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Norwegian Epic Balcony Staterooms have room for up to three guests and feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an incredible view. They include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more.

Balcony (BE)
Decks: Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Cabin 9272
Well located aft of the back elevators . Oddly shaped room but the real issue is it is just too narrow . The curves in the wall attempt to disguise this . Renato our steward was efficient and polished . Balcony was an issue . 9th floor is uncovered plus all the decks above look down on you as those decks are set back . I didn't have a problem with the "deconstructed" bathroom setup but DW did . A note on the most uncomfortable toilet seat ever . Torn balcony curtain was quickly fixed .
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A Floating Luxury Hotel Norwegian Addict
Well appointed and very comfortable
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Cabin 9077
Norwegian Epic Photographygal
The cabin was mid ship and very nice. I have no complaints about the cabin just to many people.
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Cabin 10075
Located close to the forward elevator bank. This cabin was very quiet. Angled balcony was a 'nice to have'.
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Cabin 9270
Our cabin while a bit small was adequate for the two of us. Again, Renato was excellent and we thank him. Interestingly, we have been back for 1 week and yet to receive a survey??? HMMM! Two hanging closets, one for dress-length cloths and one shirt length. Enough drawers and cabinets for storing your personal things, a safe (naturally) and of all things, two of the three backrests on the sofa can be opened for additional storage! There is also some storage space above the bed. We had some reservations about the shower and toilet being part of the room and not in a separate space like other cruise ships but this actually proved to be a benefit. There was a curtain that could be drawn for privacy when using the toilet and an opaque glass sliding door that could be closed for privacy as well. The shower was bigger than most cruise ships (see RCCL and Carnival) and bathing was much easier than we had previously experienced. Room temperature control was a bit spotty but overall comfortable.
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Cabin 10104
An Epic Cruise J&G cruisers4652
Our cabin was fine and the room steward was very good. Bathroom different than what we are used to but worked out fine.
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Cabin 10292
Niggles gentlybently
Very good
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Cabin 10056
A Step Too Far joybells 2
Not a fan of the curve design, but worked well for a solo passenger.
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Cabin 9288
Fantastic Entertainment! Dee On The Sea
Although an aft cabin we didn't feel the ship moving and we had a very comfortable bed and excellent cabin boy. To switch the bedside lamp on look for a switch on the head of the light. It took us a while to work out.
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Cabin 14109
The cabin was a touch narrow so that two people could not pass between the dressing table and bed, this is probably why they manage to fit 4,100 guest on board. There was no bathroom, the shower and toilet were 2 separate plastic cubicles/ pods at each side of the cabin entrance, I hated the wash basin which was mounted on the end of the dressing table near the base of the bed, it had a tall tap/faucet that leaned in to the basin and made it impossible to wash your face over the basin.
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Cabin 10247
Loved it. windsor75
Cabin was very nice no company's where I had been on before was noise y when docking because we was mid ship deck 10 HAD no noise or vibration room cleaning amazing spotless
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Where to begin... Gingerjulie26
Nice size balcony, however cabin is very narrow. The layout is very strange, as you can see the silhoutte of a person in the toliet or shower. Also the sink is very tiny and in the room which we didn't like.
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Cabin 9055
The first room was below the kitchen, we heard pots and pans drop on the floor every night until they moved us to 9055
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Cabin 9268
Great Cruise kevin.byrne3@ntlworld.com
the cabin was very good, the cabin was kept clean all the time and Christopher went out of his way to make sure we got 2 copies of the newspaper and he did brilliant towel animals.
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Cabin 9075
Truly amazing cabin! This is a balcony cabin at the front of the ship. It is near the front lifts and therefore with easy access to the theatre (front deck 6) and the garden café (front deck 15). The room had what I considered the best layout. These rooms are unique as many have said before due to the wavy walls and the location of the bathroom, neither of which caused any concern to us! In fact they were positives! You come in to the toilet on the left and the shower on the right; both of which are a good size and don't feel at all claustrophobic. After the shower on the right wall is the sink - this is perhaps the only negative as the sink is quite small and shallow and the tap is fixed so you couldn't wet your hair for example (?!) The rest of the wall has the wardrobes, drawers, tea/coffee maker and TV. On the left is a sofa which follows the curve of the wall. The sofa is also the 3rd bed. After this is the bed. I did a lot of research on the rooms and felt this layout was the best (sofa then bed) as it gives you more leg room as you walk in the room and has a better flow towards the balcony! I did even more research on the balconies as I had heard about some being overlooked. This section of deck 9 is inset to the rooms below on deck 8 so its set back and is not overlooked, which was precisely what I wanted. The balconies are of course amazing! We spent many late nights watching the stars with a cup of hot chocolate (in true cosmopolitan fashion!) There's a variety of lighting options and the bed is incredibly comfortable offering the best night's sleep ever!
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Cabin 12074
Fabulous! kathedden
It was fine.. Ray, our steward was exceptional.
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Cabin 9273
Horrible Staff Kattt989
Cabin was nice, the lighting was very poor and hard to get ready. Balcony was rusty and dated. But our room was always clean and Rum who took care of our room and was very pleasant and friendly.
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So-so cruisetour tellthemall
Cabin was nice but the rounded bed made it difficult to negotiate the pathway to the balcony and door. Shower and toilet were well arranged with a sink outside that area. Ice was available daily. Room steward Mark was very helpful.
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Nice cabin, but crowded with the huge sofa. I would rather have had a couple of nice chairs in the room. The balcony was great! I would rather have had two standard twin mattresses pushed together instead of two half ovals.
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Cabin 8109
Too cramped with a wash basin at the bottom of the bed and two small cubicles for a toilet and shower.
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Cabin 10295
An Epic Cruise cberger46
Excellent. Plenty of room, quiet, decent beds (albeit a bit on the short side), nice shower.
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Cabin 9035
There is a surprising amount of storage space in the cabin. We do wish both storage cabinets had hanging space. That would have been nice but we did have plenty of hangars so we were set. We also utilized the space behind the couch and the cabinet with the safe for clothes. We had viewed a youtube video on the rooms so we weren't surprised at the frosted glass "doors" around the shower and the toilet area. Thankfully we aren't shy but if you are, there is a curtain that you can draw across the area for a little more privacy. The Bed - I'm only 5'2. and I can say the bed was kind of short. My feet reached the edge of the bed so I can only imagine that those who are much taller will have feet hanging over the edge. I'm not sure with the sq footage of the room that there is anything that can be done about that. A longer bed would simply take away from the limited walking room between the bed and the wardrobe. I have no other complaints regarding the size of the room. It's meant to take care of the most basic of needs. Shower, sleep and restroom and changing clothes. And I love the basket under the sink for wet towels. And the balcony was nice to have. Two chairs and a small table. Perfect for coffee or juice in the morning!
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Cabin 12238
Very Disappointed Travelecouple
We had a balcony room. The design of the rooms are curved and therefore the beds are rounded at the bottom. If you're under 6 feet tall you'd be fine otherwise your feet will hang off. The toilet area and shower area are opposite each other, right at the entrance door, they are closed by a lightly smoked plexi glass sliding door. No privacy.
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Cabin 9040
Our cabin was fine. It was clean. Bed was comfortable. Jose was great. A lot of people don't like the layout of the Epic cabin's, but we were fine with it.
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Cabin 9224

Average sized stateroom The beds are shorter than a regular bed and my husband had to sleep on a 45 degree angle. There wasn't enough room to walk by each other in the room. No table in the "sitting" area. There is only one plug, so bring a power bar so you don't have to decide which thing you'd like to charge.


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Cabin 9079

This was a good location, close to the elevator and it drops you just outside the buffet. Nice large Balcony is big enough for a lounger-room steward can provide if asked.


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Cabin 10071
Many Pros & Cons Nigel Ellis

The cabin was spacious with many good technical features (TV, lighting, aircon control, phone, soundproofing) and a lot of storage space; it was a huge plus to have a balcony at an affordable price. Tea & coffee machine was also a bonus, though the actual tea and coffee were both poor quality, as was coffee throughout the ship. The controversial bathroom layout seemed to work well; the bed was comfortable but (because of the curvy layout) was not long enough for a 6-footer and the duvet material had balled badly up through washing.


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Cabin 9280

In our group of 5 we all had balcony staterooms that were beautiful. Mine was custom decorated with a bottle of wine, cake, and chocolate covered strawberries. There was plenty of room for all of our clothes and personal belongings. If fact we did not fill up half of the cabinets in our room. The balcony was awesome with two chairs and a table to relax and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises. There was only one outlet that we found in the cabin but we had brought a power strip so we were able to charge all electronics. The only down side to the cabin was that the bed was too hard for me. However, my boyfriend stated that it was comfortable. The cabin boy was great and he seemed available 24/7. He was very helpful with every question we had. He would make animals out of towels everyday that brought a smile to our faces.


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Cabin 9277

nice balcony, quiet location.


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Cabin 10043
Balcony excellent size, cabin storage good, bed too small and rounded at sides, 6'1 husband's feet stuck out from bed a foot! Sink too small next to bed could brush teeth and sit on bed. Hard to squeeze by foot of bed to get to balcony and sofa, because we had to pull bed from wall so husband could fit on bed. This cabin would have a 3 star rating if it weren't for the excellent size of the balcony.
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Cabin 10023
Great room. Bed is closest to the bathroom. Normal size balcony on starboard side. Comfy bed.
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Cabin 9036
As has been reviewed & discussed elsewhere on the net, the standard balcony cabins are impractical, uncomfortable, awkward and just plain stupid. When you step into the cabin you are actually in the bathroom with the shower on one side and the toilet on the other each enclosed by semi-transparent sliding doors resulting in very little privacy. A tiny sink is located at the foot of the smallish bed making it impossible for 2 people to squeeze past each other. There was ample closet space and the balcony was a good size.
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Cabin 9270
Cabin is small (151 square feet) with a larger, uncovered balcony (65 square feet). Very quiet area of ship and close to aft elevators.
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Cabin 10284
Epic Disappointment SoFloCruzer
We stayed in cabin 10284 which is a balcony cabin. The room was very small with little to no room for 2 average size people to move around. The bed was round and my feet hung off the end every night which made sleeping difficult (i am 6'1"). Storage was good...that's all I can say that was good about the cabin.
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Cabin 10072
Epically excellent otispunkmeyer
Cabin 10072 is a balcony stateroom (standard) on the left hand side of the ship. To us this seemed to be the side always looking out to sea which is nice if you like that. We tend to like something to look at but then again it all depends on your route! The cabin was excellent. Slight squeeze in certain spaces such as the narrow passage between the foot of the bed and the fitted cupboard/work top area but nothing to get worked up about. The wavy walled cabins on this boat mean that the cabins top and tail with their neighbouring cabins. This means the layouts alternate from bed close to the door to bed close to the balcony. Unfortunately this cabin is the former. The location of the bed can make the entrance feel quite cramped, especially if there are more than two of you. In the other arrangement there is a lot more free space around the sofa which makes the entrance feel more open. Sound proofing is excellent and this is aided by the location of the cabin. Close to the lifts at the front of the ship, but not so close so as to mean a lot of foot traffic past your door. Also separated from the main activity decks by 3 decks below and 4 decks above so you are pretty much guaranteed not to be disturbed at all. Balcony is a standard size, well clear of the protruding life boats so the view is undisturbed. Room posses a stupid amount of storage. There is a full and half height wardrobe, 3 large draws, 3 cupboards on the main fitting (one with a safe), the bed has a cavernous space beneath it, the sofa backs hinge forward revealing two more cupboards and there are two sliding drawers attached to the underside of the sofa! This is topped off with two smaller cubby holes in the wavy roof lining. So if you brought it there is space for it. Lighting scheme was really well done and we loved the frosted glass shower and toilet enclosures, very fun!
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Cabin 10279
Cabin 10279. This was an aft location where there was a slight bumpout for balcony space. It was also in good proximity to the Aft Elevators. Storage was great. Bed was near the door, couch near the balcony. On this ship, I prefer the cabin closer to the Forward Elevators.
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Cabin 10275
10275. Huge cabin and balcony in close proximity to elevator. No noise, rooms above and below
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Cabin 10022
EPIC Adventure hjmckellar
Great room in quite location had all items that you would require decent size balcony - cupboard above sink for toiletries this was a nice touch which I have not seen before. The only thing if anything it was lacking was electrical sockets - we had two but in this day and age of cameras, e books , phones etc and a kettle all wanting charging another few in more accessible places would have been appreciated
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Cabin 9277
Actual cabin was okay, my only gripe is that the balcony was uncovered and I feel that it would of been nice if someone could of told us that when we booked. Even when I got in contact with NCL and they eventually got back to me, they weren't really concerned. Lets face it they had our money by this stage.
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Cabin 10076
Cabin way too narrow. No real bathroom. No coffee table or desk space.
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Cabin 9056
My spacious (for one) balcony was so pleasant that I thoroughly enjoyed spending all of Days 9 and 10 in it due to a cold. I chose a stateroom with the bed closer to the balcony door. The ship has incorporated a pioneering method to maximize the overall use of space: mirrored room designs with curved walls, so that half of all balcony cabins have the bed close to the balcony door. The bed is closer to the sink, bathroom, and shower in the other half. Even if I had a room with the bed closer to the sink, I don't think it would have made much difference, as I had no issue with water splashing or spilling. Nonetheless, it was nice to sleep right next to the balcony doors, which happens to be quite similar to my home situation. There was plenty of storage, again for one, even on an 11-night cruise, and lighting and other furnishings were well laid-out. Hint: You can turn off the display on the phone, which otherwise serves as a sort of night light. The shower was more than roomy enough for one. The bathroom was fine for me (5' 8", 200 lbs), but larger persons could find it tight. All of the materials in the room appeared to be of high quality and durable.
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Cabin 9076
Good bathroom. Good Shower. Cabin has "wavy wall" architecture where there are no straight walls but rather a serpentine structure. Detracts from the overall mobility in the cabin. Good closet and storage space. Good balcony. Doors very hard to open due to the closing spring.
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Cabin 9076
Balcony Cabin - curve design. Narrow cabin, very comfortable bed and great lighting. Account info on tv, tv channels good. Nice Balcony Sofa - waste of space Separate loo and shower/sink - found absolutely fine.
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Cabin 10052
Large enough balcony cabin and although a bit small, the balcony itself was handy. Nice touches in room such as coffee maker and fridge (just don't use anything out of it as they are not cheap!)
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Cabin 10064
cabin 10064 balcony.nice cabin but don't like wave design,bad bathroom design.sink too small and away from bathroom. don't like curved bed - feet stick out of bottom. comfortable mattress. no space at end of bed to walk. great balcony which offers tranquility away from the madness. lots of storage space. state rooms away from entertainment as having cruised with Carnival in which our cabin was over a karaoke bar, is why we like design of ncl ships.
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Cabin 10064
cabin is nice,great view, quiet. but too small.
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Cabin 10031
Our First Epic Cruise Isabella Benjamin
Cabins 10031 and 10035 - Tons of storage space, fits 3 adults, unobstructed balcony view, balconies can be open between them. The balconies are covered. Tiny shower, the sofa bed fits just one and is a bit on the hard side. Has cabins both above and below it and is very quiet. Not too much ship movement.
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Cabin 9044
NCL Epic meanoldogre
Great location, Great balcony, close enough to everything.
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Cabin 10052
10052 Great balcony size Cabin seems smaller but it is because of how they situate the bathroom it is actually very nice size and lots of storage very quiet area and hallway
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Cabin 9277
Great storage and closets, quiet location, sink problem fixed, our balcony jutted out more than the balconys above which prevented privacy.
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Cabin 10278
Impressive but... akupupule
This handicap cabin was a nice size with plenty of storage and a large balcony. It was noisy with the crew access door 2 cabins down.
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Cabin 9036
The design of the cabin was fine but felt that there was not enough room between the bed and the counter. I actually liked the bathroom design.
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Cabin 9265
Epic-tastic scottyg
cabin 9265 was a handicapped room..I had a scooter...big cabin and balcony.
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Cabin 10064
I explained my cabin in my review. But again, if you are 3 people and they are selling you a standard balcony room, Don't take it!!! Book larger or book another cruise line or ship
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