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Norwegian Getaway Cabin Reviews - Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabins 14 Reviews
Mini-Suites have a queen-size bed (that can be separated), pillow top mattress, a built in vanity area, full closet with sliding doors, television, sofa bed, double sink, and a waterfall shower with multiple body spray jets and a handheld shower head.
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB)
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB)

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Great Getaway! by graceinga

Cabin was great and in a great location.

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The Great Getaway by happy2batsea

The cabin was fairly spacious and had lots of great storage hidden away behind attractive shiny wooden doors. The bed was beside the balcony door which I preferred. It had a fully stocked mini bar and a coffee maker. It had American and European sockets which were very useful. On the top shelf in the wardrobe were 2 bathrobes which was a nice touch.

Unfortunately, I didn't sleep well because of various noises throughout the night including creaking sounds coming from the balcony and what sounded like chairs being dragged along the floor in the middle of the night - possibly cleaners in a restaurant?

The bathroom was spacious and well appointed with a double washbasin, large walk-in shower with jets (water pressure was a bit low but manageable) and plenty of storage including a long shelf in front of the mirror for accessories!

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We chose a mid-ship mini-suite with the larger bathroom, upgraded shower, doubler sink, etc.. MUCH enjoyed this compared to the claustrophobic ones we were used to! There was still "motion" felt during the sail which we were not really TOO bothered by. On Deck 9, we were above The Mojito Bar, and we DID hear noise, music, etc.. from there at night, but it was pretty much finished my midnight. It also seemed to be where some of the crew would meet and unwind at night as well, so some of that was heard as well. The balconies ARE small, as most reviews mention, it is probably 3'x8', but we were OK with that, it was about being able to access our OWN private view plus HEAR the ocean at night. Some nights there was a negative pressure from that, and there was a whistling created, and it seemed to emanate from an air duct inside the wall near the bed. Door closed for those nights! Coffee maker and hair dryer, safe, mini-bar, in room.

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This review is long because we rated the room a 3 (and thought about a 2), and I wanted to explain why. You should just skip the following and probably make sure you avoid any cabins above ANY entertainment floors.

9800 cabin is in very close proximity to the Grammy Experience on the deck below. Therefore, it is loud and can hear/feel music from about 5:00 pm to midnight daily. I was not discriminating enough when the travel agent presented us with the room selection. I will not make this mistake again. The carpet was more worn and the beds more bowed than one might expect after only a year in service.

There are higher categories of mini-suites in better locations on the ship. I stuck my head in a several to confirm. Also, we are big spa-goers; once on board I learned from several other passengers that they had gotten upgrades which included spa cards (approx $198 per person each) by watching their cruise fares via an app. We tried something like this, but when we called NCL, they said since we booked through a travel agent, we needed to have the travel agent do any fare adjustments. Ours didn't have the info on the spa upgrade or any others that we later learned people on the ship had managed. Also, you simply cannot use your own hair-dryer. I did; it blew a fuse that took out all power on that wall (ie to the TV also). Our cabin steward immediately knew what I had done and got maintenance to flip the fuse fairly quickly, so it is not that big of deal. It would be helpful if NCL was more clear about NOT doing that- and no matter how much you love your own hair dryer, it isn't going to be of use on this trip. In other news, the room itself is powered by having a key card in the slot near the bathroom. I presume they mean for you to use your cabin card. We used the room key from the hotel we were in the night before instead of our cabin room key so that we could keep it in the slot all the time and just pull up and push down when in and out of the room. Just note, when it is not engaged, no power is engaged (meaning you can't charge anything).
Our cabin steward did a good job, and the double-vanity in the bathroom was nice. The balcony is small- but there were multiple warnings about that- so we expected it. There are chairs and small table sturdy enough to support a morning breakfast tray.
We compared this cabin to an aqua-class mini-suite on the Celebrity Reflection- which we would have rated a 5.

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Had a good time!! by rajjohnson

Room size was good. Bathroom very nice and big.

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Cabin was comfortable with a small balcony. Bed was comfortable.

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The cabin was very quiet and we never noticed any noise. Ship movement was hardly noticable. The balcony was TOO small (4 by 8), there were NO drawers in the main room. Bed was extremely comfortable. You could not see the wake of the ship from the balcony because the life boats are blocking the view. Bed was beside the balcony doors with about one foot of space to get out of bed.

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Our cabin was a mini-suite, in the middle of the 10th floor, and that was a very generous name for the small room with the smallest balcony we have ever had! It did have a larger shower than most but the water pressure was so bad you had to stand as close to the shower head you could get. So much for the rest of the shower! They have shampoo and bath gel on the wall but no conditioner so bring your own. No other accessories in the bathroom so don't expect shower caps, q-tips and nail files you take for granted in other ships. Also, you can ask your cabin steward for bar soap and hopefully they will bring you some.

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Cabin 10808 by kkespo

We just got off the Getaway and had a wonderful time. Our room was lovely and the bathroom was to die for- you could have fit 3-4 people in our shower and the sink/toilet area had more than enough room for hubby and I to be in there at the same time. Yes people complained about the balcony but you could sit out there, have coffee or read a book- no it wasn't big enough to stretch out on but the rest of the room more than made up for it- There were just two of us so the space was big- we had plenty of room for our clothes with a decent size closet- I brought extra hangers but on this cruise I probably didn't even need them (first time they actually had enough)- the TV was fine, could have been in a better position to view from the bed but hey who goes on a cruise to watch TV anyway- the service from our cabin stewardess, Rosetta was great!! She was so sweet and we had everything we needed.

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Our cabin was great. There were three of us -- all adukts and we were comfortable. It was really quiet and we had a pull down upper which was comfortable. Our balcony was small but big enough to enjoy. if yiu have electronics that you want pull in, bring a power strip. There are only two US pugs in the entire cabin. The hairdryer is wired in so it doesn't take one. There power is only on if you have a card in the slot. ANY CARD WILL WORK. It doesn't have to be yiur cruise card.

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Very close to front elevators, but very quiet. Small balcony. Would choose it again though minisuite probably isn't worth a premium over a balcony cabin for solo travelers like me.

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We had a mid-ship mini-suite with balcony. I didn't see much difference in the size of the room or balcony, but the space was adequate. There was plenty of storage space in the closet and cabinets. There is also additional storage in the drawers under the sofa. The bathroom was the best part. It was quite large in cruise ship standards, with a double sink and adequate storage. The shower had a overhead shower head and adjustable jets. It was good size.

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Room was okay. Beds comfortable but short. Anyone over 5' 6" has their feet hanging off the bed. Bath was roomy, but the step up was awkward. Towels were comfy and plentiful. Shower does contain body wash and shampoo, and the sink has hand soap, but that's it. If you want a robe, you'll have to request it in advance, but there is no guarantee that you'll get it. Smokers in cabins on either side, so our balcony time was limited to when they were not using theirs--the cruise line says smoking on balconies is not permitted, but people do it anyway.

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Cabin was nice. Plenty of storage...most of which went unnoticed until half way through the cruise. Read the placard that provides you with info about the room! Large bathroom with double sinks was a real treat. Balcony was very small but was adequate to sit on and enjoy a glass of wine and a book in the afternoon. Room once made up for the night (over head bunk) did become crowded making it difficult to navigate with multi people in the room.

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