Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MA): Norwegian Breakaway Cabin Reviews

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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 (MA)
Decks: Deck 11 | Deck 13 | Deck 14
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Cabin 14204
Teeny bit of a trek from the elevators but very quiet & only mild sway from the boat.
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Cabin 14794
Very clean and large sized room, however shower jets constantly dripping. Balcony little small.
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Cabin 13198
Nice cabin, plenty of room and the shower was excellent. Balcony was a bit small.
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Mid ship mini suite on 11th floor (don't remember specific room). Bed was by balcony which was very nice. We felt like there was more room to walk around than when we had a mini suite with the bed next to the closet. Mini suite is very similar to a balcony room---seems like just the bathroom is bigger but it was really nice.
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Cabin 13220
Love The Breakaway mitchk1968
Overall very nice last time(2014) we had a regular cabin with balcony(Deck 9) this time after we booked and paid in full the price dropped and, instead of giving us any monetary refund they were nice enough to upgraded everyone of the "rooms" that were part of our travel, to a min-suite(deck 13). Would I spend the difference in money from a regular balcony room to a mini-suite? No, but, it is nice as a free upgrade, that was fine, bathroom was bigger that was about it, so, for 2 people we do not "need" a mini-suite. The only problem I had with the cabin was the air conditioning felt .....not as cold as it did in 2014 when I was on it. Maybe it was my imagination or I got 2 years older since 2014....lol
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Cabin 10204
VERY clean. Modern, good beds and pillows, plenty of storage. Great bathroom. I have never been on a ship with such a large bathroom with a double shower, numerous shower heads and dougle sinks. Again, there was storage in the bathroom as well. We were very comfortable and happy with our rooms.
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Cabin 13792
Cabin was nice but smaller than other ships' balcony cabins. Balcony was really small.
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Cabin 10234
The cabin had a vibrating sofabed so we were not able to use it. The ship crew was not able to fixed the issue, nor move us to another mini suite. Guest services was terrible and not able to resolve the issue.
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Cabin 9190
The cabin was nicely decorated. It was not as large as what I remembered from traveling on the Pride of Hawaii, but larger than when I traveled on Carnival or Royal Caribbean. The balcony was also smaller than what I remembered on the Pride of Hawaii. The bathroom was large and very nice. There was a dual sink and the shower was very nice. I would have liked some additional room
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Cabin 13780
A Great Wedding Anniversary Cruise seligmsteve@verizon.net
large bathroom. plenty of room. plenty of storage space. cabin steward was great and looked out for us. your cabin card controls the electricity in the room
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Cabin 14204
PROS: We had a mini suite (Category MA) on deck 14. The mini suite is a little larger than a balcony. Whet we loved most was the bathroom. Most cruise ships have miniature bathrooms where you can use the toilet, shower and sink all at the same time. Not here, this was normal sized and 2 people can use it at the same time easily. And the large double width sink was very nice. Our cabin steward was fantastic with room service done twice a day. Make sure to use the buttons by the bathroom to indicated do not disturb or make up room status. CONS: While we loved the cabin itself, deck 14 is directly below the pool deck and buffet. So we did hear some noise above from moving chairs, kids running around etc. Not horrible, but it was there. Next time I would book a deck lower and have no issues. Also our cabin 14204 did have a little creaking noises from the ship when at sea, but nothing horrible.
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Cabin 14194
Great Family Vacation dvancott@gmail.com
Clean and plenty of room for 2 adult and 2 small children. We were a bit worried about being on the 14th deck and having the pool deck right above us (read some reviews about noise). I can honestly say that there was little to no noise and the children never had a hard time going to sleep.
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Cabin 9202
9202 Mini Suite mocheeks1930
We booked a mini suite with balcony. Room 9202 and this room although not much bigger then a regular balcony but the bathroom is a plus compare to the regular balcony rooms. Bathroom fits 2 people or 3 (if your sailing with a child) very comfortably. So roomy and spacious! Walk in shower with a glass sliding door. Took a few seconds to figure out the shower nozzle but we got it. Please take advantage of the 6 massage jets. So so awesome. I wished I hadn't of gotten sunburned or I would have enjoyed them so much more. But my pain was too much so I had to settle with using the regular rain fall showerhead only which by the way IS AMAZING too! Double sinks! Huge mirror! Plenty of space! For me being 5'3" I had to sit tippy toe on the toilet. A little on the high side for me but my husband sat on the throne just fine☺ Storage in the room for 2 people is more then enough. I have no complaint there. I do wish that the bed wasn't so close to the closet which made it a little difficult getting clothes out of the closet. You barely have enough room to walk straight. You have to walk in that area sideways. Its a tight fit. It didn't kill me but they could have placed the bed a little farther away from the closet. Balcony was small but we knew that going in. We spent hardly anytime in our balcony so it didn't matter. This is mid ship on the 9th floor so just know that the waterfront is directly behind you! So part of your view will be obstructed by the roof of the waterfront. I mean it was not terrible but you will not get a straight scenic shot. With being so close to the waterfront deck, the roof seems bigger. (it is) then if you were on the 14th floor looking down. The good thing about this room is that it was on the opposite side of the waterfront smoking section. Which is filled all the time with people. Our cleaning lady was friendly. Did not speak much to us but she did excellent. For being on the floor at 8am and still working the floor at 9 at night......she is awesome! The beds are made twice a day! Which is not necessary for me but it's the way they do things there. We did take mid to late afternoon naps and showered as well so coming back in at midnight or 1am and finding fresh towels as well as the bed made again......it was a plus!
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Cabin 11194
We were upgraded to a mini suite from a balcony. The main difference that I could see was that the shower area was larger and had a multiple head water system. The balconies are relatively small but sufficient for two people to use. The size of the balcony should come as no surprise to anyone who sees a picture of the ship before booking. The Epic cabin had more space to store things.
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Cabin 13780
Cabins : beautiful ! we stayed in 13780 - mini suite. balcony is a tad small and bedding was crappy and looked worn out and thin but the cabin was spacious and so was the bathroom. loads of packing space. we had 3 large suitcases which fitted under the bed. bathroom also had lots of packing space. there were however lots of creaks and squeaks when the ship was moving, mainly at night. Location near the forward lifts & stairs was great. Norwegian, please improve on the quality of the bedding.
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Cabin 10232
Too Many People Bfmqw2s
Very nice, and fit three adults well. The bathrooms are nice, and the,beds were comfortable. Lots of storage, there ar extra drawers under the sofa bed, and two cabinets in the vanity. Each nite stand has cubbies for things. The safe was easy to use, and the closet had lots of space. You must however bring two items, a power strip, and an old hotel key card. The room lites do not work without a key card in the slit. We had an old hotel key card we left in our slit. Also the slider door must be closed and in the closed position to have a/c running. The power strip is a must because there's only two plugs. We did bring a night lite because the rooms are very dark for night potty calls.
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Cabin 11786
Very well laid-out, attractive design. The balcony was somewhat smaller than it is on the Gem, but the feel is still comfortable and spacious enough that you aren't anxious to leave in the morning! I also like the color scheme--it's very modern compared to some other ships.
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cabin was decent. no drawers for storage. steward was fine and did his thing
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Cabin 11798
It was clean and comfortable, but extremely small.
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Cabin 13792
Our room was cleaned quickly and always stocked with the necessities. Our shower was amazing and helped me relax every evening. We were very happy with our stateroom- 13792. We had enough room to be comfortable and the bathroom was sooo nice but the toilet did not flush properly. It often required multiple pushes before there was any reaction. It's a minor issue but it should be addressed.
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Cabin 9842
The room in of itself is excellent. We loved the added space in the bathroom. The balcony could be a little bigger but it did the trick. If you use a CPAP you will need to bring an extension cord as the room only has one electrical outlet and it about 10 feet away from the bed. The bad news was that our cabin had an issue and we were ignored when we complained about it.
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Cabin 11798
Perfect! Love the bathroom.
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Cabin 11226
Cabin, small. Balcony, very small. Sufficient amenities. Service very good.
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Cabin 9810
Always kept clean, sufficient amount of towels and toilet paper and supplies replenished daily.
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Cabin 14806
We all (two adults and one child) shared a mid-ship mini suite room. There was ample room in the cabin (about the same amount of space in a typical NYC hotel room). The closet space was more than enough space to unpack and store clothing for three people. Plenty of clothes hangers, too! Our stateroom steward was extremely friendly and took care of everything we needed! The room was extremely clean and well maintained. This ship is now in its third year, and you would expect some light wear. However, I was not able to find any. It shows how well NCL is maintaining their ships!
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Cabin 10192
NCL got it right! golfnut1089
We opted for the mini suite with balcony because our room on The Gem was so tiny. We were disappointed that the room was smaller than we expected. It was fine and could move around freely without bouncing off walls. The bathroom was beautiful and three times the size from the one on The Gem. The balcony was way too small.
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Cabin 10786
2015 Review Bill-67
very clean and attendant was very helpful and always available for any service or questions.
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The room was nice and wasn't too small. Lots of storage and shelves. Bathrooms could use a fan.
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Cabin 9198

Tiniest state room I've ever seen. Tiniest balcony I've ever seen. Brown and beige and boring. You can barely squeeze past the bed to get to the balcony, it's that tight. Your shoulders will literally brush the walls near the tv when going by. You can't bend to get something out of the lower shelves in the closet, there isn't room between it and the bed. Never seen anything like this before. Big ship, no room!


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Cabin 14194
Can't get any better! OneLoveAdventure
Our mini-suite was bigger than expected. We were told about the small size of the balcony, but we didn't notice it being exceptionally small. The best part of the cabin is returning to towel origamis in the evening. Our cabin steward was accommodating and so nice.
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Cabin 10238

Nice, clean suite. Small balcony


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Cabin 14202

The room is somewhat smaller than most lines & the balcony was very small but the bathroom with a large with full size shower & one large sink and 2 faucets. Plenty of room for storage. The décor is very beautiful, sleek, modern and clean. Cabin steward was very friendly and helpful.


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Cabin 13230

The room was narrow...you had to turn sideways to get around the beds, the beds were as hard as the floor (not in all rooms...the cabin next to our's had comfy beds), and the balcony was very tiny. 2 chairs and an itty bitty table. The best part of the room was the Bathroom.... It was large, had a dbl sink and a large shower with safety rails and 8 jets on the pole. The glass door had trouble staying closed on the rocky days but that was nothing to complain about in such a nice shower...and there was a retractable clothes line in there too!!!


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Cabin 11204

Cabin location was great, bathroom was the largest ever we have had on a cruise (14) loved the two person sink and big shower. The balcony was very small enough for two chairs sideways.


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Cabin 8214

Lovely cabin, loved the new design, the double size power shower, twin sinks etc. and loved the extra cupboard space and large balcony with sun beds


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Cabin 13228

Room and bathroom was a decent size...Size of the Balcony was a disgrace....Very very small....


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Cabin 13824

We originally booked an balcony guarantee, but did an upgrade for 20€ each in total to a mini-suite guarantee. We were assigned cabin 13824 a MA mini-suite I think. The layout of the cabin was good, really liked the design of the cabin and absolutely loved the bathroom! Like almost all other cruisers said before, the balconies are tiny! In the cabin we also found our second and last negative thing about Norwegian Breakaway. The cabin was very poorly soundproofed. Maybe this was also due to our neighbors on one side, a family with two young kids. One of the kids was starting to cry and scream very loud every single morning at around 07:30... Even though I am a very heavy sleeper this kid woke me up every morning! Otherwise we really liked the cabin!


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Cabin 14806

Our cabin was sufficient for us. We had a mini-suite. The kids loved the bunk beds. The shower was great. There was enough storage for our four large suitcases. We just left them under the bed with our stuff in them and pulled them out as needed. I had read about the lack of hair conditioner, lotion, and bar soap and came prepared, but you'd think they could provide those items. The one ply tissue products could use an upgrade. One thing I wasn't anticipating was how creaky the room was. We were on deck 14 and I was initially worried about noise from above, but that wasn't a problem. The noisy room itself disrupted me numerous times. We had rough seas the first couple of days and the cabin really rocked more than I'd have expected on such a large ship. We brought a sound machine that helped disguise noise from the hallway.


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Cabin 14200

We loved the mini-suite with the balcony. There were 3 of us- my husband, our 3 year old daughter and myself so there was more than enough room. The room, furniture, sheets/bedding and towels were very clean. There was plenty of closet space and little shelves/cubbies to store things. There was also plenty of space underneath the bed to put our suitcases so that was really handy as well.

We loved the double sink in the bathroom. Plenty of space there for toiletries though we did bring a hanging organizer with pockets to store them since weren't sure about the space. The shower is surprisingly spacious with 6 spray jets if you choose to use them.

The water gets incredibly hot which is nice, just as a warning to set the handle to the colder side and turning it up slowly.

The balcony was really nice~ the walls give a semblance of privacy but you can easily look around them to your neighbors on either side. Since we were directly below the pool & Garden Cafe, we could definitely hear everything that was happening if we were outside or had the balcony door open.


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Cabin 13226

Scuff mark on the wall right in front of the bed. No ledge or bench in the shower to shave your legs. It was quite a bit away from both elevator banks which defeats the purpose of having a mid-ship room that is supposed to be in the middle of it all. Other than that it was a great room.


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Cabin 9240

The room bed placement is opposite from all printed deck plans for that cabin. Cabin over Shakers Lounge and music can be heard until 12:30 am.


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Cabin 11228
Be sure to choose a cabin with the bed by the balcony door. You will have a lot more room to access your closet.
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Cabin 11184
The category MA is not much different than a balcony stateroom. The bathrooms is a bit bigger (nice size for a bathroom on a ship) and also you have a power jet shower. tea and coffee facilities in the room. Shower gel and shampoo are by dispensers on the wall. No bathrobes or slippers.
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