Family Balcony (B3): Norwegian Dawn Cabin Reviews

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These connecting staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the kids along. They sleep up to three guests and include a sitting area, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Not to mention the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony for the whole family to enjoy.

Family Balcony (B3)
Decks: Deck 8 | Deck 9
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Family Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 12526
Jul 2016
Nice Cruise with 50! By: Rkelleher1882
Spacious, beautiful balcony, comfortable mattress, nice shower and plenty of cabin storage.
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Cabin 8036
Mar 2016
Clean, everything worked! Room nice with a balcony that we used a lot! Chatted through the closed door with our balcony neighbors who were from Texas so we cranked up our country music and had a good evening on the balcony!
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Cabin 9220
Feb 2016
We booked an inside guarantee but our date was far from a sell-out and we got upgraded to a balcony for free even though we had booked only 5 days before departure! This was a great bonus as I've only ever been in an ocean view or inside as we don't spend enough time in our cabin to pay for a balcony and yet it was nice to see if we really would use it if we had it. We discovered paying for a balcony is not worth it! The room was as good as any other balcony I suppose. It had a nice view of sunrise/sunset but we weren't usually in our cabin to see it other then while changing to head to dinner or a show. The layout wasn't great because of requiring the space to get out the balcony door. We only had two people in our cabin but it is a family balcony. If the pull-out coach was in use you would not be able to go out the door and there would be NO floor space anywhere. I'm used to a small cabin but the layout was poor and I would not want 3 people in there. I was concerned about noise from the connecting stateroom as I've heard the doors aren't a good sound barrier but only once did we ever hear any voices from them. Our cabin steward was terrible, but they change so I hope others are better. I'm not too picky while on holiday, as long as I'm not cooking or cleaning I'm happy! But if I'm paying someone to make my bed, I would like my bed to get made. We are tidy people so there was nothing else to worry about in the cabin, I change my own toilet paper rolls and hang up my clothes and towels. It was 4pm the one day when we came back to our cabin only to find our bed still not made. Another day we were up at 7am, returned at 1pm and it was still not done. I know we are not their only room but this is my 8th cruise and this is the first time I've experience such a delay in making our room.
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Cabin 9188
Jan 2016
Great Cruise; Love NCL By: jerrybird
The room was clean, small as are all rooms but adequate. The safe didn't work. The cabin steward had already reported it but still not fixed next day. Asked in Main lobby & they would send someone up within 20 minutes--didn't happen so we didn't worry about it. First time we had booked a balcony room and probably will not be the last. Enjoyed the view and fresh air.
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Cabin 9688
Jul 2015
No service By: evansegal121
Room was awesome I don't think we can go back to a plain inner state room. Our steward was fantastic and so friendly and on point from day one never had such a great steward!
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Cabin 8536
May 2015
Amazing! By: Slammerswife
Balcony size was fine. We had another couple visit us and we all fit on it. Couch, 2 tables. Glass shower door. Black out drapes. Light for balcony under tv. Closet/vanity area had 3 drawers. 4 shelves. Dozen hangers. 2 cubbies. Safe. Mini fridge. Coffee maker. Storage under bed. Shower caddy. Includes shampoo and shower gel. MIRRORS all over. Metal doors.
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Cabin 9190
Apr 2015
Clean and roomy for a ship cabin 9190 had a bag of clean towels left u dear bed upon arrival.
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Cabin 8550
Mar 2015
An excellent ship By: Northern Rider
Our only complaint was the noise from below on the promenade deck at night...on two occasions. The public speakers were blaring below our cabin until about 6:00 AM in the morning. The next night they came on at about 11:00 PM. It was rock music and the bass was very aggravating. On both occasions a uniformed man at the general desk had them turned off. It was needless noise!
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Cabin 8532
Oct 2014
Not What We Were Hoping For By: SS Firsttimers
Great room location, starboard side, near mid-ship stairway and elevators. Directly above Stardust Theater. Room was clean and steward was awesome
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Cabin 9686
Oct 2014
Cabin and balcony was average size but shower was biggest we have ever had, except in a suite. OK for two but I could not ever put anyone else in any one of these cabins. Steward, Neval, was very good (but our experience is that they tend to be the nicest people on any ship). Near aft location was fine but this cabin and those on each side suffer from having the linen storage across the hall. Hence, there is a lot of coming and going and chatter among the stewards in the morning. The hall was otherwise quiet, nothing like the Sunshine last year which was like a party on the 405 even at midnight.
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Oct 2014
Not Going on Another Norwegian Cruise. By: Sue.Pendell@colostate.edu
Small but fine.
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Cabin 9722
Mar 2013
9722- loved the aft location of the ship. Easy access up or down to get to everything you need. Venetian Dining Room, pool, garden buffet, Spinnaker, kid's area.
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Cabin 9686
Nov 2012
Tiny room, bathroom was so small it was hard to go to the bathroom. Great location, no noise and pretty close to the elevators.
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Cabin 9722
Aug 2012
We were in cabin #9722 and it was very quiet and fairly close to aft elevators. The buffet was on deck 12 aft, so that was convenient. Everything else was located more toward the middle of the ship so we did a lot of walking. Cabins on Norwegian are smaller than the ones on other cruise lines we have been on. Two twin beds were made into a king-size bed and it was extremely comfortable! The room was attractive and clean. There was a flat screen television in the cabin, but it got very few channels and had no pay-per-view movies to watch. Surprisingly, you are not able to check your expense balance on the t.v. so we had to go to guest relations a couple times to ask them to print out our expenses. The shower in the bathroom was quite large and had glass doors which was nice. On the other side of the shower was a sink. The toilet had its own enclosure. Beware: I do not exaggerate when I say you are a few inches of the wall on all sides of the toilet area. Warning: I must again warn people who book cabins on deck 8 (like we did last year) that the Spinnaker lounge is on deck 7 aft and they party until about 3 a.m. with loud music. Last year, we were awake all night long with music from the band and then a DJ. On deck 9, we did not hear a thing.
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Cabin 9690
Jul 2012
Good location, quiet floor with no public areas above or below. However, was the crew ice closet across from us which was a bit noisy but nothing too intrusive.
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Cabin 9686
May 2012
Dawn Disappointment By: Magnolia108
Quiet Balcony cabin, closet good enough for 2 people. Toilet area had a slight odor. Rear of ship, a little difficult maneuvering around the ship. Were advised to walk to mid ship first, then take elevators. Many in this area found it confusing.
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Cabin 9188
Feb 2011
Recent trip on the Dawn By: crabbychessie
Balcony cabin was what we expected, adequate.
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Cabin 8032
Dec 2010
Wonderful Dawn By: Dei3Nascar8
8032 - Some of the bolt in the railing were rusting and with the water it was running down the support poles. Our balcony was also not wide open but cut out of the hull. Actually didn't mind it but was surprised. We expected an open balcony and were not told that it was this design but actually liked it as those on both sides of us could not see into our area without leaning over the railing. Very private and we actually liked the design. We would not choose this but will also not try to avoid getting it again.
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Cabin 8526
Nov 2010
YELP! NCL'S LOST By: bdancer21
8526 Sold as upgraded balcony. HOWEVER, is a partially obstructed view balcony. Balcony has large steel plate window cut out with a plexiglass "rail." Horrible looking with rust streaming down the chipped white painted steel. No picture of that anywhere in NCL literature or internet. Not the normal aluminum railed balcony. DON'T BOOK!!!! A real excitement killer!
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Cabin 9196
Apr 2010
Southern Caribbean on the Dawn By: Tennessee Travelers
The cabin location was excellent for getting around the ship. It was close to the elevators for moving around the ship with just a short walk to the rear entrance to the Internet lounges back door. The room for the most part was quite and very little motion from the ship was felt. Storage was more than adequate. I would request this cabin if I cruise the Dawn again.
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Cabin 9686
Apr 2009
excellent location- very quiet
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Cabin 9198
Jan 2009
Closet doors broken, but still hinged. Close to the crew doors for the floor, so somewhat noisy.
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Cabin 8550
Aug 2008
Hulled balcony (but nice nonetheless), great location-near elevators but far enough away not to hear everyone near them.
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