It is forward so you feel the movement more. The cabin is two or three doors down from the crew door to their smoking area so you do get more crew traffic and some smoke smell in the passageway.
The passageway is somewhat narrow and there seemed to be two to three housekeeping carts at various points in the passageway from morning to early evening.
You will like the additional balcony area. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was an average size as compared to other ships that I have been on. We enjoyed the balcony but our view was obstructed. There was a large overhang that extended below us, however, the view was still great overall and it almost made things feel more private. My one complaint about the stateroom was that the storage was all shelving and there were no drawers (made it slightly inconvenient to store my underwear and socks but whatever lol). Read entire member review >>
We were in a balcony, which we got after the price dropped substantially and we could upgrade. There seemed to be nobody ever out on their balcony, and I never saw the need to pay extra with one. Balcony was standard size and had the standard two chairs and one mini table. Being at the front of the ship, it was pretty windy and this particular cabin had a mirror that wasn't property bolted so it shakes and wakes everybody up when docking. Read entire member review >>
Small amount of room between the beds. One bed is less than a foot from the closet. There is not much closet space but I think it was only built for week long trips and we were there 2 weeks. The bathroom and shower are larger then the older ships. Balcony was small but enough to sit 2 chairs. Overall it suited our purposes. Read entire member review >>
Our room was nice, clean, up to date, and it had lots of storage for a cruise ship. I was actually surprised how much they came up with. We had a small balcony with chairs, and it was perfect for taking pictures of the Statue of Liberty and of New York as we were leaving and coming back. We were on deck 8 and someone naughty above us regularly smoked and through his/her cigarettes down onto our deck, but never while we were out there. The bed was really comfortable and the air conditioning worked like a dream, and we needed it. Read entire member review >>
Small but adequate and comfortable. Great hot showers and equipped with hair dryer and shampoo as well as body wash. Lots of cupboard space but you might want to bring extra hangers with you. Plenty of storage in the bathroom and if you need the fridge to store meds, they will unlock it for you and move the pop and booze out. Read entire member review >>
the cabin was OK. The balcony was tiny - could sit in a chair sideways - not facing the ocean.
the attendant didn't speak English very well. The only thing we asked him to do was to turn off the balcony light in the adjacent room which was on day and night for 3 days and he refused. Not sure if he understood. Read entire member review >>
Extremely narrow cabin with a very nice bathroom. The bathroom was actually my favorite part of the whole cabin because it had probably the biggest shower at sea and had enough room to move around without hitting anything. The beds were firm but the pullout couch was extremely uncomfortable. There was not enough room to move around in the cabin. Also, there was not enough closet space to put your clothes away and we were forced to put the suitcases under the beds instead of the closet where they belong. The balcony was very small but we put it to good use during the cruise. Read entire member review >>
the room was the perfect size. We had enough room for all of our belongings with a lot more room to spare!! The balcony was very small but we used the balcony more to dry our bathing suits and cover ups. Our room steward was okay. He wasnt the best yet he wasnt the worst. The towels that were in the room were very scarce. Also, our air conditioning didnt work for the first two days. After complaining nonstop for two days it was finally fixed. The maintance staff blamed us for not locking the balcony door but my boyfriend checked and saw they replaces the sensor that activates the AC when the balcony door is closed. Smooth move NCL!!! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was roomy and always straightened up in timely fashion. The bathroom had plenty of room and the shower had good pressure and nice and hot. The toilet was sometimes finicky but it flushed eventually. A fan would be nice to have in the bathroom. Read entire member review >>
The balcony state room was okay. It was a bit more cramped than previous NCL ships, particularly in regards to storage. The drawers under the couch helped with that. Balcony was tiny, but still enjoyed having it (despite the smoky times). Odd position for the TV--really hard to change channels while on the bed or the couch. Read entire member review >>
Excellent location although a bit forward. The cabin itself is large and has plenty of storage space. The balcony is tiny and basically useless. The 11th is the first floor where the balconies are private. Anything lower and you can see down onto other cabins balconies. Read entire member review >>
We finally get to the room and was surprised at the size, we were thinking we would have to sleep in something the size of a small closet. The bed was so so, could have been a bit softer. Our steward was very friendly, and our room was always cleaned. Now to the shower.... Hot water is HOT, VERY HOT, and does vary when someone in another cabin close to yours uses any water. So be careful with that. Read entire member review >>
Great room. Very comfortable bed and nice couch. The balcony was small and the chairs were too narrow for us. The bathroom is very small and it is curved and angled in a way to give plenty of room. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was smaller than on other NCL and RCL ships, but well appointed and plenty of storage space for the two of us. Closet was difficult to get to as the edge of the bed was about 12 inches from the sliding closet doors. The safe worked fine. The absence of at least one active electrical outlet (while away from the stateroom) was annoying. The king size bed was very comfortable. The A/C was effective, but could not activate a blower motor for circulation. The bathroom and shower were fine with plenty of storage, good water pressure, and good shower controls. Read entire member review >>
Cabin size was small but acceptable for the price paid for the cruise. Closet/shelf space for clothing was minimal, not nearly enough for 2 adults on a 7 night cruise. Fortunately, my roomie was my grandson so we were ok. Read entire member review >>
Good cabin, I wouldn't want to try with 4 adults but why would you? Balcony small but fine, spend time reading and watching ocean go by on it and it was fine. Bathroom was roomy and shower pressure good. Bed, pillows and sheets were very comfy. I brought an LED nightlight for cabin and a battery clock that lid up at night. You can put a business card in card holder that controls power in cabin, only problem is that shows you are in cabin if you leave it in when you go. Makes it challenging for room steward to know when to clean room. Very happy with room and Gerry the room steward. He was always around if you needed something. Read entire member review >>
11274 is a BC room but we got a BX in our reservation. Frankly - If there're two of you, you won't need anything bigger. It's absolutely fine and comfortable. Any suite or larger digs won't give you any appreciable size/comfort difference at all except maybe walking room. The rooms were modern and the beds were great - very comfortable. Storage was ample and you can slide your luggage under the bed. We lucked out...11274 has an angled forward-facing balcony aft and that gave us more room for stretching out so if you can snag a forward facing view - do it. We booked less than a week before sailing so it has to be possible although this was our first time sailing NCL and they probably knew it! Deck 11 is good because it's mid height which insulates somewhat from the discos and stuff on Deck 8 and you're clear of the overhang above Deck 14 which may shield you from the sun and give you too much noise from the Garden Cafe aft. We did hear some thumping on night 1 but it wasn't that bad. On any deck, when those kids run, you will hear it!!- The AC. Works great but READ: The switch on the wall lets you adjust temperature up and down. You'll see a "*" snowflake button that you will think is the AC on/off switch. It's not. AC is always on. That switch turns on the quick cool feature and after 5 mins it returns the temperature setting to mid - no heat/no AC. We hit that switch thinking we were turning the AC on and were trying to figure out why the AC kept shutting off until we were educated by the steward. Made for a toasty 1st night. Also, the AC shuts off after a while when the slider to the balcony is opened or the door is in the unlocked position. Read entire member review >>