered - good for shorter people and kids. There was always plenty of hot water. A safe is provided inside the wall cupboard. A coffee maker is provided. Lighting is excellent.  Read entire member review.
13147
Plenty of storage,good lighting. Tricky to get used to as your key card goes into slot by the door. The curve design was a fresh change. balcony, good sized. Privacy curtain between shower and room. The sink is novel, but,got used to it. Climate control was great. Luggage fit under the bed without a problem. Frig in room, can ahve contents removedto avoid charges. liked the reading lights on each side of the bed. The bed was comfortable, did not seem too short.  Read entire member review.
13147
The stateroom was much smaller than expected. We were really tight. They put in "2 cribs" in our room, only one fit (really a pack and play). The sofa can turn into a bed and you could ask for a bed rail, which worked out for our 2 year old. The balcony was really not a huge concern since the handle is purposely is made that the handle is moved up instead of down to prevent toddlers from opening it themselves. Additionally, there is a lock lever on the top which prevents any accidents. The toilet and the shower were separate. I think I liked this, or not sure if I did not care either way. The sink is in the stateroom in front of bed. Don't wash your mouth and then dress without shoes, you'll have wet socks.  Read entire member review.
13165
Larger than average balcony, midship, quiet, plenty of storage space  Read entire member review.
13190

oddly configured room with no sense of privacy

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13203
Thank you EPIC by Sagi50
My cabin was on the 13th floor # 13203. For me it was perfect location, as one floor up I had the SPA & the Gym. Two floors up on the 15th, we had the slides, SPICE H20, game room, pools. The cabin is a normal size cabin. Very quiet The bathroom I liked that the toilet was separate from the shower, and the sink outside is a great idea, simply that it was small and sometimes water splattered. I had a balcony which I loved just to sit outside and relax. Closet space was fine. I was able to put two carry on's inside of it. There were 3 drawers plus a full length closet as well. The only problem I see is if you take large suitcases then you will simply have to put it underneath the bed.  Read entire member review.
13209
Epic Epic Epic!!! by racing_lady
14006

Very tight quarters for 4 persons of both genders. Lack of conventional privacy for shower and toilette make it difficult to use these while others are coming & going or while others are sleeping. Short walk to kids club & buffet...loong walk to gym!

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14006
We have been on many cruise ships on three different lines and have sailed NCL before. This ship by far has the worst lay-out (lots of broken up corridors) and the smallest cabins known to man. The Lilliputians would have trouble navigating such tiny staterooms. We had a family mini-suite with a balcony on deck 14. The cabin was long and narrow. With the hideaway bed down we could not move around at all. My husband had to take the kids out so I could shower and dress for dinner. Our cabin had one drawer, one small closet with no shelves and a few cubbies. There was tons of wasted space in the name of design. I am 5'5" and my feet hung off the edge of the bed. I have no idea what NCL was thinking. Other passengers that I spoke with had the same complaints. If you don't mind having a teeny tiny cabin, then this ship is for you. I recommend getting two cabins if you don't want to feel clausterphobic.  Read entire member review.
14006
The Magnificent Epic by Mandy Donald
Cabin 14006 was very noisy and very cold. It was hard to adjust the temperature as it was either too cold or too warm. Also noise from arcade above  Read entire member review.
14030
Epic not so Epic by DeepBlueSeeeeee
Very little storage space for clothing, spacious balcony, quiet location, tight quarters, close to elevators, walk up one flight to buffet and pools  Read entire member review.
14066
Quiet hallway- bit of a maze to get to. Loud because of chairs/bar/smoking space above.  Read entire member review.
14069
It was nice but.... by CruiseCat73
14069 Family Balcony B2 Great location to pools, buffet and elevator. fairly quiet... a few mornings my husband said you could hear them shuffling chairs around on the pool deck, but I sleep with earplugs and couldn't hear a thing. My girls didn't either. Very small room, but larger balcony then the staterooms next door. Hated the bathroom setup, not practical if you have kids. Sink makes a mess and is too close to the bed. No room to walk, especially after dinner when the bunk was pulled down.  Read entire member review.
14069
Balcony nice and large, room too too small. Bathroom areas separate and not a good design. Lack of privacy.  Read entire member review.
14077
Connecting room door in the cabin meant that a whole section of drawers/hanging space was eliminated ... but still plenty of space. Some 4AM noises from crew setting up the deck chairs above us. Altho balcony was standard, it seemed deeper than normal. Great location near Kids Crew & elevators.  Read entire member review.
14080
Nice balcony - view of water below - no lifeboats. Quiet - on dead end hall. Across from stewards work room but didn't bother us. Good storage, but tight squeeze for 2 adults, 2 kids. Noisy toilet/bathroom, but they all are on the Epic!!  Read entire member review.
14081
We enjoyed our cabin because it was easy to go up one flight of stairs to the buffet and to the pool. We took the stairs down most of the time, but it is a long way from deck 5 to deck 14. The door between this room and 14079 does not stay open. It is very heavy and is difficult to prop open even with a suitcase. It must be a fire door. NCL would not unlock the partitions between the balconies, so do not count on this. The bathroom did not bother us. The bed was comfortable. You get used to moving around the smaller cabin. I thought it was cozy.  Read entire member review.
14088
Epic Review by docjph
Very long walk to get to this cabin. You have to walk on the odd cabin side forward to get to the hallway that goes to the even side to get to your room. There is only one was in or out.  Read entire member review.
14097
Cabin 14097 is a Balcony cabin that can fit 4 people. There is a fourth bed that can be pull down from the ceiling. Also, has a door that can be opened if you book the room next to it. Because of this you loose some cabinet storage space. Balcony has an extended ceiling so you get to enjoy your balcony even when it's raining heavily. The drawback of this room is the master bed is towards to bathroom. So, walking in the room becomes to narrow. Also, room feels noisy in the night when lot of music is being played on Pool Deck.  Read entire member review.
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12312 - Noisy and feels like Mini earthquake zone upon arrival and departure of ports! You aren't sleeping in when you arrival at a port early in the morning.  Read entire member review.
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No three-peat for NCL by Irisheyes572
Cabin 10318. Large balcony.Great view.Balcony is surprisingly loud with the ship under way because of the straight drop to the water. Some engine shudder at times but not bad. Great port views because they back in every port. SMALL bed. Good steward.  Read entire member review.
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Disappointed by cruzinsweetie
Good size cabin but poor layout, with shower, toilet and sink all being the European style and separate from one another. Nice cabin, but needs more space, as the end of the bed and the beginning of the closets are very close together. If one is on the couch, the other person can't go on the balcony without having the other person move their legs out of the way. The balcony was wonderful and I enjoyed many pleasant hours reading out there.  Read entire member review.
None
tiny cabin, short bed, frosted glass shower and toilet lacked privacy  Read entire member review.
None
NCL's Epic is compromised SIGNIFICANTLY by poorly designed staterooms. With each new generation of cruise ships, we have come to expect a little more space, and a little more luxury, but NCL has reversed this trend by attempting to squeeze the maximum number of staterooms into the available space, and the result is a significant backward step in comfort and lifestyle. Instead of a dedicated bathroom in the stateroom, the toilet, shower and sink are essentially situated in the room with you. This is constant challenge throughout the cruise, particularly at night when operations must be conducted in total darkness if you wish to avoid waking your partner. The frosted glass doors of the shower and toilet offer little privacy, although we didn't experience the reported "splashing" problems from our sink basin.  Read entire member review.
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13157/13159 adjoining: Under the kids rec center but not an issue. Never heard anything. Probably a plus, but we were midway between fore and aft stairs/elevators, probably limiting the walking traffic.

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None
amazingly good storage in every sense - just wish there were more plugs/outlets (we brought an electrical strip and are so glad we did)  Read entire member review.
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Epic Voyage by TaterGuy
We had a balcony cabin midship on deck 8. The cabin design with curved walls and surfaces is visually stunning. The comfortable furnishings take up most of the space so traversing the cabin from doorway to balcony is a "one-lane" road in that someone has to step out of the way to get through some of the "choke points." Comments/concerns that have been expressed by others on previous posts about the bathroom/shower arrangements are valid. The toilet and shower are across from each other and each is a compartment enclosed by a translucent sliding door. There's little sound and visual separation between these areas and the main cabin. There's little to none powered ventilation in the toilet area and this can be a problem if you get my drift. The washbasin is in the main cabin area and this is convenient. Lighting is good with both task-specific and general illumination. I especially like the individual reading lamps flanking the bed. Storage space in the cabin is truly over-whelming. So over-whelming in fact that it wasn't until day 3 that we discovered the last of the hidden compartments. It's safe to assume that every surface is a door or drawer to pull open. I found it curious that there was a symbol to indicate where the lifejackets were and no helpful symbols to point the occupants to otherwise "secret" storage places of which there were many. In their defense I think they recognized this problem by having a "cheat-sheet" in the cabin that pointed out some, but not all, of the not so obvious locations that can be used for storage. I won't provide a "spoiler" for the next voyager so that the hunt for spaces remains one of the adventures of sailing the Epic. The balcony was comfortable and worth the extra $$.  Read entire member review.
None
Great storage, great balcony, a bit of a hike.  Read entire member review.
None
Aft cabins are great! Great view, storage, quiet - wonderful.  Read entire member review.
None
Great beds, nice balcony, plenty of closet and storage space. Odd bathroom/shower and sink set up.  Read entire member review.
None
Very important for all who book a balcony cabin on the NCL Epic. Good thing I did my research on you tube prior to our cruise. I was originally in a balcony cabin on the 8th floor mid-ship. When I watched the video it showed how many cabins on deck 8 would have an obstructed view from the lifeboats on deck 7. Unlike most cruise ships where the lifeboats are tucked under a bit, these lifeboats protrude completely off the side of the ship. NCL does not consider it an obstructed view because you can look out to the horizon, but it is very much in your field of vision if you look down. I moved up to deck 12 and still found this annoying. I would have been very angry had I kept my original cabin on deck 8.  Read entire member review.
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Never again! by jpoll23
Tiny everything but it does have great storage. Bring a power strip because the cabin only has two outlets. Have fun playing where is the light switch.  Read entire member review.
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