Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB): Norwegian Dawn Cabin Reviews

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These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, include a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention the private balcony with great view.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB)
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Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 11502
May 2017
Another wonderful NCL cruise By: Traveling MaMee
Nice cabin, but for a newly referbished ship the cabinets had significant finish damage.. I tried to clean it but couldn't . The TV was very small . Enjoyed the tub and wonderful shower head.
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Cabin 11556
Apr 2017
Cabin was smaller than expected. The beds fill up the room with little area to move around. Balcony was nice. Television has new movies and some cable news channels.
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Cabin 11506
Mar 2017
I love having a bath tub when I cruise so this one fit the bill. It's decorated very nicely. There is a mini-frig. The last few times we've had a frig it has been filled with the super expensive mini-bar items. This time, those items were in the cabinet and we had full use of the frig. I loved that.
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Cabin 11670
Feb 2017
Superior Value and Quality By: Sami from Texas
It was a very nice cabin. Other reviewers have thought they were dated and small. I found that they were nice sized. The closets were large and we had plenty of room to put the suit cases under the bed. It had a spacious balcony so when the curtains were open; it looked larger.
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Cabin 11686
Jan 2017
Cabin was smaller than mini suites on other lines, but adequate. The main problem was lighting. Very dim lights in bath, vanity, etc. Tub was nice, separate toilet, but again lighting was minimal. Balcony was as described, and room location was great.
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Cabin 11632
Dec 2016
We had a Mini-Suite. I don't know the difference with the MB or MX. Other than the toilet not flushing half the time, the room was great.
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Cabin 11686
Dec 2016
Cabin was very nice. We enjoyed the extra space. The balcony is very spacious. This is the last room on this side of the ship. So you can look left down the overhang. Makes for a very nice view. Bathroom has a water closet and tub with sliding shower door. One of the larger cruise ship bathrooms we have had by far. Right near the stairs to go up one flight and enter the buffet then pool area. We liked being close to everything. Two bad things: right above you is part of the gym where the ship's dancers practice by themselves. They started at 11:30 PM one night. Walked upstairs and kindly ask they stop; they did and I ended up getting a good nights sleep.
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Cabin 11186
Nov 2016
Our mini-suite was last one on the back of ship. Very quiet and convenient location. We had no problems and nicely decorated. The sofa is a full-size bed (enough for two people but very, very, very hard). Not much room left to move around when both beds are out. No separate sleeping option for the third and fourth person (they will have to share the sofa bed).
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Nov 2016
We were on Deck 11 right under the Cafe Garden and it was horrendous. It didn't matter what time day or night all we could hear where the chairs scraping on the floor above us.
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Cabin 11516
Nov 2016
Will Cruise Again By: MY79TA
The cabin was a good size, especially having three people in the same room for 14 days. We would have like to have gotten the Deluxe Owner's Suite again but unfortunately it was unavailable for this cruise.
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Cabin 11176
Oct 2016
This was a great cabin! Located steps from the rear elevators, quiet, large full bathroom with vanity, sofa and queen size bed.
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Cabin 11130
May 2016
Excellent location and value.
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Cabin 11162
Apr 2016
Elegant, clean with huge bathroom. Our shower was only giving scalding hot water but they got it fixed for us in a couple of days. Four people fit ok but would be better with three people. The couch which slept 2 was like sleeping on a board and uncomfortable. Our cabin people who cleaned were excellent.
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Cabin 11076
Apr 2016
Awesome! By: Chotejaan
It felt like home away from home. Trevy our steward was very helpful. We always came back to a very clean room. Fresh towels, fresh linen, and of course the towel art. It was amazing. Mr. Ashwan Lalta (2nd Steward) is simply an amazing person. Our special thanks go out to him for making us feel so welcome. If time permits, we will definitely be cruising with Norwegian Dawn on a regular basis.
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Cabin 11156
Apr 2016
There were 4 of us, any the agent on the phone said that balcony cabins had a max capacity of 3 people, so to get a balcony we had to get a mini-suite. It was awesome, was by far the biggest and best cabin we have ever stayed in. It had a bathtub/shower instead of just a shower, and a much bigger balcony that we were used to.
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Cabin 11080
Mar 2016
Room is just as wide as a normal balcony cabin, but longer by about 10 feet or so. This affords room for a tub/shower combo, enough room beyond the bed for a couch instead of just a chair (with a curtain that could divide the room), and a deeper balcony. These rooms are under an overhang so not as much direct sun (or rain) on the balcony and no one can see from above. Doors are sliding glass doors, which allowed for door to be open late at night to get sea sounds. Being on 11th floor, these are right under the pool deck, and during parties, there was quite a bit of bass thump (with the door open you can even tell what song it is). Also, this room is under where the tables are for outdoor dining, so promptly at 6:10 every morning there was the scooting and clopping of tables and chairs being arranged (woke me up but not my DW). Being 1 floor down from Topsider bar and the buffet was nice.
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Cabin 11658
Mar 2016
Very comfortable bed. Wish we could take it home! The room was the perfect layout and size for the two of us. We were right down from the spa, which came in handy. We were also just a few steps to elevator. One floor up to buffet and a couple of floors down to Venetian restaurant. Deck 11 is a quite deck and with the only thing above us being the buffet, we were rarely disturbed by noise. This location will always be our preference for future travel on the Dawn
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Cabin 11628
Feb 2016
NCL Dawn By: T-Rose
It was clean, the bed was OK, could've been a little more softer. But one plug was irritating to us. Cell phones to charge, iPads, but more importantly my husband's c-pap machine. If he hadn't packed an extension cord he wouldn't of been able to use it. He gets overtired without it. My daughter had power strips plugged into power strips. That was not safe either. What is their reasoning? We were always balancing something to get it charged or the curling iron plugged in.
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Cabin 11666
Jan 2016
Amazing lots of room for four women traveling together including our wardrobes and make up bags. We had a big balcony where we all sat many times enjoying pace and quite. There was never a time where we could not be out on deck because of smokers like some people complain. Turn down service was great and after the first night we had our towel animals etc too. Remover to look through all papers I. Your room on he desk to see if your invitations to previous cruiser parties etc are there. Bring magnets and magnetic hooks to hold your extras and info sheets and maps.
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Cabin 11536
Dec 2015
Our mini-suite cabin mattress, good golly both beds were very uncomfortable, but we managed. None of our cruises had exceptional mattresses, so this wasn't something new to us. The mini suite is a bit larger than the standard balcony. Most notably was the balcony and the bathroom. The tv sitting area was noticeably larger than the standard balcony. The room was very quite, but I had checked deck plans to ensure I wasn't near anything that would hinder our sleep. The cabin was clean and I loved the idea of the bathing soap dispensers in the shower and sink areas. The closet space was fantastic and there was plenty of room for everyone.
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Cabin 10076
Dec 2015
Average cruise ship living quarters with plenty of storage space.
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Cabin 11506
Oct 2015
Spacious minisuite with balcony and bathtub. Curtain meant room could be divided in two. Plenty of storage space.
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Cabin 11026
Jul 2015
No Worries By: Spankopita
Room was narrow, full sized couch to sleep four comfortably, heavy curtain to divide the room at bedtime good to have. Overhang on deck 12 limited the amount of sunlight in the room making it too dark compared to our other family members balcony on deck 9. Balcony was much bigger though and bathtub/shower was a plus for bathing the kids. Starboard rooms will face the water when docked in Bermuda, port side will face the Royal Navy Dockyard.
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Cabin 11032
Jun 2015
Not What Expected By: Bailey74
The Cabin overall was very clean when we arrived there was four people in my cabin. The Cabin consisted of two single beds that can be pushed together and one sofa bed that was made in to two separate beds when it was made by our steward. The bathroom had a tub and shower combination and was pretty spacious compared to my parents room 9128 which was balcony room. When we arrived the two single beds were spaced out with a table in between but then the closet is not able to be opened fully so I choose to push the beds together.
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Cabin 11608
Jun 2015
Clean, appreciated the full size tub and shower with great water pressure. Mattress was comfortable. Cabin steward was great- friendly, very stealth, and attentive.
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Cabin 11522
Jun 2015
Cabin 11522 Had two older sons with us 18 and 23, we had mini suite. Bed and or pull out couch was great.
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Cabin 11686
Jun 2015
LODGING: Stayed in mini-suite 11868. Great room. Pretty spacious for two people. At the absolute rear of the ship. Very peaceful and only felt the movements of the ship minimally. Spacious balcony and close to the Garden Cafe. Right by the stairs, 2 min walk to the Garden Cafe one level up. Very convenient to grab breakfast and bring it back to enjoy on the balcony. The steward, Christian, was lovely. Always remembered our names and our cabin and balcony were PRISTINE. A nice lady made a youtube video of the room so if you want to see it goto youtube and search for the room number and the ship and you can get an idea of the space.
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Cabin 1156
May 2015
Clean and lots of room! Great storage, lived the curtain to separate the room at night for sleeping. Our room had a large balcony and a good sized bath tub
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Cabin 11178
Apr 2015
Not Impressed! By: sehlen
Great location. Wonderful cabin. Perfect Service!
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Cabin 11-130
Apr 2015
First NCL Cruise By: Traumaman
Good size. furniture a bit worn but ok.
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Cabin 11122
Mar 2015
A Nice Old Ship By: tigerfanatics
It has an ancient fridge, ancient phone, only one American outlet, thermostats that look like 1972 calling. The bath tub was a plus for the kids. TV had three news channels and two entertainment, and a few for ship info. There is a fridge, coffee maker, safe, and a curtain to separate the sofa bed side from the bed/bath side. The balcony is nice and I liked the sliding glass door to it, with child lock. Sofa bed was very uncomfortable as a sofa and was really weathered. Our room steward was good but they seemed to disregard the "make room" and "turn down room" signs and worked at his own pace. Room service and restaurant reservations never answered the phone.
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Cabin 11552
Feb 2015
Relaxing and Pampered By: mitch4000
Blown away with the cabin and services.
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Cabin 11662
Sep 2014
The mini suite was very spacious for two people with plenty of storage space. Our room was immaculate with everything in working order. There were plenty of hangers to hang your clothes even though we always bring extra. We always over pack. The balcony was comfortable with two chairs and a small table. Since we had a room towards the aft of the ship, we did not have an overhang so we got plenty of sun (which we like) If you prefer balcony to be more shady, I would recommend to get a mid ship balcony room. The flat screen TV had a very bright red light on it that was annoying when trying to sleep. We would rotate the TV so the red light was facing the balcony. Other than that the room was great.
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Cabin 11570
Sep 2014
Very Happily Surprised! By: lindabird3
Our cabin was clean and we met our steward right away, which was nice. Our balcony was very big and could stand 6 people at any one time. Plenty of storage and very relaxing. Be aware that if you are on deck 11 right below the 12th deck you will at times hear the music and activities on the Lido deck.
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May 2013
We had midship mini suite balcony I would strongly recommend
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Cabin 11676
Feb 2013
Stateroom 11676 mini suite, good closet space, average balcony not large, well positioned on deck 12 below but offset from CAFE, NO NOISE, close to elevators. Bed toppings wonderful--BED MATTRESS HARD need at least 2-3 toppers
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Cabin 11016
Jun 2012
We loved our cabin! There was plenty of shelf space in the closet, and just as I was saying "this closet needs it's own light" we found the light! The bathroom also has shelves under the sink, and I thought the bed was super-comfortable (I prefer a rock-hard mattress, so be warned). The sitting area was spacious, and of course the balcony is top-notch. I thought the water pressure, and heat, was surprisingly good.
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Cabin 11186
May 2012
Boston to Bermuda and Back! By: Cruisers from CT
We were in 11186 - with a balcony - right in the aft corner next to the spa -great for using the exercise room and the Garden Cafe was right upstairs. Room good for three, 4 might be a squeeze. Closet opened towards the bed so it made it difficult for 2 to be getting dressed. Had tub - that was nice.
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Oct 2011
We had a mini-suite with balcony. Closet was in an awkward place and tiny. We were on deck 11 and it got noisy at times as we were just below the pool area. Nice television but poor choice of movies. Not a fan of Fox television. Pull out couch was uncomfortable. Chair was missing two of its coasters and wobbled. I don't mind shampoo from a container but please add some conditioner to the shampoo. No lotion in the room. The floor covering on the balcony looked grungy.
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Cabin 11678
Sep 2011
Cabin 11678. Full bathtub and toilet stall has sliding partition for privacy. Balconies in this aft area have sloping partitions and allow you to look into next balcony if you stand at the rail. Not a problem for us, but beware. One could actually access the next balcony by squeezing between partition and rail. Keep your patio door locked. Cafe is above, but noise was not disturbing. Otherwise a quiet area. Convenient to rear elevators and Venetian Restaurant, Garden Cafe. Hot water control on tub-shower was balky. Had to fiddle with it to get hot water at times.
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Cabin 11682
Jan 2011
I saw many people said walls were thin. I didn't hear our neighbors much but when ship rocks at night, noise from ceiling creaked a lot. I know kids club was above us but at 12 p.m. they are not there.
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Dec 2010
Great Time By: dogwalker501
I know a lot of people complain about cabin size but we are used to living in an RV. We also always get a balcony and there is the illusion of more space
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Cabin 11682
May 2010
An OK Cruise By: pletzkeb
The room was your standard balcony room, but did seem to have more storage space than other ships we have been on. The bathroom had a tub with shower. The tub was very narrow which made it difficult to turnaround when taking a shower. Our balcony was in need of a good cleaning, paint, and new flooring. It always seemed to be wet. While docked in Bermuda, we requested housekeeping dry up the puddles of water so we could use the balcony, which they happily did.
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Cabin 11172
Apr 2010
Decent but unremarkable. Tiny old TV.
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Cabin 11172
Apr 2010
The furniture was outdated. TV was bulky and low picture quality. The bed was OK: too soft for me. The table and the nightstands were broken. The bathroom was dark and gloomy. Bathtub was old and somewhat gross. But the cabin was quiet.
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Cabin 11056
Dec 2009
Cabin number 11056, mini suite. It has a lot of extra closet sapce. Balcony has a overhang so if it rains you cna still sit out and relax.
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Cabin 11552
Dec 2009
11552 forward port side mini suite right next to Pearl suite with a adjoining door. Would be really nice for family to be close. Lovely room full bath lots of closet space . Small fridge, tv, hair dryer,coffee pot don't recommend the coffee they have for them though. The balcony was nice but we would get the smell from the neighbors cigars and cigarettes . This room has rooms on all tree sides and the meeting rooms above. We had kids running in the halls last night but not to bothersome . Slept great nice bed.
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Cabin 11662
Dec 2009
cabin 11662 was in need of some repair. The balcony rail was void of any varnish. Splinters were a problem when taking photos or just resting on it. There was also considerable rust on the balcony. The balconies to our left and right were maintained much better. The single electrical outlet is located in a inconvenient place.
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Cabin 11502
Aug 2009
1st time on NCL By: rsvcs
Mini Suite 11502 forward Ample closet, room and bathroom. Having a bathtub was a plus. Very quiet. No inside stateroom across from the cabin.
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Cabin 11680
Dec 2008
Great balcony, wonderful location - right outside SPA and near elevators, one floor down from Buffet - very quiet area!
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Cabin 11670
Nov 2008
To Dawn or Not to Dawn By: sjlordme
Great balcony, great stateroom. Closet was adequate however shelves were difficult to access and very limited drawer space.
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Cabin 11512
Aug 2008
Long Dawn Review By: lambchop ray
Quiet Location, limited storage, great balcony
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