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Conveniently located near the kids' area, some of our Family Balcony Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert to a queen, one upper bed and a sofa bed, for a maximum capacity of four guests. Many are connecting staterooms, making it easier to bring the whole family. Triples feature two lower beds and a sofa bed. All of these staterooms feature curved walls, a unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and a modern vanity sink, plus a private balcony where the whole family can take in the beautiful views.

Family Balcony (B3)
Decks: Deck 13 | Deck 14
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Family Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 13209
Oct 2016
Great family cruise By: catherine2000
good size balcony and bigger than a lot of others, excellent views. Room good size obviously not massive when you have children but this is to be expected.
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Cabin 10079
Aug 2016
Amazing Great Trip By: Sameh Aziz
Spotless clean, very good size for a ship cabin as I was expected a much smaller size, the balcony with 2 big size beds was a very big plus. Cabi design in all aspects including the bathroom was so creative with great space for storage .
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Cabin 13134
Apr 2016
The room seemed small to us. The bed was short and we are not tall people. The coffee maker did not work well due to a new brand of coffee. We asked for something different and the steward found us some of the older type that worked fine. The room temperature was hard to control. There was a lack of storage until we asked about this and the steward showed us some nooks and crannies that could be used and this worked out well for us.
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Cabin 14032
Mar 2016
First Time on NCL By: justfred
Quite compact and a little narrow in places but fairly comfy, strange separate see through shower, toilet compartments and separate wash basin which is oddly located within the cabin, because this cabin has an ajoining door to the next cabin it seems to have less storage draws but has nice large balcony.
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Cabin 12168
Nov 2015
My First Cruise By: susiewilla
Robert was the name of the fella that looked after us 3 ladies, he was great, very courteous, friendly and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed (thank you for the chocolates)
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Cabin 13068
Nov 2015
Epic By: BBrutus48
Duke our cabin steward was great, cabin was comfortable. Loads of storage and tea and coffee making in the cabin
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Cabin 13122-26
Aug 2015
Below our Expectations By: Moonlightesq
Good layout, plenty of storage spaces with large balcony.
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Cabin 13185 and 1
Jul 2015
Big Trip 2015 By: Skurtiak
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Cabin 12118
Jun 2015
Cabin was a great layout. As you entered the room the toilet was on the left and the shower was on the right. This whole section could be sealed off with a heavy curtain too for those a bit shy in front of their room mates. Then beyond that you had a large wardrobe to your left and a wooden unit TV, mini bar etc to your right. The double bed was at the rear of the room beyond everything else so that part of the room was for sleeping etc. ONLY. Compared to RCL cabins I had previously stayed in this was much better as on RCL the bed was in the middle of the rooms. So if one person wanted a snooze the other person would constantly annoy them when drying their hair or getting a shower or changed as they had to walk past or sit on the bed. This was totally avoided on the Epic and overall we had great sleep time and felt much more relaxed compared to previous RCL cruises.
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Cabin 13256
May 2015
Cabin 13264
Mar 2015
I found it comparable to other cabins on other ships. Plenty of space under the bed, the sofa, and the closet. The verandah was good enough to hold up to four chairs very comfortably.
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Cabin 13196
Feb 2015
Rooms: I really liked our room! We were on the 13th floor close to the elevators and by the end of the ship. (which is great if you use the gym because its right above you on the 14th floor,( didn’t hear a thing), and the 15th floor has the pool deck. Very convenient, and not a lot of walking. Yes it’s curvy but attractive. I went with one of my best male friends so the bathroom and shower set up wasn’t so bad for us. By the 2nd day you get used to it…lol However, if you’re not that close of friends or you like your privacy in the bathroom it might be an issue for you. Can you see through the frosted glass and be heard? Kinda. If you are a new couple and haven’t gotten passed the fact that we all have bodily functions then this set up isn’t for you lol. And yes the toilet is loud when it flushes, but it didn’t bother me, I’m on vacation who cares about that stuff!! There is a privacy curtain that blocks the separate toilet and shower area but it is right by the door, so if you’re changing or showering and your roommate is outside the room and wants to come in, you def have to lock the door or organize times…lol But like I said, you’re on vacation!
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Cabin 13185
Dec 2014
We could adjust to the small clearances in our balcony stateroom, but there were no dresser-like drawers where we could place our clothes and other items… only open shelves or cabinets with bins. Overall, our cabin was inadequately illuminated, particularly with regard to the light above the sink which was way too dim to put on make-up or shave with confidence. The sink itself was quart sized. I can only assume that it is intentionally small by design to discourage passengers from doing some of their own laundry... thereby encouraging them to pay for laundry services. The safe was too small to accommodate a 10 inch tablet much less an SLR camera. The only two power outlets were on the opposite side of our cabin from the bed. We have learned to travel with extension cords, but with this cabin's set-up we had power cords laying across the floor as a tripping hazard when we wanted to power our laptops and use them while sitting on the bed... which I would also assume is yet another personally preferred personal activity which the designers of this ship wanted to discourage since that would leave us isolated in our cabin and not participating in activities and spending money.
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Cabin 13102
Apr 2013
great location, small room, tons of storage, quiet, great connecting room nice balcony
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Cabin 13157
Mar 2013
Splendid Cruise By: jennyprovo
It was a connecting room but we didn't know the party next to us. So we lost some closed closet space because of it. There were shelves but then everything was just there. I would choose a non connecting room if you are not with another party next to you.
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Cabin 13182
Feb 2013
OK Cruise By: pletzkeb
Smallest balcony stateroom I've ever seen on a ship. Poor storage space.
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Cabin 13157
Mar 2012
13157 is a balcony cabin -very narrow inside
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Cabin 13193
Dec 2011
Epic disabled passengers beware By: disabled cruisers
13193 and 13195-Great cabin, terrible smoke and cooking smells on the balcony.
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Cabin 13039
Jul 2011
cabin 13039. Excellent location. Lose to elevators and walkways. Just down the haul from the bridge viewing room, which is a very interesting place to spend a few minutes. Convenient access to everything.
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Jul 2011
The cabin was cozy for three but very manageable and efficient. The eighth level was quiet and easy access to gangways and common areas.
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Cabin 13126
Jun 2011
Epic in the Mediterranean By: quercus alba
Midship balcony--OK for two, but would be a challenge to squeeze in more. With lack of midship elevators, some might find it a long walk to get places, but we didn't mind.
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Cabin 13125
Apr 2011
Great Spring Break trip By: StLouisgal
Very quiet rooms!
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Cabin 13103
Mar 2011
quiet couldnt hear any noise on 13th floor. lots of storage. a little narrow but not a problem for us. beds were so comfortable. toilet area was large. great balcony. shower head was terrific with great pressure. nice linens. i like the medicine cabinet.
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Cabin 13177
Mar 2011
Wonderful Time By: cruising ag
Had no complaints great location never was disturbed by others passing in the hallway.
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Cabin 13113
Feb 2011
Epic Folly By: suegrape
Very small. No real bathroom. Problem keeping electricity on.
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Cabin 13158
Feb 2011
Cabin was small, but it worked. You are not in your room much anyways.
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Dec 2010
Norwegian Epic By: suki5000
When you enter the cabin, you are in the bathroom. To the left is the water closet, to the right is a shower and sink. No privacy at all for the shower. It is smoked glass, but nothing is hidden. A curtain partially covers water closet. No pleasant to see companion on the pot through smoked glass. Cabin is so narrow, one must get out of the way to allow companion to walk through.
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Nov 2010
Smallest balcony room ever. Cramped for two adults and one child. Insufficient storage space for clothing. Brochure misrepresented amount of space in the room - not drawn to scale.
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Cabin 13149
Jul 2010
Epic Fun! By: I'mReadyForMyNextVacation
Connecting balcony room - you lose a bit of storage for the connecting room, but you still have plenty. The bed is closest to the balcony which left more space by the sink that the other setup.
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Jul 2010
Deck 9 deluxe family balcony, with direct view of the hallway to stairs and elevators. The good: liked the bed next to the balcony, room was surprisingly quiet in regards to its location. Great location for the pool. Disliked: With the silly bathroom configuration, and us being in direct view of the hallway, if anyone opened the door they saw EVERYTHING, even with the curtain pulled!
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Jul 2010
Good cabin did not like separate shower, toilet, sink. Large sofa/bed taking up lots of room. Very small wardrobe with no hangers very narrow drawers which were O.K if you were practised in origami clothes folding. Lovely balcony but minute table not sure what use this was. Could have ordered room service but no table to eat off and no chairs. T.V with not much on but could pay for films. (surprise, surprise) Lovely large bed.
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